Graceland (TV series)
|Created by||Jeff Eastin|
|Opening theme||"Holding On" by Ian Franzino & Dilini Ranaweera|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||15 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Original channel||USA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||June 6, 2013– present|
On September 10, 2013, it was announced that Graceland has been renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes. Season 2 is scheduled to air on June 11, 2014, having been moved to the 10/9pm time slot on Wednesday nights.
A group of undercover agents from various law enforcement agencies in the United States, including the DEA, the FBI, and the ICE, live together in a confiscated Southern California beach house known as "Graceland". Rookie FBI agent Mike Warren is assigned to the house fresh out of Quantico training.
Cast and characters
- Daniel Sunjata as Paul Briggs, FBI Senior Agent/Mike's training agent
- Aaron Tveit as Mike "Levi" Warren, FBI rookie agent
- Brandon Jay McLaren as Dale "DJ" Jakes, ICE agent
- Vanessa Ferlito as Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco, FBI agent
- Manny Montana as Joe "Johnny" Tuturro, FBI agent 
- Serinda Swan as Paige Arkin, DEA agent
- Deniz Akdeniz as Wayne 'Bates' Zelanski, DEA agent
- Pedro Pascal as Juan Badillo, FBI agent (Season 1)
- Jenn Proske as Abby, a woman who becomes Mike's girlfriend (Season 1)
- Scottie Thompson as Lauren Kincade, DEA agent (Season 1)
- Gbenga Akinnagbe as Jeremiah Bello, a rising criminal warlord involved in smuggling both drugs and weapons (Season 1)
- Vincent Laresca as Rafael Cortes, Mexican Federale / Jangles (Season 1)
- Christopher Redman as Whistler, a junkie, C.I. (Confidential Informant) and friend to Charlie (Season 1)
- Ciera Payton as Cassandra, Dale's ex-wife and mother of his son Daniel
- Raheem Babalola as Derek, Cassandra's boyfriend, Daniel's stepfather
- Emily Rose as Jessica Foster, FBI agent (Season 2)
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||12||June 6, 2013||September 12, 2013||June 3, 2014||N/A||N/A|
|2||13||June 11, 2014||TBA||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Brian Lowry of Variety said while everything here is compatible with Burn Notice, the show's high notes can't disguise how ordinary a visit to Graceland feels. Television critic Matt Zoller Seitz wrote, "Graceland doesn't strike me as a series that will reward close scrutiny, and I am not convinced it's knocking itself out to be one. USA sent out the pilot and the fourth and fifth episodes, and I didn't feel deprived for not having seen episodes two or three. At the same time, though, this is not an entirely trivial series. It's the kind of work that I like to classify as "deep shallow," in that it deals in familiar tropes and simple themes but articulates them in a clever, stylish way."
After the season 1 finale aired, Carla Day of BuddyTV said that "throughout the season, Graceland went in unexpected directions that kept the characters fresh and made it exciting to watch."
Upon its season 2 renewal, USA Network president Chris McCumber praised Eastin for once again delivering for the network, saying "Graceland’s brilliant serialized storytelling mixed with striking cinematography and a captivating ensemble cast has clearly resonated with a wide audience. We’re proud to be the home to one of the summer’s top new cable dramas and anticipate Graceland will be a long-term player for the network." According to the article in Variety where TV Reporter AJ Marechal called it "one of the top frosh cable dramas of the season", Graceland's first season averaged 4.3 million viewers, and increased according to its Live + 7 Day (DVR) ratings.
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- "USA’s ‘Graceland’ Renewed For Season 2". Deadline.com. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- "'Graceland' Renewed for Second Season at USA Network". Hollywood Reporter. September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
- Brown, Laurel (April 23, 2014). "USA's summer premiere dates for 'Suits' Season 4, 'Covert Affairs' Season 5, new dramas and more". Zap2it.
- Yeoman, Kevin. "USA Orders 'Graceland' From 'White Collar' Creator". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
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- "Graceland: Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- "Heat Run". Graceland. Season 1. Episode 3. June 20, 2013. USA Network. Jakes wears body armor with "ICE" on the front and back during the raid.
- Ng, Philiana (November 5, 2012). "'The Good Wife' Actor Checks Into USA's 'Graceland' in Major Arc". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- Moorhouse, Drusilla (November 9, 2012). "'Graceland' casting scoop: Jenn Proske and Chris Redman guesting on upcoming USA drama". Zap2it. From Inside the Box (blog).
- Ng, Philiana (January 30, 2013). "USA's 'Graceland' Taps '24' Actor in Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- Lambert, David (March 31, 2014). "Graceland - Release Date, Extras for 'The Complete 1st Season' on DVD". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
- Lowry, Brian (June 5, 2013). "Review: "Graceland"". Variety. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
- Seitz, Matt Zoller (June 6, 2013). "Seitz on Graceland: A Sun-Drenched Cop Drama That’s Both Eye and Brain Candy". Vulture. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- Day, Carla (September 12, 2013). "'Graceland' Review: Briggs Executes His Exit Plan". BuddyTV. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
- Marechal, AJ (September 10, 2013). "‘Graceland’ Renewed by USA for Second Season". Variety. Retrieved May 21, 2014.