Thiessen, Marsden take on pilot duties


Tiffani Thiessen has been tapped to co-star in USA Network's pilot "White Collar," while Matthew Marsden has landed the title role in Spike TV's two-hour pilot "Madso's War."

"Collar," from Fox TV Studios, centers on Neal (Matthew Bomer), a con artist who teams with Peter (Tim DeKay), an FBI agent. Thiessen, repped by Paradigm and manager Jai Khanna, will play Peter's wife.

"War," from MGM TV, revolves around the Irish mob in Boston. Marsden, repped by Innovative and Mosaic, plays a small-time thief. Also cast is Kevin Chapman (TalentWorks, Ellen Meyer Management). (partialdiff)