[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers from the new episode]
Second Chance premieres on FOX on Wednesday nights (9/8C) and is intriguing enough to be worth your time. Pilots are always a difficult thing to pull off since they have only 45 minutes to introduce characters, provide adequate back-story, and establish the driving force of the series. It is no surprise that things may feel a bit rushed. They also need to be fascinating enough so that the viewer would be interested in tuning in to the series in the weeks to follow. Second Chance delivers a solid pilot covering all the requirements and sets up interesting themes to move the series forward. No doubt there are going to be some high expectations as the series evolves, considering the producers have some outstanding television credits as part of their resumes such as Life, Crisis, 24, Homeland, Tyrant, Law & Order: SVU, and Elementary.
Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check out the Eclipse interview with Executive Producer Rand Ravich and stars Rob Kazinsky for some great character insights.
USA Network has given slick white collar crime dramedy White Collar an abbreviated, six-episode sixth season – something that suggests it will be that show’s finale (sibling network Syfy has done something similar with Eureka and Warehouse 13…).
The network has also taken pilots for Rush – a drama about a Hollywood concierge doctor, and Complications – Matt Nix’s drama about a disillusioned ER doctor. By adding these series, and renewing White Collar (for however limited a run), USA Network will enter its 2014-15 season with six new shows and six returnees, creating more hours of original programming that it ever has.
For more details about the new shows, check out the press release following the jump.
When USA Network’s Suits returns on March 6, 2014, it will be the lead-in for Denis Leary’s new comedy, Sirens, which follows the ‘ridiculous antics of three Chicago EMTs.’ Season Eight of Psych returns Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and White Collar returns from its winter hiatus the following night.
Check out the press release, after the jump, for further details.
Tonight on White Collar (USA Network, 10/9C), Special Agent Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey, his con man partner in thwarting white collar criminals, take a brief detour from digging into corruption in the police department (and higher up the food chain) to deal with taxi fraud – and visit the iconic Cotton Club along the way.
Star Tim DeKay, who also directed the episode, Empire City, spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the ep (and his good fortune in directing two eps with iconic New York settings).
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this season of White Collar (USA Network, Tuesdays, 10/9C), it’s that Neal Caffrey seems to have inherited his ability to don and discard identities from his father – the man formerly known as Sam. On tonight’s episode, Neal asks his father why he didn’t say who he was before Neal found out from his FBI Agent friend/partner, Peter Burke.
On Friday of last week, Treat Williams spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about playing Sam Phelps aka Neal’s father.
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.
Season four of White Collar (USA Network, Summer Finale Tonight, 9/8C) has found Neal trying to learn about his father, and working with a mysterious man named Sam. This evening’s episode brings things to a boil, metaphorically, with the show’s quietest, yet most emotionally explosive cliffhanger yet
Series creator Jeff Eastin (Pictured with Matt Bomer, above) spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists late last week to tease the summer finale, set up the rest of the season and to give us a bit of a look at his new Show, Graceland – about a beach house that serves as home to a group of young agents for various government agents (Customs, DEA, FBI…), and will be darker and more action-orientated than White Collar.
When White Collar (USA Network, Tuesdays, 9/8C) returns tonight, Neal Caffrey is living the high life in paradise and Special Agent Peter Burke is hovering somewhere near the doghouse. Then things get complicated.
Our friends at USA Network recently returned to the EM Family fold, not that they ever really left. But you all know of my love of USA Network Programming. A lot of my favorite shows are on USA Network. Its the home of Burn Notice, Necessary Roughness, Royal Pains, White Collar and more. Be sure to check out the summer premieres of White Collar and Covert Affairs, Tuesday July 10th, and all of USA Network’s other returning shows.
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My initial thought, on screening the summer finale of White Collar [USA Network, Tuesdays 9/8C] was this: from the moment Mozzie let him know he’d stolen the Nazi treasure [from the season two finale] Neal Caffrey has to have known this moment was coming.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to take part in a teleconference Q&A with White collar’s [USA Network, Tuesdays, 9/8C] newest regular cast member, Hilarie Burton. Burton is charming and articulate so the experience was an enjoyable one – and unlike some of chats, stayed pretty much on target throughout.
Some of the participants in the call hadn’t seen the season premiere, so some of Burton’s required tactfulness might seem a bit odd, now. Just go with it…