Ordinarily, While Collar would have already been renewed for another season and pre-production would be underway. Deadline reports that hasn’t happened because USA and Fox TV Studios haven’t come to an agreement yet. In fact, they supposedly haven’t really been discussing it very much at all.
Word is that season six will likely be the show’s final run but it’s unclear what form it will take. USA is favoring a short season while Fox would like a regular length final season.
The show has become more expensive but the studio is supposeldy open to taking on a larger portion of the cost and to give USA a lower license fee deal. It seems likely that a deal will be worked out but the timing is up in the air.
Unfortunately, because of the delay, the writing staff has moved on to other projects. Crewmembers have taken other jobs on pilots so many won’t be available until April. In addition, there are options on the cast until the end of April so they can’t take on roles in pilot projects until USA and Fox make up their minds on how to proceed.
One way or the other, a decision about White Collar’s future will have to be made in the next couple months.
What do you think? Should White Collar return for a sixth and final season? Would you like a mini-series or a movie? Is it time for the show to end?