VH1 BUZZ Funny Clip: Carrie Keagan Gets a Little Naughty with Bruce
Campell on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live
NEXT WEEK ON USA NETWORK...
MARATHONS TO KEEP YOU MERRY ALL WEEK LONG FROM "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL
INTENT," "BURN NOTICE," "NCIS" AND USA "MOVIE CHARACTER FEAST"
Settle in for a week of great TV viewing with marathons from your
favorite USA Network shows and classic holiday movies, including ELF!
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
"LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT" MARATHON - 4AM ET/PT
The marathon will run from 4am ET/PT to 5pm ET/PT.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
"BURN NOTICE" MARATHON - 10 AM ET/PT
The marathon will run from 10am ET/PT to 6pm ET/PT.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
"NCIS" THREE WISE MEN MARATHON - 10 AM ET/PT
The marathon will run from 10am ET/PT to 6am ET/PT (2am WWE AM RAW).
USA DOMINATES LANDSCAPE WITH UNPRECEDENTED
SIX STRAIGHT YEARS AS #1
Longest Consecutive Winning Streak in Cable History
USA‘s Scripted Portfolio Best in Cable With Six Out of Top Ten Series
NEW YORK – December 12, 2011 – USA once again reigns as cable's #1 network in 2011, extending its unprecedented streak to six straight years in prime for ad-supported cable networks among P25-54 (1.30 million), P18-49 (1.21 million), and total viewers (3.17 million). USA delivered more P25-54 (+19% over #2 ESPN), P18-49 (+11% over #2 ESPN), total viewers (+20% over Disney Channel), and households (2.40 million, +26% over #2 Disney Channel) in primetime than any other cable network as well as earning the year’s highest household coverage rating in basic cable prime (2.40, +0.49 over #2 Disney Channel). USA was the only network to deliver over 3 million total viewers or 2 million households this year and the only entertainment network to deliver over 1 million in P18-49.
USA won the year’s total day crown again this year among P25-54 (596,000, +5% over #2 TNT) and P18-49 (573,000, +3% over #2 ESPN.)
USA was the home to the strongest portfolio of scripted originals, showcasing the power of the brand with six out of top ten scripted hours among total viewers. The network delivered more viewers (2.47 million in P25-54 / 5.39 million total viewers) to its slate of originals this year than AMC, FX, or TNT.
• ROYAL PAINS: 2.97 million in P25-54, 2.65 million in P18-49, 1.09 million in P18-34, 6.56 million total viewers.
• SUITS: 2.95 million in P25-54, 2.82 million in P18-49, 1.32 million in P18-34, 6.31 million total viewers.
• BURN NOTICE: 2.87 million in P25-54, 2.69 million in P18-49, 1.21 million in P18-34, 6.21 million total viewers.
• COVERT AFFAIRS: 2.62 million in P25-54, 2.37 million in P18-49, 1.00 million in P18-34, 5.64 million total viewers.
• WHITE COLLAR: 2.59 million in P25-54, 2.48 million in P18-49, 1.18 million in P18-34, 5.48 million total viewers.
• NECESSARY ROUGHNESS: 2.58 million in P25-54, 2.35 million in P18-49, 892,000 in P18-34, 5.76 million total viewers.
• IN PLAIN SIGHT: 2.18 million in P25-54, 1.88 million in P18-49, 650,000 in P18-34, 5.00 million total viewers.
• PSYCH: 2.13 million in P25-54, 2.18 million in P18-49, 1.16 million in P18-34, 4.29 million total viewers.
• FAIRLY LEGAL: 1.89 million in P25-54, 1.60 million in P18-49, 590,000 in P18-34, 4.58 million total viewers.
• LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT: 1.87 million in P25-54, 1.67 million in P18-49, 570,000 in P18-34, 4.43 million total viewers.
USA was home to the best performing portfolio of primetime acquired series in 2011 as the only network to average over 1 million in P25-54 (1.05 million), 2 million total viewers (2.87 million), or 2 million households (2.23 million).
• NCIS: 1.11 million in P25-54, 930,000 in P18-49, 335,000 in P18-34, 3.21 million total viewers.
• LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT: 1.01 million in P25-54, 1.03 million in P18-49, 502,000 in P18-34, 2.51 million total viewers.
• CSI: 651,000 in P25-54, 577,000 in P18-49, 220,000 in P18-34, 1.79 million total viewers.
