'Burn Notice' renewed for Season 7: Will it be its last?

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season-7-renewal-burn-notice.jpg "Burn Notice" has been picked up for a 13th-episode seventh season, the USA Network announced today (Nov. 7).

The long-running spy thriller, starring Jeffrey Donovan as blacklisted CIA agent Michael Westen, "is like a fine wine that gets better with age," said network Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel in announcing the renewal. "Delivering high-octane action, gripping drama and nearly 7 million viewers for the mid-season finale, this veteran series is a proven staple of our portfolio."

When the sixth season of "Burn" returns to Thursday night (Nov. 8) with a special two-hour midseason premiere, Westen and his allies -- including trigger-happy girlfriend Fiona ) Gabrielle Anwar), ex-SEAL Sam Axe ( Bruce Campbell), former agent Jesse ( Coby Bell), and Westen matriarch Madeline ( Sharon Gless) are stranded in Panama and trying to return to Miami.

"I think the audiences are going to be excited about Season 7," Donovan told reporters in a conference call, "to see where Michael will go once he [makes] probably one of the worst decisions he's ever made" in the sixth-season finale.

"There's a huge event that happens between Michael and Fiona that will propel Season 7 -- which, if all goes as planned, will be a very different kind of 'Burn Notice' because of the trajectory, but no less dangerous for Michael."

Hinting at a more "combustible" relationship between Michael and Fi, Donovan also delivered some potentially bad news for fans.

"I think probably Season 7 will be our final season, and it will probably come down to those two people probably in some devastating fashion."

"Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on USA.
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