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  • Last night's Season 5 Christmas finale was the series finale for TNT's hit show LEVERAGE. As the series end was one of Yahoo's Top 10 trending topics over the holidays, the finale has hit fans hard.
    Executive producer for the fan-favorite heist and con series, Dean Devlin:
    The Long Goodbye is our final goodbye.
    It has been decided today that this Tuesday's episode of Leverage "The Long Goodbye Job" will be the series finale as TNT has decided not to renew the show for a sixth season.
    I want to take the opportunity to thank TNT for five amazing seasons and 77 episodes of a show that has been so good to me. I'm incredibly proud of the show and what we've accomplished. Throughout this journey TNT have been the most amazing partners. Their support and collaboration I will cherish forever.
    I also want to thank everyone involved in making the show. Tim, Gina, Beth, Christian and Aldis are the finest ensemble of actors I've ever worked with. They've become our partners, our friends and our family.
    The amazing crew who pulled off miracles every day on our show. Thank you for everything you've contributed. Your blood and sweat is in every frame of our series and I'm eternally in your debt.
    And, of course, on behalf of everyone involved in the show, thank you to all the fans who've supported us and the show. You have amazed us all. We love you and thank you all.
    I'm so happy we were able to film the series finale we had always envisioned and I'm happy we're able to present it on Christmas as our gift to you. It's a bittersweet goodbye.
    Gratefully yours, Dean Devlin
    Executive Producer/Director LEVERAGE
     
  • LEVERAGE, the recently Nominated TV Series from TNT, is airing its Season Five Finale on Tuesday, December 25th, marking the possible end to the series. America has tuned in every week for five seasons to catch their favorite heist and con drama, earning the show with a People's Choice Award Nomination this year for "Best Cable Drama Category."
    "The Low Low Price Job" - Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) The crew sabotages a new big-box mega-store in order to prevent it from destroying a small town. Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) and Willa Ford (Magic City) guest-star.
    "The White Rabbit Job" - Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) To stop a businessman from destroying his company and the town it supports, the team must run the hardest con in grifter history, The White Rabbit. Andrew Bowen (MADtv) guest-stars.
    "The Corkscrew" - Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) The team cons a corrupt winery owner out of a priceless bottle of wine.
    "The Toy Job" - Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) The Leverage team creates a global toy craze to take on an unscrupulous CEO who is about to unleash a dangerous toy onto the market. Gregg Henry (Bunheads) guest-stars.
    "The Long Goodbye Job" - Tuesday, Dec. 25, 10 p.m. (ET/PT) When Nate takes a case linked to his son's death, he leads the team into their riskiest and deadliest con. Catherine Dent (The Shield) and Mark Sheppard (Supernatural) guest-star.
    TV's Favorite Con Artists Prepare to Steal Christmas and More In Five All-New Episodes of TNT's Leverage
    Winter Episodes Possibly Marking Series End Begin Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
    For five years, television's coolest gang of con artists have used their unique skills to help level the playing field for people whose lives have been destroyed by the rich and powerful. This winter, things are going to get personal as TNT's hit series Leverage returns with five brand new episodes. Academy Award* winner Timothy Hutton stars in this clever and compelling drama, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. Leverage is set to begin its winter run Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), following an all-new episode of Rizzoli & Isles.
    Leverage focuses on a team of five top-notch specialists out to give everyday people a helping hand against the machinations of corrupt bigwigs. Leading the crew is mastermind Nate Ford (Hutton), a former insurance investigator whose son died when his employer refused to pay for life-saving surgery. Sophie Devereaux (Bellman) is the team's resident grifter, a brilliant con artist who shares a long and complicated history with Nate - both professionally and romantically. Eliot Spencer (Kane) provides muscle as the team's bone-crunching retrieval specialist with a passion for gourmet cooking and a soft spot for the underdog. Gadget and technology wizard Alec Hardison (Hodge) provides the team with everything from communications and video surveillance to target dossiers and virtual environments, rarely getting the credit he feels he deserves. And Parker (Riesgraf) is the team's thief, a slightly off-center charmer who gets giddy at the thought of rappelling off a building or cracking an unbreakable safe.
    With the rallying cry, "Let's go steal a...," Nate and his team set out each week to tackle corrupt executives, politicians and other big shots by taking something they hold dear. The team has since "stolen" everything from an airplane to a baseball stadium. They've even stolen a country. And this winter, they're going to steal something they've never gone after before: a man's dreams.
    Winter will also pit the Leverage crew against the ruthless manager of a discount store whose tactics threaten not only her employees but also the town itself. They'll target a corrupt winery owner whose workers are collapsing. And in a special holiday episode, the team will try to steal Christmas in order to prevent an unscrupulous toy company CEO from unleashing a dangerous product into the market. In addition, the team will once again face their nemesis, insurance-investigator-turned-InterPOL-agent Jim Sterling (guest star Mark Sheppard).
    With each and every case they handle, Nate, Sophie, Elliott, Hardison and Parker prove themselves to be more than just a league of extraordinary con artists. They are a family. But in Leverage's gripping season finale, the bond that holds this family together could be torn apart permanently with an extremely risky case involving the death of Nate's son.
    Since premiering in 2008, Leverage has been a solid hit, averaging more than 3.8 million viewers in its fifth season, with 1.4 million adults 18-49 and 1.7 million adults 25-54. Leverage is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT's The Librarian movie series) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens). The series is produced for TNT by Devlin's Electric Entertainment.
    About Electric Entertainment Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Electric's television credits include TNT's The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, starring Noah Wyle, which was the highest rated cable movie of 2004; its sequel, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mine; and the third installment of the franchise, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Along with Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced Syfy's The Triangle, which won an Emmy* for its visual effects and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN (2002).
    About TNT
    TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest (working title), 72 Hours (working title) and The Hero (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards*; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
     
