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Chris3123 October 9 2009 06:37 PM

NBC cancels Southland

LOS ANGELES - It's the end of the road for NBC's cop drama "Southland," which has been canceled before the launch of its second season.

Although supportive of the show, NBC brass considered the six episodes produced for the new season to be too dark and gritty for broadcast TV especially now that the network's 10 p.m. week-night dramas must air an hour earlier to accommodate "The Jay Leno Show."

I'm not sure exactly how to respond to this. :wtf:

What's everyone else's thoughts?

wamdue October 9 2009 06:47 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
it seems like an odd move

auntiehill October 9 2009 07:25 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
^That DOES seem like an odd move. Were the ratings THAT bad?

I only watched it once; can't say I found it all that "dark and gritty," myself.

BenRoethig October 9 2009 07:43 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
Its NBC, anyone surprised.

Bad Bishop October 9 2009 08:34 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
You really have to feel sorry for producers of NBC dramas. The Jay Leno Show is making it very hard to find timeslots.

mrcoaster October 9 2009 08:48 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
Kind of an odd move, but let's face it - this was going to be canceled anyway. Now, two episodes from now, six episodes from now...there wasn't a future to be had with this program.

nx1701g October 9 2009 08:50 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
^ My thoughts exactly.

Starbreaker October 9 2009 08:59 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
The ratings were terrible. It was critically acclaimed, but that means absolutely nothing after a certain point.

Jax October 9 2009 09:15 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
They picked it up only after a few episodes when the ratings were good then they slid badly. However saying that a 9pm slot may of helped it who knows.

Gary Mitchell October 9 2009 11:25 PM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
I really didn't like any of the characters in this show. I tried to like it but it didn't seem very original. I still think that it's stupid to renew a show for a second season and then cancel it before it even premiers.

bigdaddy October 10 2009 12:58 AM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
NBC pulled a Fox! :lol:

NBC should just give up now on everything, it's all trash.

Jax October 10 2009 01:11 AM

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bigdaddy wrote: (Post 3474872)
NBC pulled a Fox! :lol:

NBC should just give up now on everything, it's all trash.

NBC in in serious trouble but I think it may of found its possible saving grace. I've noticed most of its shows that do get respectable viewer totals lack the demo to back it up but why should that be bad...

There are more old people watching TV than young people and they not only have more money but spend more. CBS targets the old without really advertising it to keep its image at least good enough for a decent amount of young viewers to add to there already huge audience hence why CBS is top dog.

NBC should go after the older audeince more and make hard hitting drama's and less shows with characters who are made for the young demo.

od0_ital October 10 2009 01:11 AM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
They renew the series, create a new show to save money but it also takes away the time slot for the renewed series, and then cancel the renewed series before it starts...

Seriously, WTF?!?

tharpdevenport October 10 2009 01:36 AM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
Leno's ratings are low and have been going down. They should shove Leno out of the way.

Frontier October 10 2009 01:38 AM

Re: NBC cancels Southland
This is the first sign of the Lenopocalypse, folks.

The reason NBC did this? The writing for the first 6 episodes already filmed where deemed "to dark and gritty" for the 9 PM time-slot.


They canceled this drama for being too dramatic for the only time slot available.

Which is the only slot available because they've given 10 PM totally over to Leno.

Chris Meloni of Law & Order SVU was on MSNBC today, along with a writer of some note, forget his name, and everyone as much as they may like Leno, is waiting with baited breath and hope for Leno to fail, because his idiotic-timed show is not only killing 5 good potential dramas a week, but it's harming the dramas that used to be on at 10 and are now forced into 9, as they can't be as adult as they used to be at the earlier time.

Fucking Idiot NBC...

They're dragging all of broadcast television down with their sinking ship.

If Leno is still on by mid-season, we're in real trouble, folks.

If he's still on by summer... this is truly the end of television. Truly.

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