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Scoop! Burn Notice Spies Charisma Carpenter

Here’s some more fireworks for you: Charisma Carpenter is set to heat up USA Network’s Burn Notice, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress will guest-star in this season’s 11th episode as Nicki, a sharp-tongued, high-maintenance trophy wife whose not-so-better half, a bioweapons engineer, is a wanted man in cahoots with the Russians. Increasingly dissatisfied with her marriage, Nicki proves to be a pawn ripe for the manipulating in Michael and Fi’s effort to get to her husband.

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Fittingly, USA’s spy drama was among the shows Carpenter hailed when TVLine spoke with her at last month’s Thirst Project Gala. “I love White Collar and Burn Notice, and I am also obsessed with Sons of Anarchy, Shameless –- I cannot miss an episode — and Californication has been a huge favorite for years. I think Natascha McElhone is probably the most stunning woman that ever walked the Earth,” she raved. “[The cable networks] are just slammin’ it with the great shows.”

Carpenter’s most recent credits include the big-screen blockbuster The Expendables and the upcoming Lifetime movie Deadly Sibling Rivalry (in which she plays –wait for it — twins). But of course she is best known to TV fans for her role as Cordelia on Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel, as well as from her runs on Veronica Mars and Greek.

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Now in its fifth season, Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 9/8c. (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)

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18 Comments
  1. NickC says:

    I think ANGEL showed she can do anything….I wish she would get a weekly gig.LOVE her!

  2. Allie says:

    I don’t think ive seen her on tv since buffy D: Nice to see her on tv again :D

    • CMG says:

      Seriously? You didn’t watch Veronica Mars? You need to go watch it! (Even Joss Whedon said it was one of his favorite shows.) She played “Kendall Casablancas” for an extended recurring character role on that show.

  3. mayicallonyousometime says:

    CORDY!!!!!!!!

  4. brutony says:

    Make her a REGULAR! Keep her and get rid of Jesse, PLEASE!

  5. P says:

    You learned that exclusively? I learned that like a week ago from Twitter.

  6. lauren says:

    Love love LOVE this news, I’ve missed Charisma’s brand of sass. I hope she and Fiona rub each other the wrong way.

  7. ADC says:

    Sounds good. Last time I saw CC was when she was on Legend of the Seeker. Not a fan of the above picture (she’s better as a brunette), but she looks great for her age.

  8. Kirstin says:

    LIKE!

  9. Heidi says:

    I’m so happy Charisma is back (if briefly) on the small screen. I would LOVE to see her on Bones. Maybe an FBI agent or a forensic scientist…anything. The chemistry between CC and DB is wonderful and they could really play off one another. On Burn Notice, well, hey! Why couldn’t she be a love interest for Jesse? She wonderful and so underutilized as an actress.

  10. Ella says:

    AWESOME. I’m totally tuning in, I love her!

  11. trev says:

    HBIC TBH

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