Southland, one of our favorite police dramas in a long time (shows in general, actually), took the axe from NBC when it was canceled mid-season last year. TNT, recognizing the show’s ultimately outstanding writing, pacing, and enthusiastic fans, has stepped in to re-air the entire first season, including the 6 unseen episodes and an uninterrupted pilot. Southland‘s grittiness, language, and content has been aching for cable, so we’re excited to see the resurrection, as should you be. This, we “hear”, will hopefully parlay into a 2nd season if all goes well. Set your DVR for Southland when it begins airing Jan 12th. It’s certainly a better option than watching the cops make arrests on Jersey Shore.