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Southland: Unknown Trouble

On his first day, rookie Ben Sherman begins to wonder if being a cop in Los Angeles is too much for him to handle. The pressure mounts when he is assigned to veteran John Cooper, a no-nonsense training officer. Meanwhile, a young girl is kidnapped and Detectives Adams and Clarke investigate.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 276046
Airdate: Thursday April 09th, 2009
Network: NBC

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 01, 2010


Guest Stars
C. Thomas HowellC. Thomas Howell
As Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek
Desean TerryDesean Terry
As Eddie
Emily BerglEmily Bergl
As Tammy Bryant
Lex MedlinLex Medlin
As Detective Andy Williams
Marina BenedictMarina Benedict
As Shawna
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Kenny No-Gun
Taylor HandleyTaylor Handley
As Wade
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As Vid Holmes
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Dwayne
Suzanne CryerSuzanne Cryer
As Mrs. Davis

Co-Guest Stars
Carla JefferyCarla Jeffery
As Janila
Marshall BellMarshall Bell
As Police Chief
Ronnie Gene BlevinsRonnie Gene Blevins
As Barry
Alma CovaAlma Cova
As Gang Girl #1
Andrew GalvesAndrew Galves
As Uniform Officer
Brian BrophyBrian Brophy
As Crime Scene Photographer
Carlos KnightCarlos Knight
As Henry Cole
David StorrsDavid Storrs
As Customer
J.J. BooneJ.J. Boone
As Vernita Cole
J.R. StarrJ.R. Starr
As Elderly Man
Jamai FisherJamai Fisher
As Shamika Cole
Jim CantafioJim Cantafio
As Captain
Juanita GuzmanJuanita Guzman
As Nurse #1
Lalo ReyesLalo Reyes
As Officer
Lisa TharpsLisa Tharps
As Animal Control Officer
Ludwig ManukianLudwig Manukian
As Landlord
Mariana MartinezMariana Martinez
As Gang Girl #2
Main Cast
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
As John Cooper
Arija BareikisArija Bareikis
As Chickie Brown
Michael McGradyMichael McGrady
As Daniel 'Sal' Salinger
Regina KingRegina King
As Det Lydia Adams
Tom Everett ScottTom Everett Scott
As Russell Clarke
Shawn HatosyShawn Hatosy
As Sammy Bryant
Kevin AlejandroKevin Alejandro
As Nate Moretta
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ben Sherman
Episode Notes
Guest star Taylor Handley (Wade) and series star Benjamin McKenzie (Ben Sherman) previously worked together on The O.C.

Ratings: 9.86 million viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The NationalFake Empireclosing scene
SupertrampSchool (Intro)Opening Scene

Episode Quotes
John Cooper: You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not. You decide.

John Cooper: This is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.

John Cooper: It seems like it changes nothing. But every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

Ben Sherman: Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Cooper: I doubt that Ritchie Rich. You've got 90210 written all over your face.

Cultural References
Cooper: I doubt that Ritchie Rich. You've got 90210 written all over your face.

Cooper is referencing Richie Rich, a 1994 film about the richest kid in the world.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Ann Biderman  |  Christopher Chulack
ProducerAndrew Stearn  |  Jon ParĂ©
Consulting ProducerJason Horwitch
Production DesignerHilda Stark
EditorRussell Denove
CastingJohn Levey  |  Melanie Burgess
Unit Production ManagerMark Bashaar
First Assistant DirectorDerek Johansen
Second Assistant DirectorMelody Beam
Music SupervisorSarah Sheehe  |  Ann Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
HairstylistCarla Farmer
Set DecoratorBrian Kasch
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production CoordinatorChristopher H. Warner
Assistant EditorJim Rohrig
Director of PhotographyJ. Michael Muro
Sound MixerBuck Robinson
ResearcherReeva Mandelbaum
Technical AdvisorChic Daniel
Makeup ArtistMichelle Keck-Smith
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
Post Production ConsultantPeter Chomsky
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