'Burn Notice' Renewed by USA for Seventh Season

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November 7th, 2012

via press release:


Emmy®-Nominated Original Drama Celebrates Its 100th Episode Milestone

NEW YORK, NY – November 7, 2012 – USA Network’s longest running original drama BURN NOTICE, consistently one of cable’s top scripted series, today received a 13-episode pickup for its seventh season.  In 2013, the Emmy®-nominated series will join an elite group as the third show in the network’s history to reach 100 episodes.  This pick-up completes the renewals of summer’s most successful block on television following the recent third season order of USA original SUITS.

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.”

Fast-paced spy thriller BURN NOTICE follows the formerly black-listed spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), currently working under-the-radar with the CIA on special projects. Michael’s eclectic team includes ex-IRA operative and girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), washed up former Navy Seal Sam (Bruce Campbell), ex-counter-intelligence agent Jesse (Coby Bell), and Michael’s mother – honorary member Madeline (Emmy® winner Sharon Gless). As the second half of the series sixth season returns on Thursday, November 8 at 9/8c with a special two-hour premiere, the team is stranded in Panama and desperate to find a way back to Miami

BURN NOTICE, paired with original drama SUITS, was the most successful block on television this summer attracting more adults 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34 than any other pairing of scripted series.
BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix.  Mikkel Bondesen and Alfredo Barrios serve as executive producers.  The series comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment.

Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. The studio produces the hit series Burn Notice and White Collar, both for USA; and the series The Glades for A&E. FTVS also is in production on Graceland, its new series for USA from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin; The Americans for FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, and Maron, a fictionalized look at the life of comedian and podcast sensation Marc Maron, for IFC.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for six consecutive years and an unprecedented seven straight summers, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes.  USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events.  A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV.  USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Love it!

  • steve

    Only 13 episodes Why Not of made it officially the final season.

  • Lucazzy

    And it’s not the final season, which means we might also get a Season 8.


  • Nick

    Isn’t Psych, USAs longest running original drama? And are the other two to reach 100 episodes Psych & Monk?

  • merrranga

    while technically psych has more eps as of now, 5 more, burn notice will pass it by the end of the season, with 3 more, and thats not counting the movie. as far as elapsed time, psych does have 11 months on BN. also, i don’t know if they consider psych and out-and-out ‘drama’. while BN is mostly storyline with jokes sporadically added, psych is more jokes with storyline sporadically added. having said that, i love both shows. i dunno what the other series to make it to 100 is, unless their talking about psych will in may. i know la femme nikkita and weird science made it close.

  • USAmerica1st

    Fabulous! Great series that keeps getting better, with a great ensemble.

  • Greg

    Only 13 episodes? Strange.

    I would stil expect an eighth and final season, just like USA did with Monk.

  • Ram510

    Funny that they didn’t even wait until after the premiere to see the numbers at least. Oh well happy that they’ll be more

  • chrisjozo

    @ Nick and Merrranga

    Monk and Psych are U.S.A.’s longest running Comedies. Neither of them are or were dramas.

  • jake3988

    Weird that it’s only 13 episodes unlike the 16-18 ep seasons of now. I suspect that means they’re thinking it’ll be the last season. Which I’m fine with, I’d rather it end before it ‘burns’ out.

  • CC

    I think they would announce it as the last season if it WAS the last season so I expect a 13 episode final season 8.

  • merrranga


    agreed. never said it was. monk was in reference to the 100th episode mark.

  • richard

    MONK and psych are the only 2 usa shows i watch. nothing against other shows, just have never once watched them

  • The Watcher

    Always glad to see more BN on the way but the 13 ep order does seem strange.

  • DenverDean

    I believe they want to run all 13 during summer. Plus, I’m sure cost is a factor. I really hate the split seasons.

  • John

    Yeah for Burn Notice, love this show!!!!

  • sipawitz

    sam axe for president in 2016!!

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