TV News: Burn, Treatment, Dad, Nova, True

Burn Notice
The fourth season premiere of the hit series on the USA Network had a blazing start with 6.62 million viewers, making it cable’s top scripted series performance of 2010 to date.

That number is also up 10% on last Summer’s third season premiere and 24% above the mid-season return episode in January this year.

In Treatment
Amy Ryan has signed on to co-star in HBO’s “In Treatment” reports SPI. Ryan will play the new psychiatrist that fellow psychiatrist Dr. Paul Weston (Byrne) sees for treatment, replacing Dianne Wiest’s outgoing character.

American Dad
Seth MacFarlane’s animated series is in trouble with the FCC for a horse ejaculation joke that drew 100,000 consumer complaints reports The Wrap. A fine of $25,000 is being considered.

Terra Nova
Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason O’Mara, star of the short-lived U.S. remake of British series “Life on Mars”, is in negotiations to join Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric-era set series “Terra Nova”.

Filming on the series kicks off in Australia in a few months.

True Blood
The second season of “True Blood” came in at #1 on both the DVD and Blu-ray charts for the last week of May, a rare win for a TV disc-set reports ABC News.

The sales beat out “Dear John”, a #1 box-office opener and the biggest new film release for that week. That film came in second followed by “Avatar” in third on DVD, and the other way around on Blu-ray.