"Southland" premiered on Thursday, April 9 with surprisingly strong numbers of 9.2 million viewers. Whether or not the rating continues being in the zone, will be determined tonight (April 16) when the second episode "Mozambique" is aired. Several clips are released as a preview.
When officers John Cooper, Ben Sherman and Chickie Brown rescue a baby girl found alone in the middle of an LA intersection, the hunt for her mother begins. Detectives Lydia Adams and Russell Clarke examine the scene looking for clues and soon Lydia finds herself affected by the search and must deal with past issues.
Meanwhile, officers Sammy Bryant and Nate Moretta are unable to find the financial resources to put a juvenile in police protection and decide to place her in a student police program.
The first clip shows rookie police Ben capturing the wrong guy and learning from John. The second and the next couple of clips show the discovery of the baby and the officers' investigation.