According to reports in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has picked up the John Wells cop drama Southland for 13 episodes, likely for a spot on the network’s fall schedule. The drama has averaged 9.2 million viewers in its Thursday at 10 p.m. timeslot since debuting April 9. Next fall it will likely make the move to the 9 p.m. hour (not necessarily on Thursday night, unless NBC dismantles its comedy block) to make way for The Jay Leno Show, which will air Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. NBC execs are prepping for their “Infront” presentation this coming Monday, when they’ll reveal their fall schedule to advertisers in New York. Because of that, news about several other on-the-bubble NBC shows — like Chuck, Medium, Law & Order, My Name is Earl, and Parks & Recreation — will be forthcoming.
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