USA NETWORK AND DC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH VOLUME 2 OF “BURN NOTICE: A NEW
DAY” DIGITAL INTERACTIVE COMIC BOOK
New Volume Explodes with Cutting-Edge Cinematic Effects, Exclusive
Interviews Along with Extraordinary Peel-a-Ways from DC Entertainment
NEW YORK – September 22, 2011 – USA Network, in tandem with DC
Entertainment, announces Volume Two of BURN NOTICE: A New Day, its engaging
first interactive multiplatform comic book series. Sponsored by Hyundai, the
comic book premieres on Thursday, September 22, giving fans their BURN
NOTICE fix before the show’s return on November 3 at 10/9c. With more than
1.7 million page views, 160,000 fans have read and engaged with the comic
book online and on their mobile devices. BURN NOTICE: A New Day Volume Two
is available on usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and
Android App on select devices.
Written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt
Nix, this second volume features more exclusive content along with unique
special effects that will give readers a 3-D view into selected panels,
allowing them to more deeply explore Michael Westen’s environment. Fans will
have behind-the-scenes video of DC artist Tony Shasteen, who is returning as
lead artist on the volume 2. This content will not only show how he created
the artwork, but how he determined the look and feel of the characters. This
new volume will feature exclusive cover art each week leading into all-new
episodes of season five, which premieres Thursday, November 3, with a new
issue unveiled that same day.
“The first volume of BURN NOTICE: A New Day was one of the most successful
digital comics we’ve created to-date and a great example of how a comic can
extend and deepen a show’s storyline, offering greater interaction with
characters,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC
Entertainment. “Volume two takes that interaction to the next level with new
features and exciting storylines – I can’t wait for fans to see what we have
in store for them.”
BURN NOTICE: A New Day Volume Two, picks up with Michael Westen on board a
military helicopter, suited up with a team of commandos, ready to storm a
cargo freighter in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Once the siege of the
freighter is complete, Michael is tasked by the CIA to continue rounding up
members of the Organization that burned him. Fans can follow him over 12
weeks to see his next moves and how he continues to clear his name.
Additionally, they can play interactive games, peelback the artwork to see
the layers of drawing, see exclusive content, watch interviews with the
writers and artists, and more.
“Building on the strong framework we developed in the first volume of the
BURN NOTICE comic book, we are offering an unparalleled immersive feel that
pulls our viewers right into Michael’s world of spies, espionage, and
explosions,” said Jesse Redniss, vice president of digital, USA. “Our
transmedia collaboration with DC, Hyundai, and our technology partners is
resulting in a rich multiplatform experience that extends USA’s engagement
with compelling storytelling on-air, online or on mobile devices.”
In addition to working with DC Entertainment, USA teamed with Panelfly, who
built the mobile applications and cinematic effects, and Glow Interactive,
who developed the online and Facebook versions, as well as the mobile
USA WINS MOST-WATCHED SUMMER EVER FOR A CABLE NETWORK
USA's Summer 2011 in Press Prime was the Most-Watched Summer ever for a
Cable Network Averaging 3.7 million Total Viewers
USA owns the Three Highest Cable Summers of All Time for Total Viewers,
P18-49 and P25-54 from 2009-2011
NEW YORK – September 15, 2011 – USA once again broke records this summer with more total viewers and households tuning in than any network on cable during any summer ever. With a record seven series on the air and launching two new series, USA delivered +3% more P25-54, +4% more P18-49, +6% P18-34, +2% more total viewers and +2% more households this year over last summer.
USA shined above every cable competitor as the only network to deliver over 1.5 million P25-54 (1.52 million, 35% over #2 TNT) and 3 million total viewers (3.67 million, 33% over #2 Disney Channel), or 2 million households (2.78 million, 41% over #2 TNT) and one of only two nets to draw over 1 million P18-49 (1.40 million, 39% over #2 History Channel) or half a million P18-34 (594,000, second only to MTV). USA was the only basic cable network to earn a household coverage rating over a 2.0 this summer, as well (2.76, +0.79 over #2 TNT).
USA was the house of hits this summer with seven original series each averaging over 2 million in P25-54, 1.5 million in P18-49, half a million in P18-34 and 5 million total viewers and 4 million households. Further, most of these titles have over 2.5 million in P25-54, 2.5 million in P18-49, 1 million in P18-34, 6 million total viewers and 4.5 million households.
USA’s summer slate of hits easily outshines the mixed performances of originals on either TNT or History Channel, averaging 2.9 million in P25-54, 2.66 million in P18-49, 1.14 million in P18-34, 6.34 million total viewers and 4.75 million households.
