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TNT Picks Up Cancelled NBC Cop Series, Southland

Do You Still Follow TV Shows When They Switch Networks?

It's official: Southland is saved! TNT issued a press release this morning announcing that the cable network is resuscitating the cancelled NBC cop drama starting in January.

While this is obviously good news for Benjamin McKenzie fans, I'm still approaching it with moderate skepticism. The series may be alive and kicking, but if the numbers from other swapped shows are any indication, Southland may be in for a struggle. Take, Project Runway: After moving from Bravo to Lifetime, it took off like ratings gangbusters, but has since faced a decline. Or there's my favorite old-school example: Roswell. It used to air on the WB (in its pre-CW days), but after it failed there, it got bounced around to UPN — where it was cancelled again.

Obviously some viewers drop off when a show changes channels, but what about you — do you still follow TV shows when they go under a new network? Or do you lose interest?

Photos courtesy of NBC

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