USA picks up a pair

USA Network, home to programs such as Monk and Psych, is continuing its focus on original shows with a pair of pilot orders.

The cable network will give the shows White Collar and Royal Pains a shot at fitting into its lineup with orders for 90-minute pilots. However, the network's tagline "Characters Welcome" has found a certain meaning within USA, and the new shows may reflect that.

"For the first time, and for the last year or so, there's been a sense in the creative community, of what a USA show is," USA exec Jeff Wachtel told Variety. "But a brand can also become a trap. We need to push out past what's expected of us."

White Collar is a drama that follows a con man who is forced to work with the FBI to catch criminals. In the medical comedy-drama hybrid Royal Pains, a young doctor relocates to the Hamptons and becomes an on-call doctor for the area's wealthy residents. Both shows are expected to begin casting soon, with production starting sometime this summer.

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Too bad they cancelled The 4400. Frankly these two new shows sound boring (been here, done that). Maybe I'll check out Royal Pains but I'll give White Collar a pass. I'm not interested in ANOTHER one of those crime procedurals.
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might check them out
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boring
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when is STARTER WIFE coming back?
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ah, i might give them both a shot. love monk, so i guess i might as well.
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Depending upon who is cast to be in these shows will impact my decision to watch. Right now I am thinking not so much.
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I never liked Dead Zone or 4400 so I was mostly sad for their fans when the shows were canceled. But these series sound interesting. I might give both a try, even though I usually don't go for medical stuff.
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Killing off 4400 was a big mistake and it looks like they are not planing on making up for it with crappy news like this.
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instead of keeping dead zone and 4400 they put on these. dead zone and 4400 were not even given proper finale episodes and ended on cliffhangers but they just drop them for this. at the very least pick up series that have been canceled by the other networks that have loyal fans. like moonlight or new amsterdam.
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yeah they dump 4400 and replace it with stuff like this? I meam, White Collar sounds quite a bit like Phsyc and Royal Pains sounds, well, not interesting?
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I couldn't agree with you more bn190601, though you forgot to mention Dead Zone as well. I'll give both a chance though.
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Will give white collar ago, but still not forgiven usa for cancelling 4400
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I like the USA shows will give it a try
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I love Psych so much I'll give both these shows a chance!
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