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'Burn Notice' star Jeffrey Donovan takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test


Tonight, Burn Notice reaches its 100th episode! In ”Forget Me Not,” Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) returns to Miami, but he is instructed to not talk to his friends. Instead he — along with his handler — observes them as they try to find the guy who, in the premiere, tricked Madeline (Sharon Gless) into revealing that Michael is working with the CIA. READ FULL STORY

Summer TV Awards: The polls are open!


You’ve done the nominating, now it’s time to hit the polls for EW’s first annual reader-voted Summer TV Awards. (UPDATE: Polls have now closed.) And your nominees are: READ FULL STORY

Summer TV Awards: Your nominations wanted!


Feeling guilty over the amount of time you’ve spent indoors watching TV since May? Here’s your vindication: Our first annual Summer TV Awards. Help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back tomorrow afternoon when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!

UPDATE: The polls are now open! (And thank you for your patience with the comments not always publishing. We’re looking into it.)

And the categories are… READ FULL STORY

'Burn Notice': What did you think of the season 6 premiere?

There were two games on TV Thursday night — something involving basketball and then the game Anson was playing with Michael Westen on Burn Notice.

If we’re keeping score, evil man Anson still has one up on Michael. By the end of the season premiere, he had not only slipped through Michael’s fingers once again, but he had almost killed Sam in an explosion. (P.S. – Thank you, Burn Notice, for always bringing the boom.)

Meanwhile, Fiona was still in custody, and despite Agent Jerk’s (Alex Carter) best efforts to trick her into confessing the truth, she stuck to her story. But as a result she’s pretty much in the same position we left her at the end of last season: facing major jail time.

Now we’re left to wonder where this season is headed, and I can’t say the episode gave us a great idea of exactly what’s to come. Surely Michael will continue his quest to free Fi, but I wish we would have gotten a better idea of the price that might be paid. (Although, could Fi be the one to pay the ultimate price — per the warning she received from Agent Bly at the end of the episode?) That said, I’m certainly going to stick around to find out what does happen — and to see more s–t blow up.

Your turn: Any favorite moments from the premiere? Were you hoping they’d catch Anson? And how freaking awesome was it to see Maddie shoot a man down?

‘Burn Notice’ graphic novel: See Fiona and Michael’s explosive first encounter — EXCLUSIVE ART
Brian White joins ‘Burn Notice’ — EXCLUSIVE

'Groovy!': Check out the trailer for the new 'Evil Dead' video game iPhone and iPad app


They say evil comes in many forms. And so does the Evil Dead! Since Bruce Campbell‘s Ash and his pals made the mistake of heading out to the woods in Sam Raimi’s original 1981 horror classic, the movie has inspired sequels, comics, a notoriously generous number of DVD editions, and even a musical. Now Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures company has partnered with Trigger Apps to produce an Evil Dead shooter game for the iPhone and the iPad. The gore-drenched, boomstick-featuring, Deadite slaughterthon goes on sale today and you can check out the not-for-kids trailer below.

Take a look and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY

TV's Most Dateable Characters: Choose your 'one' from readers' top picks (Poll!)

Dateable-charactersImage Credit: Greg Gayne/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC; Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Bob D'Amico/ABC (2)Last week, PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one?  READ FULL STORY

'Burn Notice' Bingo: Play along during the season premiere tonight

Brun-Notice-BingoBurn Notice, which returns for its winter season tonight, has been a zippily enjoyable show for so long, it’s easy to overlook just how many flavors of pleasure it mixes together. Watching the show is like drinking a cocktail on a warm day, preferably before lunch. Now, thanks to the happy elf mixologists here at PopWatch Bingo, you can quantify each episode’s particular recipe of spy thrills. Are top-secret meetings taking place right in front of a beach (or, even better) a pool? Is Sam enjoying a morning mojito, or trotting out his famous pseudonym, “Chuck Finley”? Is Mama Westen making Michael feel like a bad son, while she blows cigarette smoke in his face? Most importantly, is there a sniper rifle in the house?

