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Willie Garson Directs His First Episode Of 'White Collar'

December 5th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Willie Garson
Tonight's episode of White Collar is a special one, because Willie Garson - the delightful actor behind everyone's favorite enigmatic con man Mozzie - will get his first director's credit. BFTV recently had the chance to chat with Willie about making his debut as director and a few other things besides, like finally learning his character's real name!

In "Quantico Closure," we get to poke around in the past of one FBI agent Peter Burke, as he ends up working alongside his ex-girlfriend (played by guest star Kim Dickens), which naturally doesn't go over swimmingly with Peter's loyal wife El...
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Tim DeKay, Matt Bomer Preview 'White Collar' Season 5

October 17th, 2013 12:09pm EDT
White Collar
The tables have turned in the new season of USA's White Collar. FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) finds himself in prison while ex-con Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) strives to clear his name, after Neal's own father left them both hanging. BFTV recently connected with Tim and Matt for a chat in which they talked to us about how things have changed and the many characters who will come into play during Season 5.

In a key scene from tonight's premiere episode, "At What Price," Peter and Neal have a conversation in which Peter basically admits that he is no longer objective when it comes to his o...
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Exclusive Clip From This Week's 'White Collar: Season 4' DVD

October 13th, 2013 12:40pm EDT
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With the fifth season of White Collar just around the corner, Fox Home Entertainment released White Collar: Season 4 on DVD this week, and provided Starpulse with an exclusive deleted scene from the set's special features.

Look below to check out a clip originally filmed for episode 407, "Compromising Positions," in which Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen) has a chat with her husband Peter (Tim DeKay) about Peter's tense working relationship with Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer).

White Collar: Season 4 is now available on DVD. Season 5 of the series begins October 17 on USA, with a familiar fa...
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'White Collar' Star Tim DeKay Guests On Tonight's 'Body Of Proof'

March 5th, 2013 10:40am EST
Tim DeKay
Tim DeKay will be on two different shows at the same time tonight. As the White Collar season finale airs on USA, the veteran actor is also guest-starring on an all-new Body of Proof on ABC.

The White Collar season finale is called "In The Wind," and DeKay's FBI agent Peter Burke is still dealing with a suspicious new boss (guest star Emily Procter, CSI: Miami) when he gets a call from his old supervisor, Reese Hughes (James Rebhorn), who isn't going quietly into retirement. As the hunt for the elusive evidence box comes to an end, Peter has a chance to nab corrupt Senator Pratt (guest sta...
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Tim DeKay Talks Directing Tonight's 'White Collar'

February 5th, 2013 7:30am EST
Tim DeKay
White Collar star Tim DeKay made his directorial debut on the show last season with the episode "Stealing Home." He's back behind the camera with tonight's episode, "Empire City." To mark the occasion, Tim spoke with BFTV about what goes into his directorial efforts and the continually developing dynamic between Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey.

(SPOILER ALERT - This interview contains spoilers for the most recent episodes of White Collar.)

"We have a very supportive cast and crew, and everybody’s rooting for you, and you’re rooting for them. We’re all in this together," explained the actor, ...
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Treat Williams of 'White Collar': 'Eight-Page Monologues Explaining My Entire History with Neal' Are Challenging

January 23rd, 2013 11:00am EST
Treat Williams
White Collar resumed its fourth season last night on USA. The premiere started with Neal’s father (real name: James Bennett) telling his son what led to their family entering witness protection decades earlier.

Bennett is played by Treat Williams who recently participated in a conference call with reporters. Here are the highlights:

On what’s most difficult about playing his character. “Eight-page monologues explaining my entire history with Neal. There's a lot of long walks on country roads in Vermont let me tell you.”

On if he was in on the fact he was Neal’s father from the beginning....
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'White Collar': Treat Williams on Playing Neal Caffrey's Father

January 22nd, 2013 11:00pm EST
Treat Williams
Tonight White Collar fans finally got acquainted with Neal Caffrey's enigmatic father, James Bennett, played by Treat Williams. The actor knows a thing or two about playing TV dads, after taking on parental roles in projects like the WB series Everwood and the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Front of the Class. He recently joined BFTV to talk about embodying Neal's long-lost parent.

He's no newcomer to the series - his first appearance on the show was in the season's seventh episode, "Compromising Positions," which aired in August. Tonight's episode was his fourth guest-star credit, and he spo...
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'White Collar' Fans Can Now Dress Like Neal Caffrey

January 22nd, 2013 9:00am EST
White Collar
USA Network, Gilt.com and menswear retailer Alton Lane are partnering together for a new fashion launch that will allow fans of USA's hit series White Collar to take after sharp-dressed con man Neal Caffrey.

