Just ahead of this week's Season 1 finale, USA has reassured fans of the summer drama "Graceland" that a second season is, indeed, in the offing.
USA announced on Tuesday (September 10) that it has ordered a 13-episode second season for "Graceland," which apparently ranks as the summer's top new cable drama among adults 18-49. The 12-episode first season concludes on Thursday night.
"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," blurbs USA President C McCumber. "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."
Per USA, "Graceland" has averaged 4 million total viewers, including 1.8 million viewers in the 18-49 demo since its June 6 premiere. The network is particularly pleased with the 75 percent overall growth factoring in Live+7 DVR figures, with a whopping 90 percent bump in the 18-49 demo.
The Florida-shot drama stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Serinda Swan and Manny Montana.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.