No, the network hasn’t started airing the show’s second season yet. Why — why do you ask?
Oh, that’s right. Because axing a returning scripted drama right before its season debut is highly unusual.
It’s sort of like shooting your racehorse in the starting gate.
The network has six produced episodes, which were originally scheduled to begin airing on Fridays starting Oct. 23. Instead NBC has shut down production on “Southland” and plans to keep “Dateline” in the slot.
Southland was, as far as I was concerned, the best show NBC had run since Boomtown. Which, of course, they killed prematurely, as well. You want good drama? Forget NBC. Nothing but the criminally unfunny Jay Leno at 10 o’clock.