Burn Notice and Royal Pains: USA Shows Returning in June

IMAGEUSA Channel is set to return both Royal Pains and Burn Notice to the air early this summer with some great enhancements to the shows. Not that they needed to add anything, as these two shows are still hits, but the additions of stars Henry Winkler and Coby Bell will bring something new.

Burn Notice has been a staple on USA for the past three years, starring Jeffrey Donovan as a spy who gets blacklisted and continues to try and find out who burned him. He’s stuck in beautiful Miami with his ex-girlfriend, his chain-smoking mom, and a double agent for a best friend (Gabrielle Anwar, Sharon Gless, and Bruce Campbell).

Royal Pains bowed last summer, starring Mark Feuerstein as a doctor who’s banned from working as a doctor after choosing to save the life of a teenage thug instead of a wealthy hospital administrator. He lands a position as a concierge doctor in The Hamptons, making for a strange sort of purgatory considering the reason for his firing. Other characters include his brother who runs the business (Paulo Costanzo), a physician assistant (Reshma Shetty), and a hospital administrator who pulls strings when needed (Jill Flint).

Royal Pains is now set to gain Winkler as a costar. The first season of the show ended with Hank’s (Feuerstein) discovery that Evan (Costanzo) had put HankMed in a position of becoming bankrupt by investing in a medical company that was a farce. In the very last scene, Hank discovers that the person behind the medical company scam was none other than his and Evan’s estranged father — now played by Winkler, who created the iconic character of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli on Happy Days.

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On Burn Notice, Michael Westen’s (Donovan) life is going to get busier as the spy business gets a little more crowded. Bell will join the cast as Jesse Garcia, another counterintelligence expert. He takes to this job just the same as Michael does. Bell spent six seasons playing Officer Tyrone Davis on Third Watch, and appeared in almost all of the 130 episodes.

Both series will premiere on USA Channel on June 3 as they try to recreate their success of last summer. Royal Pains had done extremely well with Burn Notice as a lead-in.

Premieres of USA series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight have already begun, and White Collar, Pysch, and new show Covert Affairs will begin in July.

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  1. janis says

    Love– Royal pains…among the violence, more or less open sex and the same story lines of other shows. this was different snd a breath of fresh air. Fast became one of my faves.
    Can’t wait for its return!!!

    • says

      It’s been renewed for a seventh season but with only 13 episodes. It seems like they’re planning to end it but there’s no official word yet.

  2. Joe Doc says

    Love Burn Notice, and I’ve never watched — and don’t intend to watch — Royal Pains.

    Also enjoy White Collar and In Plain Sight.

  3. kev n sync says

    Reshma Shetty is the bomb(i wish i were her arranged hubby) .i liked the guy from good morning miami.i like this show even more

  4. says

    My wife and I enjoyed both of these series (we often can’t decide if Burn Notice or House M.D. is the best show on tv), and certainly enjoyed Royal Pains. We’re glad to see both are returning. Thanks, USA Network!

  5. Beth says

    When you say that Michael is “stuck in Miami with his ex-fiancee…”, Fiona was never his fiancee. You might want to change that in your article…

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