It's official! As of Friday evening NBC has picked up Southland for the 2009 fall season. They placed a 13 episode order for season two of the new drama. Ratings for the show dipped slightly this week, though are still consider relatively strong for a late mid season new comer. I suppose the lowered yet still decent numbers for Thursday night's episode solidified a spot for it next year.
No news on what time slot it will receive yet, but I'll put forth my idea from the other day again and say Wednesdays at 9pm. After the 13 episodes run up I'm guessing the original Law & Order will take it's place for the winter/spring 2010 season.