It's another ridiculously busy night of TV, with premieres and finales jousting for attention amid other distractions. It's just as well that CBS' top-rated lineup is taking a breather with repeats.
First, the farewells, going head to head. Once again, NBC sends away its reliably tear-jerking Parenthood (10/9c) earlier in the TV year than we'd like, but a limited run of 15 episodes beats the alternative. Shows like this don't tend to repeat well, and if a shorter run makes business sense — while freeing up the time period in the back half of the season for something else (in this case, a retooled Smash in two weeks) — then so be it. This fourth season has been Parenthood's strongest and most emotionally charged to date, especially in the storyline involving Kristina's breast cancer ordeal, providing Monica Potter and Peter Krause (as husband Adam) with their strongest dramatic material to date. Emmy voters, wake up and take note.
Another sign that summer is over (as if the scattered fall premieres weren't enough): USA Network draws the curtain on two of its better hot-weather diversions — although one will be back before you know it.
When USA executives heard that one of America's most wanted con men, Neal Caffrey, was going to flee the country on the Season 3 finale of White Collar, they had one small request.
"They really liked the idea. They just said, 'Promise us you're not destroying the series,'" creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin tells TVGuide.com.
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At first glance, it looks like Eastin didn't play by the rules. In the episode's final moments, con-man-turned-indentured-FBI-employee Neal (Matt Bomer) cut his police anklet and fled the country with just a month left on his sentence.
But how does a show about a criminal working for the FBI function when he runs? By following said criminal to...
He may be a New York City boy at heart, but island living sure seems to agree with Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) on the new season of White Collar.
Rocking some sexy scruff and a straw fedora, the man last seen cutting his anklet and fleeing the country washes up worlds away from his old life at the FBI in these newly released photos from the Season 4 premiere (July 10 at 9/8c on USA)...
Raymond Cruz, best known to fans of The Closer as Detective Julio Sanchez, is playing a man of the law again on the upcoming season of White Collar, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
But there's a twist! Cruz will play Sheriff Enrico Morales, a corrupt...