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I’m so excited about the return of White Collar, you have no idea! Give me some Bomer news, Sandra! — Hazel
My favorite part of the Jan. 22 midseason premiere? Seeing Neal drunk off his (very attractive) rump! Don’t worry, his indulgence is work-related — mostly. My second favorite part? The great flashbacks to Neal’s childhood that explain exactly what made his father abandon the family. Answers, people! We get answers!
“White Collar” star Willie Garson says Matt Bomer isn’t just his partner-in-crime on the show, but a real-life shoulder to cry on. “When we started the series, I got a call with news that my mother was going to pass away,” Garson said. “I didn’t know anyone on the set. Matt asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I told him my mother was going to die. He hugged me and let me cry. I knew he had my back. That shows on-screen.” Garson adds: “On this show, we’ve been to hell and back — now we’re best friends.”
USA has announced the winter premiere dates for Suits, White Collar and Necessary Roughness.
Season 2 of Suits, which stars Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, will return with six new episodes on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10/9c. The legal drama was the top-rated summer cable drama in the adults 18-to-49 demographic and hit a season high with its midseason finale in August, drawing 6.5 million viewers.
White Collar will return for the second half of its fourth seasonon Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10/9c. The series stars Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer, whose character was stunned in the midseason finale when he found out Sam Phelps (Treat Williams) was actually his father.
Necessary Roughness will debut five new episodes beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10/9c. The show stars Callie Thorne as a sports psychologist to a big New York football team.
USA Network will call on several of its stars to help promote the network’s Characters Unite get-out-to-vote campaign.
USA’s digital-based “Characters Unite To Vote” public service campaign will look to encourage all Americans to vote on Election Day through specially-created digital posters featuring such USA series stars as Matt Bomer and Marsha Thomason (White Collar); Dulé Hill (Psych); Mehcad Brooks and Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness), Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice), Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Gina Torres (Suits), said network officials.
Each poster includes a black and white image of the series star with the quote “I’m a character. I vote to make my voice heard” and the tagline “Characters Unite to Vote.” Fans will be directed to the Characters Unite Facebook page for more information and encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #charactersunitetovote to share the posters and help get friends and family members out to vote on Nov. 6, said network officials.
Matt Bomer knew he was gay when he was a teenager, but coming out wasn’t in option.
“When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speaking your mind,” the 34-year-old White Collar star said last night at gay student advocacy group GLSEN’s Respect Awards, where he and his partner, Simon Halls, were honored with the Inspiration Award. “So I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would do—I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.
“When that happens, when you aren’t allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or is who you’re attracted to, feels invisible,” said Bomer, who publicly came out in February. “GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.”
Halls, one of Hollywood’s most powerful publicists, spoke of his and Bomer’s three sons.
“Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children’s minds and hearts are,” he said. “Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule…Kids aren’t born to be bullies, they’re taught to be bullies.”
On the off-chance you’re already planning next summer’s vacation, make sure to leave some room for Neal, Annie and Hank. USA Network’s popular summer dramas White Collar, Covert Affairs and Royal Pains will return next year, the cabler announced Tuesday. White Collar and Covert Affairs each merited another 16-episode cycle, bringing them to Seasons 5 and 4, respectively. Royal Pains received a regal order indeed: two more seasons – 26 episodes total – of the Hamptons-based medical drama, which will carry it through Season 6.
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And he thought Neal Caffrey was a little devil. White Collar G-man Tim DeKay will be sparring with Lucifer himself when he guest stars in an exorcism-themed episode of Body of Proof, TVLine has learned exclusively.
In a Season 3 episode of the ABC procedural, DeKay will play a forbidding, deeply religious father whose teenage daughter dies dramatically in the ER. Could she have been possessed by… the devil?! All signs — projectile vomit on the hospital walls? the words “Lick me!” emanating from her lips? — apparently point to yes. Body of Proof is slated to return in early 2013. White Collar, meanwhile, will air its fall finale on Sept. 18.
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PC: You have recently enjoyed quite a bit of TV fame thanks to EVERWOOD and your appearances on some franchises. How did you get involved with WHITE COLLAR on USA?
TW: It was interesting – they called and they said they wanted me to do it, so they sent one episode and it was very mysterious; the character they wanted me for is very mysterious. I play a guy named Jack Dempsey and his story is kind of the B story of the show this season. So, they said he was in six episodes and this was only one and it was very mysterious, so I was like, “What do we got?” you know? And, they said, “Don’t worry. Jeff Easton is going to call you,” who is the creator of the show. So, he did. He said, “This is how I see this guy and this is where I think it’s heading and this is what I want to see from him,” and I said, “Great! I’m in!” So, we went down and started shooting and I learned about the character week by week, just like the audience is going to learn about him pretty much because I didn’t know where it was going, either, really. It was really, really fun to do and I think it’s going to turn out really well.
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Willie Garson is Sarah Chalke’s uncle — on TV!
EW has learned that White Collar actor, who plays the beloved Mozzi, has scored a guest role on ABC’s midseason comedy, How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), starring Sarah Chalke. Garson is set to play Harry, the outgoing architect brother of Elizabeth Perkin’s Elaine, in the show’s fifth episode.
Reid Scott (My Boys) will also guest in the episode as Polly’s (Chalke) former classmate who is now a doctor — and very good looking.
The two meet up with the family at their elaborate Academy Awards party, which they throw every year, complete with a red carpet.