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 Los Angeles, "Southland" is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers 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 other cast members including 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 as patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT. (Source:

Episode Info

Prev: 5x10 -- Reckoning (Apr/17/2013)

John copes with the aftermath of his kidnapping. Sammy closes in on the real robbers. Lydia continues to pursue John’s kidnappers and becomes more intimate with Russell.

Available Episodes

Apr 17, 2013
Season 5 episode 10

The Felix Paradox
Apr 03, 2013
Season 5 episode 8

Mar 27, 2013
Season 5 episode 7

Bleed Out
Mar 20, 2013
Season 5 episode 6

Off Duty
Mar 13, 2013
Season 5 episode 5

Under the Big Top
Mar 06, 2013
Season 5 episode 4

Feb 27, 2013
Season 5 episode 3

Arija BareikisArija Bareikis
As Chickie Brown
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ben Sherman
Michael McGradyMichael McGrady
As Daniel 'Sal' Salinger
Regina KingRegina King
As Det Lydia Adams
Clifton Collins, Jr.Clifton Collins, Jr.
As Detective Ray Suarez
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
As John Cooper
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Nate Moretta
C. Thomas HowellC. Thomas Howell
As Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek (Season 5 -)
Shawn HatosyShawn Hatosy
As Sammy Bryant
Tom Everett ScottTom Everett Scott
As Russell Clarke


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Great showRating: 3 likes, 3 dislikes

Best cop show ever!
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Review posted on Sunday, June 7th 2009 at 4:31 pm

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5x10: Reckoning recap: The episode begins with the team chasing a suspect, the same guy who had kidnapped Lucero and Cooper. Sammy and two other cops are in a chopper and the guy fires some shots at the chopper. The fuel begins to leak and Sammy is tensed. Cut to ten hours earlier, Lydia arrives at the house where Lucero and Cooper were being held. Cooper tells his ex-wife that he is moving back into his apartment. She doesn’t want Cooper to leave, but he assures her that he will be fine. Brooke arrives at Elena’s house and hurls abuses at Sherman. Elena loses it and both women end up in a cat fight... read more.

5x9: Chaos recap: The episode begins with Lucero and Cooper arriving at a building under construction. They find a man and ask him to put his hands in the air. They assure him that they won’t do anything to him and that they just want to go through his stuff. If they don’t find anything, he is free to go. They are searching for drugs. Lucero takes a look at the truck standing nearby. At that moment, a person hiding behind the truck attacks Lucero. Cut to 14 hours earlier, Lucero tells Cooper that one of the officers was checking him out and he is uncomfortable with that. Cooper tells him that they should get a beer... read more.

recap: The episode begins with Sammy and Sherman inside a house loading their guns. They take their positions and keep a watch. Cut to 15 hours earlier, Cooper is on the bed when his phone rings. It is one of his friends complaining about the neighbor who keeps the generator on and the sound is unbearable. Sherman is with Elena and she wants a quickie but he tells her that he needs to leave for work. Lydia and Reuben arrive at their new crime scene. The victim’s name is Scott Hill and he is the son of a cop. At home, Sammy’s lawyer tells Sammy that Tammy has a DUI where not only was she drinking and driving, but the cops also found open bottles of pills in her car... read more.

5x7: Heroes recap: The episode begins with Cooper and Lucero arriving at a crime scene. Both of them looked shocked. A lady arrives and starts running towards the spot, but Cooper holds her back. Cut to 17 hours earlier, Cooper is driving with Hicks in the backseat, cuffed. Cooper then drags Hicks to the bathroom and chains him to the sink. Hicks hits Cooper in his face. He tells Hicks that they will talk once he is sober. The next day, Christopher’s father brings him back to Lydia and tells her that he would like to spend some more time with his son. He says that they should meet for lunch and figure out a schedule. Lydia tells him that she is never sure how her day goes. He says that he will call later... read more.

5x6: Bleed Out recap: The episode begins with Cooper and Lucero at a house with their guns drawn. They are asking someone to step out of the house. We see that the man who is hiding, emerges holding a knife. He is covered in blood. Cut to ten hours earlier, Christopher cries and Lydia wakes up from her sleep. Sherman is in shower and Brooke joins him. Sammy is being questioned by the officers from IA regarding the assault on Tammy. Sammy defends himself by saying that Tammy attacked him and so he had to take control of the situation. The officer tells him that Tammy’s boyfriend, Victor has a video that shows Sammy in uniform and losing control. They then question Sherman about the incident... read more.
Recurring Guests

Dorian Missick as Detective Ruben Robinson (17 eps)
Jamie McShane as Sergeant Hill (13 eps)
Emily Bergl as Tammy Bryant (11 eps)
C. Thomas Howell as Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek (11 eps)
Roxana Brusso as Det. Alicia Fernandez (9 eps)
Lucy Liu as Officer Jessica Tang (8 eps)
Lex Medlin as Detective Andy Williams (8 eps)
Hedy Burress as Laurie Cooper (7 eps)
Mario Cortez as Munoz (7 eps)
Patrick Fischler as Kenny No-Gun (6 eps)

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Network: TNT DRAMA ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama
Status: Canceled
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 09, 2009
Ended: April 17, 2013
Episodes Order: 10
• LAPD (working title)
• Southland: A Cidade do Crime (Used In Brazil)
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