# Similar TV Shows Like Southland (2009)
Released: 9 April 2009 (Usa)
Runtime: 42 Min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Writers: Ann Biderman
Actors: Michael Cudlitz , Shawn Hatosy , Regina King
The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Veteran Los Angeles cop John Cooper is assigned to train rookie Ben Sherman, who finds himself questioning whether he has the right stuff to be a police officer after witnessing Cooper’s no-nonsense approach. Other members of the police team include Detective Lydia Adams, who is her mother’s primary caregiver away from the office; her partner, Russell Clarke, an unhappily married father of three; Detective Daniel `Sal’ Salinger, who oversees gang detectives Nate Moretta and Sammy Bryant; and patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mother who dreams of joining the SWAT team.
On his first day on the job, rookie cop Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie) investigates the random drive-by shooting of a young boy; storms into a suspect’s home, gun in hand; and, after seeing a fellow officer get shot to death, vomits all over the street. Just another day for the Los Angeles Police Department in SOUTHLAND, a gritty, violent, and very realistic look at a patrolman’s life. Sherman’s mentor is John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), a jaded veteran who already knows that working the streets is exciting and dangerous — and tries to teach his new partner that being part of the LAPD is “a front row seat at the greatest show on Earth.”