matthew bomer 320 TV Bites: 'White Collar,' 'True Blood,' 'Lost,' 'Rescue Me'

USA has given the go-ahead for a second season of “White Collar.” 

The hour-long drama’s creator Jeff Eastin first broke the news on Twitter.

The series, which posted 5.6 million viewers for its winter finale, centers on Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a con man who escapes prison to eventually be caught by FBI agent Peter
Burke (Tim DeKay) and work with him to catch other criminals.

“Lost” may be returning on ABC on February 2, but DirecTV subscribers can catch six series specials, airing on consecutive Saturdays on Channel 101, beginning Saturday, Dec. 26.

The programs, derived from the season recap specials that originally aired on
ABC, will include elements not seen before on TV such as DVD extras,
behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes and music videos.

This marks the first promotional partnership between ABC and the 101, which
has been airing first run episodes of “Friday Night Lights” via a deal with NBC.

Lindsay-Pulsipher-320.jpg–“The Beast” co-star Lindsay Pulsipher is the latest to join HBO’s “True Blood.”

She will play
Crystal Norris, a barefoot, sundress-wearing woman who shares an electric
connection with Jason (Ryan Kwanten) before vanishing into the
forest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pulsipher joins a slew of new blood on “True Blood’s” upcoming third season,
including J. Smith-Cameron, Alfre Woodard, Denis O’Hare, Marshall Allman, Grant Bowler and
Theo Alexander.                        

— What’s with all the men? “In the Company of Men,” Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” “Men of a Certain Age” …

Now, according to Variety ABC has greenlit the comedy pilot “Awkward Situations for Men,” revolving around British personality Danny Wallace (“Yes Man”) as he moves to
America with his wife and discovers that his  behavior goes against U.S.
standards. The show is based on Wallace’s book of the same name.

maura tierney 290 TV Bites: 'White Collar,' 'True Blood,' 'Lost,' 'Rescue Me'Maura Tierney, who dropped out of NBC’s midseason show “Parenthood” in order to undergo treatment for breast cancer, may be well
enough next year to return to her other show, “Rescue Me.”

Series executive producer Peter Tolan tells People he’s making plans to bring her back for the seventh season.

are just about finished writing the entire sixth season…we know we’re
going to bring back Maura Tierney, because we loved her and she loved us, which
is even more fulfilling.”

Tierney plays Kelly McPhee, a love interest for Denis Leary’s
firefighter Tommy Gavin. In the season finale that aired in September Kelly
seemed to reject Tommy.

The new episodes will be shot in
the spring of 2010.

Posted by:Darcel Rockett