Starting today, January 22, Gilt.com will offer the 'Caffrey Collection,' which is billed via press release as "a collection of high end tailored accessories and bespoke suiting and shirting fabrics" designed and hand-selected by White Collar star Matt Bomer. The launch begins with a 36-hour sale beginning at 12 PM EST today, which can be accessed online at Gilt.com/Neal, but there are...
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Check Out An Exclusive Clip From Tonight's Episode Of 'White Collar'

August 28th, 2012 1:05pm EDT
White Collar
We have an exclusive clip from tonight's episode of "White Collar," featuring Peter (Tim DeKay) and his love for testifying. As much as Neal (Matt Bomer) wants in, his past doesn’t give him too much credibility.

When a criminal Peter arrested hires a high-powered political fixer to sabotage the trial, Peter and Neal must take on this brilliant but devious opponent who maintains a lawful facade.

Watch the clip:

Hilarie Burton, Nicholas Turturro, Treat Williams, Michael Torpey, Perrey Reeves guest star in the episode.

Also, check out Neal’s Stash (http://nealsstash.usan...
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TV on DVD: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' 'Burn Notice,' 'White Collar,' 'Leverage' & 'Boss'

July 29th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Star Trek
July has been a great month for TV home-video releases, from the eagerly anticipated Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Ray to fan favorites like Burn Notice, White Collar and Leverage. Here's an inside look at all those titles, as well as Starz's Boss and Acorn Media's James May's 20th Century.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One [Blu-Ray]: This is the release that Star Trek fans have been waiting for. As we celebrate Next Generation's 25th anniversary, its inaugural season looks near-perfect on Blu-Ray, down to astonishing levels of detail in special-effects shots. There's clearl...
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The 10 Television Characters I Still Miss

March 28th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Line of Fire
There are lots of TV shows I miss. But then there are the characters: individual performances so good they came alive, and I still wonder about them. It's one thing to mourn a show for awhile, another to ask yourself years later, "Whatever happened to...?" as if that person was real.

Here are ten TV characters that I still think about, in (almost) chronological order of their departures.

1. Jennifer Sampson in Line of Fire, as played by Julie Ann Emery (2003)

I'm putting this one first because this is the character that gave me the idea for this piece. Sometimes I feel like I was the o...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Judgment Day' (3.16)

February 28th, 2012 11:09pm EST
White Collar
Can you believe it's the White Collar third-season finale already? And are you ready for the answer as to whether or not Neal will be a free man? Well, here we go...

While we open with Neal getting the particulars on the commutation hearing process in a room with no decor (because all important hearings on TV seem to happen in big, open rooms with no decor and are run by unlikable, interchangeable bureaucrats), Peter is stunned to hear that his pal Kramer (Beau Bridges) doesn't just have his sights set on luring Diana to Washington. He wants Neal there, too. Here I think, "Dude, ge...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Pulling Strings' (3.14)

February 7th, 2012 11:04pm EST
White Collar
This week's White Collar brings back some absent characters, introduces some new ones, and mixes them together to create a lackluster outing.

Elizabeth's birthday is coming up, and Peter wants the weekend off "unless someone dies or Neal does something big. Maybe not even if someone dies." He's leaving Diana in charge, even as Diana reveals that she's engaged to her girlfriend Christie. Sounds like everything is going grand, right? Well, until we start talking about a stolen Stradivarius violin...and Neal's now ex-girlfriend Sara Ellis, who thinks her boss Bryan (Bailey Chase) is t...
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'Suits' Star Patrick J. Adams Joins USA's 'Characters Unite Month'

February 1st, 2012 8:00am EST
Suits
Suits star Patrick J. Adams is among the many USA Network faces making statements to address social issues and cultural divides for the network's second 'Characters Unite Month' in February.

The SAG Award nominee is adding his voice to help stop bullying, something he experienced as a teenager for his interest in theater.

"When you're the guy doing the school plays, that's not necessarily as cool as some of the other people," he said in an interview. "I got bullied a ton. I got pushed around a lot. [But] by the end of high school, the same guy who was beating me up in the ninth grade and...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Neighborhood Watch' (3.13)

January 31st, 2012 11:02pm EST
White Collar
This just isn't Elizabeth Burke's season.

