Burn Notice tv show on USA Network

Burn Notice is the newest original series from the USA Network. It stars Jeffrey Donovan as a spy who receives a "burn notice" which makes him persona non grata with all intelligence agencies.

He returns to his hometown of Miami to try and discover who did in his career and why. He funds his search for the truth by using his Special Ops training to help those who can't turn to the police for answers.

Burn Notice will air on Thursdays at 10 PM EST/9 PM CST on USA starting June 28. The first episode will be 90 minutes and there will be 11 episodes to follow.

Update: Burn Notice is now in its 3rd season as a summer show on the USA Network. You can buy seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, or download season 3 as it airs from Amazon. See the listings below for details.

Download the Current Seasons

Burn Notice Season 3
Burn Notice Season 3

You can download the current episodes of Burn Notice before the DVDs get released for only $1.99 per episode from Amazon.

Burn Notice: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
Burn Notice: Season 2 [Blu-ray]

Season 2 of Burn Notice is also available on Blu-Ray.


More About Jeffry Donovan

This is Jeffrey Donovan's second series on the USA Network. The first one was the magnificent Touching Evil, but it never quite found an audience. Luckily, Burn Notice has proven very successful for USA and they have renewed it for a second season.

To learn more about Jeffrey Donovan, check out my Jeffrey Donovan page.

Jeffrey Donovan is probably best known for his starring role in the brilliant, but short-lived US Series, Touching Evil. Adapted from the British tv series starring Robson Green, Touching Evil is a terrific crime drama. Donan played a detective named David Creegan who has just returned to duty after recuperating from being shot in the head. As a result of his head injury he's had a significant personality change. Jeffrey Donovan's character is driven, motivated, entertaining and moving all at once and I hope some day that the entire series of Touching Evil is released on DVD.

In addition to Touching Evil, Jeffrey Donovan was also in the Blair Witch Project 2 and has also done a lot of guest stints on other television shows. Most recently he appeared on Crossing Jordan and Monk and he also had notable appearances on The Pretender and Spin City.

Bruce Campbell really needs no introduction. He's the cult favorite after his starring roles in Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and my personal favorite, Army of Darkness. On television he has starred in or played supporting roles in a number of sci-fi series, including The Adventures of Brisco County Jr, Jack of All Trades, Hercules and Xena, as well as Homicide: Life on the Street. Bruce Campbell has also done a lot of cameo appearances, including all three Spider-Man movies.

In Burn Notice, Bruce Campbell will be playing Sam, a former Navy SEAL and friend, who gets drafted into helping Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) on his various missions.

Update: Interview with Bruce Campbell about Burn Notice and his career

Gabrielle Anwar is a British actress currently starring in the Showtime Original Series, The Tudors, as Princess Margaret. She's also done some guest stints on The Practice and John Doe. She's probably best known for her roles in the films, The Three Muskateers and Body Snatchers. In Burn Notice, Anwar will play Weston’s ex, a former IRA terrorist and expert at survival tactics who has a love-hate relationship with him.

Sharon Gless will play Weston’s mother, a lonely, an aging chain smoker who has issues with her son. You'll probably remember Sharon Gless from Cagney & Lacey. She also starred in the Showtime series, Queer as Folk, and most recently was seen in the BBC series, The State Within.

What is a Burn Notice, anyway?

A burn notice is an official statement issued by one intelligence agency to other agencies. It states that an individual or a group is an unreliable source of information or has become an unreliable source.

It is defined by the US Department of Defense's Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms as:

"an official statement by one intelligence agency to other agencies, domestic or foreign, that an individual or group is unreliable for any of a variety of reasons." From Wikipedia

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Comments 15 comments

Paul Levinson 9 years ago

Looks like a show worth watching - reminds me of Frank Converse's Coronet Blue from 1960s, classic ... and Gabrielle Anwar was hot in The Tudors ... <a href="http://paullevinson.blogspot.com/2007/06/stranded-... in an Unknown City</a>...

Gregory Scanlon 9 years ago

I watched this show last night and really liked it. Both the main characters (Jeffrey and Gabrielle) were sexy and even the minor characters were interesting. I loved the way Jeffrey wired stuff together, prepared for a showdown etc. Reminded me a little of MacGyver. I also liked the voiceover aspect of the show. Hope it becomes a great hit.

Jim Ross 9 years ago

We have watched Burn Notice from the start and think it is a well written show and very entertaining. Loose the brother he adds nothing to the show and limit the Mother's screen time. It takes away from the 3 terrific actors.

wondergirl9847 8 years ago

I love Burn Notice. It's a fun, action-packed show with humor and drama. Jeffrey and Bruce are terrific. Can't wait for it to come back on USA next year!

Josephine Peraino 8 years ago

I really love Burn Notice, the first time I watched it was Last summer when I was visiting my friends in Phoenix. My girlfriend and her husband watch it faithfully. I started watching it at home and adicted to it. I absolutely love the show.

I can't wait for the new season to start.


angela 8 years ago

Jeffrey Donovan resembles James Franco.

JB White 8 years ago

Please, more.more reruns anything ? TV sucks without Burn Notice!

STEVE COUCH 8 years ago

i like the series how come you have to waite a year to see it again

Samira Cordivano 8 years ago

Burn Notice is a BRILLIANT SHOW. I am just sad that it is not a yearly show that is on every Thursday throughout the year. I love watching the show and never get tired of it no matter how many times I watch an episode. The characters on this show are awesome and can really act. I am consistently laughing while watching it because of the twists it portrays. I love all of the main characters on this show and can't wait for the more episodes to watch. YOU ARE THE BEST SHOW THAT IS ON ANY CHANNEL BY FAR. Thank you for making my Thursday nights so enjoyable.

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unknown anonymous 7 years ago

this show is just amazing. no matter where i am i have to watch it. i pass up giant plans to watch every thursday. THIS SHOW ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Leandraluv 6 years ago from Macae, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I love this show and I am excited that the newest season has just started. I haven't missed an episode yet. Love it!! I love the four major characters as well.. I think they all play a big role in this show being so good.

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Chris Crow 6 years ago

I love the show if for no other reason than the great actors. Gabrielle Anwar is great, so is the main guy. Very cool show.

Waldo 6 years ago

I have a feeling Fiona has a roving eye and Weston is on the outside looking in.

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TVGuideGirl 5 years ago

Great article. Looks like a good show. I haven't gotten a chance to watch it more than once yet ;(

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