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'White Collar, 'Covert Affairs' Nab Summer Premiere Dates

by Allyssa Lee, posted May 6th 2010 9:00AM
White CollarIt's shaping up to be quite a busy summer for the USA -- the USA Network, that is.

According to the Wrap, the basic cable network has arranged for 'White Collar' to premiere its second season on Tue., July 13. The show will move up an hour to 9PM so it can serve as a lead-in to USA's newest original series, 'Covert Affairs,' which premieres that same night at 10PM.

'White Collar' stars Matt Bomer as a crook who arranges to team up his criminal mind with the feds in order to catch his fellow crooks and secure his freedom.

'Covert Affairs' stars Piper Perabo ('Coyote Ugly') as Annie Walker, a newbie CIA trainee who finds herself over her head when she suddenly gets promoted to a field operative. The series, executive produced by Doug Liman ('The Bourne Identity'), also stars Christopher Gorham ('Ugly Betty,' 'Jake 2.0') and Sendhil Ramamurthy ('Heroes') as federal agents and Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.') as a CIA director. The show was picked up by the network in January.

"They're similar in feel, though they're different franchises," said USA original programming president Jeff Wachtel of the 'Collar'-'Covert' match-up. "Just because cable is always looking for new models doesn't mean we have to throw out smart parts of the business. ... We had a lot of success putting 'Monk' and 'Psych' together. We put 'Royal Pains' on top of 'Burn Notice.' And we launched 'White Collar' on the back of the final episodes of 'Monk.' We've had a lot of success with programming blocks."

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Last summer's hit White Collar?

White collar premiered in the fall. October 23 2009 according to imdb.

May 06 2010 at 9:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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