Burn Notice Season 7 premiere bittersweet for USA Network viewers

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.

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Burn Notice Season 7 cast shot: Robert Ascroft/USA Network

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11 Responses to Burn Notice Season 7 premiere bittersweet for USA Network viewers

  1. Joe says:

    I think USA needs to re-think this. They need to look at TV shows that took a little longer to gain a stronger fan base. NYPD Blue and Married with Children just to name a few that went on to long runs.
    This show grows on you, Give it another chance.

  2. Gainer says:

    When I watched the “pilot”, of Burn Notice, I have been hooked ever since. From a logic point of view I cannot understand that this, absolutely incredible show, is entering it’s final season. This was the only show that could keep me from thinking about a tragic event in my life four years ago. It would be interesting if there was a petition out there to keep this show going. USA, I believe this is a terrible decision, especially with what we as Americans are dealing with inside our government. There needs to be some ray of sunshine, but in reality the sun seems to be setting on Burn Notice. I hate to see this happen!!! Matt Nix, and the cast and crew of Burn Notice, if nothing else thanks you for this your outstanding work.

  3. Barbara Phelps says:

    PLEASE DON’T END BURN NOTICE, IT’S THE BEST SHOW OTHER THAN NCIS. MICHAEL AND FIONIA NEED TO GET BACK TOGETHER, THEY ARE MENT TO BE. WHY DO THEY HAVE TO END SUCH GREAT SHOWS AND STAY WITH REALLITY SHOWS THAT STINK.

  4. Barbara Phelps says:

    PLEASE DON’T END BURN NOTICE, IT’S THE BEST TV SHOW OTHER THEN NCIS. WHY IS IT THAT ALL OF THE GOOD SHOWS GO OFF AND THE LES DESIRABLE ONES REMAIN LIKE REALLITY SHOWS???????????

  5. Barbara Phelps says:

    PLEASE DON’T END BURN NOTICE. IT’S THE BEST SHOW ON TV OTHER THEN NCIS. WHY IS IT THAT ALWAYS THE GOOD SHOWS GO AND THE LES DESIRABLE ARE LEFT LIKE REALLITY SHOWS???????????

  6. Pauline Estrada says:

    Please don’t end Burn Notice.I’m a fan.It’s the only action show I watch.Burn Notice is the best show on tv.

  7. Jan says:

    Burn notice is a good show I wish Florida would keep supporting the show.

  8. Laura says:

    Yes I am sad and sorry to see the show end.
    The actors and the show are fantastic.
    Hats off to the creator Matt and everyone in front and behind the camera who made this Burn Notice possible.

  9. Peggy Schwanda says:

    Happy to see season 7 coming and very sad to see my favorite show end it seems it is cut off in its prime, it s really a bummer!!!!

    • CLEMENTINE PARADISE says:

      I NEVER MISS THIS SHOW. NOT EVEN THE Reruns. It is one of the best action shows on television.

  10. tamara says:

    I can’t believe it will be the finial season of Burn Notice …. I hate that …. at least let Fionia and Michael have a happy ending …. let all of them have a happy ending. THIS SUCKS, WHY THE END?

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