After five seasons and 75 episodes, unlikely partners Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) will soon catch their last bad guy, and call it a career, Deadline reports.
While fans obviously aren't going to be pleased with USA's decision to bring 'White Collar' to an end, there is a small ray of light at the end of the show's tunnel. Viewers will recall that the Season 5 finale of 'White Collar' aired back on Jan. 30, and ended on a major cliffhanger involving Neal (which I won't spoil for those who still have it sitting on their DVRs).
If there's one thing TV lovers hate more than their favorite show being canceled, it's when that show ends on an unresolved cliffhanger. Thankfully, that won't be the case here. Even though USA has opted to cancel 'White Collar,' that doesn't mean they intend to leave fans hanging. A short, six-episode final season will be produced to wrap up the series' loose ends, and provide a proper conclusion to one of USA's most popular programs. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Yeah, you read that right, the show is still popular. 'White Collar' doesn't quite do the ratings it used to, but it's no slouch either. The problem is that the longer a show is on the air, the more production costs the network is required to pick up the tab for, and the more the cast and above-the-line crew make per episode. Unfortunately, it appears that the economics of a full sixth season just didn't work out in USA's favor. Still, it's always nice when a network respects its audience enough to give a beloved series the send-off it deserves.