TNT Renews Leverage for Season 5

By Tim Surette

Aug 12, 2011

Big shots taking advantage of the little guys had better watch their backs for another year! TNT renewed its light caper drama (as the network calls it) Leverage for a fifth season, today, a few weeks in advance of the Season 4 summer finale. Season 5, due to launch next summer, will comprise fifteen episodes of hacking, smacking, and, uhhh, macking?

Season 4, which TNT has shamelessly boasted is the series' "best season yet!!!!," has performed well for the network, bumping up its average audience to 4.8 million viewers. It's not very common for a series to see its audience grow, but Leverage's is doing just that. Probably because everyone is unemployed and appreciative of stories about a ragtag group of specialists getting back at the corporations and fat cats who screw little guys over. Or maybe it's because of the show's jazzy soundtrack. Or maybe it's because Parker (Beth Riesgraf) is adorable and looks damn hot in her slinky cat-burglar outfits.

The Leverage renewal comes on the heels of a flurry of cable re-ups, including True Blood, Suits, Warehouse 13, and In Plain Sight. Congratulations to Leverage, a show I've always respected even though I only tune on occasion.


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  • bornali May 03, 2012

    love this serial,pls make it happen to be telecast on indian channels also.watched all the seasons of leverage,lie to me castle and loved it.

  • MartinKalda Mar 24, 2012

    This is one of the best show i have seen in a long time love the characters. Realy greate actors for the show . Can't wait for the fifth season

  • AmrSaadEldien Mar 15, 2012

    now that is what i call a show

  • JustinMccreer Mar 11, 2012

    favorite show of all time. TNT keep this show forever!! longtime fan. very excited for new season. leverage cast you are all awesome!

  • jagzz Feb 14, 2012

    One of my fav tv shows, leverage is so funny and entertaining make so easy to watch. I just hope TNT keep this show for more than 6 - 9 season. Hardison is awesome geek n funny as hell, I'm so in love with parker, but I love all the cast. So TNT please keep this show for a long time and im hoping the writer can keep this show entertaining, fun, and more unpredictable.

  • AmlanNanda Jan 29, 2012

    Parker is awesome.....

  • Rufusrufless Dec 28, 2011

    OK so I agree that Season 5 has incredible potential for character development...Parker and Hardison, wouldn't it be interesting if they reach a point where they in some ways change roles. Sophie and Nate, where Nate decides he wants greater definition and has to work at getting Sophie to agree. As for Elliot, I don't agree with Tara, I think he needs a mastermind (perhaps a cousin Ford from Ireland) with a strength of mind and focus but vulnerable when off the job. Bringing out his protective instincts and ability to let himself be somewhat vulnerable. Extremely confusing and safe both at the same time. And completely unable to cook lol...Just a couple of thoughts so to speak

  • AndrewFord1 Mar 07, 2012

    Yah a guy like me named Andrew Ford who goes from "extra" to a main character...why not! As elliot and the team face more trouble they need more back-up from a silly, funny cousin, named Brad Ford who is Elliot's fellow tough-guy that looks like Jack Black but actually helps Elliot polish his Martial Arts skills while bringing more suspense and humor to Leverage.

  • charmonrox Oct 24, 2011

    I love Leverage, one of the best shows ever. I'm upset that we Canadians don't get it. We don't get TNT in Canada. I love Gina Bellman, Timothy Hutton, Beth Riegrath, Aldis Hodge, and Christian Cane. I hope that in the 5th season we see more of Nate and Sophie's relationship. i really want Nate and Sophie to get together. I want Parker and HArdison together, and i think that Eliot and Tara should get together. But hope to see Sophie and Nate's relationship grow. They belong together. HOpe that they put in this time that Nate tells Sophie that he loves her.

  • matas_mc Aug 18, 2011

    Why why why would they renew this show ?

  • JustinMccreer Mar 11, 2012

    because it is the best show of all time on TNT and all of cable television right now. i bet yo like law and order or somethin dont you?? leverage rules

  • AndrewFord1 Mar 07, 2012

    Well if you pull your head out of your "Family Guy-Ass" you'll know!...Goood luck with thaaaat.

  • matas_mc Mar 06, 2013

    i have been following this show for way to many seasons (3)... the familiy friendly disney vibe of it just doesnt seem reason enough for me to watch it anymore ... so keep watching it if you are still 7 years old

  • MelissaScraper Aug 18, 2011

    Yay for Season 5 of Leverage and True Blood

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