Starring Regina King
Southland
Character: Detective Lydia Adams
Created by: Ann Biderman
Directed by: Christopher Chulack, Nelson McCormick, James M. Muro, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Allison Anders, Guy Ferland, Guy Norman Bee, Stephen Cragg, Regina King, Daniel Sackheim
Written by: Ann Biderman, Sara Gran, Heather Zuhlke, Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, Chad Feehan, Zack Whedon
Produced by: Jon Paré
Other cast: Kevin Alejandro, Arija Bareikis, Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Michael McGrady, Ben McKenzie, Tom Everett Scott, C. Thomas Howell
Premiere date: April 9, 2009
Episodes: Appeared in all episodes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 42 min

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.

Trivia

♦ When she was given a screenplay detailing a somewhat wild/graphic sex scene, Regina King argued with the producers over it because she didn’t feel her character would have sex like that.