• ROYAL PAINS and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS were the only original series on cable Wednesday nights this summer to deliver over 7 million total viewers (RP 7.21 million / NR 5.85 million) or 4 million households (RP 5.38 million / NR 4.45 million). No other network aired a scripted series on television Wednesdays this summer to over 2 million in P25-54 (3.30 million / 2.64 million), 2 million in P18-49 (2.99 million / 2.40 million), or 1 million in P18-34 (1.24 million / 918,000).
• BURN NOTICE and SUITS were the top two scripted series on television Thursdays this summer among P25-54 (BN 3.26 million / Suits 3 million), P18-49 (3.01 million / 2.87 million), P18-34 (1.33 million / 1.33 million), total viewers (7.10 million / 6.4 million), and households (5.19 million / 4.8 million). These were the #2 and #3 scripted originals on television this summer in all of television for M18-49 and M25-54.
• BURN NOTICE was the most watched scripted original on television this summer among M18-34. The series made USA the #1 network in its Thursday 9pm timeslot for M18-49, M18-34, M25-54, and total males, placing second only to CBS in P18-49, P25-54, P18-34, total viewers, and households.
USA NETWORK WELCOMES THE FALL SEASON WITH PROGRAMS THAT HONOR, EXCITE AND ENTERTAIN
COVERT AFFAIRS and BURN NOTICE Return with All-New Episodes on Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3
NEW YORK – August 22, 2011 – USA Network dominated the television landscape all summer, and this fall, the network will continue to deliver high-quality programming. In September, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, USA will present two world television premieres, the USA original movie THE SPACE BETWEEN followed by the Academy Award®-winning short subject documentary TWIN TOWERS. October will feature the USA launch of season six of the hit original series PSYCH, and in November, two of summer’s biggest hits, BURN NOTICE and COVERT AFFAIRS, will continue their fifth and second seasons respectively on Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 3 with all-new episodes.
BURN NOTICE turns up the heat this fall with the remaining six episodes of the fifth season, starting Thursday, November 3 at 10/9c. The hit series stars Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy banished to sun-soaked Miami. As Michael continues working alongside his former agency, will he finally find the answers he’s been looking for? Helping him along the way are his beautifully hot-tempered, on-again girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar); our favorite Mojito-loving retired Navy Seal, Sam (Bruce Campbell); and Miami's newest counterintelligence expert, Jesse Porter (Coby Bell). Michael’s sharp-tongued mother Madeline (Emmy® Award-winner Sharon Gless) also returns, ready to heat up South Beach. Guest stars include Lauren Stamile, Jere Burns, Indigo, Andre Holland, Ian Anthony Dale, Carlo Gallo and Ptolemy Slocum. From Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment, BURN NOTICE was created and is written and executive produced by Matt Nix. Alfredo Barrios and Mikkel Bondesen also serve as executive producers.
USA & DC COMICS UNVEIL BURN NOTICE GRAPHIC NOVEL
USA NETWORK TEAMS WITH DC COMICS TO UNVEIL ITS FIRST DIGITAL INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH “BURN NOTICE”
Debuting with an Impressive 100,000 Page Views, Premiere Issue Offers a Multi-Platform Interactive Experience
NEW YORK – June 24, 2011 – USA Network, in partnership with DC Comics, announced its first series of interactive multiplatform comics with a series created to bridge the storylines between seasons four and five of BURN NOTICE. The comic, entitled A New Day and written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt Nix, goes beyond the two-dimensional traditional comic by offering enhanced user experiences including interactive games, hidden ciphers, artwork peelaways and more. Chapter one went live in tandem with the fifth season premiere of BURN NOTICE last evening on Thursday, June 23. Having garnered 100,000 page views since it launched, A New Day is available on usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and Android App on select devices.
“As a life-long graphic novel reader, naturally I was very excited to extend our storyline to this medium because it allows us to expand and develop our BURN NOTICE universe into an entirely new realm,” said Matt Nix, creator and executive producer, BURN NOTICE. “In terms of the comic book itself, it’s not like the ones I grew up with. Now we have the opportunity to see the characters and their lives, but from a different perspective, one that fans can interact with, play with and share.”
A New Day, the first-of-its kind interactive comic book, gives fans insight into the series’ first-ever time jump. During last season’s finale, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) obtained a list of 31 people responsible for “burning” him, but when fans return this season only two will be left. The comic reveals the missing pieces over 12 weeks through an original story. With custom illustrations from comic book powerhouse DC Comics, the comic book features original video, unique interactive features and gaming content with new chapters launching each week throughout the season.
“Working with innovative partners, we’ve created a dynamic and fun interactive comic book that gives our fans a level of engagement that they’ve never had before,” said Jesse Redniss, vice president of digital, USA. “We are pushing the technology boundaries to enhance the user experience beyond the one-hour telecast and expanding the story arc into new arenas.”
