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Burn Notice



News! - Older Press Release - Episode Guide for Season 2.5 - First Season - Second Season 2.0 - Cast Bios - Pictures - Videos
Interview with Gabrielle Anwar - Interview with Bruce CampbellInterview with Tricia Helfer

Watch the Burn Notice Season 2 Finale on Thursday, March 5th at 10pm/9c on USA NETWORK! In the explosive season finale, Michael learns some surprising facts about Victor's past, and is forced to take on Carla in a final showdown.

Season 3 will premiere in July!


USA NETWORK'S HIT SERIES "BURN NOTICE" RETURNS FOR THE CONTINUATION OF SEASON TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009 AT 10/9c

The #1 Show on Cable, Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless, Returns with Seven All New Episodes Featuring Tricia Helfer and Michael Shanks in Recurring Roles

BURN NOTICE, the hottest show last summer and the number one new show on cable in 2007, returns for its second season continuation with seven all new episodes on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c. BURN NOTICE was the #1 scripted show on cable in 2008 in the coveted P18-49 demo delivering 2.76 million viewers.

BURN NOTICE is a sexy action-packed series starring Jeffrey Donovan ("Changeling") as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy who finds himself stranded in sun-soaked Miami without money, resources, or a clue as to who burned him, or why. The only tools at his disposal are his wits, his charm, his special ops training and his "friends:" Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar - "The Tudors"), a beautiful ex-IRA operative who also happens to be Michael's ex-girlfriend, and Sam (Bruce Campbell – "Evil Dead"), a washed-up military intelligence contact who works as Michael's sidekick, and his mother (Emmy Award-winner Sharon Gless – "Queer as Folk"), who Michael has spent most of his adult life trying to avoid.

This season, Michael has been forced to work for the very people who burned him. in the second season continuation, he wakes up after the explosion at his apartment, alive but shaken. Whoever tried to kill him also killed Carla's sniper and jeopardized her operation. Furious, Carla (Tricia Helfer "Battlestar Galactica"), Michael's new handler and a known ruthless operative, wants the bomber caught, but Michael sees the bomber as his chance to get a leg up on her and ultimately find out who is pulling the strings. Meanwhile, he continues helping ordinary people with their extraordinary problems, which never seem to get any easier. In addition to Helfer and Shanks, guest stars this winter include NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and John Mahoney ("Frasier").

BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix. Mikkel Bondesen and Jeff Freilich also serve as executive producers. The series comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment.

The BURN NOTICE site is really heating up with the newest version of "BURN NOTICE Covert Ops," an alternate reality experience for fans, in which they can hone their spy skills and solve weekly challenges. Michael Westen returns for "Ask a Spy," where he answers all your spy-related questions and gives instructional videos on how a spy would handle everyday situations. Fans can play the all new game, "See It Like a Spy," where they are given a set of tools or household items and are challenged to combine them to build a specified gadget. And as always, viewers can stream full episodes, read weekly writer commentary with creator Matt Nix and get all new show trivia.

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Burn Notice Season 2.5

Episode 210 - DO NO HARM
Having narrowly escaped death, Michael decides to help a desperate father recover money from a medical scam artist. Michael's on the edge, under pressure to find the person who tried to kill him... and Fiona and Sam pay the price.

Episode 211 - HOT SPOT
Michael, Fiona and Sam pose as a gang of ruthless car thieves to stop a thug who is threatening a local high school football star. Meanwhile, Fiona and Michael track down the man responsible for the explosion at Michael's loft.

Episode 212 - SEEK AND DESTROY
Michael poses as a Corporate security specialist to help a wealthy art dealer track down a hacker in the company. The security breach turns out to be more complicated than Michael or his client imagined, and things take a deadly turn.

Episode 213 - BAD BREAKS
Jason Bly, a federal agent who has a knack for giving Michael trouble, returns to Miami to force Michael to hand over some blackmail materials. When they get trapped in a bank robbery together, however, the two enemies must work together to survive.

Episode 214 - TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
Michael takes on a sympathy case for a Haitian man whose daughter was murdered by a corrupt government official who he believes is hiding in Miami. Michael sets out to prove the fugitive's true identity in order to return him to Haiti. Meanwhile, Michael gets closer to tracking down the person who tried to kill him.

Episode 215 - SINS OF OMISSION
A mysterious woman from Michael's past shows up at his loft with a plea: Help her retrieve her kidnapped son from a black market trader. Meanwhile, Michael meets with a rogue burned agent and tries to make friends before one of them gets killed.

Episode 216 - LESSER EVIL
In he explosive season finale, Michael learns some surprising facts about Victor's past, and is forced to take on Carla in a final showdown.

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Cast Bio's: Jeffrey Donovan - Gabrielle Anwar - Bruce Campbell - Sharon Gless - Tricia Helfer

  • JEFFREY DONOVAN
    as Michael Westen

Jeffrey Donovan is Michael Westen in the hit USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which continues its second season on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c.

Renowned for his versatility and striking presence, Donovan has made a name for himself through memorable performances on both stage and screen. Currently he is starring in the production of "Don't Dress for Dinner" at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Donovan has received rave reviews for his performance in the Marc Camoletti sex farce most notably from the city's leading paper citing "leading man Jeffrey Donovan recalls Cary Grant with his sexy charm, athleticism and gift for deadpan humor." Most recently, Jeffrey starred in the poignant 1920's era drama "Changeling" opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich for director Clint Eastwood, which was produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

Last year, he was seen on the big screen as a captivating leading man in the Joey Lauren Adams film "Come Early Morning." Written and directed by Adams, the film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Donovan received high praise for his performance as Cal, the romantic lead opposite Ashley Judd. The Roadside Attractions film also stars Laura Prepon.

Donovan also starred as Jim Keith in the independent film "Believe in Me," an adaptation of the young-adult novel "Brief Garland" by Harold Keith. Directed by Robert Collector, the film follows the true story of Keith, a high school girl's basketball coach in the 1960s who gets inspired by his young team and who in turn, inspires them to greatness. Also starring Bruce Dern, Samantha Mathis and Heather Matarazzo.

Donovan last appeared on the big screen in a memorable cameo in the blockbuster romantic comedy "Hitch" opposite Will Smith. Other film credits include Barry Levinson's "Sleepers," "Purpose," "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" and "Bait." Donovan made his feature film debut in "Throwing Down," which won the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

In 2004, Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective David Creegan in the USA Network Original Series "Touching Evil." His television credits include HBO's original film "When Trumpets Fade," recurring roles on "Crossing Jordan," "Spin City," "The Beat," and "The Pretender," and notable guest appearances in "Monk," "CSI-Miami," "Law & Order" and "Homicide."

Gabrielle Anwar stars as Fiona in the USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which continues its second season on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c.

Born in Laleham, Middlesex, England, the charming and wonderfully talented Gabrielle Anwar is no stranger to the film business. Gabrielle has over 45 film and television performances to her credit, including her breakout film "Scent of a Woman," where she appeared opposite Al Pacino.

She has netted compelling performances in Barry Sonnenfeld's "For Love or Money," where she starred with Michael J. Fox; and Gary Fleder's "Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead," starring opposite Andy Garcia. She also gave a memorable performance as the regal Queen Anne in Disney's "The Three Musketeers," starring opposite Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland. In her most recent feature film, "The Marsh," she starred with Academy Award®-Winner Forest Whitaker.

Gabrielle has also accumulated notable television appearances, such as HBO Film's "In Pursuit of Honor" and TNT's "The Librarian 2" starring opposite Noah Wyle. Most recently, she has been seen in "The Tudors" on Showtime. She also co-starred with Dermott Mulroney and Hope Davis in the independent feature "Driving Lessons."

In her free time, Gabrielle continues to explore her creative side by writing screenplays and children's books.

Bruce Campbell stars as Sam Axe in the USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which continues its second season on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c.

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, "Evil Dead," in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out "The Shining." After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it "the most ferociously original horror film of the year," New Line Cinema stepped forward to release "Evil Dead" in the U.S.

After co-producing "Crimewave," a cross-genre comedy written by Sam Raimi, Ethan and Joel Coen, Campbell moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained a foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the "Maniac Cop" series, "Lunatics: A Love Story," "Moontrap" and "Mindwar," a post-apocalyptic "Jeremiah Johnson," during which he met his wife-to-be, filmmaker Ida Gearon.

Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the "Evil Dead" trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite. This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr.," then as a recurring guest-star on the hit show "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." With these under his belt, Bruce easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the "King of Thieves" in the #1 syndicated "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," and its follow-up phenomenon, "Xena: Warrior Princess."

He has since expanded his range on television, with appearances in Disney's TV movies "Gold Rush," and their update of "The Love Bug." He teamed up with Fox again for the hit TV film "Tornado!," and starred in NBC's top-rated "In The Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory." At the invitation of ABC, Campbell ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's Emmy-nominated "Ellen," participating in one of the three touted "Out" episodes. Following decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed series "Homicide" and "X-Files," he enjoyed a recurring role on Showtime's edgy TV industry comedy, "Beggars and Choosers."

But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster "Congo," John Carpenter's "Escape From LA," and the award-winning independent crime drama, "Running Time." Bruce followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy, "Serving Sara," Jim Carrey's "The Majestic," and Sam Raimi's blockbuster "Spider-Man" series.

After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series, "Jack of All Trades," Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper "Bubba Ho-Hep." His directorial debut, "Man with the Screaming Brain" recently premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and "Dark Horse Comics" published the comic adaptation. Campbell's current films include the fun-filled Disney hit, "Sky High," MGM's thriller, "The Woods," and A&E's "Touch the Top of the World," an inspiring true story about the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest.

Campbell made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his new role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir entitled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, and his first novel, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. In the multi-media industry, Campbell provided voices on cutting edge video games for Activision, THQ and Nova Logic - and he also enjoyed voicing characters for Disney's animated TV series "Tarzan" and the Warner Brothers feature "The Ant Bully."

Most recently, Campbell directed and starred as himself in "My Name is Bruce," a spoof of his B-movie career which is currently in release across the country.
Campbell continues to share his filmmaking experience, lecturing at universities, which include Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.

He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.

Sharon Gless is Madeline Westen in the hit USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which continues its second season on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c.

Show business is in Gless' blood. Her grandfather, Neil S. McCarthy, was the most respected entertainment lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. His clients included Howard Hughes, Louis B. Mayer and Cecil B. DeMille. The famous McCarthy Chopped Salad at the legendary Polo Lounge was named after him. He also drew up the first contract between a studio and a player – a fact that is of special interest to Gless, as she has the distinction of being the last contract player in the history of Hollywood. She was under exclusive contract to Universal Studios, where she learned and flourished for ten years, leaving "The Lot" in 1982.

In April of 2007, Gless was the recipient of The Theatre School at DePaul University's prestigious Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2007, she celebrated the Silver Anniversary of "Cagney & Lacey," the first season of which was released on DVD in the spring. She continues to work non-stop in the business she dearly loves.

Gless most recently completed production on two feature films: "Once Fallen," with Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Peter Weller, and "Hannah Free," an independent feature in which Gless stars as Hannah, a free-spirited lesbian attempting to reunite one last time with the love of her life, a woman who took a traditional path which included marriage, yet who is now living out her final days in a nursing home.

Gless received her most recent Emmy Award nomination for her multiple-episode arc role in the hit FX series "Nip/Tuck" as Colleen Rose, an ambitious Hollywood agent with dark secrets. In 2006, she received rave reviews, both in the US and UK, for her starring role as US Secretary of Defense Lynne Warner in the BBC/BBC America miniseries, "The State Within." Gless is in pre-production on "A Round Heeled Woman," a new play which will open in 2008, based on the best-selling book by Jane Juska, about a 60+ year-old woman's adventures in later-life sex and romance. Gless will both produce and star in the production.

Beginning with her starring role in "Faraday & Company" in 1973, Gless has brought her own brand of humor, intelligence and dramatic flair to each of her roles. She is best known for her portrayal of New York Police Detective, Christine Cagney, on the hit series "Cagney & Lacey," a role that garnered her two Emmys, a Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. Following "Cagney & Lacey," Gless re-teamed with the show's executive producer, Barney Rosenzweig, on "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," for which she was awarded her second Golden Globe® and two more Emmy® nominations. Gless married Rosenzweig in 1991.

In 1994 and 1995, Gless and her television partner, Tyne Daly, joined together to recreate their title roles in a quartet of critically acclaimed and popular "Cagney & Lacey" television movies which they fondly call "The Menopause Years." Other television series in which she starred include "Switch," "House Calls," and the short-lived but critically lauded Steven Bochco half-hour, "Turnabout." Gless has received much acclaim for her dramatic roles in such television movies as "Separated By Murder," "Hard Hat and Legs," "Honor Thy Mother," "Hobson's Choice" and "Letting Go," among others, as well as the mini-series "The Immigrants," "The Last Convertible," "Centennial," and Garson Kanin's "Moviola: The Scarlett O'Hara Wars," in which she played screen goddess Carole Lombard.

In 2000, Gless created the role of the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk," and remained with the series throughout its five-season run. Wherever she goes, Gless is regularly approached by fans wishing to express their appreciation for her honest portrayal of a loving parent of a gay child.

Gless' theatrical film credits include the suspenseful and provocative film, "The Star Chamber," in which she played the wife of Michael Douglas. She has recorded several 'Books on Tape' and has starred in numerous radio plays, one of which, "'Night, Mother," for the BBC, earned Gless the International Sony Award. She continues to do radio plays for L.A. Theater Works and the BBC.

She has starred twice on stage in London's famed West End, the first time in 1993 with Bill Paterson, when she created the role of Annie Wilkes in the stage version of Stephen King's "Misery" at the Criterion Theater, and four years later, opposite Tom Conti, in Neil Simon's "Chapter 2" at the Gielgud Theater. She starred at Chicago's Tony Award-winning playhouse, The Victory Gardens Theater, in Claudia Allen's "Cahoots," and at Madison Square Garden with the National Company of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." Gless made her stage debut in Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" at Stage West in Springfield, MA.

Gless is an active participant in the ongoing struggle for a woman's right to choose, and recently joined hundreds of thousands of women in Washington DC for the first-ever "March For Women's Lives," where she stood in solidarity with her entertainment industry colleagues. In 2005, she was honored by Norman Lear's PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY for her unwavering support of human rights. Gless spends her time at home in three of her favorite cities: Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto.

Tricia Helfer stars as Carla in the USA Network original series BURN NOTICE, which continues its second season on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10/9c.

Helfer can be seen in her fourth season of the Sci Fi's highest-ever rated series "Battlestar Galactica," opposite Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell as the beautiful and brilliant "Number 6", a Cylon out to destroy the human race that created her. She continued the role in the television movie "Battlestar Galactica: Razor."

Most recently, Helfer stars opposite LeeLee Sobieski as Celeste in the feature film "Walk All Over Me," which was selected for the Toronto Film Festival, as well as guest starred as Molly McNamara on "Supernatural" and as Naomi in the Fox pilot "Them."

Helfer's other film credits include the independent feature "Memory," as Stephanie Jacobs, a strikingly beautiful painter and love interest of Billy Zane's Dr. Taylor Biggs. Dennis Hopper and Ann-Margret also star. She played Leila Cole in "The Green Chain", a mockumentary; Sasha in the indy "Spiral", with David Joel Moore; General Kilian Qatar, in the video game "Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars"; and the lead role of Ally in the feature film "The Genius Club." She also produced and hosted "Canada's Next Top Model."

A former Victoria's Secret model, Helfer was born and raised in Alberta, Canada on the family grain farm. Discovered by a model scout, she was sent to New York where she quickly won the "Ford Supermodel of the World Contest" and signed with Elite Models. While gracing the pages of "Elle" and "Cosmopolitan," her numerous campaigns would include Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior.

Helfer discovered her acting ambitions at this time while serving as correspondent to Canada's "Ooh La La" Fashion Television. Within two years she would move to Los Angeles and take the role of Sarah, the protagonist's love interest, in the two-hour premiere of the Showtime series "Jeremiah." She then memorably portrayed a model with the self-destructive desire to cut off her own face on the hit series "CSI:;" perfectly captured Farrah Fawcett in NBC's MOW "Charlie's Angels;" and has just completed the leading role of Eva in the feature "White Rush."

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