'Southland,' 'Monday Mornings' Canceled by TNT (Updated)
"Southland" is no more.
The gritty police show has been canceled by TNT, which picked the series up after it was canceled by NBC, the cable network told TheWrap on Friday.
The network also canceled the medical drama "Monday Mornings" on Friday.
"Southland," which revolved around the Los Angeles Police Department, ran for five seasons.
"TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew 'Southland' for another season. We are enormously proud of 'Southland,' which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made," the network said in a statement. "Executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along with creator Ann Biderman and our partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful. We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with 'Southland' the very best."
Earlier this year, "Southland" star Ben McKenzie signed on for the CBS pilot "The Advocates," about a female lawyer and a male ex-con who team up as "victim advocates." Regina King has also signed on for the ABC pilot "Divorce: A Love Story."
"Monday Mornings," which was executive produced by David E. Kelley, Bill D'Elia and Dr. Sanjay Gupta -- and was adapted from a novel by Gupta -- starred Ving Rhames and Alfred Molina, and premiered in February.
In a statement announcing the cancelation, TNT called "Monday Mornings" a "unique and powerfully moving drama," but acknowledged the show's difficulty in attracting an audience.
"We are extremely grateful to executive producers David E. Kelly, Bill D'Elia and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on whose novel the series was based," the network said. "They crafted a unique and powerfully moving drama full of memorable situations and characters brought to life by a terrific ensemble cast. Unfortunately the show never built its audience enough to warrant its continuation. We wish everyone involved with 'Monday Mornings' the best and hope to work with them again in the future."
Earlier Friday, TNT picked up the unscripted series "Inside Job," which puts executive job candidates through a truly unique screening process that includes being spied upon by a company insider in order to find the most suitable candidate.