USA gives two renewal orders

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NBC Universal’s USA Network wants more of summer hits “Royal Pains” and “Burn Notice.” Both have gotten orders for another round of episodes.


Royal Pains returns for a second season after its debut as the #1 new original series on cable in 2009. Burn Notice, which USA notes is the #1 scripted series on cable in both P18-49 & P25-54 in 2009, will return for a fourth season after a record-breaking summer run, according to Jeff Wachtel, President, USA original programming & co-head, original programming, Universal Cable Productions.

A one-hour light-hearted drama, Royal Pains follows talented young doctor Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), a disgraced New York City physician who reinvents himself as the Hamptons’ hot new doctor-on-demand to the rich and famous. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty and Jill Flint. Royal Pains is executive produced by Michael Rauch, as well as Rich Frank, Paul Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz. Jace Alexander, Andrew Lenchewski and John P. Rogers serve as co-executive producers. Royal Pains is the first original series from Universal Cable Productions for USA.

Burn Notice is a sly take on the spy genre starring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a burned operative who finds himself stuck in the tropical paradise of Miami. The series also stars Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless. Burn Notice was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix. Mikkel Bondesen and Jeff Freilich also serve as executive producers. The series comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment.