The Burn Notice Season 7 premiere on USA Network comes with great anticipation this week (the season begins June 6 at 9pm ET/PT on USA Network), but it’s also bittersweet for fans who aren’t ready for the series to conclude.
USA Network announced that Burn Notice Season 7 will be the final season for the Emmy-nominated series and ratings juggernaut (but not before it becomes USA Network’s third series to cross the 100-episode milestone, which it will do with the June 13 episode, “Forget Me Not”).
The rational part of being a TV viewer is understanding that all good things must come to an end; however, that doesn’t diminish the fact that we have become attached to the characters and actors involved in the greatest spy drama ever to grace our living rooms. That reality will begin to set in as the season gets underway Thursday nights.
Let’s set nostalgia aside for now, though, because the upside is we get another action-packed season and, hopefully, some resolution to many unanswered questions. If we’ve learned anything from this show, it’s that nothing in the world of espionage is as it seems.
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix has crafted some entertaining plots and action scenes over the first six seasons, but his greatest accomplishment was assembling an all-star cast that includes Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless and Coby Bell.
Viewers have grown attached to the characters, because they are likable despite their many flaws. They each have their own agendas, yet they would do anything for one another — including going to jail or even taking a bullet.
In this final season of Burn Notice, USA Network promises that viewers will learn about the deal that spy Michael Westen (Donovan) struck in last year’s finale. Michael’s past and present reportedly collide as he tries to mend relationships with his family and friends while taking on a dangerous mission involving the CIA and its deadly operatives.
Thursday’s Burn Notice Season 7 premiere episode, “New Deal,” finds Michael in the Dominican Republic, where he is recruited by an underground terrorist to pull a heist at a defense facility.
Burn Notice has always brought in some great guest stars, and this season will be no different, with Jack Coleman (Heroes), Adrian Pasdar (Political Animals) and Stephen Martines (The Closer) all showing up again.
The good thing for the show and its fans is that it’s going out on its own terms. And in today’s volatile TV climate, that’s a pretty cool thing. Then again, would you expect anything else from Michael Westen and company?
DVR ALERT: CLOO is airing all 99 episodes of Burn Notice in honor of the show’s milestone 100th episode (which premieres June 13). The marathon, called “100 Degrees of Burn Notice,” starts June 7 at 7pm ET and runs through June 11 at 11pm ET.
Burn Notice Season 7 airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on USA Network beginning June 6.
Burn Notice Season 7 cast shot: Robert Ascroft/USA Network