Ion Acquires “Burn Notice” and “White Collar”


Ion has officially announced that it has acquired two USA Network shows, “White Collar” and “Burn Notice.” The announcement comes after the network added several other popular shows to their lineup. 

The shows will be joining Ion’s slate that also recently added, “Psych,” “Leverage,” and “Monk.” The off-cable network already has “Criminal Minds,” “Cold Case,” “House,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Burn Notice and White Collar have the creative quality and originality we look for to serve smart and engaged audiences with our ‘Positively Entertaining’ brand promise,” said Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks. “And strategically, we are making a concerted bet on top-performing, high-quality, off-cable shows balancing our strong broadcast series portfolio.”

“Burn Notice” is in its 7th and final season on USA and “White Collar” is set to return for its fifth season later this year. Both shows are the top-rated scripted cable series on their respective nights among adults 25-54.

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