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All I want for Christmas is a spoiler about Juliet from Lost. — Samy
MATT: Hmmm. Since we have missed that Yuletide deadline, how about I promise you a present in time for, I dunno, St. Patrick's Day? Because sadly, the lady doc's Season 5 storyline won't really heat up until then. (But once it does, it'll be in a way that makes some fans very happy.)
Give me some Battlestar scoop. I can't wait until Friday! — Tony
MICKEY: I've been sworn to secrecy by my Sci Fi moles, but let's say this: Just because ...
Espionage and quirky crime-solving will continue for another season on USA.
The net announced Thursday that it's renewing Burn Notice for a fourth season and Psych for a third. Both series were summer anchors for the net, which topped basic cable ratings in the warmer months.
Burn Notice features Jeffrey Donovan as a spy whose cover was blown, and finds himself marooned...
Question: I recently learned that USA Network is breaking Burn Notice into two half-seasons. Showing Episodes 1-9 this summer and Episodes 10-16 in early 2009. Can you tell me the reasoning behind this? I really love the show and don't want to have to wait until next year to find out how the season ends.
Answer: This is nothing new for USA Network series, especially shows in this light-crime genre like Monk and Psych, which have aired split seasons for several years. The idea is to launch the show in the midsummer, where it can get a fair amount of attention, but pull it just before the networks' fall season kicks into high gear on the official premiere week of September 22, with so much more competition and hype. It's entirely possible the hard-core Burn Notice fan would keep watching regardless of what the big guys are doing on Thursdays, but the strategy is to return the show at some point in midseason when things have cooled down. And honestly, won't Burn Notice and its Miam ...
This sixth episode of the second season displays both how this series has become a well-oiled machine, and how it slyly transcends the mechanical, if still pleasing, combination of familiar elements.Michael has two cases to worry about this time, as usual, one rather easily worked through for the younger brother of a childhood friend, the other the overarching continuing exploitation by the mysterious cabal that has managed to burn him in the first place. Rationing Tricia Helfer's Carla, Michael gets to deal this time with the clearly disturbed Victor (Michael Shanks) instead, who nonetheless seems quite functional enough to work in criminal espionage (if there is any other kind).Ricky (Ben Watkins), an accountant, is being framed for embezzlement from a gangster rapper Valentine (Method Man) and his personal conglomerate, by a resentful, once true-believing, former manager and general financial adviser, Eddie. Happily, Eddie is easily manipulated, so that even when Victor attempts...
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Burn Notice's ex-spy Jeffrey Donovan remains tight-lipped about his USA Network hit and... kissing Angelina Jolie? (Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 10 pm/ET, USA.)
TV Guide: What's coming up for "burned" spy Michael Westen? Any big cliff-hangers?Jeffrey Donovan: My line is always "tune in and find out."
TV Guide: You can't reveal anything about what's coming up?Donovan: I like to leave that to other people. I'm never sure what I'm supposed to keep silent and what I can give away.
TV Guide: OK. While shooting Season 1, you got injured many times doing your own stunts. Any Season 2 injuries?Donovan: Surprisingly, none. Here's the funny thing: I've been hurt zero times on set and a few times at home. I walked off a boat and f
Question: What exactly is going on with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? I have heard that they are canceling it and moving it to USA — are these just complete rumors, or is there some truth to it? Also, what do you think about Burn Notice?
Answer: I think you're confusing SVU with Criminal Intent, which was dropped by NBC a year ago and moved to USA Network, where it continues to make new episodes. SVU is still a hit for NBC and isn't going anywhere. And I like Burn Notice quite a lot. Its mix of humor, action, suspense and unforced sex appeal really grew on me, and I hope the second season keeps it up. It certainly seems to have found its audience ...
Burn Notice by Dan Littlejohn/USA Network
Get ready to feel the Burn now that USA Network's hot summer series begins its second season tonight. We were left with a crazy cliffhanger in last season's finale, and this season begins with an appearance from our favorite Battlestar babe, Tricia Helfer, as Michael's new handler. Check out a sneak peek of tonight's Season 2 opener now! Watch it now! | More online videos
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A first-season-ending cliff-hanger Growing Internet buzz about the murky conspiracy story line And a mysterious new character played by everyones favorite Cylon Tricia Helfer These three facts about Burn Notice USA Networks surprise hit premiering tonight at 10 pmET might lead you to conclude that the Miami-set shows second season is gearing up to be an espionage-themed homage to Battlestar Galactica Not soSadly we cant afford to go in that direction explains creator Matt Nix We cant have huge revelations about characters all the time because well we only have four charactersThat quartet led by tanned-and-toned Jeffrey Donovan and supported by Bruce Campbell Gabrielle Anwar and Sharon Gless has reeled in viewers by blending high-adrenaline intrigue and smart-aleck humor in a way seldom seen on TV since Magnum PI The show follows the exploits of former spy Michael Westen Donovan whos forced to hole up in southern Florida by the shadowy
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...