The BURN NOTICE graphic novel includes the following features:
Each new issue will include new interactive games, ciphers and advice from your friendly spymaster
Detailed character profiles and photos of the characters from the show
“Peelaways" revealing the multiple steps of the art process including pencil, ink and color layers
Exclusive video such as preview clips and interviews with Matt Nix
Burn Wire: newsfeed featuring BURN NOTICE related Facebook and Twitter feeds
Real time connections to BURN NOTICE Chatter with unprecedented access to communications with other fans and the network
Share comic book panels and comments via Twitter, Facebook or Chatter
In addition to working with DC Comics, USA teamed with Panelfly, who built the mobile applications, and Glow Interactive who developed the online and Facebook versions, as well as the mobile interactive overlays.
BURN NOTICE stars Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy who finds himself stranded in sun-soaked Miami. This season viewers will find out if Michael has found his way back into the CIA, if he’ll return to Miami and whether or not he and Miami's new counterintelligence expert, Jesse Garcia (Coby Bell) can co-exist. Also heating up South Beach are Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), the beautiful ex-IRA operative and Michael’s ex-girlfriend; Sam (Bruce Campbell), our favorite washed-up military intelligence muscle; and Michael’s mother (Emmy Award-winner Sharon Gless), who is one tough cookie herself. From Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment, the series is created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix with Mikkel Bondesen and Alfredo Barrios as executive producers.
FIRST WAVE OF “TEEN CHOICE 2011” NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and GLEE Lead Film and TV Categories with Most
Nominations; Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Lead Top Artist Categories
Special Airs Sunday, August 7, LIVE on FOX
TEEN CHOICE 2011 will celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television,
music, sports and fashion in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event
airing live Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” leads the TEEN CHOICE 2011 nominees with 12
nominations, and GLEE has nine nominations. In addition, “The Vampire
Diaries” has seven nominations, while “The Hangover Part II,” Taylor Swift
and Selena Gomez each earned six nominations.
Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN
CHOICE 2011 nominees at
http://www.teenchoiceawards.com . Performers, presenters and
additional nominees will be announced soon.
“Burn Notice” is nominated for Choice TV Show: Action. Jeffrey Donovan is
nominated for Choice TV Actor: Action.
USA NETWORK RETURNS TO COMIC-CON(r) ON JULY 21 WITH CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED
ORIGINAL SERIES "COVERT AFFAIRS" AND "PSYCH" PLUS "BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF
Back-to-Back Panels Feature Entire casts of COVERT AFFAIRS and PSYCH; BURN
NOTICE's Bruce Campbell and Matt Nix to discuss series and prequel film
USA NETWORK RETURNS TO COMIC-CON® ON JULY 21 WITH CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED
ORIGINAL SERIES “COVERT AFFAIRS” AND “PSYCH” PLUS “BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF
Back-to-Back Panels Feature Entire casts of COVERT AFFAIRS and PSYCH; BURN
NOTICE’s Bruce Campbell and Matt Nix to discuss series and prequel film
LOS ANGELES – July 7, 2011 – USA, which just celebrated its 20th consecutive
quarterly win as the #1 entertainment cable network and is currently
dominating summer’s television landscape with a record number of original
hits, returns to Comic-Con® for the third year in a row with talent and
creators from three of its critically acclaimed and top rated shows – COVERT
AFFAIRS, PSYCH and BURN NOTICE. USA panels will take place as Comic-Con
kicks off on Thursday, July 21, 2011.
Making its debut at Comic-Con® is the entire cast of COVERT AFFAIRS, with a
panel moderated by guest star Oded Fehr. COVERT AFFAIRS, which returned in
June for its sophomore season, stars Golden Globe®-nominated Piper Perabo as
Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills make
her invaluable to the Agency in missions that span the globe. The panel will
also include Christopher Gorham, who stars as a blind tech ops agent and
Annie's agency confidant; Sendhil Ramamurthy, second generation agency man,
Jai Wilcox, who's intentions with Annie remain unclear; Kari Matchett, who
plays Joan Annie's no-nonsense manager and wife to Aurthur Campbell, the
Director of Clandestine Services, played by Peter Gallagher; and Anne Dudek,
Annie's reliable older sister who has no idea what she really does for a
living. From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS is executive
produced by Doug Liman and David Bartis through Hypnotic, and created and
executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who will be in attendance,
PSYCH, USA’s current longest running hit series, returns to Comic-Con® with
a panel moderated by guest Kurt Fuller, known to fans as “Woody The
Coroner.” The entire main cast will take part in the panel including James
Roday, who stars as Shawn Spencer, solving crimes for the Santa Barbara
police department in his own special way; Dulé Hill who co-stars as Shawn's
best friend and reluctant sidekick Gus; Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's
disapproving father; and Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson who play the
police detectives O’Hara and Lassiter who unwillingly rely on Shawn’s
psychic skills, along with the police chief Vick played by Kirsten Nelson.
