The USA Network has given a green light to yet another series, this time titled White Collar as it lifts cast contingency for the show. The series, which stars Matthew Bomer of Chuck and Tru Calling and Tim DeKay of Tell Me You Love Me and Carnivale, will also feature director Bronwen Hughes of Burn Notice, Breaking Bad and Forces of Nature. White Collar is created by Jeff Eastin, who also serves as executive producer for the upcoming Fox Television Studios endeavor.
“USA is ramping up its production slate by adding a third pilot to its roster with WHITE COLLAR,” Jackie de Crinis, USA’s executive vice president, original programming said in an official statement. “The unique dynamic of Matthew Bomer and Tim DeKay adds two memorable characters to the roster that defines the USA brand.”
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.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Network
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