Southland takes a raw look at Los Angeles as it is in the 2000s and as well at the lives of the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department who are trying to contain it.
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Southland premiered on NBC as the Thursday night, mid-season replacement for ER which had ended its long run in the spring of 2009. A critical success, Southland was picked up by NBC for the 2009-2010 season. Also in 2009, NBC's agreement with Tonight Show host Jay Leno ended and his 11:35PM time slot was given to Conan O'Brien, a clause that was a part of O'Brien's contract with the network. In a move to keep O'Brien and Leno, NBC created a new, nightly variety show at 10PM for Leno thus Southland lost its Thursday slot. Although Southland was tentatively moved to Saturday night at 10PM and was to premiere in October of 2009, NBC canceled the show before the show aired. TNT promptly picked-up the show and made it a part of its lineup of original programming. See more
Throughout the series, real Los Angeles thoroughfares or sections are named (e.g. Rodeo, Florence, Vermont), while scenery is nowhere near the real life locations. Even fictitious addresses aren't within the range seen on the real street (e.g. 1024 Rodeo Rd. can't exist on a street that only goes as far east as the 2000 West block). See more
Referenced in End of Watch
Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
Written by Frederico de Brito
& Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes See more