NBC Cancels Southland Before Launch of Show's Second Season

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Now this is a major bummer. Though NBC has six episodes of the second season of their gritty (and literally shitty!) cop drama Southland in the can, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the show has been canceled. The second-season premiere got delayed a few weeks back, and, during that time, the suits at NBC determined that "the show's content [is] too dark and gritty for broadcast TV, especially for 9 p.m." Score another one for Jay Leno, folks! [HR]