May 16th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

How do you fire a spy?

Suzanne Kelly goes on the set of the hit series ‘Burn Notice’ in Miami to find out whether a spy can really be ‘burned’. Jeffrey Donovan plays Michael Westin, a CIA spy who has been fired, burned, black-listed and is tying to find a new life relying on his old skills. Suzanne brings in a former covert officer for the CIA to find out whether a spy can really ever be burned. The hit show airs on USA network.

Filed under: Intelligence • Spying
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  1. dreamer96

    The first head of the CIA was "Wild Bill" Donovan, the birth of the CIA was just a name change from the old O.S.S. into the CIA...So was "Wild Bill" Donovan, any relation to Jeffrey Donovan?

    May 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  2. Arifa

    i love watching burn notice and i believe in what JD said not the other guy

    May 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  3. Arifa

    i love watching burn notice and i believe what JD said was true not the other guy.

    May 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  4. kenny of salt

    whiy is this under a real news heading and not under the entertainment section? can it be that CNN wishes only to have me click on as many links as possible, thereby exposing me to the most advertising possible? even advertisements for television shows that are disguised as news stories? my faith is crushed...

    May 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  5. JesK8

    Um, Please call me if you need a proofreader... it's Westen, not Westin and Trying not tying... and Dan's got it right... have him promoted. 🙂 Everyone knows that once Gov't workers become supervisors, they somehow forget how to work. 😛 I LOVE Burn Notice! ...Can't wait for the new season to start!!!

    May 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  6. wavejump1100

    donald trump

    May 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  7. Hahahahahahahha

    Ready. Aim. Fire!!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha

    May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  8. dan

    well, sine he's a federal employee you can't fire him, so you write him a glowing efficiency report and get him promoted out to another section

    May 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
    • Ahaaha

      So true Dan.

      May 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • dreamer96


      Not if your one of the few that served the CIA, or other agencies, as a non-official cover, or NOC agents...they had just a few people that even knew about them...burn a small basket of papers and nothing exists., or an office of records..Like the heavily damgaed Naval intellegenice offices at the Pentagon, where 29 of 30 Office of Naval Intelligence employees died in the 9/11/2001 attack..

      May 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  9. dreamer96

    Same way you fire the engineers that build all the spy toys...

    May 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply

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