'Graceland' brings Southern California to Florida

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The TV show "Graceland" is set in Los Angeles, but is actually filmed in the Fort Lauderdale area.

That's a reversal from the common practice of shows such as "CSI: Miami" and "Dexter," which are set in South Florida but filmed in California.

"Graceland" is back for its second season on the USA Network starting Wednesday. It follows a group of six undercover agents from various federal law enforcement agencies living in a confiscated Southern California beach house known as Graceland.

South Florida's tropical climate isn't a perfect match of Southern California's Mediterranean climate. And while both have palm trees, Los Angeles has nearby mountains. South Florida is flat.

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