WHITE COLLAR Show Description

White Collar

“White Collar,” USA Network’s hit original series, starring Matt Bomer (“Chuck,” “Tru Calling”), Tim DeKay (“Tell Me You Love Me,” “Carnivàle”), Tiffani Thiessen (“What About Brian,” “Fastlane”), Willie Garson (“Sex and the City,” “John from Cincinnati”), Sharif Atkins (“ER,” “Hawaii”) and Marsha Thomason (“Lost,” “Las Vegas”), returns with all-new episodes of season two on Tuesday, January 18 at its new time (10-11 p.m. ET).

“White Collar,” one of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas, focuses on the most unlikely of partnerships between a con artist (Bomer) and an FBI agent (DeKay).  The exciting crime drama, which was one of cable’s #1 shows for 2009, returns with more intrigue and all new cases.  When the previous season concluded, the beloved Mozzie (Garson) was gunned down by a mystery man – but does Mozzie survive?  Peter and Neal set out to find the shooter and work tirelessly to find out who killed Kate and the mystery surrounding the music box.

Viewers also will see Peter and Neal swap identities to solve a case — and they even get a look back in time to learn how all the series’ characters came together in the first place.  The thrilling remaining half of season two features such guest stars as Diahann Carroll, Richard Schiff, Paul Blackthorne, Andrew McCarthy, Billy Dee Williams, Ross McCall, Adam Goldberg, Hilarie Burton, Gloria Votsis and Alexandra Daddario.

“White Collar” aired in one of the most competitive timeslots of the summer but out-performed ABC and CBS head-to-head Tuesdays at 9-10 (p.m. ET) in delivering adults among ages 18-34, beating CBS among 18-49 and men 25-54, and ABC in total viewers and women 25-54.  “White Collar” also topped TNT’s “HawthoRNe” head-to-head among adults 25-54 (plus 44 percent), 18-49 (plus 56 percent), 18-34 (plus 9 percent) and total viewers (plus 42 percent).  “White Collar” is one of the top-10 basic scripted cable series (December 2010 year-to-date), and after its move to Tuesdays earlier in 2010, it grew 20 percent in adults 18-34, up 9 percent in adults 18-49, and is up1 percent in adults 25-54 (versus its 2009 run on Fridays).

“White Collar” was created by executive producer Jeff Eastin, and comes from Fox Television Studios.  Jeff King and Mark Goffman are co-executive producers.  The series is shot entirely in and around New York City.