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'Southland' Season 5 is most likely happening

A fifth season of "Southland" is looking like it's in the cards at TNT -- once the cable channel and the show's producers figure out how many episodes to produce.Variety reports that TNT and Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, are close to finishing negotiations for a fifth season of the show (and fourth on cable, after a brief run on NBC in 2009). They're still discussing the length of a fifth season, however. TNT wants to make 10 episodes -- as it's done for the past two seasons -- while the studio and "Southland's" producers are hoping to extend the new season to 13 hours."Southland," which stars Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy, has become a steady performer for TNT. The series averaged 2.9 million viewers in Season 4, about even with the previous season, but the audience got a little younger: Ratings among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 both... //

Southland Finale: Will the New Partnerships Survive?

Southland 's fourth season finale is going to put some of the show's new partnerships to the ultimate test. As Tang (guest star Lucy Liu ) readies herself to move on to a new precinct as a newly minted sergeant, Cooper ( Michael Cudlitz ) isn't exactly ready to let her go with a handshake and a smile.  //

Southland “Thursday” Season 4 Episode 10 (Season Finale)

Southland  "Thursday" Season 4 Episode 10 airs Tuesday, March 20 at 10/9c on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  It’s the last day on patrol for Tang (special guest star Lucy Liu), as she prepares to move to another precinct as sergeant. But first she wants to tie up some loose ends on the beat. Lydia is pressured to make a decision about the extent of her police duties during the rest of her pregnancy. With Sammy recovering from injuries, Ben and Dewey are partnered together. But Ben is bent on tracking down the prostitute he’s been trying to help and then getting her and her daughter away from the abusive pimp controlling their lives. Read More... //  

'Southland': Shawn Hatosy defends Sammy, worries about Ben (Sherman, not McKenzie)

With two episodes left -- "Risk," airing Tuesday, March 13, and "Thursday," airing Tuesday, March 20 -- in the current, fourth season of TNT's "Southland," things are getting a little out of control for handsome rookie LAPD Officer Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie).He's wound up on viral video for striking a teenage girl, slept with several women (including someone else's wife, causing him to bail out of a window in his underwear) and badly beaten a pimp threatening a prostitute and her daughter.On top of it, he angered his new partner, former detective Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy), by wrongly accusing him of planting evidence. But it may be Sammy -- who's had his own problems on the job after the murder of his detective partner -- who may be the only one that can keep Ben from gong entirely off the rails."Sammy didn't just end up back on patrol," Hatosy tells Zap2it, "I really believe that... //

Southland “Risk” Season 4 Episode 9

Southland  "Risk" Season  4 Episode 9 airs Tuesday, March 13 at 10/9c on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  Ben finds himself heading down a slippery slope as he attempts to help the daughter of a prostitute, putting him in hot water with the woman’s pimp. Lydia and Ruben (guest star Dorian Missick) investigate the murder of a gang-banger who may have been killed over a graffiti tag. Tang (special guest star Lucy Liu) faces more questions about her shooting of an innocent bystander, which could determine whether she gets promoted to sergeant. Read More... //  

'Southland' Scoop: Things Get Worse For Ben And Sammy

" Southland " just keeps getting better, and with only three episodes left in the heart-thumping fourth season, the momentum continues to build. I caught up with stars Ben McKenzie and Shawn Hatosy on the show's set (a.k.a. a random street in Los Angeles, one of four shooting locations for that day alone) to talk about what's next for officers Ben Sherman and Sammy Bryant. Both actors were getting a little banged up while we talked -- prepping for a dramatic scene with help from the makeup department -- which is always a good sign of action to come. Read More... //

Southland “God’s Work” Season 4 Episode 8

Southland  "God’s Work" Season 4 Episode 8  airs Tuesday, March 6 at 10/9c on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  Lydia and Ruben investigate the death of a young nanny, but first they have to find the children who had been in her custody. Ben makes matters worse when he tries to intervene in the life of a prostitute with a daughter. Jessica Tang gets an update about the boy she shot, but John Cooper still wants her to admit what really happened. Read More... //  

SOUTHLAND: Regina King Talks About Lydia’s Pregnancy, Changing Partners and More

Being a pregnant television character is rarely easy — rarely is the baby planned, they always seem to have to deliver in the most ridiculous places imaginable — but the stakes are raised to a whole other level when said character is a cop. For SOUTHLAND’s Regina King (Lydia), the trouble for her recently-pregnant character [...] //

Southland “Fallout” Season 4 Episode 7

Southland  "Fallout" Season 4 Episode 7 airs Tuesday, February 28 at 10/9c on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  The day just goes from bad to worse when Tang (special guest star Lucy Liu) isserved legal papers in the morning and involved in a shooting in the evening. Sammy holds a grudge against Ben for not backing him up over drug evidence that may have been planted during a recent arrest. And Lydia comes to a decision about how to deal with her pregnancy. Read More... //  

Southland “Integrity Check” Season 4 Episode 6

Southland  "Integrity Check" Season  4 Episode 6 airs Tuesday, February 21 at 10/9c on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  Sammy tries to make amends after the murder of a young man who agreed to testify in one of his cases. John and Tang (special guest star Lucy Lui) find themselves babysitting a documentary film crew. And Lydia is ordered to put on her uniform and serve as shift supervisor for the day, but the job  could be more than her body is able to handle. Read More... //