USA’s ‘White Collar’ and ‘Covert Affairs’ seem like natural shows for a crossover event, and stars Matt Bomer and Piper Perabo seem to agree. The two said as much in a recent TV interview.
A pair of USA’s dramedies are returning this week -- and Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo is teasing a crossover with White Collar. She gave an interview with White Collar headliner Matt Bomer on The Today Show and let her intentions be known.
When asked about their relative shows, Perabo said, “I keep trying to get them to write a crossover!” Host Meredeth Vieira speculated that CIA Agent Annie Walker (Perabo) could enlist the aid of con-man Neal Caffrey (Bomer) in exchange for a shortened sentence. “It’s gonna happen,” said Bomer.
For the uninitiated, White Collar plays out like a modern, serialized version of Catch Me If You Can. Caffrey assists FBI straight man Peter Burke (Tim DeKay, Get Smart) by getting into the minds of his fellow criminals. Covert Affairs is a standard spy show with a flirty twist provided by Perabo and other young cast members like Christopher Gorham.