TNT Cancels Southland and Monday Mornings, as Expected

If TNT ever goes to jail, it will rule the joint with all the respect of a cop killer, because the network just killed a whole bunch of them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT has canceled Southland after five seasons, as expected. 

Stop me if you've heard this before: The show was adored by critics but failed to make an impression with viewers, drawing fewer than two million viewers for its entire fifth season. But let's take a quick trip down memory lane: Southland actually started on NBC, which ordered a second season of the show but then changed its mind, allowing TNT to step in and save it. This is a situation where fans of the show should be happy the show went on as long as it did.

According to TV Guide's Michael Schneider, there's early talk about a two-hour Southland wrap-up movie, but it's VERY EARLY TALK. As for the series finale that aired last month, it sort-of worked as an actual series finale (read more in Cory's review).

In other TNT news, the network also put a pillow over Monday Mornings. The medical drama starring Ving Rhames never got going, and I'm sure half of you out there didn't even know it existed. 



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Every time something good comes on, it gets cancelled. It needed a better day to run and prime time to be watched.It was a good show.
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Southland rocked. It was like the shield but way more realistic. Another comment summed it up for me. They said it wasn't well marketed and that they heard about it through a work colleague. I found out through a friend, but only when it was in season 3. Nearly know one I know even knew about it. It was south an awesome show, a real shame to see it end and I such a dramatic way. A truly devastating end, I couldn't believe it.
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southland was never lucky, it suffered the butchery of characters from the story and still it continued to be a good show
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SOuthland, should stay on!
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Monday Morning was a great show so different from anything on TV. I really think you should give it another chance it was so good. Very disappointed that it has be cancelled. Tnt you where on to something maybe another network will pick it up
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Southland was amazingly intense and riveting.


smh.
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BIG shame about Monday Mornings. It was my favourite medical drama since St. Elsewhere.
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Southland was one of the best dramas on television, incredible performances, intense storylines, guess another show too cerebral for a dumb audience that would rather what fat stupid trash abuse each other on reality tv.
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no, i really liked monday mornings! finally a proper medical show again, not some soapy show.
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Here you there.
Altho, it did get a little heavy on the drama in the last couple of episodes.
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I am so not happy about Southland being canceled. It was on my top5 shows. I was glued to the TV every episode. Good one TNT you have pissed a lot of us fans off.
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Yes, it is really incredible that TNT cancelled its best cop show and probably one of the top cop show of all times.
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With all this positive buzz I keep hearing about Southland I guess I'll have to check it out. And I did watch the premiere of Monday Mornings and it wouldn't have got a full season on a major network.
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"you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around is dark."
it's hard to find monty python compliments (easy to find insults--sorry!).

Try Southland if you like cop shows (or liked the movie End of Watch). I hope you enjoy it!!!
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oh yeah, watch Southland. Theres nothing else like it, seasons are fairly short, and its easy to burn through in no time at all. Just send the kids to bed and be prepared to be put into deep thought a lot.
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Watch it!
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I'm assuming you mean Southland and not Monday Mornings, and I shall!
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Southland, of course.
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NOOOOOOOOOO!
sniff sniff RIP Southland, you will be missed greatly!
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we both knew it was coming but so sad all at the same time. The good news is some of these other pilots looks interesting. Technically if The Shield had been around forever, Walter Goggins wouldnt be around for Justified and if Life had been given every chance it should have, Homeland would have another Brody :).
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I was in denial!...but yeah, I think I knew it was coming;-(
I agree with Mate about how Southland could of continued...just wish more people had watched it.

I think Goggins could of done both shows at once--lol, I have no idea what it takes to be an actor.

