So you know how I love the USA Network?

I love the USA Network. No, I mean I love it and one day want to be a writer on one of their shows. Seriously, if it wasn’t for Psych and Monk and Burn Notice, what would I watch? Just Steve Franks talking about Psych makes me push harder to be a TV writer, but I digress.

So my favorite network of all time has a new show coming out called White Collar. Imagine “Catch Me If You Can” .

Basic premise:



USA Network presents its next
new original series, WHITE COLLAR, starring Matt Bomer (“Chuck,” “Tru Calling”), Tim DeKay (“Tell Me You Love Me,” “Carnivàle”), Tiffani Thiessen (“What About
Brian,” “Fastlane”)
and Willie Garson
(“Sex and the City,” “John from Cincinnati”). On Friday, October 23 at 10/9c,
WHITE COLLAR will debut with a special episode followed by 13 one-hour episodes.
The show is shot entirely on location in and around New York City.

COLLAR is about the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist and an
FBI agent. The story unfolds after charming criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey (Bomer) is caught by his
nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Burke (DeKay). After escaping from a maximum-security
prison to find his long-lost love, Neal is nabbed by Peter once again. Rather
than returning to jail for this daring getaway, Neal suggests an alternate plan
– providing his expertise to assist the Feds in putting away infamous and
elusive criminals in return for his freedom. Thiessen plays Peter’s wife, Elizabeth, an
intelligent, high-status event planner with a certain intuition of her own. Garson plays Mozzie, a friend of Caffrey’s with a strong
distrust of the Feds and an unyielding belief in conspiracy theories. Diahann
Carroll (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dynasty”) guest stars in the pilot and will appear
as a dynamic recurring character. WHITE COLLAR also features Sharif Atkins (“ER”),
Natalie Morales (“The Middleman”) and James Rebhorn (“Book of Daniel”).

COLLAR was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin (“Hawaii,” “Meet the Marks”) and comes
from Fox Television Studios. Bronwen Hughes (USA’s “BURN NOTICE,” “Breaking
Bad,” “Forces of Nature”) directed the pilot. Clifton Campbell (“Street Time,”
Profiler”) and Tom Garrigus (“Swingtown,” “Everwood”) serve as
consulting producers.

Ain’t my side hustle fun?

Saw the first episode and you’re in for a treat.

What USA does well is focus on character shows. I know that I’m semi-quoting their motto but it’s true. Plot lines revolve around character motivation. True that the mysteries and situations are clever but they only make sense if viewers get a good sense of motivation.

It’s not any different with White Collar. There more than meets the eye with both of the main characters so it’ll be interesting to see how their personal inner conflict plus the obvious ones will play.

I’ll get to listen into a conference call with the creator of the show soon so I’ll let you know post up that dialog.

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