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White Collar (TV series)

White Collar
Genre Police procedural
Created by Jeff Eastin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 81 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Jeff Eastin
Producer(s) Margo Myers Massey
Location(s) New York City, New York
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Fox Television Studios
Jeff Eastin and Warrior George Productions
Original channel USA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Surround
Original release October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) – December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)
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White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and multitalented con artist working as Burke's criminal informant. Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen also star. The show premiered on October 23, 2009, and has aired six complete seasons, with the final season concluding on December 18, 2014.


Neal Caffrey, a con artist, forger, and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left in serving a four-year sentence,[1] he escapes to look for his girlfriend Kate. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees. They begin an unconventional arrangement in which Caffrey helps Burke apprehend dangerous white collar criminals.

Cast and characters

File:White Collar Cast Cropped.jpg
The cast of White Collar

Main characters

A skilled forger and thief, Caffrey was imprisoned after being captured by FBI Special Agent Peter Burke. Neal proposes he become an FBI consultant, in exchange for early release. Burke agrees on the condition Neal wears an ankle monitor. Despite being given the opportunity to build a new, honest life for himself, Neal often craves his old life, forcing him to choose between the two.
A hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on which Neal serves. He is very committed to his marriage and loves his home life. Peter is the person Neal trusts the most, and Peter is determined to convince Neal that an honest life is possible.
Another con man and close friend of Neal. Mozzie, or Moz, is Neal's most trusted confidante. Abandoned as a baby, he grew up in an orphanage and several foster homes in Detroit, where he learned to be a con man. Though lacking Neal's people skills, he appears to be a jack of all trades, has an eidetic memory, and, occasionally, helps with investigations. Moz takes his nickname from a childhood teddy bear named Mozart.
An event planner and Peter's wife. She is supportive and understanding of his work and long hours away. An intelligent woman herself, Elizabeth is able to discuss Peter's cases with him, and admires Neal's refinement.
Previously Peter's probationary agent, Diana assists on Peter and Neal's first case together. Transferred to D.C. after her probation ends, she later returns to the investigative team in New York.
Peter's point man who is responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks during the team's investigations, including surveillance. He appreciates Neal's unorthodox contributions to the team.
An insurance company investigator who testified against Neal when he was on trial, and determined to see him return to prison, she later discovers she enjoys working with him. During an investigation, they embark on a romantic relationship, complicated by the reappearance of Alex.
A junior agent who requested a transfer to Peter's team and served on it briefly.

Recurring characters

Stars Tim DeKay (left) and Matt Bomer (right) during filming of the third season episode "On the Fence", June 7, 2011.
An elderly widow who meets Neal at a thrift store, June is a quick judge of character, and soon offers Neal her guest room. June also has a close friendship with Mozzie and is often seen talking to him or playing board games.
The agent in charge of the FBI's Manhattan White Collar Crime Unit, Hughes is supportive of Peter's use of Neal as a confidential informant.
An expert in ancient books, especially Mosconi's texts. First meets with Neal while working as a curator in a museum, from which Neal steals the mysterious Chapter 13 of Mosconi's Codex. Rebecca joins Neal and Mozzie in their efforts to resolve the mystery behind the Codex and becomes Neal's new love interest. Later it is revealed that Rebecca Lowe was a fake identity of a rogue MI5 agent Rachel Turner who became paid thief and assassin for hire. She is responsible for the murders of David Seigel and Curtis Hagen.
A professional thief and black market fence who was formerly romantically involved with Neal, when they meet up again, the relationship is not rekindled. She periodically assists with Peter and Neal's cases.
A thief and archrival of Neal, Keller was arrested and jailed by Peter but later escaped and tried to steal the U-boat treasure that Neal and Mozzie have.
Neal's missing girlfriend, who appears to be acting under the direction of a mysterious man, identifiable only by his 10-year commemorative FBI ring. She provides Neal with cryptic clues when she wants to communicate with him, and eventually prepares to reunite with Neal.
A mysterious former cop who turns out to be Neal's father, and who was framed for murder. Initially, Neal was skeptical of his father's self-proclaimed innocence. However, after revealing more evidence, Neal becomes convinced of his father's innocence. James (like Ellen) was also in WITSEC protection.
A criminal caught during the first case on which Peter and Neal worked together. Later blackmailed Neal to destroy evidence against him in exchange for help in freeing Peter from jail. Forced Neal to steal Chapter 13 of Mosconi's Codex for him. Killed by Rachel Turner.
Neal's father's former partner. She arrested Neal's father and then was put into WITSEC along with Neal and his mother.
A discredited agent from the Office of Professional Responsibility, his abuse of authority in pursuit of Neal and Peter eventually leads to his forced resignation. Neal believes he is responsible for Kate's death.
Peter Burke's instructor when Burke was training at Quantico, and later Burke's mentor. Kramer works in the Art Crimes Unit in Washington, D.C. He, like Neal, is an expert in art, and believes Neal is too valuable to be a free man, so plans to have Neal transferred to Washington, D.C. to work with him.
Diana's girlfriend. She is a physician who works at a hospital. She first appeared in the episode "Deadline" (3.03). In the third season episode "Pulling Strings" (3.14), Christie proposed to Diana. Diana reports the couple's breakup in the season four episode "Honor Among Thieves".
A wealthy financier who is the subject of a long-con soon after Neal and Mozzie get together. Kate was working as Adler's personal assistant when Neal took a job with Adler in order to gain his confidence and get the information needed for the con. Adler taught Neal about personal style and to enjoy an expensive lifestyle. Adler disappeared about two years before Neal first went to prison when it was discovered that he had been running a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. He is shot by Peter after attempting to shoot Neal at the end of season 2.
  • Emily Procter as Assistant Special Agent (in charge) Amanda Callaway:
Her promotion to the White Collar Division in New York was met with great suspicion by Peter and Neal. They are convinced that her promotion from the Atlanta White Collar Division to the New York White Collar Division was the result of political influence. More specifically, they believe that Senator Pratt brought about her promotion so that she could protect his best interests. Peter and Neal don't like her micro-management style, and they are also convinced that Callaway is stalling their investigation in order to protect Pratt.
He was James's (i.e., Neal's father's) captain when he was working for the D.C. Metropolitan Police. Peter and Neal are absolutely convinced that Pratt is corrupt, and has been corrupt since his days on the D.C. Metropolitan Police. He got into politics and eventually became a U.S. Senator representing the State of Maryland. According to Peter, Pratt has "incredible reach." Neal and Peter are certain that he was involved with the Flynn mob family syndicate. Peter and Neal are determined to take down Pratt and bring him to justice for personal and professional reasons.
June's granddaughter. She first appeared in the pilot episode and returned with the third season premiere, "On Guard" (3.01).

