If reality competition shows are your thing, then Thursdays just got better—there are three new ones starting up tonight! TNT has The Hero, in which The Rock tests to see which contestants have the attributes of a hero—strength, courage, and integrity. Following that on TNT is 72 Hours, in which teams of 3 strangers are dropped in a remote location with limited supplies and have 72 hours to find and retrieve a suitcase of money before the other teams (it sounds better than it is). And Reelz has Race to the Scene, which finds host Dolph Lundgren and the teams of contestants recreating memorable scenes from Hollywood films. But enough about reality TV—here are the dramas we recommend you check out tonight.
Kyle’s Choice #1
USA Network adds the new series Graceland to its lineup tonight. The series finds young undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and US Customs living together in a seized beachfront property known as “Graceland.” The opener finds rookie FBI agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) moving into the house when another agent is wounded after his cover is blown. Warren looks forward to meeting his mentor, the legendary Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). While Warren is a more by-the-book kind of guy, Briggs is anything but.
USA made this pilot available a month ago on OnDemand, and I really enjoyed it. It’s got everything you’d expect from a USA series—action, mystery, and humor. Though this falls more on the Burn Notice/Suits side of the spectrum than say…Psych. I liked the characters, the premise, and the relationships they have set up, and there are some unexpected twists and turns. I’m looking forward to seeing where the series goes.
On tonight’s 73-minute extended episode, “Graceland (Pilot),” FBI rookie Mike Warren is assigned to Graceland, a beachfront mansion where agents from multiple law-enforcement groups work and live. Mike learns the ropes with help from star agent Paul Briggs, who has a unique philosophy on the job and is fiercely protective of Graceland.
To see if this new drama is right up your alley, tune in to USA Network at 10/9c.
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