It seems that one of the last shows to premiere this season for NBC won't even get the chance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has canceled its sophomore cop drama Southland.

Production was shut down on the John Wells drama after six episodes. The series' second season was set to debut during the network's premiere week, but the premiere was pushed to October 23 and now it isn't clear when those six produced episodes will air.

Dateline NBC, which was filling in for Southland until its premiere, will now continue airing in the Friday 9 PM ET timeslot.

It was said that the network's decision to air The Jay Leno Show in the 10 PM slot could have had an effect on the cancelation. Southland premiered this past spring, in the Thursday 10 PM slot, and it was said that networks deemed the L.A.-based cop drama to be too dark and violent for the 9 PM hour.

It was also said there was a possibility of the show being shopped around to cable networks.

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