A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.


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Series cast summary:
 Michael Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Fiona Glenanne (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Sam Axe (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Madeline Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Jesse Porter (67 episodes, 2010-2013)


Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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The show was originally set in Newark, New Jersey. See more »


During the opening montage, we see Michael boarding a tricycle-gear aircraft, but the aircraft seen flying out is a DC-3, a tail-dragger. See more »


Fiona Glenanne: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "White Collar": Fiona takes a gun out of her purse to get her ringing cellphone at a restaurant where she's having lunch with Michael] Ah, damn, I missed it.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: You have a permit for that weapon?
Fiona Glenanne: [covers the gun with a napkin] What weapon?
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: The one right there.
Michael Westen: That's a napkin.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: I can literally see it.
Fiona Glenanne: Oh, that's my cellphone.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: Well, then what is that?
Fiona Glenanne: My other cellphone.
Michael Westen: She's a big talker.
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USA one of the best....
8 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

USA is the best there is right now for original new television shows. Burn Notice is my new favorite. To me the top TV series right now include Monk, Burn Notice and Psych, among the traditional network giants such as Criminal Minds, NCIS, The Unit, Numbers, the CSI's and Law and Orders. Maybe there is hope to get back to originality rather than the insipid "reality" series that perpetually rip each other off. In Burn Notice, the locations are fantastic, the characters original and engaging, the action both intense and amusing, and the whole thing moves so fast you can't wait until the next week. Thank God for DVRs, but for the first time I am recording the traditional shows and watching the USA series real-time!

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