This news floored me. NBC has cancelled the drama Southland before it’s fall premiere! I honestly can’t believe it, this show was solid and showed well in it’s ratings. There are also no plans to show the six new episodes that are already produced, which is upsetting. Ben McKenzie (The O.C.) should cross his adorable fingers that the show gets picked up by a cable network. Come on Showtime, HBO, or any other smart network please recognize the genius of this show and pick it up! I’m so aggravated with NBC and I wonder if they’ve been taking advice from that queen of stupid cancellations, Dawn Ostroff, over at The CW. 😉 What about you, are you angry that NBC has cancelled another good show? Source
More news after the jump.
In some better news, ABC has recognized three of it’s new comedies, Modern Family, Cougar Town and The Middle have all been picked up for full seasons. This is great news, Modern Family is hilarious and definitely worth watching, I’m undecided on the others but I do agree that they’re worth giving full seasons to. Hank that stars Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) has not been added to the successful list yet, and probably won’t be. It’s not funny, and by definition a comedy should be funny. I see no future for this show, and I don’t waste my time on it. Source
CBS is also on the ball with recognizing good television in giving NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife full seasons. I am loving NCIS:LA especially the dynamic between cutie Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, that duo is a perfect balance. The Good Wife has had a strong showing and Julianna Margulies (ER) has been giving a solid performance in the show so far. Source
Lastly, Bravo has announced series & season pickups for The Real Housewives of D.C. and The Real Housewives of New Jersey respectively. Both are set to premiere in 2010. More info here: The Futon Critic
That’s it for tonight, I’ll be back tomorrow with more news. I’m off to watch some TV and relax 🙂