FOX has ordered a new Marvel action-adventure series. The as yet untitled pilot has been given a put pilot commitment (put pilot commitment definition – the network has agreed to air either as a special or series. If the network does not air the pilot episode, the network will owe substantial monetary penalties to the studio. Generally, this guarantees that the pilot will be picked up by the network).
The series revolves around two ordinary parents whose children have mutant abilities and are forced to go on the run from a hostile government.
The pilot is executive produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg of X_Men movie fame; Matt Nix (creator/executive producer of Burn Notice) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Nix will write the script. For more, follow the jump.
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USA Network has announced a drama development slate of nine titles, powered by some seriously talented creators. From Horizon – a period genre piece from Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, to The Arrangement – an expansion of an Elmore Leonard story from Numb3rs creators Cheryl Heuton, and one of two titles – the other being Bank – executive produced by Doug Limon and David Bartis (Covert Affairs), to Complications – a quasi medical drama from Burn Notice’s Matt Nix – the network is investing in proven creators with interesting ideas.
Check out the complete list of nine shows in development by following the jump.
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USA Network’s Burn Notice has reached the end of its critically acclaimed run. Its upcoming seventh season will be its last. It will become only the third USA Network series to pass one hundred episodes.
Burn Notice returns on Thursday, June 6th at 9/8C. For further details, follow the jump.
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On last Thursday’s episode of Burn Notice (USA Network, 10/9C), an event transpired that changes everything for Michael Weston and his family and friends. On Friday, series creator Matt Nix talked with a group of bloggers/journalists about the hows and whys of the event and spoke a bit about the rest of the season.
If you haven’t watched last week’s episode of Burn Notice please do so before clicking through the jump.
Continue reading Burn Notice: They Killed (Spoiler)! Series Creator Matt Nix Talks It Out!
Burn Notice [USA Network, Thursday, 10/9C] creator Matt Nix cranks things up for the series’ mid-season premiere with Michael’s CIA security clearance, a powerful – and selective – computer virus and a kidnapping. And that’s just for starters!
Continue reading Burn Notice: Damned If You Do Finds Michael Between A Rock, A Hard Place and Another Rock!
Fans who can’t get enough of their favorite spy and the accompanying colorful cast of characters, now have another diversion to devote time to. USA Network, in partnership with DC Comics, announced its first series of interactive multiplatform comics with a series created to bridge the storylines between seasons four and five of BURN NOTICE. The comic, entitled “A New Day” and written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt Nix, goes beyond the two-dimensional traditional comic by offering enhanced user experiences including interactive games, hidden ciphers, artwork peelaways and more. Chapter one went live in tandem with the fifth season premiere of BURN NOTICE last Thursday, June 23. Having garnered over 100,000 page views since it launched, “A New Day” is available on www.usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and Android App on select devices. The only caveat is that your browser must be updated to the absolute latest in order to view it. The nine pages of storyboard of each chapter read very quickly providing straight-forward info, but the interactive bits provide for some interesting and fun diversions.
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Burn Notice [USA, Thursdays, 9/8C] returns for its fifth season with a big change – Michael Westen is no longer a burnt agent. He is, once again, working for The Company – albeit as an asset rather than an agent – and looking to capture the last remaining person behind his frame-up.
Continue reading Burn Notice: Back to Normal – Whatever the Hell That Is!
For three seasons, Burn Notice’s Michael Westen has sought the person[s] responsible for his being burned and stuck in the last place he ever wanted to be – Miami. Now a menacingly charming, bullet-headed black guy with a booming voice and ten thousand dollar suits has offered to help him do just that – if Westen does a few ‘errands’ for him.
Continue reading DVD: Burn Notice Season Four – Book Codes And Bombs!
When I heard that there was going to be a movie revealing key events in the past of Burn Notice’s Sam Axe, I was stoked. Bruce Campbell’s Axe is a source of much of the subversive wit and spirit of the hit USA Network series. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe [Sunday, 9/8C], though mostly enjoyable, is not quite what I was expecting.
Continue reading Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe – Dead Guys Don’t Get Hungry!
USA Network has released a trailer for Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe. Set before Sam retired from the Navy SEALs, it exploits Bruce Campbell’s unique charm most groovily, indeed. There are explosions, quips and even a bit of snogging – and a particularly sneaky insertion of Campbell’s best nickname. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe premieres on Sunday, April 17th, at 9/8C. Enjoy.
USA Network’s untitled Burn Notice Prequel has added Kiele Sanchez [The Glades] and Chandra West [The Gates] to its cast. The two-hour event movie will delve into Sam Axe’s past – focusing on his last operation as a Navy SEAL. West will play a a sexy, fun woman named Donna whom Sam has begun seeing while Sanchez will play a humanitarian with a food relief effort.
The prequel – written by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and directed by Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan – takes place in 2005, when Sam is deployed to check out the situation when some Colombian rebels make things hot for the military platoon stationed there.
John Diehl [The Shield] has signed on as Rear Admiral Lawrence, Sam’s commanding officer. RonReaco Lee [The Shield] will portray Dr. Ben Delaney, founder of a non-profit clinic in Colombia.
The Burn Notice Prequel is set to air this spring.