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Season 1
No. of episodes 7
Original run April 9, 2009 – May 21, 2009
DVD release January 26, 2010
Season chronology
Season Two

The first season of the crime drama SOUTHLAND premiered on NBC on April 9, 2009 and concluded on May 21, 2009. The season consists of seven episodes. It was released on Region 1 DVD on January 26, 2010.


On October 8, 2009, NBC announced that they were not resuming Southland for a second season. This series had already received offers from TNT to pick up another second season and six episodes on November 2, 2009.



Guest starring[]






Season # Series # Title Writer Director Original airdate
1 1 "Unknown Trouble" Ann Biderman Christopher Chulack April 9 2009
2 2 "Mozambique" Ann Biderman Nelson McCormick April 16 2009
3 3 "See the Woman" Ann Biderman Christopher Chulack April 23 2009
4 4 "Sally in the Alley" Angela Amato Velez &
Ann Biderman
Christopher Chulack April 30 2009
5 5 "Two Gangs" Dee Johnson Nelson McCormick May 7 2009
6 6 "Westside" Ann Biderman (story)
Angela Amato Velez &
Dee Johnson (teleplay)
Nelson McCormick May 14 2009
7 7 "Derailed" Ann Biderman Christopher Chulack May 21 2009

DVD details[]

  • TITLE: Southland: The Complete First Season (Uncensored)
  • RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2010
  • STUDIO: Warner Home Video
  • RUN TIME: 300 minutes
  • ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1
  • LANGUAGE: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • SUBTITLES: English, French, Spanish

Special Features

DVD cover description From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at the police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East LA, Southland is a fast-moving drama that will take you inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.

Michael Cudlitz ("A River Runs Through It") plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop, assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie, "The O.C."). Cooper's honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by cast members Regina King ("Ray," "Jerry Maguire") who plays Detective Lydia Adams. Adams lives with and is the primary caregiver of her mother. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott, "Boiler Room") is an unhappily married father of three. Michael McGrady ("The Thin Red Line") plays Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger. Sal oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro, "Drive," "Ugly Betty") and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy, "Alpha Dog"). Arija Bareikis ("Crossing Jordan") plays patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT.


Average ratings of the season obtained by new episodes at NBC.

  • TOTAL VIEWERS: 7,721,000
  • A18-49 DEMO: 2.3