NBC's 'Southland' taking over 'ER' slot

New drama 'Kings' set to air Sundays

"Kings" will bow to cops.

NBC is expected to slot John Wells' new police drama "Southland" in the Thursday 10 p.m. slot following the conclusion of the Wells-produced veteran medical drama "ER."

The heavily promoted new drama "Kings," originally scheduled to air Thursdays at 10, is said to be moving to 8 p.m. Sundays as a lead-in to "The Apprentice."

NBC recently greenlighted three additional episodes of "ER" and picked up six episodes of "Southland," fueling speculation that it may keep the 10 p.m. Thursday slot Wells-branded for the rest of the season