USA Renews Burn Notice for Season 7

By Tim Surette

Nov 08, 2012

USA Network has spent the last few weeks doing all sorts of renewing and canceling, ordering new seasons of White Collar, Royal Pains, and Covert Affairs and dropping the axe on Common Law and Fairly Legal. But what of its long-running drama Burn Notice? Where's the scoop on that?

Here it is: Burn Notice is renewed! USA Network has reupped the spy drama for a 13-episode seventh season. And wouldn't you know it? The announcement comes on the eve of the series' return for the second half of its sixth season (tomorrow at 9pm, two episodes!). Convenient as all heck!

The 13-episode order is actually smaller than that of previous seasons. Seasons 4–6 all consisted of eighteen episodes, Seasons 2 and 3 were sixteen episodes apiece, and Season 1 was a dozen.

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  • Notusedname Nov 09, 2012

    I haven't seen more than till the first episode of second season but if it keeps holding up to the standard it have had so far i think it is a wise decision. I hope to catch up to the seventh season by then.

  • JT_Kirk Nov 09, 2012

    Good news indeed, but I wonder if they'll start wrapping things up or if they're going to keep spinning into new territory. I can't say the renewal is surprising though as it's a ratings leader and last season was among the top 10 watched ad-supported cable channel shows along with 4 other USA shows (Royal Pains, Suits, Covert Affairs, and White Collar).

  • Shreela Nov 09, 2012

    Yay, and 13 is enough to properly wrap it up, which hopefully they'll do, because it seems the writers are running out of new-conspiracies/villians to tie into the long-conspiracy.

  • SLAMMIN23 Nov 09, 2012

    season 7 will not be the final

  • SLAMMIN23 Nov 09, 2012

    this show should go on for years yet

  • stanking Nov 09, 2012

    How is this show still on? Hasn't Michael killed everyone yet? Hasn't he found the master spy behind the assassin who hired the contract killer who was working through the CIA mole yet?

  • saxyroro Nov 09, 2012

    Burn Notice and Psych forever together. And Burn Notice is the only show actually shot in Miami and looks like Miami.

  • naldro Nov 09, 2012

    If it is the final season. One wonders how will it end. Will Michael give up his life as a spy and settle down with Fi? Or will he get back into the game?

  • Writerpatrick Nov 08, 2012

    A 13 episode season sounds like a final season, although it would make it a suitable length for a summer series. But given how long it's been going I suspect they want to wrap things up. Hopefully the creators know if it's a final season and don't leave the series on a cliffhanger.

  • DavidJackson8 Nov 08, 2012

    I consider myself a fan of the show, but a lot of that has to do with the first 3 seasons. Those days, this was actually one of my favorite shows on TV. At the moment, it may not even be in my top 25. One reason is that a lot of great shows have come on in the last 2-3 years. But the other big reason is that the quality of the show has dropped significantly for me. It may be because it's become too repetitive or recycled, or maybe the writing has just simply gotten worse, but the show has gotten fairly boring. I really hope the writers can either pick it back up, or let next season be its last.

  • TQB Nov 09, 2012

    From what I have read, shooting the show is extremely demanding on the leads - or at least they complain it is. The format last season, where Fi and Michael would have one adventure while Sam and the beefcake there would have another, was to reduce everyone's total time on-set. Nice idea, but to me they all still looked a little checked out. I hate to see a good show go on beyond the commitment of the actors (cough gossip girl cough cough HIMYM)! Plus, there is no pairing I will ever love more than Michael and Sam.

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