''Happy Endings'' and ''Southland'' creativity outpaced ratings; see others in the same boat -- and two reborn!
Southland might have been a little too gritty for most, but its honest portrayals of complex characters in an even more complex world made it one of the best cop shows to hit television. The series ends after five seasons though, of course, it was initially canceled after ONE season on NBC, before it was rescued by TNT for four additional cycles that still leave us wanting more. We will always wonder what became of John Cooper, just as we will miss watching Ben Sherman battle right and wrong, Sammy Bryant delve further into fatherhood, and Lydia Adams potentially get her happy ending while still chasing down the bad guys. Samantha Highfill
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