Burn Notice

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Burn Notice
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Created by Matt Nix
Starring Jeffrey Donovan
Gabrielle Anwar
Bruce Campbell
Sharon Gless
Coby Bell
Composer(s)John Dickson
Toby Chu
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes111 + 1 movie (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Matt Nix
Mikkel Bondesen
Jeff Freilich
Producer(s)Michael J. Wilson
Jason Tracey
Craig S. O'Neill
Mikkel Bondesen
Production location(s) Miami, Florida, U.S.
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Flying Glass of Milk Productions (2008–13)
Fuse Entertainment (2007–12)
Fabrik Entertainment (2013)
Fox Television Studios
Distributor 20th Television
Original network USA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 28, 2007 
September 12, 2013
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Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network for a total of seven seasons from June 28, 2007, to September 12, 2013. [1] [2] The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, and beginning in season four, Coby Bell. [3]

Matt Nix screenwriter

Matthew E. Nix is an American writer, producer, and director. He is best known for creating the USA Network television series Burn Notice, the Fox series The Good Guys and more recently the Fox series The Gifted.

USA Network U.S. cable television channel

USA Network is an American pay television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. It was originally launched in 1977 as Madison Square Garden Sports Network, one of the first national sports cable television channels, before being relaunched as USA Network on 1980. Once a minor player in basic-tier pay television, USA has steadily gained popularity due to its original programming; it is one of the 4 major subscription-television networks with TBS, TNT and FX it also broadcasts syndicated reruns of current and former "network television" series and theatrically-released feature films, as well as limited sports programming and WWE.

Jeffrey Donovan American actor

Jeffrey Thomas Donovan is an American actor. He played Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice, and starred in films such as Hitch, Believe in Me, Changeling and Come Early Morning. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and his brother John F. Kennedy in Rob Reiner's LBJ. He had a recurring role in the second season of the TV series Fargo (2015).



The title of the series refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable. When spies are burned, their connection to an espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence. According to the narration during the opening credits, the burned spy has no prior work history, no money, no support network – in essence, no identity. The television series uses second-person narrative and frequent voice-overs providing exposition from the viewpoint of covert operations agent Michael Westen, played by Donovan. The voice-over commentary is in the form of tips for fledgling agents as if for a training or orientation film.

A "burn notice" is an official statement issued by an intelligence agency to other agencies. It states that an asset or intelligence source is unreliable for one or several reasons, often fabrication, and must be officially disavowed. This is essentially a directive for the recipient to disregard or "burn" all information derived from that individual or group.

Intelligence agency Government agency responsible for the collection and analysis of secret security or political information

An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives.


Voice-over is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations. The voiceover is read from a script and may be spoken by someone who appears elsewhere in the production or by a specialist voice talent. Synchronous dialogue, where the voiceover is narrating the action that is taking place at the same time, remains the most common technique in voiceovers. Asynchronous, however, is also used in cinema. It is usually prerecorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information. Voiceovers are used in video games and on-hold messages, as well as for announcements and information at events and tourist destinations. It may also be read live for events such as award presentations.

After being "burned" in the middle of an operation in Southern Nigeria and subsequently beaten and kidnapped, Westen finds himself in his hometown [4] of Miami, Florida. He is tended to by his ex-girlfriend, Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), but he has been abandoned by all his normal intelligence contacts and is under continuous surveillance with his personal assets frozen. Extraordinary efforts to reach his U.S. government handler eventually yield only a grudging admission that someone powerful wants him "on ice" in Miami. If he leaves there, he will be hunted down and taken into custody. If he stays, he can remain relatively free. Consumed by the desire to find out who burned him and why, Westen is reluctantly drawn into working as an unlicensed private investigator and problem solver for ordinary citizens to fund his personal investigation into his situation as a blacklisted agent.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

Miami City in Florida, United States

Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. The city covers an area of about 56.6 square miles (147 km2), between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay on the east; with a 2017 estimated population of 463,347, Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Miami's metro area is the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S. Miami has the third tallest skyline in the United States with over 300 high-rises, 80 of which stand taller than 400 feet.

