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Southland 

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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Ann Biderman
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Cudlitz ...  Officer John Cooper 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Shawn Hatosy ...  Detective Sammy Bryant / ... 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Regina King ...  Detective Lydia Adams 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben McKenzie ...  Officer Ben Sherman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
C. Thomas Howell ...  Officer Dewey Dudek 27 episodes, 2009-2013
Arija Bareikis ...  Officer Chickie Brown 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamie McShane ...  Sergeant Terry Hill 19 episodes, 2011-2013
Michael McGrady ...  Detective Daniel Salinger 18 episodes, 2009-2011
Dorian Missick ...  Detective Ruben Robinson 18 episodes, 2012-2013
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Storyline

The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LAPD See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song that is played over the show's opening credits during Seasons 1 and 2 is a brief selection from "Canção do Mar" ("Song of the Sea"), by Portuguese singer songwriter Dulce Pontes. The piece was also used in the movie Primal Fear (1996), which was co-written by "Southland" creator Ann Biderman. A version recorded by British singer Sarah Brightman under the title "Harem" was a crossover hit for Brightman in 2003. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, real Los Angeles thoroughfares or sections are named (e.g. Rodeo, Florence, Vermont), while scenery is nowhere near the real life locations. Even fictitious addresses aren't within the range seen on the real street (e.g. 1024 Rodeo Rd. can't exist on a street that only goes as far east as the 2000 West block). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Alec Baldwin Show: Regina King/Gloria Allred (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Canção do Mar (Song of the Sea)
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Written by Frederico de Brito & Ferrer Trindade
Performed by Dulce Pontes
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User Reviews

 
This show is my favorite show ever
14 April 2009 | by rbaurainSee all my reviews

I am going to school to be a police officer in WI. The pilot was so REALISTIC. Awesome. This show is probably going to let a lot of people know that being a police officer, Detective, or any job within the police is really just a job, an awesome one, like the FTO said "this is a front row show the greatest show on the earth..

I am a big 24 nut and I actually prefer watching southland.. cuts out all the bullshit.

I would have to say.. Really good acting especially on the FTO's behalf.. he did a great job at letting everyone watching what it is like to be a rookie police officer, and how hard it is to complete the training guidelines and pretty much be a prick to your trainee.

Keep it up... That pilot was amazing.

2009 Best Series...


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