TVLine Items: Burn Notice Books Adrian Pasdar, Fox's MLB Pro Tim McCarver to Retire and More!

Burn Notice Season 7 SpoilersPutting a pin in his Lying Game, Adrian Pasdar is relocating to Burn Notice for its upcoming seventh season.

The Heroes and Profit alum — who currently co-stars on ABC Family’s not-yet-renewed Lying Game — has booked a major recurring role on the USA Network drama as Randall Burke, a former special ops soldier who may now be running a terrorist ring.

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No stranger to playing a Big Bad, Pasdar’s character is described by The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the casting, as a “dangerous and unpredictable” wild card who won’t hesitate to kill anyone who lands on his bad side.

Burn Notice Season 7 bows this summer.

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• Veteran Major League Baseball analyst Tim McCarver announced Wednesday his plans to step down from his position with MLB on FOX following the impending season’s World Series in October. “Although I am neither tired of broadcasting baseball nor have I in any way lost my interest in baseball, with which I have been associated as a player and broadcaster for 55 years, it’s time to cut back,” McCarver said in a statement. “I am very proud to have been a part of all the things that make this game so special for all of us who follow it day-to-day, week-to-week and year-to-year.”

• Are Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin bringing their New Years Eve act to CNN’s everyday lineup? Per Deadline, the duo recently shot a top-secret pilot for the news network that reportedly took place in front of a live audience and had “a lot of humor in it.”

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• Netflix has given the green light to Sense8, a new 10-episode sci-fi drama from Matrix helmers Andy and Lana Wachowski. The series, which is slated to bow in late 2014, is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.”

• Tucker Carlson has been named the new co-host of Fox News’ Fox and Friends Weekend, Deadline reports. The former co-host of CNN’s Crossfire currently acts as a contributor for the cabler.

• Judge Joe Brown is coming to an end after a 15-year run in syndication, Broadcast & Cable reports.

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  1. Steven says:

    I wonder what this means for Kathy’s Bravo talk show?

  2. Amber says:

    I’m thrilled Tim McCarver is retiring. He drives me nuts with his commentary. I don’t enjoy him at all.

  3. Katrin says:

    I LOVE Burn Notice and I LOVE Adrian Pasdar, so that should be good… But it makes me even more worried now for TLG… although… of course with this mid-season finale he could be gone/dead anyways, but I’d hate for that to happen in TLG… Anyways… I’m really looking forward to seeing him in BN’s possible last season :)

  4. steven says:

    FLYING MAN!!!!

  5. Jack says:

    Too bad Buck isn’t going instead of McCarver

  6. steven says:

    I believe Jack Coleman was previously cast on Burn Notice, and Adrian Pasdar’s casting should have created a Heroes reunion.

  7. Jared says:

    Adrian Pasdar plays Alec to perfection but ill follow him on ANY series he’s apart of. I love The Lying Game but ABCF puts that show on way too long of a hiatus. Hopefully the network will renew the series but if it’s not gonna get aired for another 10 months like last season I say dont even bother and let the actors move on. Would love to see Blair Redford and Alexandra Chando in something else.

  8. Glenn womack says:

    TV sucks! when you get shows like Burn Notice the people love, you idiots cancel it. Same as Miami Vice, and Dexter (showtime). bring them all bac!!!!!!!