Wednesday, July 29, 2009
USA RENEWS "BURN NOTICE" AND "ROYAL PAINS"
Released by Miss TV Girl
The summer's hottest cable series will be back.
USA Network has renewed its flagship action drama "Burn Notice" and breakout freshman hit "Royal Pains." Both series have been picked up for 16 more episodes.
The pickups come amid another sizzling summer for the basic cable network, which is wrapping up July as cable's most-watched network after finishing first during the second-quarter ratings race.
The Thursday combo of "Burn" and "Pains" has been the main reason for USA's ratings surge.
"Burn Notice," starring Jeffrey Donovan, is being picked up for a fourth season. The show it helped launch, the Mark Feuerstein-starring medical soap " RoyalPains," is being renewed for a second turn.