Matthew Bomer
USA is hoping for a white-hot show in White Collar.

The cabler has greenlit production on the drama pilot, which will star Chuck's spy guy Matthew Bomer and Tim DeKay from Carnivale fame.

The series will be a buddy-cop project of sorts, chronicling the partnership between a con artist (Bomer) and an FBI agent (DeKay), who have "been playing cat and mouse for years," USA describes.

Jeff Eastin (Hawaii) will executive produce, while Bronwen Hughes, of the net's own Burn Notice, will direct.

No premiere date has been set.