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Whose idea was it to cancel Burn Notice?


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#1 wwe101

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:49 PM

Burn Notice is one of the few shows on television that has kept up its entertainment quality throughout every season and has never gotten boring in my opinion.  It is one of the hottest shows on television and USAnetwoorks most popular show.  The first three episodes of this season have been awesome just like usual.  Why the hell is this show getting canceled?


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#2 MushaOne

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:23 AM

Because you are the only one who still thinks that. It got real stale a few seasons back. He found out who burned him and after that it was pointless to watch. I dont know whose idea it was to cancel, but they made a good choice. Im sure the terrible ratings had something to do with it.



#3 PimpLimp

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:32 AM

You must not have been paying attention. It wasn't cancelled, they simply chose to end it with this season. They clearly said in last season's final episode that there would only be one more season. They were running out of logical directions to take the show and decided to wrap it up on their own terms.

 

I like Burn Notice, but as MushaOne pointed out, it has definitely lost some of it's luster. Besides, they could always make another TV movie like they did with the one based on Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell).

 

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#4 Erad30

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:43 AM

I love Burn Notice but 7 seasons is a perfectly good run and yeah they are ending the show which is different than straight out cancellation. This means they'll wrap it up.


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#5 Duo_Maxwell

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:14 AM

Like all good TV shows it is basically ending for 2 reasons, ratings are starting to drop and the budget is exploding because everything is getting more expensive.

 

The viewership has really dwindled the last 2 seasons. Actors, writers, etc. want more money, plus the City of Miami also supposedly took them to the cleaners after their contract to film there expired last year. I'm not disappointed though, like others mentioned 7 seasons is a fine run and hopefully it will free up the talent to make other good shows.



#6 detectiveconan16

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

I agree with what Duo_Maxwell said.  Every show does have to an end, especially when your premise may not turn out to be as flexible as one might think.  Burn Notice  deals mainly with Michael's attempts to get back into the spy business, the small jobs (my favorite parts) are not essential due to the writer's plan.  Besides, Westen is no Magnum anyway.


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#7 Duo_Maxwell

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:36 AM

I agree with what Duo_Maxwell said.  Every show does have to an end, especially when your premise may not turn out to be as flexible as one might think.  Burn Notice  deals mainly with Michael's attempts to get back into the spy business, the small jobs (my favorite parts) are not essential due to the writer's plan.  Besides, Westen is no Magnum anyway.

 

Exactly, if you think about it nearly every show that survives for more than 2 seasons "jumps the shark" at a certain point (for the unintiated that means it hits a point where it starts to decline in quality). Some people think that term means a show is immediately ruined, but no really so (even the phrase's namesake "Happy Days" went like 6 or 7 more seasons).

 

To me it means a show attempted something that changes the flow of the show's storyline and it usually backfires. The question then becomes how well can the show reinvent itself? If the answer is not well or even a so-so, chances are it will muddle along to slow death either by cancellation or if it's lukcy the show's talent, despite dwindling lack of resources, gets to choose & create an ending for the series. And for the record, even though its run is ending, I'm glad "Burn Notice" has fallen into the second category.

 

One of USA's other series "White Collar" is also a "case of the week" procedural-type show that I think has done pretty good job of reinventing the path of its main storyline.



#8 wwe101

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:45 AM

I don't see why they couldn't get rid of the main story and make it just a side mission every week like in season one, where 90% of the episode was focused on the side mission of helping someone.  They could run the show off that for many more seasons. Also, I don't think the quality of the show has declined at all, they just need to go back to doing a different side story every week and not really worrying about a main story that tries to tie in every week.  Also, I think Burn Notice is still USA's highest rated show and still has a huge audience, so why end it?


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#9 thamaster24

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:59 AM

I got "burned out" on Burn Notice as well.  The problem with just doing side stories week after week is that the show will not be building to some ultimate goal.  Burn Notice, ultimately, is about one person's goal of getting back to being a Spy.  Now it's true that there's a whole lot more to the story then just that, but it all revolves around Michael building to something.  I will definitely finish out the series and watch since it's the last season (the only one I haven't watched) but if I knew there were more seasons planned, I wouldn't care anymore.

 

I just don't think the show would work as a Law and Order type where they bring in a new case and finish it each week.  The story evolved into something more than that and if the show became what it was in the first season, I would guess that they were giving the characters an "happy ending" where they don't have any more problems and are doing cases just to do them.


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#10 benjamouth

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

At least the show got an ending and a conclusion, think about the shows that people get into that just get cancelled, probably on a season ending cliff hanger.


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#11 detectiveconan16

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, at least they were told when to end it, instead of waiting until halfway or near the end of the production cycle.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:04 AM

There has been a lot of killing this season.  The usual method they used was someone would get killed on the last episode of the season.  This season they've killed numerous people each episode.


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