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Burn Notice's John C. McGinley on Playing Michael's Mentor: You Can’t Tell If He's a Good Guy

John C. McGinley

When John C. McGinley was first offered a recurring role as a CIA training officer on Burn Notice, it wasn't too far from how a CIA agent might receive a mission.

"I was coming home on a Monday night. It was about 7 o'clock. The phone rang and my agent said, 'You need to get home and read this script. If you like it, there's an offer for you to go do five episodes of Burn Notice,'" McGinley tells TVGuide.com. "'The only catch is you have to leave tomorrow morning.'"

Suffice it to say, the Scrubs alum was on a plane to Miami the next morning. "It just fell in my lap. It was one of those great gigs that... read more

Burn Notice Boss Matt Nix: "It's a Whole New Ball Game This Year"

Jeffrey Donovan

Sorry, Burn Notice fans. Fiona will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. Series creator and executive producer Matt Nix is just having too much fun.

"We don't get her out in the first episode. We don't get her out in the second episode and we don't get her out in the third episode," Nix tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. (It is too late for a spoiler alert?) "It's fun just to see Fiona in prison. Obviously, she's not an average prisoner, and prison is not a safe place to be. She's got her own set of challenges and her own set of characters.... read more

Burn Notice Exclusive Sneak Peek: How Will Michael Handle Losing Fiona?

Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar

Burn Notice fans, you've been warned: Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) is about to come undone.

But can you blame the guy? Michael was last seen watching the love of his life, Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), turn herself in to the police for murder and there was nothing he could do to... read more

Burn Notice Recruits Scrubs' John C. McGinley to Play Michael's CIA Trainer

John C. McGinley

Scrubs vet John C. McGinley is trading in his scalpel for some more heavy duty machinery.

The veteran actor has nabbed a recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of Burn Notice as the CIA training officer who taught... read more

Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Final Burn, a Community Classic, and More!

Jeffrey Donovan, Kristanna Loken

Who's getting burned in the eventful season finale of USA Network's Burn Notice (10/9c)? Arch-villain Anson (Jere Burns), who it's now known is trying to rebuild the organization that burned Michael in the first place? Maybe Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile), Michael's CIA handler? Anson's latest scheme in keeping Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) under his sadistic ... read more

Burn Notice Exclusive Sneak Peek: Is Fiona Out?

Gabrielle Anwar

Is Fiona throwing in the towel?

On the Burn Notice season finale (Thursday, 10/9c, USA), Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Sam (Bruce Campbell) are tasked with ...
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Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: Return of Bones and Burn Notice and More!

Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz

"Sort of like an eclipse — it doesn't happen that often." That's Angela's wry take on the remarkable sight of "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) crying copiously at a grisly crime scene, as Fox's Bones (9/8c) finally begins its seventh season, re-establishing ...
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Burn Notice's Gabrielle Anwar: This is the Most Vulnerable Michael and Fiona Have Ever Been

Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar

On-screen, he's one of the men that burned Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) from the CIA years ago and the man now blackmailing Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) for blowing up the consulate and killing two men. Yes, Burn Notice's big bad Anson (Jere Burns) has made many enemies. Off-screen, it's a different story. "I love this character of Anson so much," Anwar tells TVGuide.com. "Just how clever and how manipulative and how intelligent he is in the way that he can control the mechanisms of these characters. ... We're being devoured, essentially, so it's been a very pleasurable season to work on."

Following the shocking reveal in the midseason finale that Anson was part of the organization that burned Michael, Anson will be... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Burn Notice's Better-Off Fed

Wade Williams

Cheers to Wade Williams for playing both sides of the law on Burn Notice.

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Few actors are as well qualified to guest star as Carter, the alleged muscle for a Miami Beach loan shark (a slightly miscast Michael O'Keefe). As it turned out, Carter was inadvertently exposed as an undercover FBI agent by Michael (Jeffrey Donovan). Of course, Williams did time as corrupt corrections officer-turned-inmate Brad Bellick on Prison Break, so he knows a thing or two about crossing over the thin blue line...

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Charisma Carpenter to Heat Up Burn Notice

Charisma Carpenter

Burn Notice has added a Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum to its roster of guest stars this season.

Charisma Carpenter will drop by this season's 11th episode to play a high-maintenance trophy wife, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Her character is married to a bioweapons engineer whom Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) would love to get his hands on. TVLine first reported the news.

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