Nick Thiel Upped To Executive Producer/Co-Showrunner On USA’s ‘White Collar’

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 5:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nick Thiel has been promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer on USA’s White Collar, from Fox TV Studios. He will take on responsibilities of co-showrunner alongside series’ creator/executive producer/showrunner Jeff Eastin, helping Easting with … Read More »

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USA Network Picks Up Jeff Eastin Pilot ‘Graceland’ To Series

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network is doubling its bet on Jeff Eastin. The cable network has picked up to series Graceland, the new pilot from White Collar creator/executive producer Eastin. The one-hour drama, from Fox TV Studios, follows a group of diverse agents — from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Customs — whose worlds collide while forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California. Sean Daniel served as executive producer on the pilot, which was directed by Russell Fine. “Graceland is very much in our sweet spot — it has that fantastic and rich look associated with most of our shows, but we also want to go to very edgy and dark places with it,” USA co-president Jeff Wachtel said. “The characters’ day job takes them to places we haven’t gone with our original series.”

Eastin will run both Graceland and White Collar, whose fourth season premieres July 10, on the heels of what is shaping up to be a big opening for Magic Mike, which features White Collar star Matt Bomer. Because both series are with the same network, USA, and the same studio, FtvS, their schedules will be synched up so Eastin can give his full attention to both. That is the reason Graceland was picked up off-pattern. Eastin is already assembling a writing staff for the new series, with the goal to go into production shortly after filming on Season 4 of White Collar winds down. Graceland brings the number of FtvS-produced series on USA to three, along with White Collar and Burn Notice. Read More »

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CAA & Fox Opt To Settle ‘White Collar’ Creator Lawsuit

The case of who created White Collar has ended in a private settlement. “The litigation has been resolved and is in the process of being dismissed,” is all plaintiff Travis Romero’s lawyer Rhett Francisco would tell Deadline … Read More »

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Daniel Sunjata To Star In USA Network’s Jeff Eastin Pilot

By | Tuesday January 17, 2012 @ 2:25pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Rescue Me alum Daniel Sunjata is set for a starring role in USA Network’s untitled drama pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The project, from Fox TV Studios, follows four agents … Read More »

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Trio Of Actors Cast In Lifetime, USA Pilots

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 11:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Matthew MacCaull (The Killing) and Ken Luckey (Mission Park) have been cast in Lifetime’s drama pilot American Housewife starring Melanie Griffith, who is executive producing with husband/producing partner Antonio … Read More »

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Caroline Rhea And Vanessa Ferlito Cast In USA Network Pilots

By | Tuesday November 22, 2011 @ 9:02am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian/actress Caroline Rhea is set to co-star opposite Nathan Lane, Ken Jenkins and Cheyenne Jackson in USA’s untitled Douglas McGrath comedy pilot. The single-camera comedy, which McGrath wrote and will direct, centers on Jasper (Lane), an unlucky actor whose … Read More »

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Aaron Tveit To Star In USA’s Jeff Eastin Pilot, 2 Join Showtime’s ‘Masters & Johnson’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Tveit is set to star in USA Network’s untitled hourlong pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The project, from Fox TV Studios, follows agents from various federal and local agencies (DEA, FBI, LAPD) who all live at … Read More »

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USA Network Orders Drama Pilot From ‘White Collar’ Creator Jeff Eastin

By | Friday October 7, 2011 @ 7:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network is doubling its bet on Jeff Eastin. The top-rated cable network is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to a one-hour drama from the White Collar creator, which follows agents from various Read More »

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