‘Burn Notice’ Wraps On A Season High

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 2:25pm PDT

About 5 million people tuned in to the premiere telecast of the Burn Notice series finale last night at 9 PM — the USA Network show’s biggest audience in more than a year. That’s 1 million+ viewers stronger than the drama series’ penultimate episode last week. About 1.6 million of the crowd who came to say goodbye after seven seasons were 18-49 year olds. It was the night’s second-most-watched cable program, behind only NFL Network’s New England Patriots vs New York Jets football game — that clocked 8.8 million viewers. In its time slot, Burn Notice‘s swan-song snagged a larger audience than anything on broadcast TV except CBS’ Big Brother. Burn Notice is one of only three USA series to pass the 100-episode mark that makes syndicators so happy, putting it in company with Monk and Psych.

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ION Picks Up ‘Burn Notice’ And ‘White Collar’

By | Sunday July 7, 2013 @ 9:01am PDT

ION just announced that it has picked up two dramas that originated on USA Network: Burn Notice and White Collar. Each show was a top rated scripted cable original series among 25-to-54 year olds on … Read More »

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USA’s ‘Burn Notice’ Season Premiere Up, ‘Graceland’ Debuts Solid

By | Friday June 7, 2013 @ 1:13pm PDT

After seven seasons USA’s Burn Notice can still light a fire. Last night’s season premiere of the spy drama was up double digits in viewers from last year.  With 4.319 million watching, the season opener rose … Read More »

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‘Burn Notice’s Upcoming 7th Season To Be Its Last, Creator Matt Nix Developing New Series For USA: Video

By | Friday May 10, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network‘s flagship drama Burn Notice is coming to an end. The upcoming 13-episode Season 7 of the spy series will be its final one (the network makes it official with the … Read More »

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USA Announces ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Suits’ Return Dates & Summer Premieres

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 9:32am PDT

USA Network today set a series of return and premiere dates for the summer. Burn Notice will be back for its seventh season on June 6 at 9 PM. The spy drama will be followed that … Read More »

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Jack Coleman & Stephen Martines Join USA’s ‘Burn Notice’ As Recurring

By | Friday March 15, 2013 @ 4:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: USA’s Burn Notice is beefing up the cast for the upcoming seventh and potentially final season. Jack Coleman (Heroes) and Stephen Martines (The Closer) … Read More »

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Done Deal: USA’s ‘Burn Notice’ Renewed For Seventh Season With 13-Episode Order

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 4:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The deal to renew USA Network‘s veteran Burn Notice, which we reported last week as being negotiated, is now done. Burn Notice has been picked up for a 13-episode seventh season. The size of the pickup is smaller than the 16-episode Season 2 and Season 3 and 18-episode Seasons 4-6. (USA also recently gave a 26-episode two-season order to veteran Royal Pains after several supersized seasons). The renewal will allow Burn Notice to hit the 100-episode mark next year and become only the third series in USA’s history to do so. “Burn Notice is like a fine wine that gets better with age,” said USA Network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel. “Delivering high-octane action, gripping drama and nearly 7 million viewers for the mid-season finale, this veteran series is a proven staple of our portfolio.”

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Burn Notice joins fellow recently renewed USA series Suits, Royal Pains, White Collar and Covert Affairs as well as the upcoming Graceland, USA’s new series from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. (Veteran Psych is on a different track, with its seventh season set to launch in February). USA recently cancelled sophomore Fairly Legal and freshmen Common Law and Political Animals. The only USA series whose fate is still in limbo is Necessary Roughness.

