USA Network has ordered a 13-episode second season of drama Graceland ahead of its first season finale on Thursday, Sept. 12.
The drama, which follows a group of undercover agents who live together in a beach house, premiered to 3.3 million viewers on June 6 , with its penultimate episode of the season drawing 1.9 million viewers. Graceland is heavily time-shifted -- in live + 7 ratings the series is averaging 4 million total viewers and 1.8 million adults 18 to 49, growing 75% in total viewers and 90% in the demo on average when DVR viewing is factored in.
Graceland, from creator Jeff Eastin (White Collar) and Fox Television Studios, was also a bit of a departure for USA’s programming strategy, featuring a darker and more serialized narrative than the network’s characteristic “blue sky” dramas.
“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,” said USA president Chris 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.”