BURN NOTICE: Bruce Campbell Wants Seven Seasons, Eight Could Be ‘Complicated’


Bruce Campbell believes seven seasons would be the ideal amount of time to bring Burn Notice to a satisfying conclusion, but warns of the perils of an eighth chapter.

Campbell, who has played covert operative and ex-Navy SEAL Sam Axe on the USA spy drama since 2007, told Digital Spy that he has another season left in him:

“I’m good, I’ll take season seven. We’re halfway through six now. I’ll go seven seasons… that’s all you need to tell. That’s plenty of stories. That’s plenty.”

He believes seven seasons would be “perfect” for the show to wrap things up (likely putting it within the famed 100 episode threshold), noting that negotiating an eighth season could get “complicated”:

“Oh yeah, seven would be perfect. Once you get to eight, people want too much money, people get tired and get crabby. You’re going to lose an actor… some guy is going to hold out for too much money. It always gets complicated.

But [..] If we knew the seventh season was the last one, then you could really gear yourself towards that – for that seventh and last season, you’re really going for it.”

Burn Notice airs its midseason 6 finale on Thursday, August 23 on USA. Catch the promo here.


  1. zack says

    I loved the season finale of season 7 burn notice it was the best episode yet, but it was also sad too. You should make more seasons of burn notice. Everyone I know loves it and its there favorite show of all time. Other people I know even love it. There could be the season preview of season 8 that Mike’s mom makes it out of the house alive. There should be more seasons of burn notice its the best show ever. If not u should make a show like it with all the same cast, characters and make it good like burn notice.

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  2. says

    Burn Notice needs to have, at least 15 seasons. Why?, the CIA is getting into some thing bigger than them selves thinking James is the main man. Western is becoming the main boss with Sonia yet behind Micheal’s head, its like he believes there is another big man than James, and he doesn’t want to expose it to his friends, the CIA and the mom hence betraying them kind of. Micheal is a good spy. another thing after realizing that the CIA cooperated with Simon, Micheal wants a revenge to the CIA and Michael has an idea that the main man is from CIA AFTER KILLING CARD HE STARTED doubting ALL THE OPERATIONS FROM THE AGENCY. so we need to continue and see whether Western will clean the CIA using James’s Network.

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  3. says

    As far as Bruce Cambell remarks. We only know him as an actor. And all TV shows do eventually have to come to an end. I am certain there may be other interaction between the actors off stage as well as the creative team.

    But that said in the end I would like to additional episodes. I am guessing TV movies and maybe big screen movies. Think good thoughts and make it so.

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    • Page 48 says

      They did the Sam Axe prequel, which I enjoyed. I don’t really know what the purpose of a single movie was. We know there was plenty of history with Michael and Fiona that could have been explored in a prequel of their own. It would be nice to see more BN someday.

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  4. says

    I want Burn Notice back, had my eyes full of tears in the season 7 finale, pls guys bring Burn Notice back, i felt a special connection with all the characters, i feel sad.

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  5. lanie says

    please bring burn notice back. i have been working hard contacting other networks to pick it up . if u love burn notice then flood oprah winfrey network and glen beck with letters telling them to pick it up . help help to bring burn notice back. totally miss it.

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