‘Southland’ Renewed by TNT

Cop drama "Southland" gets greenlight for fifth season, which will premiere Feb. 2013

Last Updated: May 4, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

TNT's cop drama "Southland" has been renewed for a fifth season, the network said Friday. The 10-episode season will premiere in Feb. 2013.

The series, which stars Michael Cudlitz as Los Angeles police officer John Cooper, who struggled to beat an addiction to painkillers following back surgery, featured a number of notable guest appearances its fourth season, including Lucy Liu, Lou Diamond Phillips and C. Thomas Howell.

"We are very proud of 'Southland' and grateful to everyone involved in the series, including executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco; creator Ann Biderman; and our partners at Warner Bros. Television," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said of the renewal. "We look forward to going deeper into the lives of 'Southland'‘s extraordinary characters and the streets they struggle to keep safe next year."

The series was initially aired by NBC but was cancelled by the network before finding a second home at TNT.