NBC's "Southland" cop drama debuted last year, but was canceled before its second season began. Now the first season is available on DVD.
NBC dropped the series just before it was to begin a second season in what appeared to be a cost-cutting move. But TNT resurrected it, making six new episodes that have aired this spring.
"Southland" is working on a model common to cable television, where a "season" of new episodes is shorter than that made by broadcast networks. It focuses on the life of police officers and gang members, often shot on location in Los Angeles.