Joining the panel will be creator and executive producer Steve Franks and
executive producers Chris Henke and Kelly Kulchak. PSYCH returns for its
sixth season on USA this Fall.
Also returning to Comic-Con® is one of the convention favorites, BURN
NOTICE, with Bruce Campbell, and executive producer Matt Nix with a panel to
recap of the series' signature movie, BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE. The
prequel film to USA's smash hit series takes place in Columbia 2005 when
Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) is sent to advise a local military
platoon. It's there he discovers deep layers of deception and ultimately
realizes he may be allied with the wrong side. Shot on location in Bogota,
Columbia, the two-hour movie is directed by BURN NOTICE star Jeffrey
Donovan. BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE also stars Ron Reaco Lee, Kiele
Sanchez , John Diehl and Chandra West. The prequel is written and executive
produced by BURN NOTICE creator Matt Nix. Donovan and Campbell also serve as
executive producers on the Fox Television Studios project alongside the
show's Mikkel Bondesen.
From @BurnNotice_USA on Twitter:
Want to know how Sam Axe found his way to Miami? Check out the Burn Notice
prequel "Fall of Sam Axe" tonight at 9/8c only on USA!
"BURN NOTICE'S" BRUCE CAMPBELL HOSTS "SAM AXE APPRECIATION DAY" MARATHON ON
SUNDAY APRIL 17 FOLLOWED BY THE PREMIERE OF "BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM
BURN NOTICE star Bruce Campbell will host the first-ever "Sam Axe
Appreciation Day" marathon featuring your favorite Sam Axe episodes of BURN
NOTICE, airing all day Sunday April 17 from 9am to 9pm ET/PT leading up to
the action-packed premiere of the BURN NOTICE prequel movie BURN NOTICE: THE
FALL OF SAM AXE. USA delivers an interactive viewing experience, allowing
fans to chat throughout the day via Character Chatter and win special Sam
Axe swag through Burn Circle, such as signed copies of the script, Sam's
signature Tommy Bahama shirts and exclusive Sam Axe t-shirts.
Fans will be able to show their Sam Axe love throughout the marathon on
Character Chatter at http://Chatter.fallofsamaxe.com from 6pm to 9pm ET/PT.
The fan "Chatter" will scroll across the television giving Sam Axe fans the
opportunity to see their own comments live on screen. This combined on-air
and online partnership gives Sam Axe fans a 360 BURN NOTICE experience
leading into the exciting debut of BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE.
BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE, the prequel film to USA's smash hit series
takes place in Columbia 2005 when Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) is
sent to advise a local military platoon. It's there he discovers deep layers
of deception and ultimately realizes he may be allied with the wrong side.
Shot on location in Bogota, Columbia, the two hour movie is directed by BURN
NOTICE star Jeffrey Donovan.
BURN NOTICE: THE FALL OF SAM AXE also stars RonReaco Lee ("The Good Guys," "Madea
Goes to Jail"), Kiele Sanchez ("Lost," "The Glades"), John Diehl ("Miami
Vice," "Stargate") and Chandra West ("John From Cincinnati," "The Gates").
The prequel is written and executive produced by BURN NOTICE creator Matt
Nix and co-written by Greg Hart. Donovan and Campbell also serve as
executive producers on the Fox Television Studios project alongside BURN
NOTICE's Mikkel Bondesen.
JEFFREY DONOVAN SET TO DIRECT
“BURN NOTICE” PREQUEL MOVIE
STARRING BRUCE CAMPBELL
Matt Nix to write and executive produce
LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – Jeffrey Donovan is set to
direct the upcoming BURN NOTICE MOVIE starring Bruce Campbell. Shooting
will begin in January on location in Bogota, Columbia. The two-hour
movie will air on USA Network in Spring 2011.
The prequel, set in late 2005, begins after a faction of Colombian rebels
makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lieutenant
Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) being sent down to advise. As the mission
unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the
truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what’s worth fighting
BURN NOTICE creator Matt Nix will write and executive produce. Donovan
and Campbell will also serve as executive producers on the Fox Television
Studios project alongside Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice”).
