13 items from 2014
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 »
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 »
Bravo's first scripted series, “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” has banked looks and smarts in its latest casting. The comedy from Marti Noxon has brought on Brandon Jay McLaren in a recurring guest role, TheWrap has learned. He will play Marco, who's described as handsome and a little rough around the edges. He's an intellectual who runs his own organic heritage vegetable farm, and sells his produce at the Farmer's Market, where he meets one of the ladies. A bit contemptuous at first, he'll become a potential love interest for the character. Also read: Alanna Ubach Replaces Janeane Garofalo on Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide. »
- Jethro Nededog
This week's episode of Graceland, "The Unlucky One," opens with Mike embracing the true spirit of his coworkers and breaking the law. Since he now knows that someone in law enforcement is working for the Solano cartel, he's kidnapped Lawrence,the garage manager, to keep him away from untrustworthy people (read: everyone). Lawrence gives out a little information, most of which Mike has already figured out: there are two identical 118 buses, one that carries contraband and one that's swapped in for the first one if suspicions arise. Lawrence blew up the evidence because he got a call instructing him to do so. Since he claims to know nothing else, Mike handcuffs him to a chair and leaves him locked in a motel room. He's learned so much.
This week on USA Network’s Graceland (Wednesday, 10/9c), Jakes doesn’t waste any time relaying the bad news that Paige has gone missing on his watch — and we’ve got your first look at Mike’s “hot” reaction.
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When last we tuned in, Paige and Jakes (played by Serinda Swan and Brandon Jay McLaren) were out to crack the Tinker Bells case — but police officers showed up to drag Jakes away (on restraining order violation charges) just as Paige made the impulsive call to take the »
I've learned a lot over the past season and a half of Graceland. For example, the budget for this house is probably responsible for the national debt. Criminals in southern California have no observational skills. Mostly, though, I've learned that the best way to be a successful government agent is to have massive emotional baggage and to deal with it in the least healthy way possible. Let's break down this week's episode, "Magic Number", bad decision by bad decision.
Benjamin Stockham is going on an adventure for a new role on indie film, “Lost & Found.” Stockham will play Mark, who along with his teen brother Andy (Justin Kelly), is sent to spend their vacation on a mysterious island with their estranged uncle. While there, they hear stories of their family's lost wealth and a possible family fortune just waiting for the brothers to reclaim. Also read: ‘Graceland's’ Brandon Jay McLaren to Star in, Executive Produce Untitled Drama (Exclusive) The young actor currently stars at the titular character Marcus on NBC's “About a Boy,” which was just renewed for a second season. »
- Jethro Nededog
This week's episode of Graceland begins where the last one ended, with Jakes in a destructive jerk spiral. "Tinker Bell" opens with him making a drunk return to Graceland and trying to break into his old room, now occupied by Zelanski. Johnny tries to be a friend, so Jakes head-butts him. So far I'm not really seeing much difference between drunk Jakes and sober Jakes. Everyone wakes up and breaks up the fight, but Mike has to make a late arrival to hide the fact that he spent the night in Paige's room. Mike also somehow ends up with the deciding voice in this situation, so for the moment he lets Zelanski keep his room and dumps Jakes on some uncomfortable-looking chairs. Leadership skills!
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.
During his hiatus from USA's “Graceland,” Brandon Jay McLaren will star in and executive produce an untitled indie feature for The Milwaukee Collective. Torre Catalano is directing the film, which follows Chris, a young girl who runs away to a friend's vacation home after her boyfriend cheats on her. When her friends crash the retreat, things get quickly out of control. Rebelling against their normal, upstanding everyday lives over the course of one night, they test the limits of monogamy, friendship, betrayal and freedom. See also: ‘Graceland’ Creator Jeff Eastin Teases 6 Ways Season 2 ‘Gets Really Dark’ The film also stars. »
- Linda Ge and Jeff Sneider
USA Network’s Graceland re-opens its doors this Wednesday at 10/9c, and it’s not long at all before FBI whiz kid Mike Warren finds cause to slip away from D.C. and visit the sun-baked beach house — though what he finds there may surprise him. Guns downstairs? Unlabeled fridge finds? Strange bedfellows? Oh, and who’s the new guy…?
Jeff Eastin, who previously created USA’s White Collar, shared with TVLine a look at the changes that Graceland the show has undergone, all while maintaining (if not amplifying) its darker, sexy tone.
Related | USA Sets Summer Dates for Covert Affairs, »
John Kapelos (The Breakfast Club, Justified) and Lindsey Haun (True Blood) have landed recurring roles on USA Networks‘ police drama Graceland. Kapelos will play Lawrence, manager of the garage through which the Solano cartel smuggles its drugs. He’s with Glick, Characters Talent Agency and A.D.S. Management. Haun, repped by Talent Works and Bohemia Group, will play Romona, a “working woman” from Fort Worth, TX, who propositions Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren). Jeremy Luke (Mob City) has been cast in Saint Francis, Chris Moynihan’s multi-camera comedy pilot for ABC, from ABC Studios and Tagline. It centers on Francis Quinlan (Michael Imperioli), a no-nonsense, blue-collar Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister Heather (Spencer Grammer) gets pregnant out of wedlock. Luke, repped by Pantheon Talent and Luber Roklin Entertainment, will play Tommy, Francis’ easy-going younger brother who’s very protective of his sister. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
Dead Before Dawn (2012)
Directed by: April Mullen
Written by: Tim Doiron
Cast: Devon Bostick (Casper Galloway), Martha MacIsaac (Charlotte Baker), Christopher Lloyd (Horace Galloway), Brittany Allen (Lucy Winthrop), Brandon Jay McLaren (Dazzle Darlington), Kyle Schmid (Patrick Bishop), Tim Doiron (Seth Munday)
Curiosity got the best of me for this one. After seeing it on the shelves in DVD form, I noticed that it was streaming on Netflix. “Awesome!” I thought. I can check it out without further monetary commitment, and if I like it, I can buy the DVD copy. I guess it’s kind of like calling it back after a hook up, except no one gets their feelings hurt. Even better. What I really noticed about “Dead Before Dawn” was Devon Bostick. He’s a really familiar face at my house as the completely douchy older brother in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” films. »
13 items from 2014
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