White Collar (TV series)

White Collar is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent, charming and multi-talented con artist, forger, and thief, working as both Burke's criminal informant and an FBI consultant. Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen also star. The show premiered on October 23, 2009, on USA Network, and aired six complete seasons, concluding on December 18, 2014.

White Collar
Genre
Created byJeff Eastin
Starring
ComposerJon Ehrlich
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes81 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jeff Eastin
  • Jeff King
  • Mark Goffman
  • Nick Thiel
Producers
  • Margo Myers Massey
  • Matt Bomer
  • Tim DeKay
  • Don Kurt (pilot only)
Production locationsNew York City, New York
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43-50 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkUSA Network
ReleaseOctober 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) –
December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)

A reboot with much of the remaining cast is in the works.[1]

Premise

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Neal Caffrey, a renowned con artist, forger, and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI, specifically Special Agent Peter Burke, the head agent of the FBI’s White Collar Crimes Unit at the FBI's New York City field office. He is convicted and sentenced for four years in prison. With only three months left, he escapes to look for his girlfriend, Kate.

Burke once again finds Caffrey and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal to help Burke apprehend dangerous white collar criminals with the FBI. He will also give them full time consultation in exchange for his early release from prison as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, resulting in Neal being released early from prison and working as an FBI consultant and Burke's criminal informant. They begin an unconventional and testy relationship as they set out to capture elusive and dangerous white collar criminals in New York City.

Cast and characters

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The cast of White Collar

Main characters

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Recurring characters

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DeKay (left) and Bomer (right) during filming of the third-season episode "On the Fence", June 7, 2011

Series overview

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Season Time slot (ET) # Ep. Premiere Finale
Date Premiere
Viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale
Viewers
(in millions)
1 Friday 10PM (October 23, 2009 – December 4, 2009)
Tuesday 10PM (January 19, 2010 – March 9, 2010)
14
October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23)
5.40[2]
March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
4.04[3]
2 Tuesday 9PM (July 13, 2010 – September 7, 2010)
Tuesday 10PM (January 18, 2011 – March 8, 2011)
16
July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
4.29[4]
March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
3.81[5]
3 Tuesday 9PM (June 7, 2011 – August 9, 2011)
Tuesday 10PM (January 17, 2012 – February 28, 2012)
16
June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
3.90[6]
February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
2.55[7]
4 Tuesday 9PM (July 10, 2012 – September 18, 2012)
Tuesday 10PM (January 22, 2013 – March 5, 2013)
16
July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
3.21[8]
March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
2.36[9]
5 Thursday 9PM (October 17, 2013 – January 30, 2014) 13
October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)
2.53[10]
January 30, 2014
2.99[11]
6 Thursday 9PM (November 6, 2014 – December 18, 2014) 6
November 6, 2014
1.54[12]
December 18, 2014
1.86[13]

Release

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Syndication

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ION Television acquired the rights for syndication of White Collar in 2013 along with Burn Notice.[14] It is the third USA Network television series to be in syndication on ION Television, along with Monk and Psych.

International broadcasts

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Country Broadcaster(s) Start date Time slot
  Algeria Programme National N/A N/A
  Australia One 2009 7:30PM Wednesday
  Belgium VTM 2012 11PM Sunday
  Brazil Fox Latin America (Brazil) August 5, 2010 10PM Thursday
  Bulgaria bTV
bTV Cinema
May 23, 2011 9PM weekdays
8PM (from season 2)
  Canada Bravo
Séries+ (French dubbed)
N/A 9PM Wednesday
  Croatia Doma TV Autumn 2019 6 PM Weekdays
  Cyprus
  Greece
FOX (Greece) N/A N/A
  Denmark TV 2 Zulu N/A N/A
  Finland MTV3[15] January 3, 2011[15] 11:35PM Monday[15]
  France Série Club
M6
September 21, 2010[16]
July 9, 2011[17]
N/A
  Germany RTL (season 1-2)
RTL Crime (season 3-4)
Disney Channel (season 3.1-14, Free-to-air)
NOW! (season 3.15-4, Free-to-air)
Nitro (season 5-6)
September 13, 2011[18] 11:10PM Thursday (season 2)
8:15PM Wednesday (season 3)
9:00PM Friday (season 4)
  Hungary RTL II October 1, 2012 8PM weekdays
9PM Sunday (from season 5)
  India STAR World Premiere
Star World
October 18, 2013 9:00 PM Friday (Season 5)
  Iran Farsi1 2013 9PM Sunday
  Israel Yes October 23, 2009 N/A
  Italy Fox Crime (season 1)
Fox (seasons 2-6)
Italia 1 (seasons 1-3, 5-6, Free-to-air)
Top Crime (season 4, Free-to-air)
April 8, 2010[19] 9PM weekdays
  Jamaica TVJ N/A N/A
  Japan Mystery Channel
Dlife
TV Tokyo
January 21, 2010 (S1 - S5)
May 13, 2013
October 2, 2014
N/A
9PM Tuesday
12:40AM weekdays
Latin America Fox Latin America N/A S5: 13PM Tuesdays
  Lithuania TV6 2014 4 PM Weekdays
  Morocco Medi 1 TV N/A 10 PM Wednesday (Season 1 to 3)
  Netherlands RTL 8
RTL 7 (reruns)
December 5, 2010 N/A
  New Zealand MediaWorks New Zealand December 17, 2012 2PM weekdays (season 1)
  Philippines Fox Channel Asia (Philippines)
Jack City
BEAM 31
N/A 10PM Tuesday
  Portugal Fox and TVI 2010 9:30PM weekdays (until season 3)
  Romania Euforia Lifestyle TV October 9, 2013 11PM Mon-Thu
  Russia Channel One
Fox Life
Che
2011 12:20AM Wednesday
  Slovakia JOJ Plus[20] August 20, 2012[21] 10PM Monday[21]
  Spain Fox
Cuatro
Fox Crime
Divinity
August 24, 2011
September 2011
May 2013
N/A
  Sweden TV11 2013 (season 4) N/A
  Thailand Fox Channel Asia (Thailand)
NOW
N/A N/A
  United Kingdom
  Ireland
Sky Living[22]
Alibi[23]
Autumn 2011 (S1)
October 16, 2012 (S2 - S3)[24][25]
S2: Tuesday 10:00pm[25]

