Like you knew they would, TNT has officially picked up the critically acclaimed, NBC-discarded cop drama Southland and will air all of its thirteen already-produced episodes starting on January 12 (including the seven aired by the Peacock last spring, plus six new ones). TNT hasn’t yet committed to shooting any new scripts, though, which means they’ll wait to gauge ratings on these episodes before laying out any more money. This also means you’ll have to watch Southland’s first season, even if you’ve already seen it, if you want to find out how the second one ends. On the plus side, Michael Cudlitz will have a couple months off should he feel like calling up a reporter and lavishing more praise on his former network.
Official: TNT picks up ‘Southland’ [Live Feed/HR]