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Burn Notice: Is Season Seven the End?

Burn Notice season sevenLast week we reported that USA Network was working on a deal to renew Burn Notice for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes. Today, the cable channel announced that they had indeed renewed the show for 13 more episodes.

They didn’t say however that the seventh season will be the show’s last but one has to wonder. Though Burn Notice is USA’s most popular scripted series, they’re only renewing it for 13 episodes — the show’s smallest season since year one. Seasons two and three had 16 episodes each while years four, five, and six have had 18 installments each.

Do they want to use these 13 episodes to wrap up the show? We shall see.

Star Jeffrey Donovan recently told reporters on a conference call, “I think probably season seven will be our final season, and it will probably come down to those two people probably in some devastating fashion.”

Here’s the press release from USA. Please share your theories below.

USA NETWORK FIRES UP SEASON SEVEN ORDER FOR RATINGS POWERHOUSE “BURN NOTICE”

Emmy(R)-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(R)-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(R) 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.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Burn Notice has been renewed for a seventh season? Why do you think there will only be 13 episodes? Is this the end?

 

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Char July 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Don’t end burn notice!!!!! Getting tired of real good shows ending!!!

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shelley Kerr June 29, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I Love Burn Notice!!! We have been watching since the first show.. We make it a family night… NO WAY should they cancel it. When I read that Fox make the show for USA I though figure fox always comes up with good shows gets you hooked and then cancels.. USA please please keep Burn Notice!! You could take all the people change the name drop the CIA stuff had Michael and gang just go around helping people. That would work but don’t take away the Burn Notice gang from us we love them all and look forward every week to watching them!!

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Carolyn June 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I really enjoy this show and look forward
to watching every week. Please don’t
cancel !!!!!

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drstein June 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

EVERY TIME THERE IS A SUPERB, QUALITY SHOW IN TV WASTELAND, THEY CANCEL. WHAT A SHAME, BURN NOTICE IS SMART, CREATIVE AND ENTERTAINING. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS, THE STORIES, AND BRUCE CAMPBELL, WHAT CAN I SAY. I HAVE BEEN UNHAPPY SINCE THE CANCELLED HIM ON BRISCOE COUNTY JR. (ANYONE REMEMBER ??) DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW

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Rick June 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I cant believe that they could end the number one rated series on USA. I would highly recommend that they try to work something out and continue this series for all of its die hard fans. I for one will hate seeing it go off the line up. USA, listen to your fans and supporters.

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jacob k June 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I really hope they keep the show on I can’t get enough of burn notice and who doesn’t love Bruce Campbell. I really hope they have a change of heart and they keep the series going besides my TV timer is set for Thursday at 9 lol

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G Morf June 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

It is just crazy to end this series! It is NOT getting old at all. The acting and creativity of this show are vastly superior to anything on tv. There is NO let-down. It is the best thing on TV.
Why?, Why ?, Why??? Please reconsider!
G L-M

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susan June 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

This has been a solid show since the start. It is never-miss television for me. The characters interaction is interesting. Sharon Gless is marvelous as Michael’s mother, and Bruce Campbell is real charmer.
Unless you enjoy watching reality shows, there is not much on tv these days. It would be unfortunate to end this series, when there is such a loyal following.

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Florence Cerasuolo June 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Best spy show out there amazing cast works well together love the show

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Gail P June 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Can’t believe Burn Notice is ending. Please, please, please say it isn’t so!!!! BRING IT BACK FOR AN EIGHT SEASONB!!!!!

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Anonymous June 10, 2013 at 6:34 pm

couldn’t there be a spin-off, at least?!

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Debbie June 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I don’t want Burn Notice to end. It is the best show on all of television. It could go on forever. Why take off a good thing when it is high in the ratings and just about everyone likes it!!!

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Sherry Plunkett June 8, 2013 at 8:29 am

I would like to know why this is the final season? I know actors get tired and want to move on to other things but this is a great show. It needs at least 5 more seasons.

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D Banks June 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Why won’t anyone at USA reply to the viewers on Burn Notice’s cancellation?
It is a fair and open query to the fans whom supported this show on a consistent basis.
Would be nice if just a cast member or rep from the network would respond!

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Pat D June 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

So sorry to hear this will be Burn Notice’s last season. It is an absolutely great show and I would like to see it continue!

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