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NBC's Southland Promos Are a Hoot

The promos that NBC is running for its new police drama "Southland" are unintentionally funnier than anything on the network's must-see Thursday night comedies.

If you're to believe the promos, America is close to falling in love with the series from "ER" producer John Wells.

Actually, the ratings have been going south in the four weeks its been on the air. A week ago, it lost by substantial margins in the age 18 through 49 demographic to the season finale of ABC's "Private Practice" and a repeat of "Criminal Minds" (which replaced "Harper's Island") on CBS.

Of course, NBC has renewed "Southland" and wants it to be a hit. But saying it is one doesn't make it one.

What do you think of "Southland"?

-- Alan Pergament

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