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Ben McKenzie: Jerry's Famous Deli Dude

Ben McKenzie: Jerry's Famous Deli Dude

Ben McKenzie and a few friends dine out at Jerry’s Famous Deli on Saturday (October 10) in West Hollywood, Calif.

On Thursday, NBC canceled the 30-year-old actor’s drama Southland before its season premiere. Ben hasn’t been vocal about the cancellation but his co-star Michael Cudlitz is downright angry.

He tells EW, “I’m pissed. I’ve said it on my Twitter account. I’m pissed off. We had all the pre-season stuff, all the dinners and parties. They told us they loved and believed in the show. They said the [delay] would be good for us. On paper it all made sense so I was willing to believe I was being told the truth… I don’t just walk in one day and go, ‘Eh, I’m not going to act today. I know I told you I was going to act, but I’m not going to do my thing.’ But I guess because they own the ball and the ballpark they get to do that. It’s kind of cheap.”

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Photos: Art Photos/MeetTheFamous.com
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  • Nikki

    love ben. i’m mad the show got canceled.

  • rhonda

    thats sucks! i would be stupid pissed too.

  • asdfjkl;

    I feel so bad for the whole crew…NBC sucks Leno’s balls!

  • yestosouthland

    To know more about “Southland” and how you can help it find a new home, go to:

    http://community.livejournal.com/southland_tv/

  • luanna

    woow ben is looking fine!
    i miss the oc so much ;((

  • goben

    The guy with Ben in the pictures is is James Immekus, another terrific actor.
    James is also good friends with Logan Marshall Green.

  • NYC

    Why not just put it on the SyFy channel or Bravo? It is orginal content why can it after promising the show the moon?

    God I hate jay leno more and more for taking drama out of 10pm for the next 2 years (minimum per his contract)

  • yestosouthland

    Write Warner Brothers to show your support for
    Southland

    http://community.livejournal.com/southland_tv/58646.html

    You can also write to TNT. It is owned by Time Warner, just like WBTV, and John Wells’ ER is being aired there.

    http://community.livejournal.com/southland_tv/57993.html

  • coco

    Welcome to the unemployment line aka Starbucks!

  • brook

    Here is a comment from someone who has seen the first episode of Season 2:

    “This season’s episodes are very strong…We just screened the first episode on Tuesday and it was absolutely freakin’ awesome”

    Michael Cudlitz’ comments:

    “We have episodes that have never aired that are pretty fantastic. And if it moves somewhere else, it could become the show that it should have been initially — which is even darker and grittier.”

  • Mia

    I’m so upset they cancelled Southland. What the hell?! Seriously. I was all pumped for the second season and then BAM, it’s cancelled. Such BS.

  • marisa

    HOT he needs to do movies, his career would sky rocket and i would def. go c all of them. go ben! : )

  • Mrsl Robinson

    Thanks for the pictures of the always sexy Ben McKenzie. I love Southland and really hope it finds a new home. I’m done with NBC and even though I usually watch Chuck, Heroes and Comminity. No more NBC for me.

  • biff

    NBC is too quick to cancel shows and they never promote them either! They did the same thing to KINGS and that show was amazing!

  • she shall remain nameless

    @ marisa: I totally agree with you!! He’s too good for shows.

  • karmaisa

    Unemployed like all your talentless oc stars, haha Welcome To The LA … B|TCH!

  • Anonymous

    @marisa: Awww… I totally agree! Awww… Ben is so cute in these candid photos! He has such a baby face. =) He looks so young! Like mid 20s… not 31 like he actually is. ;-)

  • gem

    @Karmaisa
    Talentless? Ben got a lot of great reviews for his acting in Southland.
    The show was one of the best reviewed of the year.

  • Alison

    I am really peeved about Southland’s cancellation. Do NBC not know a great show when they see it. Idiots! They are always cancelling good shows whilst they are in their prime.
    Hope another network picks it up. I will miss seeing Ben in this show otherwise.

  • kelly

    I don’t know what NBC are thinking, I really hope a cable channel picks it up.
    Ben looks pretty happy here though.

  • tammy

    Relieved to see the smile on his face. But if he appears on TV interview with beautiful sad face and teary eyes(*sigh* ), he could create interest among non SouthLAnd viewers. Please somebody, save SouthLAnd!!

  • sadie

    Well he looks happy!, with a good support network.
    Cancelling Southland is such a bad idea somebody else needs to take this on.
    NBC ARE IDIOTS

  • tilou

    Go sign the twitter petition if you want to support southland :
    http://twitition.com/n3tvb

  • Anonymous

    Hey Jared! Ben is 31–not 30! He had a birthday in September. ;)

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