Fiona Glenanne

Fiona Glenanne is a fictional character in the television series Burn Notice, portrayed by Gabrielle Anwar. According to Fiona's biography from USA Network:

Westen invites his old friend Sam Axe (Campbell) to assist him, while Fiona invites herself to join them. With the occasional assistance and sometimes hindrance of his mother, Madeline (Sharon Gless), Westen battles an array of criminals such as mobsters, gang members, con artists, murderers, rapists, kidnappers, foreign wet-work operatives, drug traffickers, sex traffickers, arms traffickers, and war criminals. At the same time, Michael must follow the trail that leads him to the people responsible for his being burned, and later finding out why.

Sam Axe

Commander Samuel "Sam" Axe, USN (ret.) is a fictional character in the television series Burn Notice and TV movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, and is played by Bruce Campbell. He is the best friend of "burned" ex-spy Michael Westen, the main character in Burn Notice.

Madeline Westen

Madeline Westen is a fictional character in the television series Burn Notice portrayed by Sharon Gless. She is Michael Westen's neurotic, chain-smoking mother.

<i>Mobsters</i> 1991 film by Michael Karbelnikoff

Mobsters is a 1991 American crime film directed by Michael Karbelnikoff. It details the creation of The Commission. Set in New York City, taking place from 1917 to 1931, it is a semi-fictitious account of the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. The film stars Christian Slater as Luciano, Patrick Dempsey as Lansky, Costas Mandylor as Costello and Richard Grieco as Siegel, with Michael Gambon, Anthony Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, and F. Murray Abraham in supporting roles.

The series juggles these two narratives: the overall series dealing with why Michael was burned, and individual episodes focusing on the cases he works for clients.

Cast and characters

The 2009 cast of Burn Notice (l-r): Sharon Gless, Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Donovan, and Gabrielle Anwar Burnnoticecast.jpg
The 2009 cast of Burn Notice (l-r): Sharon Gless, Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Donovan, and Gabrielle Anwar
Michael Westen

Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television series Burn Notice, created by Matt Nix. Michael, a spy and former Special Forces Operative of the Green Berets and Army Rangers, is widely known as a top CIA operative. As a result, in many circles he is greatly feared. He abruptly became the subject of a burn notice while on an assignment. Forced to return to his hometown of Miami, Florida, he finds himself cut off from the United States Intelligence Community. While searching for answers about his burn notice, Michael becomes an unlicensed freelance private investigator/troubleshooter to help those who have unique problems.

United States Army Rangers elite military formation of the United States Army

The United States Army Rangers are designated U.S. Army Ranger units, past or present, or are graduates of the U.S. Army Ranger School. The term ranger has been in use unofficially in a military context since the early 17th century. The first military company officially commissioned as rangers were English soldiers fighting in King Philip's War (1676) and from there the term came into common official use in the French and Indian Wars. There have been American military companies officially called Rangers since the American Revolution.

In East Asian martial arts, the black belt is associated with expertise, but may indicate only competence, depending on the martial art. The use of colored belts is a relatively recent invention dating from the 1880s.

Where Michael is concerned, Fiona is not entirely willing to let go of their past relationship, which continues to simmer. In the latter half of season three, the two of them are shown to be close to reigniting their relationship. As season five starts, the two move in together, but tension in their romantic relationship remains. However, she is accused of the British Consulate bombings as the antagonist Anson Fullerton tricks her into confessing to a crime she did not commit. Anson uses this leverage over Michael and forces him to do work for himself. To remove this leverage, Fiona eventually surrenders and is arrested by the FBI as Michael watches in vain.
Bruce Campbell American actor

Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave (1985), Maniac Cop (1988), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989), and Bubba Ho-Tep (2002).

United States Navy SEALs US Navy special operations force

The United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land Teams, commonly abbreviated as Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Among the SEALs' main functions are conducting small-unit maritime military operations that originate from, and return to, a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. The SEALs are trained to operate in all environments for which they are named.

In the field of counterintelligence, a double agent is an employee of a secret intelligence service for one country, whose primary purpose is to spy on a target organization of another country, but who, in fact, has been discovered by the target organization and is now spying on their own country's organization for the target organization.