BURN NOTICE continues to be one of the hottest shows on television, as the
#1 scripted show on basic cable this past summer averaging 3.4 million in
P25-54, 3.1 million in P18-49 and 7.3 million total viewers
Burn Notice – Premieres Thursday, November 11th at
Thursday, Nov. 11th brings us the all new episode
When a vengeful lawyer hires a paranoid bombmaker to
kill off members of a local gang, Michael (Jeffrey
Donovan) is forced to intervene before innocent
lives are lost in the mayhem. Meanwhile, Michael and
Jesse (Coby Bell) must work together to track down a
stolen document containing highly classified
government secrets. Guest starring: Daniel Pino and
From Bruce Campbell's website: Hey folks, here's good news for Burn
Notice lovers - we have been picked up for seasons 5 and 6 already ("picked
up" means the USA network has agreed to air it for 2 more seasons) - even
before season 4 airs. This type of thing is pretty rare and it's because of
your incredibly loyal viewership. Many thanks to you and USA!
USA NETWORK’S SEXY, SMASH HIT “BURN NOTICE” RETURNS FOR FOURTH SEASON
THURSDAY, JUNE 3 AT 9/8C
#1 Show in Cable Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar,
Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless Returns with All New Episodes
BURN NOTICE returns for its fourth season on June 3 to heat up Thursdays
at 9/8c on USA Network. The #1 scripted series on cable in 2009 in both
P18-49 and P25-54, BURN NOTICE continues to be one of the hottest shows on
television, with its season three averaging 3.5 million in P25-54, 3.3
million in P18-49 and 7.1 million total viewers. Paired with the new #1
show of 2009, ROYAL PAINS at 10/9c, the two shows make up one of
television’s coolest and most powerful block of summer programming on cable
BURN NOTICE stars Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy
who finds himself stranded in sun-soaked Miami. The action-packed season
four commences with a new counterintelligence expert, Jesse Garcia, played
by Coby Bell (“Third Watch”), who loves to fight bad guys just as much as
Michael does. Heating up the night with our hot undercover agent are Fiona
(Gabrielle Anwar), the beautiful ex-IRA operative and ex-girlfriend of
Michael; Sam (Bruce Campbell), our favorite washed-up military intelligence
muscle; and Michael’s mother (Emmy Award-winner Sharon Gless), who is one
tough cookie herself.
This season we will see Michael Westen and his “team” protect a lawyer
against the city's most dangerous biker gang, help a port worker threatened
by dangerous mobsters and assist another burned spy to clear his name all
the while trying to figure out the mystery behind Michael’s burn notice.
BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix (“The
Good Guys”, “Chasing Vermeer”). Mikkel Bondesen (“Catch That Kid”) and
Alfredo Barrios (“Justice”) also serve as executive producers. The series
comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment.
I always loved this show. It's still great. They always have awesome
cliff-hangers and then resolve them believably, and this season is no
At the end of last season, we saw Michael put in a prison, but then he
was let out and found himself in a pretty room. This time we find out that
his new "mission" is to work with these people (the organization that burned
him) to help stop even worse people. On the side, he is still helping people
who need his special brand of help.
The interaction with him, Fi, Sam, and his mom are still great as always.
I especially like how he acts with his mom this time. I look forward to the
If you have never seen this show, you shouldn't be too lost if you just
start watching. Michael is a former spy who was "burned" by the
government agency he worked for and had to hide for a while in Miami while
he figured out who happened to him and who did it. He helps people in
trouble on the side, for fun and profit, with the help of two other former
spies. I would advise you, though, to go rent the DVD's because there
are many great episodes you missed!
Jeffrey Donovan is Michael Westen in the hit USA Network original series
BURN NOTICE, which premieres its fourth season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at
Renowned for his versatility and striking presence, Donovan has made a name
for himself through memorable performances on both stage and screen. Most
recently, Jeffrey starred in the poignant 1920’s era drama “Changeling”
opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich for director Clint Eastwood,
which was produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Donovan has also starred
in the production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner” at the Royal George Theatre in
Chicago. Donovan has received rave reviews for his performance in the Marc
Camoletti sex farce most notably from the cities leading paper citing
“…leading man Jeffrey Donovan recalls Cary Grant with his sexy charm,
athleticism and gift for deadpan humor.”
He has also been seen on the big screen as a captivating leading man in the
Joey Lauren Adams film "Come Early Morning." Written and directed by Adams,
the film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Donovan received high
praise for his performance as Cal, the romantic lead opposite Ashley Judd.
The Roadside Attractions film also stars Laura Prepon.
Donovan also starred as Jim Keith in the independent film "Believe in Me,"
an adaptation of the young-adult novel "Brief Garland" by Harold Keith.
