'Burn Notice' Ending After Seventh Season (Updated)

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May 10th, 2013


Burn NoticeBurn Notice's upcoming seventh season will be its last.

Now with official press release:


Hit Original Drama Series Returns Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c With 13 New Episodes

New York, NY – May 10, 2013 - USA announced today that its Emmy®-nominated original drama series and ratings juggernaut BURN NOTICE will air its seventh and final season beginning Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c. The hit series, from Fox Television Studios and creator Matt Nix, stars Jeffery Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless and Coby Bell, and will join an elite group this season as the network’s third series to cross the 100 episode milestone.

BURN NOTICE has had an incredible run over the last six years, and we could not be more proud of the extraordinary talent both in front of and behind the cameras who have collectively made this show into one of the most popular and lauded shows on TV today,” said Chris McCumber, USA Network co-president.  “From day one, BURN NOTICE's characters, storylines and mythology have consistently captivated a massive audience, and this final season will raise the stakes even higher, leading up to a spectacular series finale,” said Jeff Wachtel, co-president of USA Network.


The adrenaline-charged seventh season of BURN NOTICE will keep hearts racing as viewers uncover the details of the mysterious deal that fans’ favorite renegade spy, Michael Westen (Donovan) struck in the season six finale. Michael's past and present collide as he tries to rebuild relationships with his family and friends while pursuing a dangerous mission involving the CIA and a lethal network of operatives.  Recurring guest stars this season include Jack Coleman (“Heroes”), Adrian Pasdar (POLITICAL ANIMALS) and Stephen Martines (“The Closer”).


Over the years, BURN NOTICE has been honored with numerous industry accolades, including an Emmy® nomination and Gracie Award for supporting actress Sharon Gless, as well as an Edgar Allan Poe Award for showrunner Matt Nix.  The BURN NOTICE: A New Day digital graphic novel won the AdAge Vanguard Award for the Most Innovative Broadcast Brand Extension in 2011. The series has also been praised for its impeccable stunt work and has garnered multiple Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Greatly beloved by fans, BURN NOTICE was nominated for Favorite TV Obsession in 2011 and Favorite Cable TV Drama in 2013 at the People’s Choice Awards.

A critical hit since its inception, the Los Angeles Times praised the series, saying it had “a smart, savvy edge that seems fresh” and the Chicago Tribune called it an “espionage gem” and pointed out “The characters always come first, and they are all very well realized.” USA Today noted it “mixes drama with humor, often through dry narrative asides,“ and Entertainment Weekly called it a “can’t-miss.”

A breakout hit, BURN NOTICE premiered in 2007 as the #1 new scripted series in P18-49, P25-54, and total viewers P2+. In 2009, BURN NOTICE became the most watched scripted series ever on basic cable in P18-49, the first-ever series to break 3 million in the demo in a year.  BURN NOTICE has been one of the top ten scripted series on cable every year it has been on the air and was a successful lead-in to hit series launches for ROYAL PAINS and SUITS.   When BURN NOTICE aired Thursdays at 9pm last summer, it became the top performer in that timeslot on cable, outperforming FOX head-to-head in P25-54, P18-49, P18-34, and total viewers P2+.


Fans can catch up on season six of BURN NOTICE on VOD or via streaming at usanetwork.com starting on May 7. The mobile app Shadow Recruit challenges viewers to get inside Westen's mind, test their spy skills and become his “shadow.”  Plus, fans can explore the show’s mythology through the award-winning graphic novels BURN NOTICE: A New Day and First Contact, which feature the hunt for those responsible for burning Westen.


BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Nix.  Mikkel Bondesen, Alfredo Barrios, Craig O’Neil, Ben Watkins, and Terry Miller serve as executive producers.  From Fox Television Studios, Fabrik Entertainment and Flying Glass of Milk Productions, the series films in Miami.


For photos of BURN NOTICE, please log on to the NBCUniversal Media Village at www.nbcumv.com. For more information on Burn Notice, including press kit materials, screeners, clips and photos, log on to the USA digital press site at www.usanetwork.com/press/burnnotice Password: characters. Follow the official twitter feed of BURN NOTICE at @burnnotice_usa on Twitter.