SeasonTimeslot (ET)# Ep.PremieredEndedTV SeasonViewers
(in ones)
(in millions)
(in millions)
1 Thursday 10:00 pm (June 28, 2007 – September 13, 2007)
Thursday 9:00 pm (September 20, 2007)
June 28, 2007
4.0 [6]
September 20, 2007
4.8 [7] 2007At least 10
2 Thursday 10:00 pm (July 10, 2008 – March 5, 2009)16
July 10, 2008
5.39 [8]
March 5, 2009
6.1 [9] 2008–2009At least 10
3 Thursday 9:00 pm (June 4, 2009 – August 6, 2009)
Thursday 10:00 pm (January 21, 2010 – March 4, 2010)
June 4, 2009
5.99 [10]
March 4, 2010
4.32 [11] 2009–2010At least 10
4 Thursday 9:00 pm (June 3, 2010 – August 26, 2010)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 11, 2010 – December 9, 2010)
Thursday 9:00 pm (December 16, 2010)
June 3, 2010
6.62 [12]
December 16, 2010
5.11 [13] 20106.69 million [14]
5 Thursday 9:00 pm (June 23, 2011 – September 8, 2011)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 3, 2011 – December 15, 2011)
June 23, 2011
5.17 [15]
December 15, 2011
2.89 [16] 20116.21 million [17]
6 Thursday 9:00 pm (June 14, 2012 – November 8, 2012)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 15, 2012 – December 13, 2012)
Thursday 9:00 pm (December 20, 2012)
June 14, 2012
3.87 [18]
December 20, 2012
3.78 [19] 2012At least 10
7 Thursday 9:00 pm (June 6, 2013 – September 12, 2013)13
June 6, 2013
4.32 [20]
September 12, 2013
4.97 [21] 2013At least 10

Season 1

The first season, consisting of 12 episodes, follows Michael Westen's investigation into the identity of the man who burned him. It also introduced the main characters: Fiona Glenanne, Michael's ex-girlfriend; Sam Axe, a former Navy SEAL and Michael's best friend; and Madeline "Maddie" Westen, Michael's hypochondriac mother. The season had many appearances by Agents Harris and Lane (Marc Macaulay and Brandon Morris), two FBI agents sent to keep tabs on Michael, but were eventually replaced by Jason Bly (Alex Carter), all are in turn removed from Michael's case. By the end of the season, Michael has discovered the identity of the man who wrote his burn notice, Phillip Cowan (Richard Schiff), only to see him killed. Michael later is contacted by a mysterious woman, ending the season on a cliffhanger.

Season 2

The second season, consisting of 16 episodes, depicts Michael's struggle to discover more about his new "handler" and use her to get to the people who burned him. The season begins with Michael meeting Carla (Tricia Helfer), the woman on the phone from the previous season. He begins a professional relationship with her, which consists of Michael doing a series of different tasks. Despite Fiona and Sam's protests, Michael completes the task under the duress of Carla going after Michael's family and friends, which she demonstrates by breaking into Madeline's house several times and having his brother arrested. Meanwhile, Maddie begins getting closer to learning about Michael's secret life. While attempting to figure out Carla's plans, Michael is almost killed when his loft is rigged with explosives. Michael eventually learns that Victor Stecker-Epps (Michael Shanks), Carla's wrangler to keep Michael in line, was the one who tried to kill him. Michael captures Victor and discovers Carla had Victor's family killed as part of his recruitment and that Victor had enough evidence against Carla to use as leverage. By the season finale, Carla kills Victor and is ready to detonate his boat with Michael still on it. Fiona kills Carla, and Michael meets "Management" (John Mahoney), the leader of a professional black ops syndicate. After telling Management that he wants out, Michael leaps from a helicopter and into the ocean, effectively ending their relationship, as well as the "protection" that Management had secretly been providing for Michael.

