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.
Spies don't get fired, they get burned.
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Did You Know?
Very early in her career, Sharon Gless (Madeline) played an undercover police officer on Emergency! (1972). Paramedic John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) took an interest in her. Once, she told Gage to lower his voice, or he was going to get her burned. See more
The opening sequences show what is presumably Michael's bank record. The shot shows a screen dated last quarter 2004. The series went to air in 2007 and is presumably supposed to be current time with screening time. The bank shot is therefore of details about three years earlier than when he was burned. See more
You say tomato, I say pimp.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.188