“Burn Notice” has been picked up for a 13th-episode seventh season, the USA Network announced today (Nov. 7).
The long-running spy thriller, starring Jeffrey Donovan as blacklisted CIA agent Michael Westen, “is like a fine wine that gets better with age,” said network Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel in announcing the renewal. “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.”
When the sixth season of “Burn” returns to Thursday night (Nov. 8) with a special two-hour midseason premiere, Westen and his allies — including trigger-happy girlfriend Fiona )Gabrielle Anwar), ex-SEAL Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), former agent Jesse (Coby Bell), and Westen matriarch Madeline (Sharon Gless) are stranded in Panama and trying to return to Miami.
“I think the audiences are going to be excited about Season 7,” Donovan told reporters in a conference call, “to see where Michael will go once he [makes] probably one of the worst decisions he’s ever made” in the sixth-season finale.
“There’s a huge event that happens between Michael and Fiona that will propel Season 7 — which, if all goes as planned, will be a very different kind of ‘Burn Notice’ because of the trajectory, but no less dangerous for Michael.”
Hinting at a more “combustible” relationship between Michael and Fi, Donovan also delivered some potentially bad news for fans.
“I think probably Season 7 will be our final season, and it will probably come down to those two people probably in some devastating fashion.”
“Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on USA.