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Graceland, created by Jeff Eastin, and based upon real events, has recently been renewed for a third season by USA Network. However, for some reason, this summer show seemingly fell below most viewers’ radars, which is a shame. If you haven’t given this series a chance already, allow me to re-introduce it to you and present you with some arguments as to why it might be worth your while. Graceland follows the life and work of six undercover agents from the FBI, DEA and Ice, respectively, all of whom live under the same roof, a lavish Southern California beach house called Graceland. This upscale residence was confiscated from a Elvis-Presley-fixated drug lord, who named the property. The series stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Serinda Swan and Brandon Jay McLarenm and these are some of the reason reasons you should be watching this overlooked show. It’s Friends in California and… »
- Virginia Podesta
Last summer, despite mediocre ratings, USA renewed the Graceland TV show for a second season. Will the numbers improve this time around? Will the show be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled instead? We shall see.
Created by White Collar's Jeff Eastin, Graceland revolves around a diverse group of undercover agents from various government law enforcement agencies. They all live together under one roof in "Graceland," a confiscated beach house in Southern California. The show's cast includes Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Brandon Jay McLaren, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, and Serinda Swan.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
11/11 update: Graceland has been renewed for a third »
That terrifying flatline at the end of Graceland‘s Season 2 finale? It just blipped.
USA Network announced today that it has renewed its beachy thriller for a 13-episode third season — meaning there will be resolution to last September’s multiple cliffhangers.
When we last left off, dastardly Sid had crushed Mike’s (Aaron Tveit) breathing tube while he fought for his life after a gunshot wound, as Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) rushed in to try and save him. (Refresh your memory with a full episode recap here.)
“This season of Graceland took viewers on a wild ride with unexpected character twists, »
USA is heading back to the beach. The network has announced a 13-episode third season order for drama series “Graceland,” currently slated for a summer 2015 premiere.
From “White Collar” creator Jeff Eastin and Fox Television Studios, “Graceland” follows a group of undercover agents from the FBI, Customs and Drug Enforcement Agency, who live together in a Malibu abode: the titular “Graceland.”
“This season of Graceland took viewers on a wild ride with unexpected character twists, and a heart-stopping cliffhanger that left a lead character’s fate in question,” said USA Network prexy Chris McCumber. “Jeff Eastin and the talented ensemble cast deliver on all levels, and season three will undoubtedly continue to keep us on the edge of our seats.”
- Shelli Weinstein
Graceland follows the “merry band of misfits” from the FBI, DEA, and Ice living together in the titular beachside mansion seized by the Government from an incarcerated drug lord. Broadway’s Aaron Tveit, famous on the Great White Way for headlining Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can, stars as Mike Warren, a fresh agent right out of Quantico. With top scores, bested only by his new training officer and de facto King of Graceland, Paul Briggs (Rescue Me’s Daniel Sunjata), Warren scurries to prove himself as an undercover operative worthy of his housemates’ respect.
- Kyle North
“You Can’t Take It With You” (Opens Sept. 28)James Earl Jones leads a starry cast (including Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, and Mark Linn-Baker) in this revival of the classic American comedy about the hilarious clash between an eccentric family and an extremely conservative one. “The Country House” (Opens Oct. 2)Starring Blythe Danner, Daniel Sunjata, and Kate Jennings Grant, this Chekhovian Donald Margulies play about what happens when artists encounter love and passion while visiting a Berkshires summerhouse will be directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (Opens Oct. 5)Based on the novel of the same title, this British import follows the exceptionally intelligent 15-year-old Christopher on his hunt to identify the true killer of his neighbor’s dog after he’s accused of the deed. The show stars Alexander Sharp, Taylor Trensch, Ian Barford, and others. “It’s Only a Play” (Opens Oct. »
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
Last night marked the end of the second season of Graceland on USA. The finale left plenty of story options open for season three and left one main character seemingly dead. How's the show been doing in the ratings? Will the show get a third season or will it be cancelled?
Graceland revolves around a diverse group of undercover agents from various government law enforcement agencies. They all live together under one roof in "Graceland," a confiscated beach house in Southern California. The show's cast includes Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Brandon Jay McLaren, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, and Serinda Swan.
zpol The first season of Graceland averaged 2.24 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. By USA Network standards, that was a healthy following and the crime drama earned a renewal before the first season finished.
Unfortunately, season two »
USA describes Sid as an officer who uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases ? but that doesn't mean he?s not prone to acts of violence here and there. Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) grows close to him, seeing Sid as a helpful tool in taking down a cartel.
