A spy never gets fired… he gets burned Yesterday evening W9 aired the first three episodes of the in France previously inedited US series Burn Notice. 500.000, 400.000 and 400.000 viewers tuned in to watch.
Humour, action, suspense, captivating music and fast-paced editing make Burn Notice one explosive series. Adored by critics and audiences in the US, Burn Notice tells the amazing story of Michael Westen, an American government spy who learns, while on a secret mission in Nigeria, that he is the unfortunate recipient of a “burn notice”, a particularly brutal way to get fired. The government deletes his files and his bank accounts are frozen. Returning to Miami and put under government surveillance, Michael must do whatever it takes to understand who is behind it all, how, and most of all, why it has happened.

Burn Notice brought about USD 25 million to southern Florida. It’s the biggest television budget for the state since Miami Vice. Season one drew an average of 4.5 million viewers on the American cable television channel USA Network, which is an excellent rating. Proving to be a success with critics and a hit with audiences, the series has just been renewed for a second 13-episode season. There is already talk of a third season.

6 February 2009 - W9, France