Graves (TV series)

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Graves
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Genre Comedy
Created by Joshua Michael Stern
Starring
Composer(s) Mateo Messina
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Joshua Michael Stern
  • Greg Shapiro
  • Keith Eisner
  • Eric Weinberg
Producer(s)
  • Abby Gewanter
  • Bill Hill
  • Lisa Parsons
  • Jack Moore
Production location(s) New Mexico, USA
Cinematography
  • David Hennings (season 1)
  • Bradford Lipson (season 2)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 28–34 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Epix
Original release October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16) – December 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)

Graves is an American comedy television series created by Joshua Michael Stern. The series stars Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez and Sela Ward. The series is about a former President of the United States admitting to mistakes he made while in office. A ten-episode first season premiered on Epix on October 16, 2016.[1] It was renewed for a second season which premiered on October 22, 2017.[2]

On December 21, 2017, Epix cancelled Graves after two seasons.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)December 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)
210October 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)December 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Evil Good and Good Evil"Joshua Michael SternJoshua Michael SternOctober 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)101
22"You Started Everything"Joshua Michael SternJoshua Michael SternOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)102
33"Nothing Can Come from Nothing"Bob BalabanAbby GewanterOctober 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)103
44"That Dare Not Speak"Bob BalabanEric WeinbergNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)104
55"Lions in Winter"Robert B. WeideDavid Iserson and Joshua Michael SternNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)105
66"A Tincture of Madness"Robert B. WeideLisa Parsons and Joshua Michael SternNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)106
77"The Careless Giant"Iain B. MacDonaldKeith EisnerNovember 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)107
88"TV Is the Shepard"Iain B. MacDonaldAbby GewanterDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)108
99"Through a Glass Gravely"Frank CoraciDavid Iserson and Abby GewanterDecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)109
1010"Not Giants But Windmills"Iain B. MacDonaldJoshua Michael SternDecember 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)110

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
111"Half a World Gone Mad"Joshua Michael SternJoshua Michael SternOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)201
122"In His Labyrinth"Joshua Michael SternAbby GewanterOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)202
133"The Opposite of People"Allison AndersJack MooreOctober 29, 2017 (2017-10-29)203
144"Something Left to Love"Melanie MayronLaura ValdiviaNovember 5, 2017 (2017-11-05)204
155"Delights of My Suffering"Todd BiermannRebecca KirshnerNovember 12, 2017 (2017-11-12)205
166"Cradle to the Graves"Millicent SheltonMichael SvobodaNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)206
177"All the King's Horses"Mo MarableMatthew W. ThompsonNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)207
188"They Die Happier"Megan GriffithsJason Orley and Abby GewanterDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)208
199"Not All Who Wander Are Lost"Anton CropperAbby GewanterDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)209
2010"Spark Meet Gasoline"Joshua Michael SternJoshua Michael SternDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)210

Production[edit]

Epix announced a 10-episode straight-to-series order on May 21, 2015. Creator Joshua Michael Stern was announced as showrunner.[1] The series would be produced by Lionsgate Television with Keith Eisner, Greg Shapiro, and Eric Weinberg as additional executive producers.[13]

Reception[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season of Graves holds a 56% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews; the average rating is 5.4/10.[14] On Metacritic, the show holds a rating of 61 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2017 74th Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nick Nolte Nominated [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EPIX Unveils Two New Original Series - Partners with Lionsgate on "Graves" and Paramount Television on "Berlin Station" to Produce First Two Original Series on EPIX". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 17, 2016). "'Berlin Station,' 'Graves' Renewed for Second Seasons at Epix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (21 December 2017). "'Graves' Canceled At Epix After Two Seasons". Deadline. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 21, 2015). "Epix Orders First Original Series: 'Graves' Starring Nick Nolte & 'Berlin Station'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 14, 2015). "Sela Ward To Star In Epix Comedy Series 'Graves', Replaces Susan Sarandon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 19, 2015). "Harry Hamlin Joins Epix Comedy Series 'Graves' As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. 
  7. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 15, 2017). "'Graves': Adam Goldberg & Spencer Grammer Set To Recur In Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (June 22, 2017). "'Graves' Casts Joanna Sanchez; Victor Turpin Joins 'Shades Of Blue'". Deadline Hollywood. 
  9. ^ Stanhope, Kate (May 31, 2017). "Wallace Shawn Joins 'Graves' Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 13, 2017). "'Graves': Matt Long & Lauren Weedman Join Season 2 Of Epix Series". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (July 6, 2017). "'Graves' Casts Michael Cyril Creighton; 'Counterpart' Adds Rahul Parikh". Deadline. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (June 6, 2017). "'Graves': Jacqueline Bisset & Sarah Baker Join Epix Political Comedy For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 11, 2015). "'Good Wife' EP Keith Eisner Inks Overall Deal With Lionsgate TV, Joins 'Graves'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Graves: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Graves: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Golden Globe Awards". GoldenGlobes.com. Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Retrieved February 1, 2017. 

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