NBC renewed the John Wells cop drama "Southland" for a second season back in May, but just two weeks before the show's season two premiere, they have canceled it.
Geez, why even renew it at all?
The Los Angeles Times reports that the show may have been too dark, and with Jay Leno sucking up all the 10pm time slots, NBC has no room for dark dramas.
Instead of "Southland," NBC will air episodes of "Dateline," which is obviously much cheaper to produce than a scripted show. Sigh.
Wells ("ER," "West Wing") has been openly critical of the Leno programming, and says he will shop "Southland" to another network. "Southland" had just finished the 6th episode of their 13-run order.