Chicago Code’s Matt Lauria to Turn up Heat on BURN NOTICE

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Chicago Code may have fallen victim to FOX’s mass-cancellation of its bubble shows, but star Matt Lauria seems to be landing on his feet. TV Line reports the Friday Night Lights veteran has scored a potentially recurring gig on BURN NOTICE.

Lauria will appear in the fifth episode of the USA spy drama’s fifth season as Ethan, a former soldier whose brain and skills catch the eye of the CIA and Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) himself. It seems Michael recognizes a bit of his younger self in Ethan. Now that Lauria’s schedule is, sadly, freed up, he may stick around Miami.

I know fans are still trying to save Chicago Code, but all signs are that it’s a losing battle, so I’m just happy to see the stars begin to find work. I’m not sure how I feel about another recurring character on Burn Notice, but I’ll bet Lauria and Donovan will play very well off each other. What do you think about Lauria showing up in Miami to play with Michael and the gang?

Burn Notice begins its fifth season on USA Thursday, June 23 at 9pm eastern/8 central.