TV News: Burn, TNT, Who, Hyde, Supernatural

Burn Notice
USA Network has announced an earlier than expected mid-season premiere date for “Burn Notice”.

The series will air its mid-season finale on September 9th, then it’ll break for two months before returning for six more episodes starting November 3rd.

“Covert Affairs” will also return two days earlier, but the mid-season premiere of “White Collar” won’t be until January. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

TNT has announced its Fall/Winter schedule and its mid-season premiere dates – the last eight episodes of the fourth season of “Leverage” will begin November 27th.

The final five episodes of both the final season of “The Closer” and the second season of “Rizzoli and Isles” will kick off November 28th.

Finally the ten episode fourth season of “Southland” will premiere January 17th. [Source: Deadline]

Doctor Who
Both Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill have confirmed they’re returning for the seventh season of “Doctor Who”, though in which capacity remains unknown.

Speculation is that their characters Amy Pond and Rory Williams will depart at the end of this season but drop by for a few episodes next year much like the way third season companion Martha Jones popped up for almost half of the episodes of the fourth season. [Source: SFX]

“Up in the Air” co-scribe Sheldon Turner has sold a new contemporary set adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror tale “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” to ABC.

The new version follows an anti-social doctor who begins experiencing bizarre side effects from an experimental eye treatment. When he falls asleep, he becomes a fearless daredevil that can confront anything.

Sheldon Turner is penning the pilot script and will produce alongside Jennifer Klein. There is no word on when the pilot may actually go into production. [Source: ]

The CW has released a new trailer for the upcoming seventh season of “Supernatural” which will premiere on September 23rd, the promo focusing on the big final moments of last season’s finale.