Variety reports that Southland is closing in on a fifth season renewal and that the only sticking point is the number of episodes that will be ordered. TNT is pushing for 10 episodes with Warner Bros. reportedly pushing for 13. Note the first season (on NBC) of Southland was only 7 episodes and the seconds season was only 6 episodes. The last two seasons have been 10 episodes each.
According to the story an announcement is expected as early as this week.