Graceland airs Wednesdays at 10pm Et on USA. »
The USA Network drama series Graceland, currently in its second season, follows the high-stakes investigative lives of six undercover federal agents who live together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house. That is especially challenging with former FBI rookie Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) back to run point on a dangerous mission against the cartel, all while Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) is still concerned about the missing recording that implicates him in a murder. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Manny Montana (who plays FBI Agent Joe “Johnny” Tuturro) talked about his most memorable episode from Season 1, what he was most anxious to learn about in Season 2, the journey that Johnny is taking this season, going so deep undercover that the lines start to blur, how long everyone can live in one house together before someone reaches a breaking point, and his favorite episode in Season 2. Check out what he »
- Christina Radish
Two weeks into its sophomore run, USA Network’s Graceland sent several of its characters in interesting new directions, be it into the path of a beautiful woman, wrestled to the ground by cops or steering clear of a mark.
TVLine invited series creator Jeff Eastin to tease what these new wrinkles will mean for Briggs, Jakes and Charlie, respectively.
As FBI agent Paul Briggs on “Graceland,” Daniel Sunjata is well-versed in playing all the shades of gray in a complicated man who's not afraid to do business on both sides of the law in order to protect himself. Perhaps there's a heart of gold hiding beneath all the shady dealings, but Briggs is a villain as often as he is a hero. A contender for a Best Actor Emmy nomination, the actor took a moment to reminisce with TheWrap about Season 1, how mental challenges far outweighed the physical demands of the role, why getting to know his fellow »
- Linda Ge
In the season two premiere, Graceland had the challenge of bringing Mike (Aaron Tveit) back to California on a full-time basis without looking like they were forcing the issue. After completing his assignment last year, Mike headed back to D.C. to take up a comfy desk job with a direct line to the Director of the FBI position he so highly covets, but after living the undercover lifestyle, when the call came to head back to Graceland, he hopped on the first plane. Simple enough it seems, but the real challenge was finding a reason for him to stay that made sense for the story.
If you didn’t tune in for the first season, this episode gives viewers enough of the cliff notes to make it an easy starting point for new fans. The relationships between the characters are fairly obvious – Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) and Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) , Mike »
- Lindsay Sperling
Graceland made a splash on USA Network last Summer, and it's back with a vengeance this week. The show revolves around a group of government agents - ranging from FBI to DEA - who not only work undercover together, but all live in a beach house (aptly named Graceland) in California. Given their close quarters and close calls on the job, the drama is aplenty, including a few juicy romantic relationships that will come to a head this season. While the first season centered around new agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) as he enters the house and secretly investigates Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata), season two is a darker look at everyone's lives, both on and off the job. When we left off, we learned the true identity of drug lord Odin and another big secret about one of the housemates. Now it's only a matter of time before things get crazy in season two! »
- Alyse Whitney
Season two of Graceland is just around the corner, and the USA network is promoting it in a big way. In an effort to attract a larger audience for the sophomore drama, the network has set their sights on a new wave of marketing and released a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the series, which will appear at AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment Group theaters near you.
The theater spot will run as part of the Ncm Media Networks’ FirstLook pre-show program which airs exclusively at almost 2,000 screens nationwide starting today. This is a huge move for the more conservative NBCUniversal owned cable network, which has put a lot into promoting the upcoming season.
The two and a half minute featurette features mostly footage from season one and introduces the characters to a new audience. There’s not much in the way of what to expect from season two, but »
- Lindsay Sperling
Aaron Tveit has fans that come from all areas of his already impressive career. There are nightime soap fans who loved him as rich kid Tripp van der Bilt III from Gossip Girl, his film fans for roles in Les Miserables and, of course, the theater fans for his work in such musicals as Next To Normal, Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. Just look at the online chatter about him and you’ll see that his fans really love him.
And while he returned to television last year in USA’s gritty hit crime drama, Graceland, where he plays newbie FBI agent Mike Warren, Tveit is never far from the stage. In fact, he will be making his debut at Carnegie Hall later this month for a New York Pops Gala celebrating its 31st year. »
- Jim Halterman
Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY) and Jon Sklaroff (24, Life) have landed recurring roles on USA Network‘s police drama Graceland. Giovinazzo will play Sid Markham, the head of Lapd’s Gang Task Force. Sid is more mind than muscle and uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases — but that doesn’t mean he’s not prone to acts of violence here and there. Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) grows close to him, seeing Sid as a helpful tool in taking down a cartel. Sklaroff will play Fritz, who has has made his living in the vilest way possible: through human trafficking. He uses intimidation and brutality to keep “his property” in line. The depravity of his operation leaves the team reeling. Related: 2014 USA Network Pilots Graceland marks Giovinazzo’s first TV gig since his lead role as on Danny Messer on CSI: NY, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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18 items from 2014
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