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Allison Waldman at TV Squad points out that while Mad Men gets the press, another cable show that started at the same time, USA network’s comedy-thriller Burn Notice, gets the viewers.

Every time I see Burn Notice I’m amazed that this is the kind of show that you only find on cable these days. It’s escapist entertainment, light action drama with humour. Instinctively you’d think “Escapist entertainment” would pretty much define what’s on the broadcast networks, but they don’t really have a lot of that. USA, which demanded that creator Matt Nix relocate Burn Notice to Miami to make it lighter and fluffier, has become a cable powerhouse simply by cornering the market on the kind of light entertainment that used to come easy to the networks, but for some reason doesn’t any more.

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