Be sure to mark off the proper squares when the show achieves a rare Split-Screen Hat Trick (three or more split-screens at the same time) or an even more rare Double-Cross Hat Trick (in which three or more people in a single room are all plotting against each other.) Keep an eye out for Michael’s trusty screwdriver, his number-one weapon when creating MacGyver-style DIY madness. Keep an eye out for those occasional moments when the show remembers that Fiona used to be Irish. Cherish how the gang runs away from an explosion. And really, just treasure Michael’s sunglasses. God, Miami is cool. Click forward for the full Bingo card… READ FULL STORY

'Burn Notice,' you need a great female guest role and the right actress to fill it

burn-notice-navi-rawatOn last night’s Burn Notice, we presumably said goodbye to Navi Rawat’s Kendra, an assassin who finally got truly interesting when she repeatedly beat her own head on the desk during Michael and Jesse’s interrogation to prove she wasn’t going to break. The shot of her smirking as the blood oozed from the wound — more memorable than any scene that involved Moon Bloodgood’s Miami PD detective in season 3. By the end of the hour, I was almost sorry to see her go. Why haven’t we seen a great female foil for Michael on this show since Tricia Helfer’s handler Carla? Bloodgood replaced Jennifer Esposito, who had to back out of that guest spot at the last moment and maybe would have brought a playful spark. Rawat was a step in the right direction and definitely felt more lethal, but we didn’t get to experience her full wrath until the evening of her exit because she’d spent so much of her time on suggestive phone calls with Michael (Fiona: “I wish our phone conversations were as flirty.” Michael: “She threatened to kill me.” Fiona: “I can do that.”)

We know the writers can produce juicy roles for women because Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Michael’s trigger-happy on-and-off-again ex, is as showy as her wardrobe, and playing his mother, Madeline, has just earned Sharon Gless her 10th Emmy nomination. So what’s the problem? Let’s take the time to develop another female character. I don’t care which side of the law she’s on, how old she is (a sexy, powerful Helen Mirren-type who Fi doesn’t know how to handle?), or how big of a star the actress is playing her (someone like Natalie Zea provides an undeniable jolt to Justified every time she’s on-screen, whether or not you know her name). Just make me believe she has the brains to go toe-to-toe with Michael, and make sure she jumps off the screen. This show is such a fun ride. If the role is fleshed out, an actress would be a fool not to take it.

Who would be your dream female Burn Notice guest star?

Ron White to star in USA comedy that I pictured Josh Holloway in. (Two very different shows.)

Josh-Holloway-Ron-WhiteUSA has picked up a half-hour comedy, Driven, penned by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women, Evening Shade, Hearts Afire). Blue Collar comedian Ron White is set to star as “an out-of-work Austin, Texas, resident who launches a limo business,” Variety reports. How did I picture Lost‘s Sawyer in this role? Well, I’d just heard the one-line synopsis and thought flannel, jeans, cowboy boots, scruff, smarmy guy hitting on/scamming his passengers — Josh Holloway.

Reading the fine print, I do concede that Ron White is a better fit for a comedy to be exec produced by Bloodworth and her husband, Harry Thomason. (For Holloway to do a half-hour comedy, it would need to be on Showtime.) The idea of native Texan White, known for having a cigar and a cocktail in his hand while he’s onstage, being behind the wheel is funny. Plus, the man likes to wear a suit while he’s talking toilet humor (sample below) — that bodes well for a limo driver. (There’s also something sexy about him when he’s performing — I think it’s his delivery. There’s no rushing.)

As for Holloway, I wouldn’t mind seeing him on an hour-long USA dramedy. Imagine him popping up in Miami shirtless as a professional rival/love interest for Gabrielle Anwar’s trigger-happy Fiona on Burn Notice. Holloway facing off against Jeffrey Donovan’s Michael Westen? Nice, right? (I also second the suggestion that he join the cast of True Blood. Clearly, we want him somewhere hot and sweaty.) READ FULL STORY

New 'Burn Notice' trailer burns down the house

Summer is just around the corner, so that can only mean one thing: Burn Notice is almost back! While I’ll take Burn Notice any time I can get, including during its winter run, the show just feels like a summer series with its Miami setting and no shortage of teenie weenie bikini clad ladies. (How about some equal opportunity ogling, Burn Notice?)

USA Network has released a new trailer to wet your appetite for the June 3 premiere. There’s the always reliable Fiona ready to call in the cavalry and new enemies, but sadly, no sign of new cast members Robert Wisdom or Coby Bell, all set to the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House.” But does it beat the use of “Some Like It Hot” in a trailer from earlier this year? Let’s compare: READ FULL STORY

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