USA's 'Graceland': Avoiding politics and swapping Florida for Los Angeles

Once upon a time, the government seized a drug dealer's seaside mansion in Manhattan Beach, an upscale Southern California community just down the coast from Los Angeles.While it has a great beach and lots of surfers, the town lacks the funky vibe of Venice or the celebrity gloss of Malibu, and few people from other parts of the country would recognize its streets or landmarks.That's just as well, because the new USA Network show based on this tale is actually shot in South Florida. (But it does get right the necessity of surfing in wetsuits, as the waters off California are definitely not warm like those in the Sunshine State.)And despite its name, the show is most emphatically not about Elvis.Premiering Thursday, June 6, "Graceland" stars Broadway performer Aaron Tveit ("Les Miserables") as Mike Warren, a recent FBI Academy graduate who finds himself assigned to a multiagency team inhabiting the aforementioned seaside mansion, which takes...


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