This week's White Collar has Mrs. Suit overhearing plans for a robbery thanks to a scanner Peter left at home. When nothing materializes, Peter and Neal are skeptical, but (of course) Mozzie is more receptive. He and Elizabeth monitor the scanner until they hear the same voices again...right across the street from the Burke home. The new neighbors are Ben (Matt Bomer's Magic Mike co-star Joe Manganiello) and Rebecca Ryan (former Criminal Minds star Lola Glaudini).

Elizabeth coerces Rebecca into inviting her and Peter over for dinner. Plus, ...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Upper West Side Story' (3.12)

January 24th, 2012 11:03pm EST
White Collar
Oh, White Collar. I love you for your ridiculous charm.

The case of the week sees Neal and Peter approached about potential embezzlement at upper-crust Manhattan Prep. The lead suspect is Andy Woods (Dylan Baker, who's played a bad guy so often we should just assume he's the villain every time he shows up), who's in charge of the school's endowment and may have cartel ties. To check him out, our dynamic duo goes undercover, which leads to plenty of entertaining shenanigans.

Just minutes after their arrival, Neal gets mistaken for a substitute teacher, but rolls with it when he s...
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Q&A: 'White Collar' Star Tim DeKay

January 24th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Tim DeKay
There's a whole White Collar promo about Matt Bomer. But it would be criminal to overlook his co-star Tim DeKay, who's equally brilliant and just as important to the show's success.

His character, Special Agent Peter Burke, couldn't be more solid. Peter has a successful job at the FBI and a stable marriage to Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen). The role is a perfect fit for Tim, who's just as reliable as his character. He's got a long list of TV credits to his name, including a recent guest appearance on NBC's Chuck, being one of the good things about Law & Order: Los Angeles, and he'll always...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Checkmate' (3.11)

January 17th, 2012 11:05pm EST
White Collar
White Collar is back, and we answer the question: where is Elizabeth Burke?

"Checkmate" picks up immediately from the midseason finale, with Mrs. Burke in the hands of now very familiar bad guy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall), who wants to exchange her for the hidden treasure. "You could've walked away," Peter tells Neal angrily, and a recalcitrant Neal admits that "I should be paying for it, not Elizabeth."

Yet when Neal brings Peter to the warehouse where the treasure was, he finds that Mozzie has moved all of it on his own. This means that in order to find Elizabeth, our dynamic d...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

January 7th, 2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds

C...
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'Chuck' 5.08 'Chuck Versus The Baby' Review

December 31st, 2011 12:07am EST
Chuck
This week's Chuck boasts some very familiar special guests - and a baby. It's unashamedly sentimental, but that's just fine for a fun adventure as we near the end of the series.

Five years ago, in Budapest, Sarah was hanging out with Peter Burke...wait, wrong show, but that is Tim DeKay of White Collar as Sarah's handler Kieran Ryker. He orders her to take out a dining room full of thugs and rescue a baby. Now Ryker's defected, and that cute little baby is coming back to haunt Sarah.

Seems the tot was in line for a huge fortune, and rather than turn him over to Ryker so that he coul...
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'White Collar' 3.06 'Scott Free' Review

July 12th, 2011 10:03pm EDT
White Collar
Deja vu is the theme of this week's White Collar, and it works - though perhaps not as well as it could have.

When the FBI starts tracking another wily con artist, Scott Rivers (Hutch Dano), everything feels a little familiar - but that's the point. For the characters, and for the audience, it's impossible not to hold the mirror up and draw parallels between Scott's present and Neal's past. Things get complicated when there's an attempt on Scott's life early on, making him equal parts criminal and victim. It's a great concept for an episode, one rife with opportunities for characte...
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'White Collar' 3.05 'Veiled Threat' Review

July 5th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
White Collar
Hello again, White Collar! Apologies for cheating on you with The Voice, but I'm back now and I'm glad to see you haven't missed me too much. "Veiled Threat" isn't the best episode, but it has glimmers of greatness inside of it.

This week's premise is rife with possibilities: Neal, Peter and Jones go undercover at a bachelor auction to lure in a suspected "black widow" named Selena (played by Madchen Amick, who will always be the spouse from Viva Laughlin to me). While this makes Sara bring up that she and Neal have never been on a "real date," Elizabeth is more amused and tries ...
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TV On DVD: 'White Collar: Season Two'

June 16th, 2011 5:43pm EDT
White Collar
With White Collar premiering its third season last Tuesday, Fox Home Entertainment released White Collar: Season Two on DVD on the same date. Here's my review.

