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Burn Notice Creator Teases Finale

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Another explosive season of Burn Notice is about to come to an end, but executive producer Matt Nix promises there are plenty of fireworks in store for the two-hour season finale, airing Dec. 16 at 9/8c on USA Network. "Both of the episodes that run back to back are two of my favorite episodes ever," Nix told TV Guide Magazine at the HRTS Hitmakers Luncheon on December 8. "One is really a battle for Michael's soul. And the finale, I think, is our most action packed and romantic episode yet."

For fans wanting closure, that's exactly what they're going to get.... read more

Jeffrey Donovan to Direct Burn Notice's Sam Axe Prequel

Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan has been tapped to direct the upcoming Burn Notice prequel movie, USA Network announced Tuesday.

The 42-year-old actor, who plays Michael Westen on the spy series, will helm the film, which focuses on Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell). The movie will begin shooting January in Bogota, Colombia. Creator Matt Nix will executive produce and write the movie, set to debut on USA in Spring 2011.

Burn Notice announces Sam Axe prequel at Comic-Con

Set in late 2005, the prequel follows... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Burn Notice Hits Fever Pitch

Gabrielle Anwar and Jeffrey Donovan

Cheers to Burn Notice for saving the best for next-to-last.

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Burn Notice's Sharon Gless: I'm the Dark Horse in the Emmy Race

Sharon Gless

With the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards a few weeks away, Burn Notice's Sharon Gless is not afraid to admit that she's a bit nervous. Though she's a 10-time nominee and a two-time winner — both for her leading role in Cagney & Lacey — Gless, 67, considers herself ...
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Burn Notice Announces Sam Axe Prequel at Comic-Con

Bruce Campbell, Burn Notice

Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan wasn't there to deliver the news, but Bruce Campbell revealed to eager Comic-Con fans Thursday that his character will soon be stepping out on his own.

Behold: A Burn Notice prequel centered on Sam Axe is on its way.

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Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming for USA, made the news official, and Campbell approved. "I have to say that USA finally got their sh-- together," the actor said.

The prequel, a one-time movie that does not yet have an air date... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Navi Rawat Fizzles on Burn Notice

Navi Rawat

Jeers to Navi Rawat for throwing a wet blanket on Burn Notice.

USA's summer spy caper has been firing on all cylinders in Season 4, charged up by the addition of Coby Bell as charming comrade-in-arms Jesse Porter. But the action comes to a screeching halt every time the Numb3rs alum shows up... read more

Reader's Cheer of the Week: Burn is on Fire

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Posted by Eric2542...Cheers to Burn Notice for being one of the flashiest, smartest, most exciting and best shows on TV. Jeffrey Donovan’s excellent turn as former spy Michael Weston, combined with snappy dialogue and edge-of-your-seat stories, makes this show the James Bond of television. Plus, when you have costars like Gabrielle Anwar and Bruce Campbell, you can’t go wrong. • Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine! read more

"Breaking and Entering"

Burn Notice returned tonight on the USA cable channel, at 10p and 1a...but we, and protagonist Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), aren't too much further along in figuring out how or exactly why he was given his burn notice, or identity- and asset-destroying walking papers (or lack of papers), from the espionage agency for which he was working. After luring him into trailer of a semi with the promise of a face-to-face meeting and answers, the mysterious voice over his buddy Sam's car's emergency radio tells him to call her "Carla," and is eventually revealed to belong to actress Tricia Helfer...a fact you'd have to work pretty hard to avoid hearing about in advance.But before we see Carla, we learn that Michael's trip in the back of the tractor-trailer was just a means of getting him on site, so that he could be blackmailed into a task for Carla and whomever she might be working with, or for. Michael emerges from the trailer to see a computer security expert lying bound, gagged an... read more

Burn Notice Season 1 — Review

Burn Notice Season One courtesy 20th Century Fox

Michael Westen, a contractor with the CIA, has received a "Burn Notice" - he's been blacklisted. He has to track down the person responsible while avoiding people he's crossed paths with in the past, and calls from his mother. Yup, mom is thrilled her son is back in Miami, and now she wants to spend time with her son. His ex-girlfriend, a deadly IRA-trained beauty, wants to talk about why their relationship failed (spy... IRA operative, gee, I wonder?), and how they can get things back on track. Michael is forced to become a private investigator, aided by his friend Sam (Bruce Campbell) so he can put food on the table, and bullets in his gun. The set includes all 11 episodes, including the double-length finale, audition footage, various montages, and commentary with the cast and crew on selected scenes from each episode. It's a fun, action-filled show. — Gord LaceyBurn Notice Season 1 on Amazon.com. read more

"Loose Ends"

I've been looking forward to this season finale all week. We finally got to meet the mysterious Philip Cowan; that definitely didn't go as planned. Sam's double blackmail case gets more and more complex until ultimately it puts him in mortal danger. Michael finally understands why his mother is so needy and learns that in a crunch he can count on family. And lastly, I think we finally understand why Michael needs to find out why he was burned: His job was his family. He could count on them to have his back and be there when he needed them.Let's start at the beginning. Michael's feeling a little jumpy, as evidenced by him pulling a gun on Sam while he's working out. Cowan burned him, sent someone to kill him and is now off the grid. When Cowan calls him to meet, they start a kind of high-stakes scavenger hunt — Cowan leaves sophisticated clues that Michael must interpret and follow to get a face-to-face meeting. Michael's first mistake is taking Sam as backup. Cowan spots Sam an... read more

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