September 10, 2013 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Graceland' Renewed for Second Season at USA Network
USA Network is going back to Graceland.
Ahead of its season finale, the cabler has renewed the Jeff Eastin (White Collar) drama for a second run, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, which is based on true events and follows a group of undercover agents (Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Serinda Swan, Manny Montana), ranks as summer's top new scripted series on cable among viewers 18-49 with an average of 1.8 million total viewers and 4.3 million total viewers.
"Jeff Eastin has once again delivered for USA Network. Graceland's brilliant serialized storytelling mixed with striking cinematography and a captivating ensemble cast has clearly resonated with a wide audience,” USA president Chris McCumber said. “We’re proud to be the home of summer’s top new cable drama and anticipate Graceland will be a long-term player for the network.”
When factoring in DVR viewing, the series since its June 6 debut is averaging an 85 percent boost among viewers 18-49, 83 percent among 25-54 and 83 percent among 18-34. The series, which is darker in tone than Eastin's veteran USA drama White Collar, has benefited from increased interest in the final season of Burn Notice, its time-slot lead-in on Thursdays.
Graceland, from Fox Television Studios, will conclude its 12-episode freshman season on Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. following the series finale of Burn Notice.
Eastin's White Collar returns for its fifth season on Oct. 17.
The fate of Covert Affairs, Necessary Roughness and Suits have yet to be announced.