  • Vote for your favorites in the People's Choice awards, including "Leverage"! You can vote as often as you'd like until December 13th. The show airs January 9th on ABC.
     
  • TNT Announces Winter 2012-13 Premiere Dates
    Lineup Includes Returning Hits Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas and Leverage; Launch of New Medical Drama Monday Mornings; And Fifth Season of Acclaimed Cop Drama Southland
    As part of its strategic expansion to year-round original programming, TNT is set to burn brightly this winter with a slate of six original series. The lineup includes the return of three hit dramas, a new season of one of the most acclaimed series on television and the premiere of a brand new medical drama from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
    Among TNT's winter highlights, hit dramas Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage will return for a run of episodes beginning Nov. 27.
    LEVERAGE
    Winter Premiere: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
    Television's coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists are back to close out the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton stars, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. Together, they attempt to take down those who would use wealth and power to take advantage of others.
     

  • You may recognize Matthew Lillard from his roles in 90s classics like: Scream, SLC Punk!, She's All That, Hackers and Scooby-Doo!, but on Sunday, September 2nd, you can see a different side of the tall actor as he plays Gabe Erickson on TNT's LEVERAGE.
    For More information on LEVERAGE, click here: http://www.tntdrama.com/series/leverage/ 
    TNT's Action-Packed Hit Leverage Returns Sunday, July 15, With New Headquarters and the Most Thrilling Twists and Turns Yet
    Television's most adventurous gang of thieves, grifters and con artists shake things up this summer with new headquarters and some of their toughest cases yet. TNT's hit series Leverage returns for its fifth season, which is set to launch Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will move to its regular Sunday 9 p.m. (ET/PT) timeslot beginning August 26. Academy Award* winner Timothy Hutton stars in this clever and compelling drama, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge.
    Leverage focuses on a team led by former insurance investigator turned thief, Nate Ford (Hutton). His cohorts include Sophie Devereaux (Bellman), a brilliant grifter; Eliot Spencer (Kane), a retrieval specialist; Alec Hardison (Hodge), a gadget and technology wizard; and Parker (Riesgraf), a slightly off-center thief adept at rappelling off buildings. Together, they try to level the playing field for people whose lives have been destroyed by the rich and powerful.
    The fifth season of Leverage opens to the promise of new adventure and uncharted territory in "The Very Big Bird Job". Without even having time to settle into their new Portland, Ore., base of operations, the team is immediately swept into the path of a conniving shipping executive (guest star Carey Elwes) whose cheap techniques result in a tragic plane crash. Determined to put him behind bars before another merger is completed, the Leverage team formulates their most daring con ever involving theft of the actual Spruce Goose.
    This season on Leverage, the team will be forced to face changing personal dynamics as the relationship between Parker and Hardison heats up, and Nate continues to struggle with inner demons. Among their upcoming jobs, they will target a wealthy scientist who stole his former research partner's discovery and ruined his reputation; an ex-hockey-player-turned-team-owner (guest star Treat Williams) who trades his love of the game for his love of money at the expense of his players' health; a corrupt restaurateur who destroys lives in his pursuit of fame and money; and a corrupt businessman whose stock scams and money-laundering have him living a life of secrecy (guest star Matthew Lillard). In addition, the team will once again face their nemesis, insurance-investigator-turned-InterPOL-agent Jim Sterling (guest star Mark Sheppard).
    Since premiering in 2008, Leverage has become a solid hit, averaging 4 million viewers in its fourth season. Leverage is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT's The Librarian movie series) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens). The series is produced for TNT by Devlin's Electric Entertainment.
    About Electric Entertainment
    Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Electric is currently in production on the fifth season of TNT's action-packed drama "Leverage."
    Electric's other television credits include TNT's "The Librarian" starring Noah Wyle which was the highest rated movie on cable that year (2004), its sequel, "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines" and the third installment of the franchise, "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice." Along with Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced SyFy Channel's "The Triangle," which won an Emmy for its Visual Effects, and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since "Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN" (2002).
    About TNT
    TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Dallas, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (w.t.) and 72 Hours (w.t.). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards*; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
     


