NBC renews cop drama "Southland"

Sat May 2, 2009 3:23am EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has renewed the cop drama "Southland," picking up 13 episodes of the series.

The Los Angeles-set show, which stars Ben McKenzie, was a late addition to NBC's midseason slate. It got off to a strong start in "ER"'s Thursday 10 p.m. slot. The ratings have since slipped, but the network brass has been high on "Southland" for its broad appeal, creative potential and producer John Wells' ("ER") solid track record as a showrunner.

NBC will present its fall schedule to advertisers Monday in New York.