The years of brewing tension between the City of Miami and the producers ofBurn Notice
over their use as the Coconut Grove Expo Center as their filming hub are apparently at an end. Today,USA
announced that the upcoming show's seventh season will be its last.
Burn Notice has not only shot its last episode in Coconut Grove, but anywhere.
While still a ratings juggernaut for a cable drama, the cancelation might not have come as much of a surprise to those following the tussle with the city.
Last last summer the City of Miami struck a deal with the producers to allow the show to continue using the Expo Center for one more year with significantly higher rent. After that the city strongly suggested the show would have to find a new home elsewhere in the area.
Commissioners, most notably Marc Sarnoff, are keen to build a park on the site of the Expo Center.
Instead it appears that the producers and network decided seven seasons would be a good time to pack it in and call it a show. Besides, who knows if the show could have survived a change of setting anyway (even if it was just to a different part of Miami).
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Of course, the ending of Burn Notice is a blow to the local economy. During it's first five seasons alone the show pumped about $100 million into the area, and that's not including any tourism-related boons brought on by the exposure.
The seventh and final season is set to premier on June 6.
If you're interested, a super fan has compiled every place the show used a filming location during its first five season.