The USA Network has cancelled it’s crime series Graceland after three seasons. The show, which followed a group of government agents from different agencies who all shared a house codenamed “Graceland” when they were on assignment in Southern Carolina, had received decent reviews and ratings for it’s first couple of seasons and Deadline reports that as recently as a month ago USA planned to renew the programme, but ultimately elected to cancel it instead after deciding that the ratings were too low to justify keeping it on the air considering they don’t own it. Graceland is produced and owned by Fox 21 TV Studios, so unlike other USA Network shows like Suits and Mr Robot (which are both produced and owned by the USA Network’s parent company NBCUniversal) the channel makes no money off the show outside of it actually airing on television. DVD sales, overseas distribution and online streaming deals all fall under the purview of Fox 21 TV Studios and they are the company that makes money off of them.
Created by Jeff Eastin (White Collar, Hawaii) Graceland starred Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me, The Dark Knight Rises), Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl, Les Miserables), Vanessa Ferlito (24, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Manny Montana (Blackhat, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Brandon Jay McLaren (Harper’s Island, Falling Skies) and Serinda Swan (Chicago Fire, Hawaii Five-0) and, along with shows like Suits and more recently programmes like Mr Robot and the just cancelled medical drama Complications, was part of the USA Network’s move to grittier, more serious programming and away from the lighter “blue skies” programming like Monk and Psych that have defined the channel for the last decade or so.