USA Network (finally) Announces ‘White Collar’s’ Season 5 Premiere Date

Have you been missing Neal Caffrey and the White Collar crew as much as we have? Sadly, we’ve still got over two months to go, but at least we now know which date to circle on our calendars. USA Network announced today that White Collar will premiere its fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c.

The new season will pick up where the March cliffhanger left off: with Peter facing murder charges for a crime that Neal’s father committed. Naturally, Neal wants to do everything in his power to help clear Peter’s name and that includes making a deal with the devil known as the Dutchman.

While all of this is going on, Neal will be working with a new handler. The Following’s Warren Kole will be keeping a close eye on Neal (and probably Mozzie too). But we have faith in Mr. Caffrey’s ability to get out of any jam that attempts to deter him.

Of course in typical White Collar fashion, the season won’t be all gloom and doom. We also know there’s a potential new love interest on the horizon for Neal. Legend of the Seeker’s Bridget Reagan has signed on for a 10-episode arc as a woman Neal meets during one of his cons.

White Collar returns Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c on USA Network.