“White Collar” TV Show Creator: “I wrote the pilot using Google Street View.”


“White Collar,” a new dramedy about, yup, white collar crimes, debuts on the USA Network. The series stars Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a romantically jilted con man who makes a deal with FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) to help him solve crimes in exchange for his own (ankle bracelet-monitored) freedom.

Shot in New York City (though written and edited in Los Angeles), the show was created by Jeff Eastin (NBC’s “Hawaii”), who ironically has only been to New York twice. “I wrote the pilot using Google Street View,” says Eastin, who also serves as the series’s executive producer. “As soon as I decided on writing a show on white collar crime, I knew it had be to be set in New York and worked off my preconceived notions of the city, which we’ve now beautifully brought to light.”


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