TV News: Burn, Lie, V, Glee, Twilight

Burn Notice
Though a pick up was reported a few months back, only yesterday was it made official – USA Network has renewed “Burn Notice” for a fourth season.

The Miami-based ex-spy hit series starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar and Bruce Campbell has proven a cable ratings smash. The first nine episodes of the third season aired over the Summer and pulled in around 7.7 million viewers per episode, along with being the top-rated Summer program in the key 18-49 demographic. The remaining seven episodes of the third season kick off January 21st.

The 16-episode fourth season will follow the same split-season pattern with nine episodes in June & July, followed by seven in January & February.

Lie To Me
The back-nine episodes of the second season of Tim Roth drama “Lie to Me” have been picked up by Fox. The show’s fate was uncertain due to a ratings drop this season, but a post-“House” change of timeslot has improved its fortunes.

After a ratings spiral that saw numbers dropping significantly from its superb premiere ratings, the fourth episode of “V” held steady with the same 9.2 million viewers of the third episode. The show is now on hiatus but will return in March.

Fox has made the questionable and controversial decision to hold back the last nine episodes of the season until April 13th. The show’s thirteenth and final Fall episode airs December 9th.

One of the absolute wildest online rumors of the year has emerged at Star Pulse – that Robert Pattinson will score $1.5 million per episode for a “Twilight” spin-off TV series about his character Edward Cullen.