Burn Notice is returning to USA Network on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10 PM ET. The hit spy drama brings back burned spy Michael Weston for another series of intrigue and action. Burn Notice stars Burn Notice stars Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Gabrielle Anwar and Sharon Gless. Guests stars in the season premiere include Tyne Daly and Clayne Crawford.
Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, who starred together in the female copy drama Cagney and Lacey years ago, recently took time to answer questions about working together again in a conference call question and answer interview. In the section of the Q&A session below, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly talk about Cagney & Lacey and Burn Notice.
Burn Notice: In A Dark Road
In ‘A Dark Road,’ the season premiere of Burn Notice, a recently widowed woman (Tyne Daly_ hired Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) to get her away from a group of violent con men. Michael Weston turns to his mom, Madeline (Sharon Gless) for help – but he may ask her to go too far. Meanwhile, a mysterious contact goes to extreme lengths to get Michael’s attention.
Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly Q&A
Question: Do you have a very natural chemistry?
Sharon Gless: We’ve been doing it a long time. .You know, we developed something on Cagney & Lacey…and I find it very easy and wonderful working with Tyne when she was with us. People got so – when we were in the makeup trailer we were just chatting and laughing before we begin and that isn’t sort of the tone of our makeup trailer so was going boy I wish that we did that more.
Question to Tyne Daly: What did Sharon tell you about coming of Burn Notice?
Tyne Daly: She said there was a part. She said it wasn’t big enough. She said come anyway and I said yeah.
Question: Does it bother you that when either of your names compes up it goes back to Cagney and Lacey, 25 years later.
Tyne Daley: There was a time that I promised Sharon that we would not be photographed together and they would not speak in terms of Cagney & Lacey and I was wrong. But I don’t reset it because it means that we both have been able to keep working and keeping plying our trade and do other stuff. And no, I don’t feel bad about it. Not me.
Sharon Gless: Me eigher, I really do thank Cagney & Lacey for providing all the work we’ve been able to have since then. Barney Rosenzweig, our producer, maintains that we’re worth more together than we are as a single.
Question: Cagney & Lacey had two very strong female characters and there really hasn’t been another show with two strong female leads since. Do you have any thoughts on why that is?
Sharon Gless: I really did want to pass the gauntlet and to let hopefully another show like that because TV totally plagiarizes. I mean, it steals fro itself all the time. . They never did copy the format.
But I heard recently this – I can’t remember anybody’s name but man who produces all the CSI movies – shows that he is now going to do a Cagney & Lacey – not call it that but two female cops together. I don’t know how you get away with that and not call it Cagney & Lacey but hey, They says he’s going to attempt.
Tyne Daly: Maybe we did it so well in the first place that they’ve hesitated to try and copy it, I don’t know.
Tune into Burn Notice on USA Network on Thursday night at 10:00 PM/ET.