'Burn Notice,' 'Psych' renewed at USA
Both shows performed well in 18-49 over summerUSA Network wants more "Burn Notice" and "Psych."
The cable channel has renewed both series, giving "Burn" a third-season pickup and "Psych" a Season 4 green light. Each has received a 16-episode order.
In announcing the pickup, USA cited each show's performance in the key adults 18-49 demo over the summer. "Burn" averaged 2.8 million viewers in the demo, while "Psych" pulled in a 2.2 million average.
"Burn," from Fox TV Studios and Fuse Entertainment, stars Jeffrey Donovan as a burned spy operative who finds himself stuck in the tropical paradise of Miami. Matt Nix created the show and exec produces with Mikkel Bondesen and Jeff Freilich.
"Psych," from Universal Cable Prods. and Tagline Pictures, stars James Roday as a police consultant who solves crimes with acute powers of observation. Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak, Chris Henze and Mel Damski exec produce.
"We're really lucky to have a broad palate of success with two very different shows that work in our brand filter -- one a buddy comedy and the other a sexy action show, one produced in-house and the other by a third party," said Jeff Wachtel, executive vp original programming at USA and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Prods. "But both are character-based, and both very much fit within our 'Characters Welcome' brand."
Both series are returning in January with the second half of their current seasons. The new seasons are scheduled to premiere next summer.
Asked about an eighth-season pickup of another USA hit series, "Monk," Wachtel said nothing has been determined yet, but "we'd love to have it back and will be making an announcement when the time is right."