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Southland Canceled by TNT

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TNT has canceled Southland after five seasons.

In a statement, the network said, "TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season."

Fans of the gritty drama are probably less than pleased given the huge cliffhanger at the end of the season five finale, which found Cooper's (Michael Cudlitz) life in danger after being shot.

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"We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John WellsChris 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.," the network said. "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."

This isn't the first time the critically acclaimed cop drama has been canceled: NBC axed the show in 2009 after just one season before TNT picked it up.

Stars Ben McKenzie, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy all have pilots in contention for the fall. 

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