USA Network has cancelled Jeff Eastin’s gritty cop drama Graceland after three seasons, TVWise has confirmed.
Created by Jeff Eastin, Graceland follows Mike Warren, a rookie FBI agent who is assigned to join a team of agents from the FBI, DEA and Customs living together undercover and under one roof in a California beach house known as “Graceland.” The drama series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Manny Montana and Serinda Swan.
Word of the cancellation first slipped on Twitter, when series creator Jeff Eastin tweeted: “Just got the word, there will be no more #GracelandTV. Thank you to the best cast, crew and fans in television”. The decision not to bring Graceland back for a fourth season comes only weeks after the show’s third season wrapped its run on the NBCU owned network.
TVWise understands that USA Network’s decision boils down to the fact that Graceland is one of their lowest rated original drama series. The fact that, like the recently cancelled Complications, the show came from an outside studio, didn’t help, despite the fact that Graceland was editorially in-line with where USA network execs are moving with their programming; namely away from “blue sky” dramas and towards grittier fare.