USA Orders 2 New Medical Dramas, Sets Final Season of ‘White Collar’

Tom Ellis and Jason Omara

USA Network has given series greenlights to two new medical dramas, “Rush” and “Complications,” and set a six-episode final season for “White Collar.”

The 10-episode pickups come on the heels of USA’s order last month for an untitled drama from writer Sean Jablonski to star Matt Passmore. USA will have a roster of 12 new and returning original returning series on its air this year. The drama boom is complemented by the cabler’s dive into original comedies.

“We are excited to usher in the next generation of USA dramas, alongside our signature returning originals that continue to attract a large and loyal fan base,” said USA prexy Chris McCumber. “This year USA will be showcasing more hours of original programming than ever before, including an unprecedented six new series and six returning shows.”

“Rush” revolves around a Hollywood doctor, played by Tom Ellis (pictured left), with a hard-partying lifestyle. Series was created by Jonathan Levine and hails from 20th Century Fox TV’s Fox 21 banner. Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews also exec produce.

“Complications,” from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and Fox Television Studios, stars Jason O’Mara (pictured right) as a doctor whose life becomes endangered after he saves a boy from a drive-by shooting.

“White Collar,” also from Fox TV Studios, will finish off with six episodes for its sixth season.

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  1. Kate G says:

    Although I love White Collar, the problem is…where does it go? You have to eventually let Neal free…and I am not enjoying the animosity between him and Burke. I feel that a story like White Collar, unless Neal were to join the bureau (which would essentially neuter his character) there is nothing but repetition, season after season. Example: Neal and burke don’t trust eachother, Neal plans his exit. They become friends. Neal does leaves, Neal comes back. Neal and burke have bromance of the ages. Neal and Burke fight, Neal and Burke don’t trust each other. Neal plans his exit. Neal and Burke kiss and make up. neal and burke fight. neal plans his exit. bored yet? it is a limitation inherent to the storyline. But it was acted well and chemistry between the guys was amazing. I will miss it, but am ultimately not surprised. this was only a few season story.

  2. S. A. Matheson says:

    Why would you end White Collar? It is well written and well acted — with so many other stories you can write about. Its one of the most entertaining shows on television.

  3. DON’T END White Collar. Six more episodes is NOT enough. Keep it going for YEARS!

  4. KellyM says:

    Sepiol’s recent tweet that Sneakers was his favorite Sidney Poitier role really clarified for me USA’s descent to lower brow programming. It’s one thing for a network exec to have that sensibility and another to broadcast it to the universe.

  5. Cima Balser says:

    Why Oh Why did those in charge not market what has to be the sharpest, most original series on TV: WHITE COLLAR?
    Great plots, solved with terrific ingenuity, really interesting characters (Moz!), and the incredible Matt Bomer- those eyes express it all. And this is the final season???!!!

  6. Can not believe USA is stopping 2 great shows.. Now I feel the only great show left on the Network is Suits..

  7. KellyM says:

    Hard to understand why USA abandoned the unique programming that gave it a ‘characters matter’ cachet for this new and in my opinion unwatchable slate. Also why the steadfast refusal to properly market and promote good shows like White Collar.

  8. Jeff says:

    First Burn Notice, than Psych and now White Collar, USA you might be losing a viewer.

  9. dji says:

    what happened to the sam axe spinoff?

  10. Benjamin says:

    Well damn. It’s disappointing that White Collar will be coming to an end, but I’m glad that it got to go as long as it did. I’m not too big on the forthcoming medical dramas, but maybe they’ll win me over. Who knows?

    I’m just glad Graceland is coming back, along with Royal Pains.

  11. JOE S HILL says:

    I sure hope Jason O’Mara will finally have a steady hit on his hands,especially since CBS canceled
    “VEGAS” last year-that was really rotten of them,to do that! i hope he has some good luck with USA
    Network! but one of the BEST TV series O’Mara did,was “LIFE ON MARS” in Fall 2008 for ABC.

  12. PhilG says:

    I hope there’s something else spy/crime-related on the cards too… without Burn Notice and Whitr Collar, I’ll have lost most of the shows that have made USA so watchable in recent years.

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