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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Top Rated TV #218 | Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 Officer John Cooper (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Detective Sammy Bryant / ... (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Detective Lydia Adams (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Ben Sherman (43 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Dewey Dudek (27 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Officer Chickie Brown (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Sergeant Terry Hill (19 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Detective Daniel Salinger (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Detective Ruben Robinson (18 episodes, 2012-2013)
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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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LAPD  »

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Trivia

"Southland" premiered on NBC as the Thursday night, mid-season replacement for ER (1994), 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) host Jay Leno ended and his 11:35 pm 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 10:00 pm for Leno, resulting in "Southland" losing its Thursday slot. Although "Southland" was tentatively moved to Saturday night at 10:00 pm and was to premiere in October of 2009, NBC canceled the show before it aired. TNT promptly picked it up and made it a part of its lineup of original programming. See more »

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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 »

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Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
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Written by Frederico de Brito & Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes
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Very well-acted, superbly crafted, suspenseful drama with a point of view
13 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first this looked to be a kind of watered-down version of "The Shield" but the first-rate production work and the quality of the acting kept me interested. As the characters interacted and events unfolded I detected an intention to present a realistic -- if condensed -- version of life on the streets for LAPD. More importantly, I could sense that, unlike so many of today's TV dramas, this program seems to have something to say. Generally speaking, only TV producers Dick Wolf and David E. Kelley can be counted on to deliver on that score -- at least for the first ten years or so! For me, the jury is still out on "Southland". So far, so good ... Just watched the second episode -- better than the first -- solid! This really IS turning out to be a cop version of "ER" ... grounded in realistic detail ... focused on the minute by minute challenges of realistically portrayed characters. This one could be a keeper!


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