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USA wants more White Collar

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 20th 2009 11:41AM
white_collar_bomer_dekayFile this under the "I was expecting nothing less" category. USA Network has ordered a second season of White Collar, the Matthew Bomer caper drama. The announcement was made not via a press release, but using Twitter. Welcome to the new reality. Jeff Eastin, White Collar's creator, tweeted the news: "Congratulations to the best cast and crew on television."

This makes total sense for USA. With Monk having ended its run this month, White Collar can now fill the bill joining Psych, Burn Notice, In Pain Sight and Royal Pains as the net's original series. How ironic that this NBCU network is doing a better job with original programming than NBC proper?

White Collar has been a hit with both the critics and the viewers. The first season premiere garnered good numbers and the winter finale topped that. According to the USA president Jeff Wachtel, "White Collar was a lock for a second season."

The question for White Collar is how will it perform without the Monk lead in? When the show returns for the second half of the first season on January 20, it's not going to have Mr. Monk as a Friday night partner. It won't even be on Fridays. White Collar's coming back on Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

I think White Collar will succeed; it's a fun show. As Bob wrote about the pilot, "Burn Notice, Royal Pains, and White Collar all have a similar setup and feel to them, but when the shows are actually good (like all of these shows are) that's not a problem. I don't know if there's anything 'deep' about this show, but it's entertaining as hell."

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It's sort of like comparing an apple to an orange but I would have liked both shows staved, "Life" and "White Collar." With NBC involved I'm afraid to get too attached to "White Collar." "Life" got cancelled after season two.

December 21 2009 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sorry, this show just doesn't do it for me...wish they could have picked up Life. Much more interesting characters and way better writing. Oh well, guess USA wants fluffy.


December 20 2009 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love USA...where good shows get a chance w/o being cancelled.

December 20 2009 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In Plain Sight

December 20 2009 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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