White Collar fans may need to start panicking.
According to Deadline.com, renewal talks for a sixth season of the USA crime dramedy have stalled, leaving the fate of the series up in the air. Because of the prolonged negotiations, White Collar has already lost its writing staff and several crew members.
If the series does not return, viewers would be left without closure. The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger with Neal (Matt Bomer) being abducted by a mystery man.
According to Deadline.com, USA is considering wrapping up White Collar with a short miniseries, similar to the final season of The Big C. However, other USA shows such as Monk, Burn Notice and In Plain Sight, were all renewed for final seasons, and therefore given time to craft a proper send-off, so it seems likely that White Collar will also get a chance to conclude its story. USA will already lose one long-running show this year when Psych wraps its eight-season run next month.
The show's uncertain future comes after it was moved from summer to fall, and after the Season 5 order was reduced from 16 episodes to 13. In addition to White Collar, creator Jeff Eastin is also behind USA's dark drama Graceland, which returns for a second season this summer.
Would you miss White Collar if it went off the air?