Southland (TV series)

Southland is an American crime drama television series[1] created by writer Ann Biderman and produced by Warner Bros. Television. The series was broadcast on NBC for one season in 2009, followed by four seasons on TNT from 2010 to 2013.

Southland
GenreCrime drama
Created byAnn Biderman
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Frederico de Brito
  • Ferrer Trindade
Opening theme"Canção do Mar" by Dulce Pontes (instrumental version)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Production locationsLos Angeles, California
CinematographyJ. Michael Muro
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network
  • NBC (season 1)
  • TNT (seasons 2–5)
Original releaseApril 9, 2009 (2009-04-09) 
April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)

Its first season on NBC had seven episodes that aired from April 9 to May 21, 2009. In May 2009, NBC announced that Southland had been renewed for a second season with an initial 13-episode order to begin airing on September 25, 2009.[2] In August 2009, shortly before its scheduled premiere, NBC moved the opening of its second season to October 23, 2009, citing the need to promote the show more fully.[3] In October 2009, two weeks before the scheduled premiere of the second season, NBC announced that the series had been canceled after one season.[4]

In November 2009, TNT announced it had purchased the rights to the original seven episodes of Southland, as well as six completed episodes from its second season. Southland began airing its second season on TNT on January 12, 2010.[5] In April 2010, TNT announced it had picked up Southland for a ten-episode third season to begin airing on January 4, 2011.[6] TNT's revival of the show included a substantial budget cut and corresponding cast reduction.[7] Southland was renewed for a ten-episode fourth season in March 2011,[8] which premiered on January 17, 2012. The series was renewed for a ten-episode fifth season which began airing February 13, 2013.[9] In May 2013, TNT announced that Southland had been canceled after five seasons.[10]


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