NBC Officially Sucks, Cancels ‘Southland’ Before Season Premiere

October 9th, 2009 // 12 Comments

WTF is up with NBC? Southland which was set to debut on Fridays last month, but then was pushed back to debut October 23rd, has now been cancelled. Six full episodes have been produced.

No reason as to why NBC cancelled the show, other than the programing department being complete idiots, I have a feeling it all came down to money. NBC is fucking cheap.

Guess what they’ll be airing instead of Southland, Dateline.

Southland, which starred Benjamin McKenzie, and was produced by John Wells, could still see the light of day. Wells released a statement about the cancellation.

“I’m disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically acclaimed series that was for so many years a hallmark of their success. We remain extremely proud of Southland, and are actively looking for another home for the series.”

TNT sounds like the perfect network to me.

Gallery Info: Benjamin McKenzie shooting Southland

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Team Brenda

    This is really upsetting to read. Southland was one of last Spring’s best shows. Cancelled? Really NBC?

  2. patrick

    wow that sucks.. southland was suprisingly good and brought some realism to the diluted genre of cops shows, nbc is officially the dumbest network. but the jay leno at ten already confirmed that

  3. Al

    NBC is pathetic, treating a quality show in this fashion. It was the only thing keeping me watching NBC, guess I won’t be watching the network ever again, I’m so disappointed in them. I really hope another network picks the show up ASAP.

  4. Michal

    I hate NBC for this! This was such a good show.

  5. Hopsko

    I love Southland and Michael Cudlitz for saying all that stuff in his interviews about NBC, someone needs to say something to them, who the hell do they think they are, their shows suck right now and Southland would of made NBC so much better. Some network needs to pick Southland up its an amazing show and any network would be lucky to have it.

  6. Hopsko

    I love Southland and Michael Cudlitz for saying all that stuff in his interviews about NBC, someone needs to say something to them, who the hell do they think they are, their shows suck right now and Southland would of made NBC so much better. Some network needs to pick Southland up its an amazing show and any network would be lucky to have it.

  7. Tori

    I cannot believe NBC’s canceling Southland (although maybe I should given its drastic decline in the past few years). Southland is the first NBC show in ages I’ve both enjoyed and respected. It’s dark and gritty, yes, but most people I know happen to like that and more importantly, Southland did it WELL. It’s a unique, well-written, realistic show that deserves to be shown somewhere; I will definitely follow whatever network shows it. Now, the only thing I watch on NBC is Law & Order, thanks Jay Leno.

  8. eric

    Why, NBC? Were there not enough stereotypes for you to feel comfortable?

  9. Almasy

    Sucks!
    I loved this show!!!!!!!

  10. sk

    everyone should to go to the nbc site and click on the southland page…go to the preview of the season premiere and post a comment to tell them how much they suck…many others have, including me

  11. Karin

    I never commented before but NBC is starting to get me mad, two of my favorite shows have been canceled ( Trauma and Southland) I thought we matter but I guess we don’t.

  12. Laura

    Southland was picked up by the TNT network. You can watch southland on Tuesday nights at 10pm 02/02/10

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