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  • ION Television Acquires Off-Network Rights to TNT's Top-Rated Series "Leverage"
    Acquisition Marks ION's First Deal With Successful Independent Producer Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment
    NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Television continues to expand its programming line-up with high-quality content with the acquisition of the popular TNT drama series, "Leverage" from Electric Entertainment. The announcement was made today by Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. ION Television, a top-10 rated network, has licensed the off-network rights to all seasons of "Leverage." The series will begin airing on ION Television in summer 2012.
    "We're pleased to team up with Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, which has distinguished itself by providing high caliber theatrical production standards for TV audiences," says Burgess. "Collaborating with both Electric and Turner to support the longevity of a popular original drama, such as 'Leverage,' furthers our strategic goal to be a viable partner for cable network productions."
    "We are thrilled to join forces with ION Television, one of the largest broadcast television station groups in the country. ION's reach of over 99 million homes in the U.S. will ensure the continuation of the show's legacy," says Electric Entertainment Founder Dean Devlin. "We're looking forward to working with such a pioneering and innovative company."
    "Leverage" follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, a retrieval specialist, and their leader, former insurance investigator Nathan Ford (Academy Award Winner(R) Timothy Hutton), who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens. "Leverage," recently picked-up for its fifth season, is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT's The Librarian movie series) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens). The series is produced for TNT by Devlin's Electric Entertainment. This season, Leverage has averaged more than 4.8 million viewers, up 10% over season three, with 1.9 million adults 18-49 (+6%) and 2.3 million adults 25-54 (+9%).
    The "Leverage" deal comes on the heels of ION's recent acquisition of cable's other hit series "Psych," "Monk" and "House," signifying ION as a viable after-market platform for cable net productions. The hit series also joins ION Television's primetime schedule of the popular off-net series "Without a Trace," "Criminal Minds," "Ghost Whisperer" and ION's first original police drama "Flashpoint."

  • TNT Adds More Leverage as Hit Caper Series Enjoys Best Season Yet
    TNT has renewed its fast-paced, light-hearted caper drama Leverage for a fifth season, just as the fourth season is shaping up to score the show’s biggest ratings yet. TNT has ordered 15 episodes of Leverage, with the fifth season slated to launch in summer 2012. The series – which centers on a gang of grifters, hackers and thieves out to settle scores against the rich and powerful – currently airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). After the show’s Aug. 28 summer finale, Leverage will return to wrap up its fourth season with new episodes in November and December. Leverage is the latest high-profile series renewal from TNT following new season orders for Rizzoli & Isles, which is running neck-and-neck with
    Photos: Cross My Heart Job Grave Danger Job Boiler Room Job
     

  • Stars of TNT's Hit Series LEVERAGE to Video Chat Live Before All New Episode on July 17
    Before catching a brand new episode of TNT¹s hit series LEVERAGE, fans of the show will have a chance to chat with two of the stars through a live video web chat.
    Series stars Beth Riesgraf, who plays thief Parker, and Aldis Hodge, who plays hacker Hardison will answer questions submitted by fans.
    Live Chat: Sunday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. (ET)/5:30 p.m. (PT) The live online video chat with Aldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf will stream on TNT¹s website at http://tnt.tv/chat; TNT¹s mobile site at http://m.tnt.tv ; and the LEVERAGE Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LeverageOnTNT . Fans can submit questions live on TNT.tv, the Leverage Facebook page or on Twitter via the hashtag #LEVCHAT.
    Immediately after the web chat, Beth and Aldis will continue the online experience with fans through live tweets via the hashtag #LEVCHAT during the episode.
    New Episode on TNT: "The Van Gogh Job" ­ Sunday, July 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) The LEVERAGE team searches for a lost Van Gogh painting at the center of a World War II love story between a black soldier and the white heiress he was forced to leave behind. Hollywood legend Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple) plays the former soldier, who now stands accused of stealing the priceless work of art. The job hits home for Hardison and Parker, who identify with the two people at the center.
     

