Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:June 10th, 2007 10:08 EST
Jeffery Donovan becomes a modern-day Equalizer with USA's Burn Notice

Jeffery Donovan becomes a modern-day Equalizer with USA's Burn Notice

By Garrett Godwin

In the world of espionage, when you receive a "burn notice", you're blacklisted and broke -- and that is what happened to Michael Weston, and now he must find out why.

Burn Notice, the title of USA's new series this summer, follows Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) returning home to Miami, where he decides to work as a private investigator, helping others that the law failed, in order to fund his own investigation of his mysterious dismissal from the spy business.

This wasn't Donovan's first leading role in television.  He was also the lead for an excellent American remake of the British series, Touching Evil, which also aired on USA, in 2004.  Though highly praised by critics, the series only lasted one season.  Donovan appeared in an episode of TNT's Witchblade series, and had recurring roles as Michael T. Weiss' long-lost brother Kyle on The Pretender, and recently as attorney William Ivers on the now-defunct Crossing Jordan, both aired on NBC.  He was also on the big screen in 2000's Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows.

Jeffery Donovan has what it takes for stardom, and hopefully Burn Notice will finally put him on the map, when the series debuts commercial-free June 28 at 10pm on USA.