USA is sticking with what works, picking up GRACELAND, the new series from “Suits” creator Jeff Eastin. The new drama stars Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Manny Montana, Vanessa Ferlito and Brandon Jay McLaren as agents for the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs who are forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California.
CBS has picked up their freshman procedural UNFORGETTABLE for a second season with a 13-episode order. If you remember, the series as effectively cancelled back in May, with Sony television shopping the series to other networks that included TNT and Lifetime. The series centers on Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery), a New York detective with the ability to visually remember everything, who works for a team led by her ex-partner and boyfriend, Lt. Al Burns (Dylan Walsh).
Only after airing four episodes, A&E has decided to renew their freshman series LONGMIRE for a second season. The western-set series, which stars Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, premiered with 4.1 million total viewers to become the the network’s most-watched scripted series debut of all time.
TNT has struck gold and renewed DALLAS for a second season. As it stands, the series is averaging 6.9 million viewers so far, and stars original cast members Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, as well as Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe as their offspring. The season one finale is set to air August 15th, with the 15-episode second season to kick off in 2013. The networks has also renewed RIZZOLI & ISLES for a fourth season.
Emmy winner and “Friday Night Lights” executive producer Jason Katims has extended his relationship with Universal television for another two years. Under the two-year pact, Katims will continue as executive producer on “Parenthood,” in addition to developing new projects through his banner which he plans to build up into a full production company.