USA Lines up 'White Collar,''Operating Instructions' Casts
Marsha Thomason, Nick Zano and Diana Maria Riva join two USA pilots
Marsha Thomason has joined the cast of the 90-minute pilot "White Collar," while Nick Zano and Diana Maria Riva have joined another USA pilot," "Operating Instructions," says The Hollywood Reporter.
Thomason, who was most recently seen on the short-lived CW Sunday night drama " Easy Money," will star opposite former "Chuck" actor Matthew Bomer who plays Neal Caffrey, a brilliant con artist who gets out of maximum-security prison only to become the reluctant partner and consultant to his FBI nemesis (Tim DeKay) in order to solve white-collar crimes. Thomason will play Diana Lancing, a smart and sassy junior agent who will no doubt provide Neal with some distractions.
Thomason is also known for playing Naomi Dorrit on "Lost" and Nessa Holt on "Las Vegas."
"Operating Instructions," another 90-minute pilot centers on Rachel (Emily Rose), an ex-Marine trauma surgeon who returns after a tour of duty overseas to take a post at a military hospital. Zano will play Luke, a fellow Marine who shared a traumatic experience with Rachel in Iraq, while Riva will play Amani, an OR nurse.
Zano is known for playing Vince on the sitcom "What I Like About You." Riva has had recurring roles on "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and played Vivy on "Side Order of Life."
In other USA news, the network is close to ordering up a season of episodes for the hourlong drama "Royal Pains," starring Mark Feuerstein as a young doctor who loses everything after making a critical decision in the ER. When he visits the Hamptons, he reluctantly becomes a concierge doctor to the wealthy and elite.