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Two hot new cable series, USA Network’s “Burn Notice” and TNT’s “Saving Grace,” have been picked up for a second season.
“Burn,” starring Jeffrey Donovan, has been given a 13-episode order, while “Grace,” toplined by Holly Hunter, has been picked up for 15 episodes.
Both shows hail from Fox TV Studios.
Following a solid premiere with 4 million total viewers (2.2 million in adults 25-52), “Burn” has showed growth, delivering its largest audience to date — 4.4 million viewers (2.3 million in 25-54) — last Thursday.
The series, which stars Donovan as a spy who suddenly finds himself blacklisted, is executive produced by creator Matt Nix and Mikkel Bondesen.
In its debut, “Grace” drew 6.4 million total viewers, making it the most-watched basic cable series premiere of the year. The drama, which stars Hunter as an Oklahoma City police detective who gets helps from an unconventional angel (Leon Rippy), held on to 86% of its lead-in, hit TNT series “The Closer.”
To date, “Grace” has averaged 5.5 million viewers.
Nancy Miller created the series and is executive producing with Gary A. Randall and Artie Mandelburg.
Another highly rated new cable drama series this summer, Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” was renewed last month.
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