Follow Tiffani as she prepares to host Dinner at Tiffani’s, premiering on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT on Cooking Channel. Every dinner is filled with special guests, entertaining stories, and party-pleasing recipes.
The Cooking Channel has announced a premiere date for a new primetime cooking special, Dinner at Tiffani’s, hosted by Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar) with special guests Willie Garson (White Collar), Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Lindsay Price (Beverly Hills 90210).
The series will premiere Sunday, March 23rd at 8pmET/5pmPT on the Cooking Channel. For complete details, check out the press release following the jump.
White Collar (USA Network, Tuesdays, 10/9C) returns with a caper that combines revelations about Neal Caffrey’s father with the resurgence of the crime family that forced Neal’s father to confess to a murder he did not commit.
USA Network’s White Collar has a fun premise: Jailed white collar supercrook helps FBI Agent catch other white collar crooks. Thus con man/forger Neal Caffrey is released from prison into the custody of the FBI [more accurately, Peter Burke, the FBI agent who caught him – twice] as long as he works with Burke to take down others of his ilk.
When you have a series, like White Collar, in which five core characters are usually ‘the smartest person in the room,’ you really have a challenge to bring them all together without slighting someone. White Collar’s Jeff Eastin surmounts this situation by giving each of these characters slightly different areas of expertise.
In season two of the series, Eastin and his writers’ room took the mythology they’d build up in season one and cranked it up a notch, thus ensuring that FBI Special Agent Peter Burke [Tim DeKay] and his favorite consultant/con man/forger/etc., Neal Caffrey [Matt Bomer] faced growing challenges right from the season one cliffhanger that saw Neal’s one true love, Kate, die in an explosion just before they would have been able to fly away to a life together.
That mythology included a music box with a code; separate investigations into who kicked Kate and the potential of looming major score. In and around the ongoing mythology, Peter and Neal – ably abetted by insurance investigator Sara Ellis [Hilarie Burton], Neal’s mentor and closest friend, Mozzie [Willie Garson], Peter’s fellow agents Jones [Sharif Atkins] and Barrigan [Diana Thomason] and, on one occasion, Peter’s wife, Elizabeth [Tiffani Thiessen] – take on the brilliant mind behind several bank heists; a lawyer who turns adoption of foreign babies into an extortion racquet, and a dirty FBI agent who leaks the names of witnesses to the accused, among others…
Following the jump, my five favorite episodes and fifteen moments/reasons that White Collar, Season Two was so enjoyable.
Sara Ellis, whom we met late in the first half of White Collar’s [USA, Tuesdays, 10/9C] current season, is a no-nonsense insurance investigator who does whatever it takes to close a case. If that means going to extra-legal lengths, then that’s fine.
Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference call with Hilarie Burton, the actor who plays Ellis. Burton, it turns out is both voluble and witty – when she’s finished answering a question, it stays answered! It’s easy to see that she’s having a good time in her recurring role on White Collar and that sense of fun is present in call.
Tiffani Thiessen has been acting for over twenty-five years and now, thanks to USA, she has found a role that resonates with her on a personal level. She plays Elizabeth Burke, wife of FBI Agent Peter Burke on White Collar [Fridays, 10/9C] and graciously chatted with a group of bloggers/journalists about her part in the series.
Taking part were: Jamie Steinberg [Starry Constellation], Joshua Maloni [Niagara Frontier Magazine], Erin Stranyak [Exclusivemagazine.com], Jim Halterman [Jimhalterman.com], Sarah Fulghum [Totallyher.com], Alix Sternberg [Thetvchick.com], Stefan blitz [Forcesofgeek.com], Kiko Martinez [Extra Chicago], Courtney Schinke [Raked Reviews blog], Amy Steele [Entertainment Realm], Concepcion Allen [Blast Magazine], Lena Lamoray [Lenalamoray.com], Latoria Ferguson [Blog without an Original title], and Damon Caparosso [BSC Review].