ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 11/5/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2014) National Geographic Channel invites viewers to explore a dangerous world where upholding the law requires a mix of bravery, grit, and readiness to spring into action at a moment's notice. The new weekly series Southern Justice will premiere on National Geographic Channel this fall, but viewers can catch a special preview episode on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 PM ET/ 9 PM CT. Produced by Electus and the Weinstein Company, Southern Justice explores the work of law enforcement agencies in Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC, headed up by Sheriff Wayne Anderson and Sheriff James Williams, respectively. These sheriffs share a philosophy best described as "Andy Griffith in the 21st century," and are tasked with protecting these unique, close-knit communities, which often requires a mix of action and compassion. And if a peaceful solution proves impossible, both agencies are ready with SWAT teams to handle the most violent situations.