BURN NOTICE — Pictured: (l-r) Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona — USA Network Photo: Jim Fiscus
When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from human resources, they get a “burn notice.” Thus begins a new action & suspense original series from USA Network. “Burn Notice” stars Jeffrey Donovan (“Touching Evil,” “Hitch”) as Michael Westen, a spy who has been given a burn notice — he’s been fired from his job and has to investigate who did it to him and why. Series also stars Gabrielle Anwar (“The Tudors,” “Scent of A Woman”) as ex-lover and IRA spy Fiona, Bruce Campbell (“Evil Dead,” Army of Darkness”) as Michael’s only friend and former spy himself, Sam, and Sharon Gless (“Queer as Folk,” “Cagney & Lacey”) as Madeline, Michael’s hypochondriac mother.
“Burn Notice” will premiere with a one-hour episode on Thursday, June 28th at 10pm/9c and will be followed by 11 one-hour episodes.
Stuck in his hometown of Miami, a place he never wanted to return to, Michael Westen is now cut loose. With a Burn Notice attached to his name, he has no idea what or who triggered his demise; with his ex-girlfriend and his old partner, Michael is determined to find out the reason for his sudden termination. Unable to utilize his normal contacts and needing to stay under the spy network radar, he puts his Special Ops training to use to help those who the police can’t or won’t, in order to fund his ongoing personal investigation.
“Burn Notice” was written and co-executive produced by Matt Nix (“Chasing Vermeer”) and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen (“Catch That Kid”). It comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Jace Alexander directed the pilot.