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Matt Smith & Ben McKenzie: Peabody Award Winners!

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman pose with their trophy for Doctor Who at the 2013 George Foster Peabody Awards on Monday afternoon (May 20) at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

The actors were joined by the show’s writer/executive producer Steven Moffat at the event, where Doctor Who was awarded for an Institutional Peabody “for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.”

Ben McKenzie, Regina King, Shawn Hatosy, and C. Thomas Howell were in attendance to support their show Southland, which was honored for “focusing on characters whose personalities have become more nuanced by the season, it’s a gritty, weekly ride-along, as convincing as cop drama gets.”

FYI: Jenna-Louise is wearing a MILLY jumpsuit. Regina is wearing a Shoshanna dress.

20+ pictures inside of Matt Smith and Ben McKenzie at the event… More Here! »

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Ben McKenzie: 'Southland' Canceled After Five Seasons

Sad news for all Ben McKenzie fans – his fan favorite drama Southland has been canceled by TNT after five seasons on the air.

After a critically acclaimed first season on NBC, the show was canceled, but then saved by the folks at TNT, where it lasted for another four years.

“TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season,” the network said in a statement. “We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along with creator Ann Biderman and our partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful. We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with Southland the very best.”

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Ben McKenzie: 'Dramatic Plotline' Coming on 'Southland'

Ben McKenzie leans against a patrol car while shooting Southland on Wednesday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actor filmed scenes for the TNT drama with co-star Lou Diamond Phillips, where he pushes a woman against a wall.

“Towards the end of the season, there’s a very dramatic plotline involving my character,” Ben recently told AfterElton in an on-set interview.

“[He's] trying to help out this prostitute and her daughter and getting them away from this pimp who’s abusive and terrible to them and it culminates with some pretty serious stuff,” he added.

Catch Southland Tuesdays at 10/9c on TNT!

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Lucy Liu: 'Southland' Set With Michael Cudlitz!

Lucy Liu gets into character as a LAPD officer on the set of Southland on Tuesday (November 8) In Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old actress shot some scenes with Michael Cudlitz for the TNT drama, which returns January 17.

“You definitely get the grittiness, the reality of it. You just jump in headfirst. I’ve done a couple of stunts, and, you know, it’s not about padding you up. It’s about throwing you around,” Lucy recently said about playing a cop.

“I don’t think my martial-arts training is going to save me in this environment,” she added. “They can be running around using their guns.”

10+ pictures inside of Lucy Liu on the set of Southland
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Ben McKenzie: An Evening with 'Southland'!

Ben McKenzie attends the “An Evening with Southland” panel on Tuesday (May 31) at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 32-year-old actor was joined at the event by co-stars Regina King, Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, and the show’s executive producer Christopher Chulack.

Ben told the audience that their TNT drama is “shot so realistically, it makes it easier to play the intense emotionality in the scenes.”

FYI: Southland has been renewed for a fourth season – TNT has ordered 10 new episodes!

15+ pictures inside of Ben McKenzie and the Southland cast at The Paley Center…
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