Southland on One

9:30pm Monday, November 28 on TV One

From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East LA, Southland is a fast-moving drama that goes inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families.

Michael Cudlitz (A River Runs Through It) is 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.

“Look sharp, act sharp, be sharp. You do what they teach you in the academy, you will die.”

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, 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.

Tonight, in the series premiere, the police officers and detectives respond to a gangland shootout, while two homicide detectives frantically search for a missing girl.

Missed an episode of Southland? Full episodes are available online. Go to www.tvnz.co.nz and click ‘on demand’.

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