The Show

I fell in love with White Collar almost right out of the gate. Ever since I saw Matt Bomer in ABC's Traveler, I knew he was going to be a star someday, and the show found a perfect match for him in veteran actor Tim DeKay. There was smart writing that balanced a case of the week with character development and an ongoing mythology, moving along each in equal measures. Great acting serviced well by strong writing - we...
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'White Collar' 3.01 'On Guard' Review

June 7th, 2011 10:10pm EDT
White Collar
White Collar was a favorite of mine in its first season and parts of the second, but I have to admit that by the end of season two, the shine had started to come off the show for me. As a result, I became very interested in what season three would be - would the show win me back or would we break up?

The third-season premiere starts off in an awkward but not entirely unexpected place, with Neal and Mozzie trying to make a quick escape from Peter and Diana. Four days earlier, Neal's being polygraphed regarding the events of the second-season finale. (I've been polygraphed; this is...
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Summer 2011 TV Highlights

May 24th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
True Blood
As much as you should be going to the beach, catching a hot concert or spending time with friends at outdoor barbeques this summer, there is also a lot going on indoors too. We’re talking about what’s going on inside on the television. Summer television shows aren’t always about the addicting and sometimes laughable reality programs since stations like TNT and USA have stepped up their game with shows like The Closer and Burn Notice. As much as we were anticipating the return of Mad Men this summer only to be disappointed by the news that the premiere is delayed until 2012, we found a few m...
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People That Aren't Doing It: Non-Romantic TV Relationships That Work

April 14th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Hawaii Five O
(*Firstly, if you don't get the joke in the title, visit Failblog. I'll wait.)

There's been a tremendous response to my Tuesday article about the reasons why I'm not excited about TV romance. It's been really awesome to hear from fans of various shows and pairings, who wrote in with their own opinions and ideas, and helped create a great discussion of the topic and the issues surrounding it - most importantly, with respect for me and for each other.

As is natural and perfectly fine, there were some people who disagreed with my lack of enthusiasm. One reader suggested that romantic r...
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I'm Just Not That Into TV Romance

April 12th, 2011 3:59pm EDT
Tiffani Thiessen Tim DeKay
In real life, I'm all about love - but when it comes to TV, the last thing I want is romance.

The reason for the dichotomy? Romantic subplots on television are problematic things in my experience. For a variety of reasons, I've seen them end in disaster more often than not, which has conditioned me to want to avoid the subject altogether. When it comes up for one of my favorite shows, I can't help but cringe.

Before we start this discussion, it's worth noting that there are TV romances that are great. I don't mean to say that they all fail, nor to say that some are right and some are...
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'White Collar' 2.16 'Under The Radar' Recap and Review

March 9th, 2011 9:46am EST
White Collar
White Collar's second-season finale has everything but the kitchen sink: the return of several prominent guest characters, including the villainous Vincent Adler. His takedown was certainly rewarding, but did it live up to the hype? That depends on how you look at it.

Peter and Neal are strolling through New York, with Neal carrying a box full of fake Rolexes, on their way to the FBI office. Sara is there waiting for them, claiming she's found something big in the ocean - but first, we have to have the obligatory awkward moment between the two of them since they were locking lips a...
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White Collar: Inside the Season Finale Two Years in the Making

March 8th, 2011 1:31pm EST
Matt Bomer and Tim Dekay | Photo Credits: Myles Aronowitz/USA Ne
Fans following the mythology of White Collar for the last two seasons are in for a pleasant surprise when the crime caper wraps its second season Tuesday: answers!

"It's really been two years coming," creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin tells TVGuide.com. "Everything we've set up — Kate, the music box, the code — all those things finally come to a head and we finally realize what those first two seasons have...

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'White Collar' 2.15 'Power Play' Recap and Review

March 2nd, 2011 6:09am EST
White Collar
Hands up: how many people were eagerly awaiting this week's White Collar?

Yep, me too.

And it certainly delivered on the comedy front, even if the actual plot was nothing new.

Elizabeth is setting up for an event, when in walks the very grumpy Andrew Stanzler (Richard Schiff, seeming like he's channeling Toby Ziegler from The West Wing). He leaves just as quickly, thankfully. El is soon approached by Stanzler's assistant Brooke, who asks her about her husband working for the FBI.

"How's the world's most interesting evil man?" Peter asks El when she comes home. El explains that Broo...
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