Season 3

The third season, consisting of 16 episodes, shows Michael in his quest to have his burn notice lifted. The season begins where the previous left off: Michael swims back to Miami, where he is met by Michelle Paxson (Moon Bloodgood), a Miami police detective who is intent on bringing Michael down. After he finally convinces her to stay away, Michael is approached by Tom Strickler (Ben Shenkman), an agent to the spies. Strickler claims that he can have Michael's burn notice lifted, but at a very high cost. Michael eventually must kill Strickler, instead, to save Fiona's life. In the meantime, Michael begins meeting Diego Garza (Otto Sanchez), a CIA agent who gives Michael information about his burn notice. However, after Strickler's death, Garza is murdered, and Michael is nearly back to square one. Later, Michael is confronted by Mason Gilroy (Chris Vance), a freelance psychopath who once worked for Strickler and confesses to the murder of Garza. Gilroy asks for Michael's help with an operation, and Michael, not wanting to let Gilroy get away with anything, follows. He discovers that Gilroy is attempting to break a high-risk felon out of prison. After Gilroy's murder, Michael learns the identity of the prisoner: Simon Escher (Garret Dillahunt), the man who committed the crimes for which Michael was framed. In the final scenes of the season, Michael is arrested and taken to a mysterious room.

Season 4

The fourth season, consisting of 18 episodes, follows Michael as he begins working once again for the people who burned him. As with most other seasons, the fourth season begins immediately after the events of the previous. Michael, still in prison, is visited by Vaughn (Robert Wisdom), a high-ranking member of management. He serves as Michael's new handler, bringing Michael various jobs and even participating in some. Over the events of the season, Michael inadvertently burns a spy himself, Jesse Porter, a counterintelligence operative. Michael eventually discovers their mutual target - a telecommunications magnate named John Barrett (Robert Patrick). After luring Barrett to Miami, Michael discovers that a coded Bible contains a complete list of the people who burned him. Jesse soon discovers that Michael was the one who burned him, causing a rift between them. Michael later is forced to kill Barrett to save himself, but loses the Bible in the process. Eventually, Sam and Jesse are able to reclaim the list, and decide to give the list to Marv (Richard Kind), Jesse's old handler. However, Marv is killed by Tyler Brennen (Jay Karnes), one of Michael's old foes. Brennen, now in possession of the list, hires another of Michael's enemies, "Dead" Larry Sizemore (Tim Matheson), to help track down the people on the list. Instead, Larry kills Brennen, which signals Michael's betrayal to Vaughn. Vaughn returns to Miami to have Michael, Fiona, and Jesse killed. However, Sam and Madeline are able to track down Congressman Bill Cowley (John Doman), whom Michael had previously strong-armed into helping protect a Cold War spy, to call for help. Michael is finally taken to Washington, DC, where he is met by an unidentified man (Dylan Baker) who proclaims, "Welcome back."

Season 5

The fifth season, consisting of 18 episodes, begins six months after Michael successfully rejoins the CIA as a consultant. The man from the final scenes of the fourth season has been identified as Raines, and, along with Max (Grant Show), Michael begins hunting down and arresting all of the people on Simon's list of "Management" agents. While pursuing the final man on the list, however, Max and Michael hit a dead end when they discover that the man is dead. This leaves many mysteries unsolved, perhaps forever, and these "inconsistencies" still consume Michael.

Michael continues to work under Max until his murder, which is executed in such a way so as to frame Michael. Michael, however, avoids the frame by both leading Agent Dani Pearce (Lauren Stamile), Max's replacement, away from the faked "evidence", and frenetically pursuing the actual killer through layers of "cut-outs". After at last clearing his name by forcing the killer to confess (before he commits suicide), Michael finally comes face to face with the man behind Management's still-active syndicate, Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns), who blackmails Fiona to get Michael to do what he wants. After Michael and his team are repeatedly forced to commit crimes and complete increasingly dangerous missions on Anson's behalf, Fiona turns herself in, freeing Michael to pursue Anson without concern for her.