  • Interview with Timothy Hutton 5/24/10 and Interview with Timothy Hutton and Beth Riesgraf 12/1/10
     

  • The cast of TNT's hit LEVERAGE visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square Today, May 17th, 2011 To celebrate the series' fourth season premiering on TNT Sunday, June 26th at 9:00 PM (ET/PT)
    In honor of the occasion the cast (pictured here (l-r) Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, David Wicks, Vice President, NASDAQ OMX MarketSite, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, and Aldis Hodge) rang the Closing Bell.
    Very cool photos!
    TNT's hit series LEVERAGE, will return on Sunday, June 26th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
    For more information, please visit: LINK 
     

  • TV show "Leverage" films second day in Vancouver
     

  • The entire 'Leverage' cast is now on Twitter
     

  • 'Leverage' season 4 news: Con-Con canceled; Leon Rippy cast as nemesis
     

  • Timothy Hutton reunites with several extra-'Ordinary People'
     

  • Christian Kane Still Considers Himself a Country Music 'Newcomer'
     
  • TNT's 'Leverage' Seeking Extras In Portland
     

  • ATTENTION "LEVERAGE" FANS! THE DEADLINE TO PUCHASE TICKETS TO CON-CON 2011: AN OFFICAL "LEVERAGE" EVENT IS FAST APPROACHING!
    BUY YOUR TICKETS http://www.leveragefans.com/concon-2011/tickets/ TODAY TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT ON A MINUTE OF THE ACTION
    GRIFTERS FLOCK TO PORTLAND, OR FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd - SUNDAY, JUNE 5th
    Last year, the first ever Con-Con drew hundreds of "Leverage" fans to Portland, OR for the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of TNT's hit caper series with the cast and creative minds behind the series at the show's one and only official fan convention.
    This year's event will take place Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5th at the historic Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. To secure a spot at Con-Con 2011, be sure to buy your tickets by Friday, May 6th, 2011 at http://www.leveragefans.com/concon-2011/tickets . Con-Con boasts a series of events, including Q&As with some of the cast of "Leverage"; autograph and photo sessions; an evening reception hosted by TNT and an official banquet, to name a few.
    Cast members - including Academy Award(r) winner Timothy Hutton (Nathan Ford), Beth Riesgraf (Parker), Gina Bellman (Sophie Deveraux), Aldis Hodge (Alec Hardison) and Marc Sheppard (James Sterling) - are scheduled to attend. In addition, executive producer Dean Devlin (producer of Independence Day, The Patriot and The Librarian trilogy) and creators/executive producers John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens), the creative minds behind the series, are set to be on hand to take part in the festivities.
    The fourth season of "Leverage" is currently in production in the Portland area and will premiere on TNT Sunday, June 26.
    Tickets are available at a variety of levels for all fans. For the latest updates and news about guests, event schedule and location, and also to purchase tickets, please visit www.leveragefans.com . Follow the official Con-Con 2011 on Twitter @ConCon2011.
    Dean Devlin and his team at Electric Entertainment, along with the cast of "Leverage", look forward to hosting Con-Con 2011: An Official "Leverage" Event.
     

  • Christian Kane Brings ‘Leverage’ To The ACMs... http://bit.ly/i2YXZe
     

  • Official 'Leverage' event planned for Portland
     

  • TNT Sets Summer Premieres for THE CLOSER, LEVERAGE, Spielberg's FALLING SKIES and More! http://bit.ly/eNgsHd
     

  • TV shows headed to Comic-con (does not mention Leverage, but my guess is that it will be there)
     
  • Michael Gladis to Guest Star on Leverage
     

  • MetroVino Makes A Scene In TNT's Hit Show Leverage
     
  • Christian Kane, 'The House Rules' -- Story Behind the Lyrics
     
  • The 8 Stages of Oscar Winners Who Move to TV

LEVERAGE December 12 The crew returns with all new cons, including a Christmas-theme episode and a two-hour season finale.

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