Home media

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The first season of White Collar was released in the US as White Collar: The Complete First Season as a widescreen four-disc Region 1 DVD box set on July 13, 2010.[26] The same set was released on July 26, 2010, in Region 2, and on August 18, 2010, in Region 4.[27] The first season of White Collar was released on Blu-ray. The season two four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 7, 2011. White Collar: The Complete Third Season four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 5, 2012.[28] White Collar: Season 4 DVD box set was released on October 8, 2013. White Collar: Season 5 DVD box set was released on November 4, 2014. White Collar: Season 6 DVD box set was released on May 5, 2015.

DVD Title Region 4 (Australia)
The Complete First Season August 18, 2010[29]
The Complete Second Season February 8, 2012[30]
The Complete Third Season December 11, 2013[31]
The Complete Fourth Season July 2, 2014[32]
The Complete Fifth Season December 10, 2014[33]
The Complete Sixth Season May 6, 2015[34]
The Con-Plete Collection (Season 1–6) May 6, 2015[35]

Reception

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Critical response

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Critical response of White Collar
SeasonRotten TomatoesMetacritic
196% (27 reviews)[36]79(21 reviews)[37]
2100% (13 reviews)[38]
3100% (10 reviews)[39]72 (5 reviews)[40]
4100% (12 reviews)[41]
583% (6 reviews)[42]
6100% (5 reviews)[43]

For the first season, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 96% approval rating with an average rating of 8/10 based on 27 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Featuring clever plotting and outstanding chemistry between its leads, White Collar is a witty, briskly-paced caper series."[36] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 79 of 100 for the season, based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[37]

For the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8/10, based on 13 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar's second season builds on the strengths of its first, placing greater emphasis on the charismatic cast, snappy banter, and compelling crimes."[38]

For the third season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.1/10, based on 10 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar boasts prestige pedigree with stripped down plotting and a laser focus on relationship stakes."[39] Metacritic assigned a score of 72 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[40]

For the fourth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.7/10, based on 12 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "White Collar's fourth season keeps things moving with hefty amounts of action, intrigue, and handsomeness."[41]

For the fifth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 83% approval rating with an average score of 8/10, based on 6 reviews.[42]

For the sixth season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average score of 8.7/10, based on 5 reviews.[43]

Accolades

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At the People's Choice Awards, White Collar was nominated in the categories of Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Dramedy in 2011 and 2015. It was nominated for Favorite TV Cable Drama between 2012 and 2014. Matt Bomer won the award for Favorite TV Cable Actor in 2015.[44] Diahann Carroll was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series at the Image Awards in 2012 and 2014. At the TV Guide Awards, actors Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer were both nominated for Favorite Duo in 2014.[45] At the NewNowNext Awards, Matt Bomer was nominated in the category of Cause You're Hot in 2010. Regan Mizrahi was nominated in the category of Best Performance in a TV series - Guest Starring Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards in 2012.[46] The pilot received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama at the Casting Society of America Awards in 2010.

Reboot

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On May 6, 2020, series creator Jeff Eastin wrote on Twitter that he "Had a great convo with Matt Bomer. We have a plan to bring #WhiteCollar back."[47] But as of 2020, Fox 21 Television Studios, which succeeded the now-defunct Fox TV Studios, was not working on a revival.[48] Many plans were postponed or shelved because of the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A reboot was confirmed to be in the works on June 6, 2024. It was being written by Eastin, with the involvements of Bomer, DeKay, and Thiessen. It was said to be a ''a fantastic script and it answers all the questions that one would have if you watch the show'', and that it would honor the late cast member Willie Garson (who died in 2021 of pancreatic cancer).[1]

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