Never saw Life~~was it any good; will it hold up with time (in other words should I check it out)?
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Men of a Certain Age and Southland were TNT's two best dramas that I know of and they are/were really good.
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Southland was easily the best cop show on TV (although I should point out that I still haven't seen any of Justified - it is on my list, I just haven't got to it yet). I'm disappointed that it's gone, but at least it had five fantastic years, so I have that to be grateful for.
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I love Justified but don't really see it as a cop show per se, a cop show to me is a procedural but Justified really isn't that, it's more about the drama of the characters than the crimes and investigations etc.
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OMG loved Southland. Glad though the finale really closed the book in a great way. Will miss Det Lydia Adams most....such a remarkable woman great cop flawed human beign.
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Well, I think Southland was living on borrowed time, so to speak - it would have been canceled sooner or later. I'm glad great shows like this have a second chance and end up surviving more than we'd expected (same happened to Damages and Friday Night Lights). I can't explain why it wasn't very popular - maybe couldn't create enough buzz? People are tired of cop shows? Too raw for some people? Don't know. I'm happy I got to watch it, definitely gonna miss it. At least the main storylines were wrapped up nicely. Congratulations to the people behind it and its great cast!
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Southland, Damages, and Friday Night Lights--all excellent shows!
Great tastes and I wish more people had good tastes;-)
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Thanks! :-) Although TV seems to have options for every taste nowadays, good shows seem to be outnumbered and outlived!
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there wasnt a quirky author sidekick so nobody cared :(. No romantic interests, no cheesy cases, just real streets, real grit, real scenarios and real acting. No wonder NBC only gave it a year rignt?
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Not shocked b any means again glad southland isnt coming back too much Suffering for cooper and Ben just became a twoface cop smh.
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Southland, The Shield and The Wire. The three best 'cop' shows ever. I doubt this will change for many many years. It had a great run, it had some of the best, most intense moments on tv ( I can easily count close to a dozen) and it had a life, a feel, and a grit and realism that many shows strive for but will never achieve. RIP Southland. Youve earned your spot on any 'best shows' list ever compiled.
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I still need to check out The Shield. I remember when Southland first started and people were like "It's a rip-off of The Shield" "It's a rip-off of The Wire" I watched The Wire last year and I was like "Southland is not like this" The Wire and Southland are excellent shows people...just because they are cop shows doesn't mean they are the same or do the same shit.
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they are different yet all excellent
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I havent been this bummed since Lights Out didnt get picked up or I got left totally hanging with Carnivale. Even though every sign pointed towards this happening. You cant have 5 out of 6 main cast members shooting pilots and expect a show to live.
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It would of worked with some new actors...the writing and filming were superb imo
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It just goes to show there is no accounting for taste. You can make amazing shows like Southland and people would rather watch Duck Dynasty. Good bye to the best cop show is years.
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This is quite sad, Southland was a great show. Having said that Tim is right, I am glad the show got as many seasons as it did, considering NBC dumped it after season 1, which was a fantastic six hours of television. Havent seen season 5 yet as I'm not in the States, but I'm looking forward to watching and will savour every episode now that I know they're the last.
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I watched Monday Mornings, and I have to say I'm not surprised. The biggest problem with the series is David E Kelley. If you make a medical drama about ethics, make it focused on medicine, don't make it so focused on law. No one wants to watch you argue about the ethical implication of an act is, they want to see the act.
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Not surprised, but still disappointed. This show was so good and I hope more people watch it years from now and get upset that there wasn't more episodes. I am really happy with how the last episode played out, and I was a bit worried with what they were gonna do with Cooper if it did get renewed. Sorry to see it go, but happy with how it ended.
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Southland was the best cop show on TV. Ever. There will never be a better cop show. Southland could have gone and done anything. There are many more districts and precincts within those districts that the show, provided they kept excellent writers could have lived on. But I am not certain this is dead for good. If there ever was a series taylor made for the way Netflix runs its shows this would be a show for it. You take gritty and make it a little more grittier, and you film and play the episodes at will and allow your actors to do other projects. And it is 1000x better than The Killing.
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well said and so TRUE
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Have you ever watched The Shield? It's an old cop show, a really great one. Same rawness as Southland. Highly recommended.
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Yes I have. In truth it is probably tied. The Shield had seven perfect seasons. KiowaWoolley really says it perfectly, in that Southland is the Shield without the Strike Team.
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Well Southland is only Second to The Shield. Really, Southland is The Shield without the strike team. I dont really like to compare it to The Wire, as they are so different, but as far as cop shows go, theyre all fighting for a top spot.
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Why would anyone want to watch a quality show like Southland when you can turn your brain to mush with any of the "million plus" stupid reality shows out there. American audiences only want to see singers get criticized by has beens or idiots proudling displaying their own ignorance.
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Sad to hear about Southland, but like the article states this wasn't unexpected. That fact that Southland got 5 seasons in is a miracle. NBC orders a 2nd season and then cancels it to put Jay Leno in the 10pm spot. How far back has that decision of putting Leno at 10P put the NBC network? That is something to look at. The shows that had to be cancelled or moved to acommodate a 5 day a week talk show at 10P.
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I liked both shows. Why not just cancel everything and go fishing - I hate fishing, btw...
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Expected it to happen since the stars were all booking other pilots this season, but it doesn't mean I'm not disappointed. Southland was GREAT television, especially these past two seasons.
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Aww. I started with season 5 because I heard it was awesome and it was. After that I finished 1 & 2 and I'm currently in the middle of 3. I can't stop watching. It's very good.
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This is the most disappointing cancellation in a few years - loved Southland
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Your comment reminds me of the great scene in Support Your Local Sheriff. Harry Morgan gives James Garner the sheriff's badge with a bullet dent in it and Garner says," Look at that, probably saved that sheriff's life." To which Morgan replies, "Well it certainly might have if it wasn't for all those other bullets coming in from everywhere." Funniest movie ever made, btw...
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