Season 6

The sixth season, consisting of 18 episodes, [22] begins with Fiona's arrest. Michael does contract work for the CIA agent who trained him, Tom Card (John C. McGinley), to gain visitation rights to Fiona and eventually have her released. He is also working with Pearce, trying to track down Anson. The team finally captures Anson with the help of Michael's brother Nate, but shortly after the CIA arrives, a gunshot from an unseen location kills both Anson and Nate. Fiona is released from prison and helps Michael in his search for the man who killed his brother. They eventually learn that the killer's name is Tyler Gray, and Card sanctions an off-the-books operation in Panama to take him down. However, when Michael finally captures him, Gray reveals that the operation is a sham: Card hired Gray to kill Anson and is planning a move that will kill Michael and his team. They escape, and Michael eventually confronts and kills Card, making every member of his team, as well as Maddie, targets in a CIA manhunt headed by Olivia Riley (Sonja Sohn). They consider escaping the country, but, while trying to gain leverage on Riley, they discover she has been working with a drug cartel in order to bring Michael down. Michael gets in contact with Bly to help get evidence for Riley's treason, but their mission fails and Bly is killed. Michael eventually forces a confession from Riley while on a boat under fire from the Coast Guard. Sam, Fiona, Jesse and Madeline spend about a month locked up, and when released, they find that Michael "made a deal" once more in return for his family and friends being freed from lifetime imprisonment. Fiona feels betrayed, reminding Michael he promised it would just be the two of them after this was all over. She backs away and tells Michael to leave her alone.

Season 7

The seventh and final season, consisting of 13 episodes, [23] [24] [25] begins with Michael receiving an assignment from Andrew Strong (Jack Coleman), a high-ranking CIA official with whom he made the deal that got his team and Maddie set free. Strong made the deal because he believes Michael is the only person he can entrust with a dangerous mission that involves thwarting an American named Randall Burke (Adrian Pasdar) believed to be running freelance terror operations. Fiona has moved on to a new job with her new bounty hunter boyfriend. Sam and Jesse continue to help Michael despite, or perhaps because of, intrusions on their personal and professional lives. Maddie, meanwhile, is trying to get custody of Nate's son, Charlie, to keep him out of foster care. Burke turns out to be part of a larger organization, and he sacrifices his life to help Michael rescue a woman whom Burke called "the key to everything": Sonya (Alona Tal). Michael and the team, including Fiona, begin working with Sonya to get deeper into her organization. As they do, Michael meets James (John Pyper-Ferguson), the man calling the shots for Sonya and Burke, and after passing some intense tests, Michael is welcomed into James's "family". Michael soon finds out that James works for peace and justice in the world, but uses extreme methods to get what he wants. After Michael kills Sonya to protect Fiona, James sends his men to kill Maddie, Charlie, and Jesse. Maddie sacrifices herself to protect them and Michael shoots James, intent on taking him into custody. James blows up his own building, hoping to kill Michael and Fiona. They escape, but must be presumed dead to protect themselves. Strong releases Sam and Jesse, without imprisonment, and announces that Michael will "posthumously" be given a star on the CIA Memorial Wall. While Sam and Jesse contemplate continuing helping out those who need it like they had for the past seven years, Michael and Fiona have made their home in a small town in Ireland raising Charlie as their own and being the family of which Fiona had always dreamed, with Michael as her husband. As the show ends, Michael asks Fiona what should he tell Charlie when he is older. Fiona says Michael should tell him the truth, but Michael does not know where to start. Fiona tells him to start from the beginning, by saying, "My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy."

Prequel and tie-in novels

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is a prequel movie focusing on Sam Axe and is set before the events of Burn Notice. It was first broadcast on USA on April 17, 2011. [26] It tells the story of Sam's last days in the Navy SEALs, leading up to his retiring to Miami, and serves as a lead-in to the fifth season of Burn Notice. [27] Jeffrey Donovan directed the film and has a cameo appearance.

Since 2008, Signet Books has published a series of Burn Notice tie-in novels under their Obsidian brand:

TitleAuthorISBNPublication date
The Fix Tod Goldberg 0-451-22554-6 August 5, 2008
The End Game 0-451-22676-3 May 5, 2009
The Giveaway 0-451-22979-7 July 6, 2010
The Reformed 0-451-23200-3 January 4, 2011
The Bad Beat 0-451-23409-X July 5, 2011 [28]


Burn Notice film crew in a flooded Miami Beach in 2009. Film crew in Miami Beach flood.jpg
Burn Notice film crew in a flooded Miami Beach in 2009.
Burn Notice's director Tim Matheson, actor Bruce Campbell, creator Matt Nix, and screenwriter Alfredo Barrios Jr. at the San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International. Burn Notice Panel 2 2010 CC.jpg
Burn Notice's director Tim Matheson, actor Bruce Campbell, creator Matt Nix, and screenwriter Alfredo Barrios Jr. at the San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International.

