Southland will be back on the beat for a fifth season.
TNT has ordered a 10-episode campaign of the cop show that is slated to hit the "drama" network's air next February, according to Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM.
Wright said the critically acclaimed show, starring Ben McKenzie, Michael Kudlitz, Shawn Hatosy and Regina King, is growing its young audience base.
"Season after season, critics and fans alike have championed TNT's Southland as one of television's best dramas," Wright said in announcing the fifth-season pick-up. "This year, the show has not only solidified its impassioned fan base, but also picked up some new young-adult devotees along the way.
"We are very proud of Southland and grateful to everyone involved in the series, including executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco; creator Ann Biderman; and our partners at Warner Bros. Television. We look forward to going deeper into the lives of Southland‘s extraordinary characters and the streets they struggle to keep safe next year.
Southland originally aired on NBC, which cancelled the show before the start of its second season. TNT picked up the show in November 2009, running seven episodes that had aired on the Peacock and six other installments. The cable network has been extending Southland's run ever since.
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