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USA’s ‘Fairly Legal’ Cancelled, ‘Burn Notice’ Nears 13-Episode Seventh-Season Renewal

By | Thursday November 1, 2012 @ 4:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fairly Legal Cancelled USA NetworkEXCLUSIVE: USA Network‘s Fairly Legal won’t return for a third season as the network has opted not to continue with the series starring Sarah Shahi. Meanwhile, I hear USA is finalizing a deal for … Read More »

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USA’s ‘Burn Notice’ & ‘Suits’ Finales Hit Season High, Tops Thursday Cable

By | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 2:48pm PDT

When spies and lawyers go out, they go out large on USA Network. The summer finales of the cable network’s Suits and Burn Notice were season highs for both shows. They were also the two top … Read More »

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USA Announces Summer Premiere Dates

By | Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 10:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network has set summer premiere dates for its returning series Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness, Burn Notice, Suits, White Collar and Covert Affairs. Coming out of the gate first are Season 4 of Royal Pains and Season 2 of Necessary Read More »

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Three Actors Book Recurring Gigs On Series

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 6:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Chris Caldovino (The Sopranos) has joined the cast of another HBO mob drama, Prohibition-era series Boardwalk Empire, as a recurring. The actor, repped by Momentum Talent and McGowan Management, will play Tonino, a driver and strong arm.

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‘Burn Notice’ EP Craig O’Neill Set To Rewrite ‘Cristo’ At Warner Bros

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 12:21pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Marking his first major feature gig, Burn Notice co-executive producer Craig O’Neill has been set to rewrite Cristo for Warner Bros. A futuristic re-imagining of the Alexandre Dumas revenge classic The Count Of Monte Cristo, Cristo was set up as a spec script by Ian Shorr last summer. The … Read More »

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USA Network Joins Upfront Week In May

By | Monday December 12, 2011 @ 1:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network, which is finishing as the No. 1 cable network for a sixth straight year, has long ago secured a place at the big table next to the broadcast networks. Now the top cable network is formalizing its … Read More »

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USA Network’s Alex Sepiol Promoted To SVP Original Scripted Series Programming

By | Tuesday October 11, 2011 @ 10:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has promoted Alex Sepiol to SVP Original Scripted Series Programming. He will continue to report to Bill McGoldrick, also SVP, Original Scripted Programming. In 2005, Sepiol brought Burn Notice to the network as a pitch Read More »

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ProSieben’s Red Arrow Acquires 51% Of Mikkel Bondesen’s Production Company

By | Tuesday September 27, 2011 @ 7:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ProSiebenSat.1´s production and distribution company Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in manager/producer Mikkel Bondesen’s U.S. production company Fuse. The Denmark-born Bondesen launched his U.S. production company in 2005. Its credits include USA’s Burn Notice and … Read More »

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DGA Wrongly Burned ‘Burn Notice’ In Report

By | Friday September 16, 2011 @ 4:09pm PDT

DGA Report On Director Diversity In Hiring Practices For Episodic TV

LOS ANGELES – The Directors Guild of America this week issued a report analyzing the ethnicity and

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Jere Burns Joins ‘Burn Notice’ For Major Recurring Role

By | Tuesday July 19, 2011 @ 5:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Westen is getting a potential new nemesis – Jere Burns has been tapped for a major recurring role on the hit USA series Burn Notice. In at least 5 and as many as 7 episodes this season, he will play Anson Fullerton, a brilliant but understated clinical psychologist whose specialties in human behavior and experience working with covert agents proves useful in answering many of Michael (Jeffrey Nonovan)’s still looming questions. As a psychologist for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Anson has high-level government clearance and security access. Read More »

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Strong Start For New USA Series ‘Suits’

By | Friday June 24, 2011 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network’s light legal drama Suits got off to a solid ratings start last night, especially on the demo side, drawing 4.6 million viewers, 2 million of them in the adults 18-49 demographic. That is only 3% down in … Read More »

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MyNet Announces All-Rerun Schedule

By | Wednesday May 25, 2011 @ 10:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I’m not sure why MyNetworkTV announces a fall schedule since the “programming service” has no original programming and its lineup only includes reruns of five procedurals – Law & Order: SVU, Cold Case, Without a Trace, Burn Notice and Monk — which will run as a double-bill Monday-Friday next season. Anyway, here is the schedule: Read More »

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