The acclaimed but little-watched cop drama 'Southland' was given the axe by NBC after network brass felt the six episodes yet to be aired were too dark and gritty for primetime. Because of the addition of 'The Jay Leno Show' every night at 10 p.m., the show -- which starred Benjamin McKenzie as a rookie LAPD cop -- would have had to be aired an hour earlier. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this was apparently too early for the Peacock network.

Michael Cudlitz, who plays McKenzie's partner on the series, showed his anger for the decision on his Twitter feed and urged fans to hound NBC. "Don't go quietly. People need to know when they f--k up this big ... Dumb f---ing people. Call NBC and ask them where the promos are. I am serious."