USA is now bringing in a show called White Collar
USA has given the greenlight to "White Collar," sending the drama to series.
The Fox Television Studios production focuses on a pair of long-time adversaries, a charming criminal mastermind (Matthew Bomer) and a dogged G-man (Tim DeKay). Facing capture and jail-time (or the tsouris of breaking out of prison once again), the con artist offers to help his FBI contemporary track down other criminals in exchange for his freedom.
In addition to Bomer ("Chuck") and DeKay ("Tell Me You Love Me"), "White Collar" stars Tiffani [No more "Amber"] Thiessen ("Saved By the Bell," "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Will Garson ("Sex and the City").
"'White Collar' is the perfect complement in our hot summer line up of character-driven originals that continue to draw loyal audiences to USA Network," say Jackie de Crinis, USA's vice president for original scripted programming. "The strength of the show's lead characters, smart writing and crisp direction are key elements that we believe are the tentpoles of another compelling series."
The series was created by Jeff Eastin ("Hawaii"). The 90-minute pilot was directed by Bronwen Hughes ("Burn Notice") and will be followed by 13 hour-long episodes. "White Collar" will be shot on location in New York.
Here's some other stuff about it:
Texas-born Matthew Bomer, 31, began his career on television with soap operas All My Children and Guiding Light. Later on, he appeared on Tru Calling and most recently, on NBC's Chuck as Bryce Larkin and in Traveler as Jay Burchell. Bomer has also appeared in films Flightplan and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning as well as television series North Shore.
Tim DeKay on the other hand has been a regular on HBC's Tell Me You Love Me and Carnivale. He also previously appeared in My Name is Earl, Everwood, Party of Five and Seinfeld. His guest appearances include those in CSI, Without a Trace, NCIS, Cold Case, Numb3rs, Ally McBeal and The 4400.
Matthew Bomer and Tim DeKay team up for White Collar, a series that follows the unlikely team of a con artist and an FBI agent who have been after each other for years. Bomer plays Neal Caffrey, a charming criminal mastermind who is finally caught by his nemesis, Peter Stokes, played by DeKay. When Neal gets a chance to escape prison, Neal stands in his way. However, instead of heading back behind bars, he proposes an alternative plan: Neal will provide his criminal expertise to assist the authorities in capturing the most notorious criminals in exchange for his freedom. Peter soon realizes that the good guys don't really have all it takes to get down and dirty to capture the criminals.
Not much else is there, but I'm already seeing the previews for it. Looks good to me. Haven't caught when it'll be premiering though.
White Collar Preview
White Collar Cast
Edited by SisterOfSylar, Jul 9, 2009 @ 7:27 PM.