Burn Notice

Burn-NoticeThe final season of Burn Notice is coming to Canada next month.

Super Channel has announced the premiere date of the seventh season of the drama as Thursday, July 4 at 10pm ET.

Jeffrey Donovan will be back as Michael alongside abrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, Coby Bell and special guests Jack Coleman (Heroes), Adrian Pasdar (Political Animals) and Stephen Martines (The Closer).

The new season promises to “uncover the details” of the secret deal Michael made at the end of season six.

This week’s TV suggestion is Burn Notice. Burn Notice is not your typical crime show. It’s sleek and sexy with some clever dialogue and techniques on building the perfect bomb.

Jeffery Donovan plays Michael Weston a government spy who has been ‘burned’ (i.e. Fired) for a series of crimes that endagered the lives of millions. The only problem? He was framed for those crimes and now he’s on a mission to clear his name.

Along with the investigation Michael and his team (Fiona & Sam) take on odd jobs that gets him into all sorts of mischief. Car bombings, dealings with drug lords, and international thiefs are just the tip of the iceburg.

Fiona is Michael’s ex and the sexual tension between them is interesting. Sam use to inform on Michael to the FBI and now works on the team.

It’s hard to explain why this show is must see TV but it’s a mixture of “coolness” factor along side a ton of rad explosions.

One of the issues I have could be the unrealistic nature of some of the situations. Michael has only been to jail once, carries an artiliary with him in broad daylight and hardly ever gets a scratch on his pretty little mug. But I guess the same could be said with 90% of the shows that are on the air.

The backdrop for the show is Miami, Florida which really helps with the sex-factor. The show has also featured some notable guest stars such as Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Canada’s Next Top Model) and John Mahoney (Frasier).

The series is currently in it’s fourth season with a new season set to shoot early in the new year. Also in the works is a Burn Notice Movie Prequel.

Burn Notice has consistently been one of the top ratings grabbers for Cable and airs on the USA Network in the states. Canadians can now watch Burn Notice Tuesdays @ 10pm on Showcase. Or catch up online at Showcase.ca.

The summer has been hotter than ever for Canwest’s specialty portfolio as the channels experience exceptional growth over last year. To-date, Canwest has seen an impressive combined growth of 23% versus last summer.

The viewership increases can be seen across Canwest’s broad spectrum of specialty channels including staggering growth on the following channels*.

HGTV +45%

MovieTime +78%

TVtropolis +33%

BBC Canada +46%

SLICE™ +31%

National Geographic +37%

History Television +22%

 

Twelve of Canwest’s specialty channels are also enjoying their most successful Summers to-date. The list includes, Food Network, History Television, HGTV, SLICE™, TVtropolis, Action, Showcase Diva, National Geographic Channel, BBC Canada, DejaView, IFC and MovieTime.

“Canwest’s remarkable growth this Summer on the specialty channels is a direct result of our unwavering commitment to providing engaging and thrilling content throughout the entire broadcast year combined with the strength of our brands,” says Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest Broadcasting.” “We look forward to continuing this momentum as we head into one of the most exciting and jam-packed Fall seasons yet for our specialty brands.”

The growth is destined to continue into Fall with a slew of brand-new exclusive series premiering across the channels. Some highlights include American Pickers and William Shatner’s Weird or What on History Television, as well as Lost Girl and Burn Notice, airing on Showcase. Viewers can catch Top Chef DC and The Opener on Food, while HGTV is set to launch Selling New York and Home to Keep.

Burn Notice will acquire the services of veteran actor Burt Reynolds for its upcoming season.

It has been reported that the 74-year-old actor will play a famous former CIA operative alongside series regular Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan).

The show’s creator has said that Reynolds’ character will mess with some Russian mobsters after he gets in to a spot of bother while working as a bartender under a fake name.

The new season of Burn Notice will screen in the US in June but there is no word yet as to when Reynolds’ episode will air.

Burn Notice screens in Canada on Super Channel.

Source: TV Squad

US action drama series Burn Notice has been given another two seasons.

The USA Network show will return for seasons five and six with a minimum of 15 and 18 episodes apiece.

The fourth season of the hit show is currently filming in and around Miami and will premiere in June in the US. Season five will begin production in roughly a years’ time.

The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless.