Monday, August 18, 2008 Roush on Burn Notice


Question: I recently learned that USA Network is breaking Burn Notice into two half-seasons. Showing Episodes 1-9 this summer and Episodes 10-16 in early 2009. Can you tell me the reasoning behind this? I really love the show and don't want to have to wait until next year to find out how the season ends. Autumn L.

Matt Roush: This is nothing new for USA Network series, especially shows in this light-crime genre like Monk and Psych, which have aired split seasons for several years. The idea is to launch the show in the midsummer, where it can get a fair amount of attention, but pull it just before the networks' fall season kicks into high gear on the official premiere week of September 22, with so much more competition and hype. It's entirely possible the hard-core Burn Notice fan would keep watching regardless of what the big guys are doing on Thursdays, but the strategy is to return the show at some point in midseason when things have cooled down. And honestly, won't Burn Notice and its Miami setting look awfully tempting in the chill of winter?

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Aug 31, 2008 9:32AM EDT

tbh m8 i think it has all ready stoped as there is no new 1

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Nov 12, 2015 6:25PM EST

according to epguides.com the new episode will air sept. 11th...alot of shows break before labor day and dont return until a week after, thats the reason for all the crappy marathons! the best thing about my labor day was Gossip Girl

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Sep 4, 2008 8:28AM EDT

lol ty i be from uk i dont understand i dont understand labor day dose it mean u go to work and do labor?

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Sep 6, 2008 6:57PM EDT

labor day is a day of from work at least thats what I think beeing a dutchy

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Sep 10, 2008 9:24PM EDT

Okay I'm going Labor Day to those who are not in the US. It's the day we crazy Yanks have day celebrating the hard work employees do. That's it in a nut shell, but I don't the whole not wearing white after labor day thing.

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