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White Collar Renewed, USA Orders New Series Rush, Complications

White CollarAs previously reported, USA has decided to renew White Collar for a sixth season of six episodes. They haven’t confirmed that this will be the final season and will likely announce it closer to the show’s finale, as they did with Psych.

In addition, the cable channel has ordered two new series — Rush and Complications. Each will have 10 installments.

Here are the official details:

USA GREENLIGHTS TWO NEW DRAMA SERIES AND RENEWS “WHITE COLLAR” AS IT CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS POWERFUL SLATE OF ORIGINALS

Series Pick-Up Comes for RUSH from FOX21 and Producer Matt Nix Returns to USA with COMPLICATIONS from Fox Television Studios

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – March 21, 2014 — USA Network announced today that it has picked up FOX 21′s RUSH, written and produced by Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”) and Fox Television Studios’ COMPLICATIONS, from creator and executive producer Matt Nix (BURN NOTICE) to series. Both of the dramas are slated for 10-episode runs, including the pilots. The network also announced that it has renewed fan-favorite WHITE COLLAR for a sixth season. The series, from creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin (GRACELAND), has been picked up for six new episodes.

The announcement comes on the heels of two recent drama pick-ups for the network. This summer, USA will launch the Untitled Sean Jablonksi series starring Matt Passmore (“The Glades”). In late 2014, the network will also premiere the event series “Dig,” starring Jason Isaacs (“Awake”) and Anne Heche (“Save Me”), from creators Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”).

“We are excited to usher in the next generation of USA dramas, alongside our signature returning originals that continue to attract a large and loyal fan base,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “This year USA will be showcasing more hours of original programming than ever before, including an unprecedented 6 new series and 6 returning shows.”

RUSH (working title), stars Tom Ellis (“Miranda and Gates”) and is from writer/director Levine (“Warm Bodies,” “The Wackness”) along with Fox 21 and Little Engine’s Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (“The Gates,” “Missing”). It is a fast paced Hollywood drama centered around Dr. William Rush (Ellis). Rush is not your average on-call doctor, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment, as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium, and the doctor can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up.

After wrapping seven seasons of the hit series BURN NOTICE for USA, Nix brings a high-octane drama to the network with the gritty medical series COMPLICATIONS (working title). The project centers around John Ellis, played by Jason O’Mara (“Vegas,” “Terra Nova”), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When Ellis learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost, and discovers that his own life – and his outlook on medicine – may never be the same.

WHITE COLLAR ended its fifth season with a spectacular cliffhanger that left fans speculating on the fate of their beloved con artist. The series, which generates an average of four million viewers each season, stars Matt Bomer (“Magic Mike”), Tim DeKay (“Tell Me You Love Me”), Tiffani Thiessen (“What About Brian”), Willie Garson (“Sex and the City”), Sharif Atkins (“ER”) and Marsha Thomason (“Lost”). The series centers on the unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and straightforward FBI agent Peter Burke (DeKay), who partner to catch other elusive white collar criminals. Created and executive produced by Jeff Eastin, the series comes from Fox Television Studios. Nick Thiel and Jeff King also serve as executive producers.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.

What do you think? Will you tune in for the final season of White Collar? Do the new shows sound interesting?

 

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Doris August 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm

I love White Collar. It should definitely be renewed.
This should not be its final season. Keep it going!

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Jim J. August 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm

“They haven’t confirmed that this will be the final season and will likely announce it closer to the show’s finale, as they did with Psych.”

Seeing as the sixth season of “White Collar” only has six episodes, USA will probably confirm that the sixth season is the final season when they announce a premiere date for it.

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Julie July 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm

I love White Collar. Matt Bomer is terrific. The entire cast is wonderful I don`t understand why they shorten and cancel good shows with great ratings. Bring back White Collar for a FULL season!

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Heather July 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I totally AGREE, KEEP IT ON.

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Guest July 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I totally AGREE, KEEP IT ON.

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Jen July 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I’ll admit fall gets busy for me with kids and school. But I love the fact I can catch up on my favorit shows on the weekend. I got hooked into White Collar in the 2nd season. Went and got the first season and haven’t missed an episode yet. White Collar puts a whole new twist on the whole FBI/detective shows; or the good vs bad. Six seasons aren’t many, some people just start getting into them later on. Shoot if you played the reruns during the day instead of CSI or thoughs like that. You just might get new watchers. Thats how I got into it many summers ago. So dont give up on White Collar just yet, we haven’t.

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Charlotte May 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Why not a full season? With all the heavy nasty series on TV right now. IT’s wonderful to have a series like that with great actors and greater writers how about a couple more years?Like Castle?

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Debbie May 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

White Collar is a great show, it runs rings around most of the other shows out there, why would there even be a question about cancellation? It is truly a shame when a well written and well acted show like White Collar gets threatened with cancellation and its eventual renewal is so delayed that the season has to be cut short while other show,s of considerably lesser quality, continue.

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Re May 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

It is absolutely ridiculous that the show is not getting a full season. Everything about the series is great — the writing, the acting, setting, plot, the list goes on. The cast is amazing. They are all so respectable. I appreciate them for renewing it for another season, but for only six episodes? I think that is a terrible decision. I used to love the USA Network, but I think when White Collar ends, I am going to go back to just watching shows on Netflix.

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Katharine April 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm

White Collar deserves more than 6 episodes. It is such a good show, so much better than the garbage that gets renewed. Needless to say, I love the cast esp. Matt Bomer. I am hopeful that if USA makes it the final season, that another network will pick it up. Can we make that happen?

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Nadine April 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

White Collar needs a full 13 episode season. Seven seasons is a good run so we could do with 6 full seasons. However, it took USA so long to decide regarding the status of the show that the show is left to play catch-up for writers, etc. The people who had been working on White Collar had had to find other employment as they needed to make rent, etc. This household knew that the show Graceland was a death knell for White Collar. At first, I did not watch Graceland. To be fair to the show, I watched one episode and had to watch it several times to try to ‘get it’. It still makes no sense and has not caught my eye. Goodbye USA – White Collar ends and we stop watching your network!

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Charlotte April 13, 2014 at 7:13 pm

This show is so well written and acted I’m amazed anyone would consider cancellation!

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Amy March 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I hope these new shows will be good. I do really like some of the actors.

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Danielle March 22, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Why only 6 episodes? There’s no way that they can fit everything into 6 episodes. They should make each episode 2 hours long to fit everything in. There’s SO many unanswered questions.

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Kat March 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Shallow partyrock doctor “Rush” no, thoughtful doctor “Complications” yes. Can’t wait to see Jason O’Mara on my TV screen again!

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joan March 22, 2014 at 9:48 am

Good news!!!!!!

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