Four popular cable summer shows are coming back in 2010.
USA has renewed the delectable spy drama “Burn Notice” for a fourth season. It’s is one of the top summer series averaging more than 6.5 million viewers every Thursday, up about 30 percent last year when it was on Wednesday nights.
Ditto with fellow Thursday USA series “Royal Pains,” which is drawing virtually the same number of viewers. It’s by far the biggest new hit of the summer among cable shows.
Meanwhile, Syfy has already given a fourth season to its light-hearted scifi drama “Eureka.” This summer, the show has moved from Tuesdays to Fridays to no ill effect. Last Friday, the show drew 2.4 million viewers. (The show also airs in the winter.)
E!’s “Kendra,” the spinoff to “Girls Next Door” has been given a second season. There will be 12 new episodes, plus two special ones for December when she has her first child with her new hubby Hank Baskett. The show averaged about 2 million viewers.