tvovermind.com – After a shocking Season 2 finale and much speculation over its renewal/cancellation chances, it was made official that Graceland was picked up for a third season by USA Network. The substantial detail that was up in the air, until now, was whether or not Aaron Tveit’s Mike Warren would be back in living form. However, news of the actor’s premature departure from the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman play Assassins appears to indicate that the FBI agent will continue to be a fixture in the USA drama.
It was originally reported by Broadway.com that Tveit would headline Assassins through March 7. Nonetheless, earlier today, it was announced that Tveit would be taking his last bow on February 8, due to Graceland’s scheduling. If this is not confirmation that his Graceland character is alive, I don’t know what is.
The news gives much needed relief to the Graceland followers, many of whom participated in the #savemikewarren Twitter campaign, in hopes that the fan favorite character—and one could also argue, actor—would return safe and sound to fight the bad guys and get distracted by blondes on the small screen.
As a Gracelander myself, I am delighted with this partial confirmation of Tveit’s return to the series, even though I feel for those who had tickets to see him on the London production (worry not, the talented Michael Xavier is taking over for Tveit). That said, I remain concerned that Serinda Swan’s character, Paige Arkin, might be facing the very loud music—no show-tunes—when it is brought to light that she played a role in Mike’s brush with Lady Death.
There is still no confirmation as to when the third season of the Jeff Eastin show will premiere. However, it is expected to be sometime during the summer.
Aside from Aaron Tveit, Graceland also stars Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Manny Montana and Serinda Swan. Erik Valdez, Carmine Giovinazzo, and Jamie Gray Hyder are also expected to return to the USA drama.
Thanks so much to my good friend Ang, we have some brand new outtakes from her shoot with Cliche magazine. All the outtakes can be seen in the gallery.
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Actress Serinda Swan arrives at the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala at the Sofitel Hotel on November 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Serinda Swan attends 2014 Hope North Benefit Gala at City Winery on November 1, 2014 in New York City.
CarterMatt.com – Kelly Severide has been on quite the romantic journey so far on “Chicago Fire” season 3, and at this given moment, we are not being given a whole lot of indication that this is going to slow down anytime soon.
Instead, the last episode before Thanksgiving on November 25 will allow him to finally learn a little bit more about the arrival of Brittany (Serinda Swan) in the Windy City, and how there may have been a few reasons why she wanted to run away with him so quickly. This episode is entitled “Arrest in Transit,” and you can take a look at just what you can expect in the official synopsis:
“When the team responds to a semi-truck leaking hydrochloric acid in a busy intersection, Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) find their relationship being put to the test. Meanwhile, Severide (Taylor Kinney) learns more about Brittany’s (guest star Serinda Swan) past and Mouch (Christian Stolte) has some difficulties in his dating life.”
Clearly, this is going to be an episode that really emphasizes relationships all across the board, and we feel right now for Casey and Dawson especially. While these two may be together, the way in which they’ve been forced to navigate the tricky waters of their relationship at the moment cannot be easy. Maybe that will change as we get a little bit further into the season, but for the time being, it does not look good.
Variety.com – USA is heading back to the beach. The network has announced a 13-episode third season order for drama series “Graceland,” currently slated for a summer 2015 premiere.
From “White Collar” creator Jeff Eastin and Fox Television Studios, “Graceland” follows a group of undercover agents from the FBI, Customs and Drug Enforcement Agency, who live together in a Malibu abode: the titular “Graceland.”
“This season of Graceland took viewers on a wild ride with unexpected character twists, and a heart-stopping cliffhanger that left a lead character’s fate in question,” said USA Network prexy Chris McCumber. “Jeff Eastin and the talented ensemble cast deliver on all levels, and season three will undoubtedly continue to keep us on the edge of our seats.”
Season two of “Graceland” saw Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) return to Graceland on a mission to bring down a drug cartel, only to get himself entrenched in a series of lies that left him being smothered to death in a hospital bed by a member of the drug ring as Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) raced to save him.
Added Nancy Cotton, senior VP of programming at Fox Television Studios, “FTVS truly values the long and fruitful relationship we have with Jeff and USA. We could not be more excited to bring USA viewers another thrilling season of ‘Graceland.’ ”
USA has also recently renewed series “Suits,” “Satisfaction” and “Royal Pains” for new seasons.
Severide – all smiles for the first time in a long while – marches into Firehouse 51 with some important news from his trip to Las Vegas… he got married! He shares the details to prove the marriage actually occurred, but everyone remains skeptical. Even Casey – who offers to let the newlyweds stay at the apartment – places a bet on how long this impulsive marriage will last.
But when a worried Dawson confronts Severide one-on-one, he stays steadfast in his decision, refuting her assertion that he’s hiding his unsettled emotions about Shay’s death behind the marriage. He points out that not only is he happy, but that Dawson and Casey are the ones hiding. This strikes a chord with Dawson and it’s not until she sees Severide with new wife Brittany Baker that she feels at ease. Brittany manages to address the craziness of the situation head-on and impresses the whole gang with her personality (and donuts). At first angry with Casey for offering up their apartment to someone they hardly know, Dawson soon admits to liking Brittany and, indeed, that the newlyweds appear happy.
That being said, in private Severide and Brittany express their uncertainty to each other. Are they doing the right thing? Is this happening too fast? In either case, they confess their love for each other and agree that meeting and marrying in Vegas saved their lives. They kiss, both emotional, both ready to take on the world together.
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