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'Graceland' Premiere: FBI Agent Mike Moves In, Receives An Unexpected Covert Mission (VIDEO)

06/07/2013 05:33 am ET | Updated Jun 07, 2013

USA is sticking to what it knows with its latest crime dramedy. "Graceland" is set on a beautiful beach with plenty of beautiful law enforcement agents. But by the end of the super-sized premiere, there was one twist that the newest member of the house wasn't prepared for.

Mike is a new FBI agent, and he found himself suddenly assigned to Graceland, a Southern California beach house that contains undercover agents from various agencies living together. While he wanted to work in Washington, DC, he was at least excited to be working alongside the legendary Agent Briggs.

He got thrown into the deep end, and proved why he was one of the best and brightest at the academy. Briggs proved himself brilliant as well, if a little unorthodox and prone to take risky chances. But Mike looked up to him and saw a real mentor. Which is why it came as a shock to him when he got a phone call during the post-victory celebration for the case of the week.

“I’m calling to let you know that your assignment is to investigate Briggs," Mike was told.

TV.com wondered about the premise -- which isn't exactly groundbreaking -- writing, "My only concern is that the whole good-guys-who-aren't-really-good-guys thing worked exceptionally well on both 'Covert Affairs' and 'Suits' last summer... until it didn't. Both shows started out incredibly strong with their intricate stories and delightfully complicated characters and situations ... only to fizzle in the run-up to their finales.”

But "Graceland" is a little darker and edgier than the other USA fare, as noted by Slate. That edge could well be its saving grace.

See how Mike handles these new orders as "Graceland" continues on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA.

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