The show was filmed on location in and around Miami. The show had a permanent set built in the former Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood where most of the show is filmed. In August 2012, the Miami City Commission and Burn Notice producers reached a tentative agreement to allow Burn Notice to film at the Convention Center for one additional year, allowing for a seventh season of production in exchange for significantly higher rent. The set was torn down on August 30, 2013. [29]

Michael's loft was originally located at 25°46'44"N 80°12'25"W.

Madeline's house was originally located at 947 NW North River Dr. Miami, FL 33136.


The series has received generally positive reviews. [30] [31] Critics praised the show's brisk and witty nature, succinct dialogue, and riveting combination of espionage and crime drama presented in a charmingly irreverent tone. Donovan's performance as the lead character also received praise for his likeably lighthearted, smart-mouthed, and vengeful spirit. Burn Notice has also been praised for its strong supporting cast members, slick production values, intriguing narrative, and dry comedic humor. [32] [33]

Awards and nominations

In 2011, David Raines, Scott Clements, and Sherry Klein were nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series for "Last Stand" at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. [34] The pilot episode written by Matt Nix won a 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award, honoring the best in mystery, in the category "Best Television Episode Teleplay". [35] Raines, Clements, and Sherry Klein alsowere nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series for Burn Notice at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008. [34] Composer John Dickson won 2008 and 2009 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Top TV Series. Craig S. O'Neill and Jason Tracey were nominated for a 2009 Writers Guild of America, USA award for Episodic Drama (episode "Double Booked"). In 2010, the show received its first Emmy Award nomination for acting, as Sharon Gless was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama. [36] Burn Notice has also been nominated for Favorite TV Obsession at the 37th Peoples Choice Awards.


Ion Television acquired the rights for syndication of Burn Notice in 2013 along with White Collar . [37] This was the fourth USA Network television series to be in syndication on Ion Television, along with Monk and Psych . Reruns of the show can also be seen on the Esquire Network and ABC.

Home media

20th Century Fox has released all seven seasons of Burn Notice on DVD in Region 1. Season 2 was also released on Blu-ray. [38] The TV movie The Fall of Sam Axe has also been released on DVD and Blu-ray.

DVD NameEp #Release DateAdditional Information
Season 112June 17, 2008
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Gag reel
  • Audition footage
  • Characters montage
  • Girls Gone Burn Notice montage
  • Action scenes montage
Season 216June 16, 2009
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
Season 316June 1, 2010
  • Smash, Crash, Boom: Inside the Burn Notice Stunt Unit
  • 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
Season 418June 7, 2011
  • The Stunts of Burn Notice
  • Burn Notice Roasts White Collar
  • White Collar Roasts Burn Notice
  • Sam Axe's Guide to Ladies and Libations
  • Rivalry of the Writer's Room
  • White Collar Pilot
The Fall of Sam AxeMovieJuly 26, 2011
  • Prequel set two years before Burn Notice season 1
  • Extended version of feature never before seen on TV
  • The Fall of Jeffrey Donovan
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
Season 518June 5, 2012 [39]
  • Army of One Extended Episode
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Villains of Burn Notice Featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • Commentary on Fail Safe
Season 618June 11, 2013
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary on "Shock Wave"
  • Gag Reel
  • Matt Nix Gets Burned
Season 713December 17, 2013
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary on "Forget Me Not"
  • Gag Reel
  • Final Mission: Ending the Series
The Complete Series111December 17, 2013

Contains all seven seasons and all bonus features from the individual DVD releases.

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<i>Burn Notice</i> (season 7) season of television series

The seventh and final season of the American television spy drama Burn Notice aired from June 6, 2013 to September 12, 2013, on the cable television channel USA Network. The 13-episode season was ordered by USA Network on November 7, 2012. In May 2013, the network announced that this season will be the show's last. Production on the series wrapped on July 31, 2013.


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