June 29, 2012 10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
USA Orders Jeff Eastin's Law Enforcement Drama 'Graceland' to Series
Jeff Eastin will work double time for USA Network.
The cable network has given series orders to the White Collar creator's law-enforcement drama Graceland, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. USA has ordered 12 episodes.
The series revolves around a group of diverse law-enforcement agents from the DEA, FBI and Customs whose worlds collide when they're forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California.
Graceland hails from Fox Television Studios, which also produces the network's Burn Notice and White Collar, and represents Eastin's second series at the network. The fourth season of the prolific showrunner's Matt Bomer starrer premieres next month.
“There aren’t many people we’d trust to run two shows on our air, but Jeff Eastin is one of them,” USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said in a joint statement.
Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) plays the FBI's Paul Briggs, the senior agent of the group who has a legendary past but traded in his suit and tie for a more Zen life. Gossip Girl's Aaron Tveit stars as Mike Warren, a fresh-from-the-academy FBI agent. CSI: NY's Vanessa Ferlito portrays a strong-willed DEA agent named Catherine "Charlie" Lopez, The Killing's Brandon Jay McLaren is the quick-tempered Customs agent, and Manny Montana (The Chicago Code) is fun-loving prankster/FBI agent Joe "Johnny" Tuturro.
Graceland joins a roster of original scripted dramas at the NBCUniversal-owned network that includes Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, Psych and Suits, among others. The Eastin project was one of three drama pilots in contention at the network, with the network passing on Jennifer Finnigan starrer Wild Card and Steven Pasquale's Over/Under in March.
A premiere date for Graceland has not yet been determined. Check out additional photos from the show below.