Directed by Robert Collector, the film follows the true story of Keith, a
high school girl's basketball coach in the 1960s who gets inspired by his
young team and who in turn, inspires them to greatness. Also starring Bruce
Dern, Samantha Mathis and Heather Matarazzo.
Donovan appeared on the big screen in a memorable cameo in the blockbuster
romantic comedy "Hitch" opposite Will Smith. Other film credits include
Barry Levinson's "Sleepers," "Purpose," "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" and
"Bait." Donovan made his feature film debut in "Throwing Down," which won
the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
In 2004, Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective
David Creegan in the USA Network original series "Touching Evil." His
television credits include HBO's original film "When Trumpets Fade,"
recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan," "Spin City," "The Beat," and "The
Pretender," and notable guest appearances in "Monk," "CSI: Miami," "Law &
Order" and "Homicide: Life On The Street. "
GABRIELLE ANWAR (Fiona)
Gabrielle Anwar stars as Fiona in the USA Network original series BURN
NOTICE, which premieres its fourth season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9/8c
Born in Berkshire, England, the accomplished actress has over 45 film and
television performances to her credit in both Europe and the U.S., including
her breakout film “Scent of a Woman,” where she was whisked off her feet
into an acclaimed tango with Al Pacino.
Anwar has enthralled in a vast array of diverse characters from the blind
diving horse circus performer in Disney’s biopic “Wild Hearts Can’t Be
Broken” to the risqué royal in Showtime’s “The Tudors” to the supercilious
counterpart to Noah Wyle in TNT’s “The Librarian: Return To King Solomon’s
Mines.” And from the fatal object of desire in “Things To Do In Denver When
You’re Dead” to the regal Queen Anne in “The Three Musketeers.” From the
expat party girl in BBC’s adaptation of Mortimer’s “Summer’s Lease” to the
coquette pursuing Dermot Mulroney and Hope Davis in the independent feature
With three children, a canine, feline, and equine menagerie, an art studio,
a yoga practice, a garden, a green lifestyle, and a slew of literature in
the works, Gabrielle has no free time.
SHARON GLESS (Madeline)
Sharon Gless is Madeline Westen in the hit USA Network original series BURN
NOTICE, which premieres its fourth season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9/8c.
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Sharon Gless has distinguished herself
as one of the most acclaimed and recognized actresses working today.
Gless most recently completed production on two independent features, “Once
Fallen” with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, and “Hannah Free,” in which Gless
stars in the title role. As Hannah, a character who spans 60 years, she
plays a free-spirited woman attempting to reunite with the love of her life
one last time. The film has recently been selected as the Closing Night film
at the prestigious Frameline Gay/Lesbian Film Festival in San Francisco
She was an Emmy nominee for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her chilling
performance as Colleen Rose, an ambiguous Hollywood agent with a multitude
of dark secrets on FX’s “Nip/Tuck.”
This summer, Gless plans to travel to London’s famed West End to produce and
star in a one-night performance of “A Round-Heeled Woman.” The play is based
on the best-selling book by Jane Juska, and focuses on a woman’s adventures
with sex and romance later in life. She plans to eventually bring the play
For five seasons (2000-2005), Gless starred as the outrageous and beloved
Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series “Queer as Folk.” In
2006, she received rave reviews for her starring role as US Secretary of
Defense Lynne Warner in the acclaimed BBC/BBC America miniseries “The State
Gless was first exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age, by her
grandfather Neil S. McCarthy -- the most respected lawyer of Hollywood’s
Golden Age. McCarthy, whose clients included Cecil B. DeMille, Louis B.
Mayer and Howard Hughes, notably drew up the first contract between a studio
and a player -- an interesting fact since Gless was the last contract player
in the history of Hollywood (Universal).
Her first series role was the 1973 “Faraday & Company.” She guest-starred in
several top TV shows before landing another series role in “Switch.”
In 1982, she landed the career-changing role of New York Police Detective
Christine Cagney on the smash hit drama “Cagney & Lacey.” The role garnered
her two Emmys wins and six nominations, along with a Golden Globe. After the
show ended in 1988, she re-teamed with “Cagney & Lacey” executive producer,
Barney Rosenzweig, for the drama series “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.” That
role led to her second Golden Globe win and two additional Emmy nominations.
Gless married Rosenzweig in 1991.
In 1994 and 1995, Gless reunited with her television partner Tyne Daly to
recreate their title roles in a quartet of critically acclaimed “Cagney &
Lacey” television movies. Gless and Daly fondly refer to these telefilms as
their character’s “Menopause Years.” Also in 1995 she received her star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The “Cagney & Lacey” movies, as well as the
entire series, was released on DVD mid-2009.
