USA Greenlights ‘White Collar’ Pilot


USA Network has greenlit the pilot White Collar, which is about the unlikely partnership of a con artist and an FBI agent who have been playing cat and mouse for years, officials said Tuesday.

The project stars Matthew Bomer (of Chuck, Tru Calling) and Tim DeKay (Tell Me You LoveMe, Carnivàle), with Bronwen Hughes (USA’s Burn Notive, Breaking Bad, Forces of Nature) set to direct.

White Collar was created and is executive produced by Jeff Eastin (Hawaii, Meet the Marks) and comes from Fox Television Studios. The announcement was made today by Jackie de Crinis, USA’s executive vice president of original programming.

In White Collar Neal Caffrey (Bomer), a charming criminal mastermind, is finally caught by his nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Stokes (DeKay). When Neal escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Stokes nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail for his daring getaway, Caffrey suggests an alternate plan:  he'll provide his cunning criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other notorious and elusive criminals.