‘Graceland’ Canceled at USA Network After Three Seasons

USA Network has pulled the plug on “Graceland,” Variety has learned. The action drama, which debuted as a summer series in 2013, will not return for Season 4.

Created by Jeff Eastin, the series followed a group of undercover agents from various law enforcement agencies who live together in a Southern California beach house, known as Graceland. Aaron Tveit starred alongside Daniel Sunjata as a rookie agent who’s assigned to the house right after he graduates from FBI training.

The NBCUniversal cabler show, which hailed from Fox 21 Television studios, also starred Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Brandon Jay McLaren and Serinda Swan.

Eastin took to Twitter to thank his fans Thursday afternoon, after learning of the cancellation.

“Graceland” premiered as one of the top cable dramas of its season with its freshman run averaging 4.3 million viewers. From Season 2 to Season 3, it fell off rather hard, down more than 30% in all categories. For the most recent season, it averaged a 0.55 rating in adults 18-49, a 0.66 rating in adults 25-54 and 1.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s “live-plus 3” estimates.

A source close to the show tells Variety though USA was very pleased with the show creatively, the ratings just didn’t warrant a renewal.

Coming up on USA’s drama slate is the Legendary TV and Universal Cable Productions series “Colony” from Carlton Cuse, and “Queen of the South,” which is a produced by Fox 21 and UCP. USA Network and UCP also have the supernatural project “The Wilding,” a two-hour backdoor pilot from exec producers Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and writer-creator Silka Luisa (“To The Bone”).

The cable net also has ordered five drama pilots, many of which are co-productions with outside studios: “Shooter,” starring Ryan Phillippe, “Poor Richard’s Almanack,” David Goyer’s comic book-inspired “Brooklyn Animal Control,” Gale Anne Hurd’s “Falling Water” and period drama “Paradise Pictures.”

“Graceland” wrapped up its 13-episode third season on Sept. 17.

Rick Kissell contributed to this report.

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