Additional television roles include the series “House Calls” and
“Turnabout,” as well as the telefilms “Separated by Murder,” “Hard Hat &
Legs,” “Honor Thy Mother,” “Hobson’s Choice,” and “Letting Go.” She also
starred in the miniseries’ “The Immigrants,” “The Last Convertible,”
“Centennial,” and Garson Kanin’s “Moviola: The Scarlett O’Hara Wars,” in
which she played screen goddess Carole Lombard. She has also starred
opposite Michael Douglas in the feature film “The Star Chamber.”
Gless made her stage debut in Lillian Hellman’s “Watch on the Rhine” at
Stage West in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, she has starred twice
on stage in London’s famed West End, the first time in 1993 when she created
the role of Annie Wilkes in the stage version of Stephen King’s haunting
“Misery” and in 1997 in Neil Simon’s comedy “Chapter Two.” She starred in
Claudia Allen’s “Cahoots” at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre and at
Madison Square Garden with the national company of Eve Ensler’s smash “The
Vagina Monologues.” Additionally, she has recorded several books-on-tape and
starred in many radio plays. Her recording of “Night, Mother” for the BBC
earned Gless the International Sony Award.
In 2007, she was the recipient of the Theatre School at DePaul University’s
prestigious Award for Excellence of the Arts.
Gless is an active participant in the ongoing struggle for a woman’s right
to choose. In 2005, she was honored by Norman Lear’s People for the American
Way for her unwavering support of human rights. She’s also become a vocal
advocate for gay and lesbian (LGBT) causes.
Gless spends her free time at home in one of her three favorite cities: Los
Angeles, Miami and Toronto. fourth season on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9/8c
BRUCE CAMPBELL (Sam)
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised
$350,000 for a low-budget film, “Evil Dead,” in which he starred and
co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first
gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983,
beating out “The Shining.” After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen
King dubbed it “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” New
Line Cinema stepped forward to release “Evil Dead” in the U.S.
After co-producing “Crimewave,” a cross-genre comedy written by Sam Raimi,
Ethan and Joel Coen, Campbell moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained a
foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the “Maniac Cop”
series, “Lunatics: A Love Story,” “Moontrap” and “Mindwar,” a
post-apocalyptic “Jeremiah Johnson,” during which he met his wife-to-be,
filmmaker Ida Gearon.
Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the
second and third films in the “Evil Dead” trilogy, completing 12 years of
work on the cult favorite. This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as
Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted
Fox series “The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.,” then as a recurring
guest-star on the hit show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”
With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director,
helming numerous episodes and recurring as the "King of Thieves" in the #1
syndicated “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” and its follow-up phenomenon,
“Xena: Warrior Princess.”
He has since expanded his range on television, with appearances in Disney's
TV movies “Gold Rush,” and their update of “The Love Bug.” He teamed up with
Fox again for the hit TV film “Tornado!,” and starred in NBC's top-rated “In
The Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory.” At the invitation of ABC, Campbell
ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's
Emmy-nominated “Ellen,” participating in one of the three touted "Out"
episodes. Following decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed series
“Homicide: Life On The Street” and “The X-Files,” he enjoyed a recurring
role on Showtime’s edgy TV industry comedy, “Beggars and Choosers.”
But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had
featured roles in the blockbuster “Congo,” John Carpenter's “Escape From
LA,” and the award-winning independent crime drama, “Running Time.” He
followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, “Serving Sara,”
Jim Carrey's “The Majestic,” and Sam Raimi's blockbuster “Spider-Man”
After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, “Jack of
All Trades,” Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper “Bubba Ho-tep.”
His directorial debut, “Man with the Screaming Brain” premiered on the Sci
Fi Channel, and “Dark Horse Comics” published the comic adaptation.
Campbell’s current films include the fun-filled Disney hit, “Sky High,”
MGM's thriller, “The Woods,” and A&E's “Touch the Top of the World,” an
inspiring true story about the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest.
Campbell made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying
his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir
entitled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, and his first
novel, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. In the multi-media industry,
Campbell provided voices on cutting edge video games for Activision, THQ and
Nova Logic - and he also enjoyed voicing characters for Disney’s animated TV
series “Tarzan” and the Warner Brothers feature “The Ant Bully.”
Most recently, Campbell directed and starred as himself in “My Name is
Bruce,” a spoof of his B-movie career. He also voiced the character of Mayor
Shelbourne in the animated hit film “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.”
Campbell continues to share his filmmaking experience, lecturing at
universities, which include Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.
He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.
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