joe manganiello 320 'True Blood's' Joe Manganiello coming to 'White Collar'Joe Manganiello is a hunk of a werewolf on “True Blood,” but he’ll be trading in his claws for an orange jumpsuit on the back-half of “White Collar’s” third season, reports EW.

Manganiello will play an ex-con who moves in across the street from Peter and Elle Burke (Tim DeKay and Tiffani Thiessen), bringing trouble to their neighborhood. There is no word as to how many episodes Manganiello will be seen in, but he won’t appear until the latter half of the season, which will start airing on USA in January 2012.

To tide you over, Manganiello, who we did not see in the “True Blood” premiere, should be appearing back in Bon Temps this summer as werewolf Alcide. “True Blood” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and “White Collar” airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on USA.

We’re excited to see a star of one favorite show pop up on another. What about you, Zap2it readers?


Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."