Episodes: 38 (hour)
TV show dates: June 6, 2013 — September 17, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Aaron Tveit, Brandon Jay McLaren, Courtney B. Vance, Daniel Sunjata, Jay Karnes, Manny Montana, Scottie Thompson, and Vanessa Ferlito.
TV show description:
This series is inspired by true events and focuses on the lives of undercover agents from the FBI, DEA, and US Customs who reside and operate under one roof. When forced to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, the house becomes a sanctuary — their “Graceland.”
Senior FBI agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) has a legendary track record in the bureau. However, after a mysterious event that sent him on an unexplained leave of absence a few years ago, he traded in his suit and tie for a more Zen existence. He is assigned to train rookie Mike Warren who has just arrived at the house, — a task he reluctantly takes on.
FBI Agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) is fresh out of the Academy. He’s sent to live at Graceland and work with Briggs, whom he idolizes. What he doesn’t have in life experience he makes up for in smarts — which he’ll need them to fulfill his secret mission at Graceland, one that will put him at odds with his roommates.
Catherine “Charlie” DeMarco (Vanessa Ferlito) is a strong-willed undercover FBI agent. She’s a chameleon on the job, easily turning herself into anything from a believable junkie to a classy businesswoman. Whatever her guise, she’s brimming with attitude and determined to take the bad guys down.
Joe “Johnny” Tuturro (Manny Montana) is the fun-loving prankster of the house. He’s also Briggs’ right hand man and the heart of Graceland. Growing up, Johnny almost followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined a gang. Instead, he became a Navy Seal trainee, where he learned everything from undersea recoveries to diffusing bombs, and then finally joined the FBI.
Dale “DJ” Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) is a quick-tempered US Customs agent and the most territorial of the roommates. He’s a tough nut to crack, but underneath his shell is a truly dedicated agent with a lot of wisdom. Jakes is a bit of a lone wolf, but he’s always there to help the team when needed.
And finally, Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) is a smart and sexy DEA undercover agent. She has a smile that lights up the room but can follow that up with a killer left-hook. She drinks hard, plays hard and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’ll do whatever it takes to arrest the enemy and after she has them in cuffs, she uses her talents for ball-busting to make even the hardest criminal cooperate.
Episode #38 — No Old Tigers
With Martuun in prison and the gang war over, Briggs writes up a version of events that will tie up all the loose ends in one big bow that takes himself off the hook. But while the pragmatic Agent Logan is willing to put his personal feelings for Briggs aside and take the win, Mike’s nagging conscience won’t allow him to turn away from the truth, not with so many lives lost and Gusti waiting to take the fall for the Sarin.
Elsewhere, Jakes tries to keep reality at arm’s length as he continues to fall hard for Courtney, but Johnny warns him that their relationship can’t be built on a lie. And when Mike refuses to sign off on Briggs’s report, his call for accountability will put the entire house on edge and force Jakes to make a choice between the life he wants and the life he has.
Meanwhile, Briggs hunts for the one person who can bring his house of cards tumbling down – Ari. The question is, once Briggs finds him, what does he plan on doing with him? Briggs has no intention of going to jail, but then neither does Ari, and with Soto Street still looking to even the score, someone will end up with blood on their hands. (Courtesy USA)
First aired: September 17, 2015.
What do you think? Do you like the Graceland TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?