TNT has renewed gritty cop drama Southland for a 10-episode fourth season, the network announced Tuesday.
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"John Wells, Chris Chulack and their teams created a brilliant roller coaster ride this season, with countless riveting scenes and unforgettable character arcs," Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT said in a statement.
The roller coaster metaphor is apt. The series, which stars Michael Cudlitz
, Benjamin McKenzie
, Regina King
and Shawn Hatosy
, aired its first season on NBC as a midseason replacement in the spring of 2009. NBC ordered a second season, but canceled the show before the six episodes already filmed ever aired. TNT aired those NBC-produced episodes and eventually renewed the show for a third season, which ended March 8.
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The show averaged 2.9 million viewers during its most recent run, a 6 percent improvement over Season 2.
TNT also announced Tuesday that it had ordered a 10-episode season of Perception
, a new drama series starring Eric McCormack
(Will & Grace)
as an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook and expertise to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases. From Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager
, Legend of the Seeker
) and Mike Sussman
(Star Trek: Voyager
), the series also stars Rachael Leigh Cook
(She's All That
), Arjay Smith
(The Day After Tomorrow
) and Kelly Rowan
McCormack previously appeared on TNT's short-lived advertising drama, Trust Me
, in 2009. Perception
is slated to premiere in 2012.
Are you excited to see more of Southland
? Will you check out Perception