Watch the BURN NOTICE final season promo here: http://usanet.tv/BuNot


  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    With the 13ep order instead of 16, plus other talk about contract negotiations, I’m not surprised.

    That said, I thought maybe they were going to back to summer only for at least 2 seasons.

    Truly one of my fav shows, it has Crime of the Week plus a nice serial storyline that they weave together so well. Action junkies also love it. It also has an awesome female role model that women can be strong independent women & if they choose have a relationship with a strong independent man, at the ame time.

    Any news on whether this will end in summer or if some will be held for winter?

  • Mudhen

    This is disappointing news. I do not think it is due to ratings. They have been pretty good for a USA Network show.

  • alexjones

    well it had a good run, hopefully the upcoming season will wrap up the series properly.

  • Cyrax86

    Like the show a lot but they really couldn’t drag it forever. Hope the series finale will be epic!

  • Coop

    I’ve been a fan from the beginning, but it’s time. Burn Notice has been running out of gas for a little while and I wasn’t exactly thrilled where last season left off (and will pick up in S7).

    With Psych not far behind them, USA really needs Graceland to pick up the baton.

  • Simon

    I am surprised, i expected it to end after Season 8.

    With 2 of their big shows ending this year and next (Psych) i hope USA have some good pilots upcoming.

  • Brandojames

    USA is going to need some new flagship show. Royal Pains seems to be the closest to that.

    I’m sad to see it go. Though my interest in the show has gone down a little. Haven’t watched all of the most recent season. And when I saw a promo for the new season it spoiled something for me. That really pissed me off. Same thing happened with Sons of Anarchy. I read a spoiler in a magazine and stopped watching it.

  • Shepherd


    I’ve been a fan from the beginning, but it’s time. Burn Notice has been running out of gas for a little while and I wasn’t exactly thrilled where last season left off (and will pick up in S7).

    With Psych not far behind them, USA really needs Graceland to pick up the baton.

    My thoughts exactly!! Still sad to see it ending though.

  • Sab G

    Such a great show, that has held up so well over multiple seasons. I shall miss it very much. :(

  • Shiro

    for me, i think they should end it after season 8. but it is what it is. its still one of my my fav tv show of all time!

  • Billiam

    Great show and sad to see it end but all good things must end…

  • Hyung

    I hope USA will also announce soon, with Psych. I think the writing is on the wall, since one of the main cast members, has been casted on a Pilot of another show.

    As for BN, after just finishing the 2nd half of season 6, the whole thing with Riley felt like “been there, done that”, though admittingly the season finale was good.

  • Rita

    Have enjoyed watching this show sorry to see it go

  • Tom

    USA needs to get edgier programming. It focuses on mildly diverting lite entertainment. That formula certainly attracts viewers, but too many shows seem to be slowly meandering along without any real plot resolutions. For example, on Royal Pains, the writers still haven’t figured out what to do about Hank and his women (or lack thereof). Jill Flint was around for three seasons before they finally pronounced that she wasn’t Ms. Right. The central theme in White Collar has similarly been dragging out forever. I like Burn Notice but, as others have suggested, it’s finally time to put Michael’s demons to rest and wrap things up.

  • Wright

    WTH? I love this show.

  • JJ

    Hopefully the season is not filmed and the writers wrote a series finale and not a season.

  • jake3988

    I figured as such with it being 13 episodes. They can give it a proper ending.

  • Guardian Owl

    The show has creatively been running on fumes for a season or 2 so it is not unexpected.

  • catocony

    Well, this one was once one of my favorites, but I have to admit that the last two seasons have been disappointing. Too dark, and kind of directionless. I loved it when Michael and the Scooby Gang were just a low-rent version of the A-Team, running around and beating on random criminals, but that couldn’t go on forever.

    Let’s hope they have a great final 13 episodes and they go out well.

  • Ram510

    NOOOO! First Guys With Kids, then Southland and now this! Ugh outside of Scandal hitting a new series high this is not my day.

    Funny that Psych will live longer than Burn Notice. I thought for sure BN would make it to at least 8 seasons

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