Awards and nominations

People's Choice Awards, USA

Year Category Result
2011 Favorite TV Obsession Nominated
2012 Favorite Cable TV Drama Nominated
2013 Favorite Cable TV Drama Nominated
2014 Favorite Cable TV Drama Nominated
2015 Favorite Cable TV Actor Won

Casting Society of America, USA

Year Category Result
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama Nominated

Image Awards

Year Category Result
2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Diahann Carroll

Young Artist Awards

Year Category Result
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13
Regan Mizrahi


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


ION Television acquired the rights for syndication of White Collar in 2013 along with Burn Notice.[20] This will be the fourth USA Network television series to be in syndication on ION Television, along with Monk and Psych.

DVD releases

The first season of White Collar was released in the USA under the title White Collar: The Complete First Season as a widescreen four-disc Region 1 DVD box set on July 13, 2010.[21] In addition to all the episodes that had been aired, DVD extras included Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Commentary, Exclusive Featurettes: "Pro and Con", "A Cool Cat in the Hat", and "Nothing But the Truth".[22] The same set was released on July 26, 2010 in Region 2,[23] and on August 18, 2010 in Region 4.[24] The first season of White Collar is also available on Blu-ray.[25]

The season two four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 7, 2011.[26] DVD extras consist of Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Episode Commentaries (for episodes 2x09 "Point Blank", 2x12 "Forging Bonds" and 2x16 "Under The Radar") and Exclusive Featurettes: "White Collar Roasts Burn Notice: Rivalry in the Writers' Rooms", "Burn Notice Roasts White Collar: Rivalry in the Writers' Rooms", "Slick Willie", and "So Here's The Deal: Anatomy of an Episode". The DVD was released on Region 2 on the February 18, 2013.

White Collar: The Complete Third Season four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 5, 2012.[27] Region 1 DVD Features: Interrogation room, a trivia challenge with the cast, Jeff Eastin, @ddicted, Gag reel, Deleted scenes, Audio commentary on season finale, Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.78, Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish[28][29]

International broadcasts

Country Broadcaster(s) Start date Time slot
23x15px United Kingdom Sky Living[30]
Autumn 2011 (S1)
October 16, 2012 (S2 - S3)[32][33]
S2: Tuesday 10:00pm[33]
23x15px Brazil FOX August 5, 2010 10PM Thursday
23x15px Mexico Fox_Latin_America S5: 13PM Tuesdays
23x15px Bulgaria bTV, bTV Cinema May 23, 2011 9PM weekdays
8PM (from season 2)
23x15px Canada Bravo in English and Séries+ in French 9PM Wednesday
23x15px Germany RTL (season 1 and 2)
RTL Crime (season 3 and 4)
September 13, 2011 10:15PM Tuesday (season 1)
11:10PM Thursday (season 2)
8:15PM Wednesday (season 3)
9:00PM Friday (season 4)
23x15px Hungary RTL II October 1, 2012 8PM weekdays
Template:Country data Japan Mystery Channel January 21, 2010  (S1 - S5)
23x15px Sweden TV11 2013 (season 4) N/A
Template:Country data India
23x15px Bangladesh
23x15px Pakistan
STAR World India 2010 11PM weekdays
23x15px Portugal FOX and TVI 2010 9:30PM weekdays (until season 3)
23x15px Italy FOX and Italia 1 2010 9PM weekdays
Template:Country data Iran Farsi1 2013 9PM Sunday
23x15px Philippines FOX Philippines and Jack City on BEAM 31 N/A 10PM Tuesday
23x15px Slovakia JOJ Plus[34] August 20, 2012[35] 10PM Monday[35]
23x15px Russia Channel One 2011 12:20AM Wednesday
23x15px Finland MTV3[36] January 3, 2011[36] 11:35PM Monday[36]
23x15px Australia One 2009 7:30PM Wednesday
23x15px New Zealand MediaWorks New Zealand December 17, 2012 2PM weekdays (season 1)
23x15px Belgium vtm 2012 11PM Sunday
Template:Country data Israel Yes October 23, 2009 N/A
23x15px Spain Fox (Spain)
Cuatro (television)
FOX Crime
Divinity (TV channel)
September 20, 2010
August 24, 2011
September 2011
May 2013
23x15px France Série Club and M6 September 21, 2010 and July 9, 2011 N/A
23x15px Thailand Fox (Thailand) and NOW N/A N/A
Template:Country data Jamaica TVJ N/A N/A
23x15px Denmark TV 2 Zulu N/A N/A
Template:Country data India STAR World Premiere October 18, 2013 9:00 PM Friday (Season 5)
23x15px Morocco Medi 1 TV N/A 10 PM Wednesday (Season 1 to 3)
23x15px Lithuania TV6 2014 4 PM Weekdays


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