TNT Renews Leverage for Season 5

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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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.
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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
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Mar 15, 2012
now that is what i call a show
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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!
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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.
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Jan 29, 2012
Parker is awesome.....
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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
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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.
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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.

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Aug 18, 2011
Why why why would they renew this show ?

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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
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Mar 07, 2012
Well if you pull your head out of your "Family Guy-Ass" you'll know!...Goood luck with thaaaat.
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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
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Aug 18, 2011
Yay for Season 5 of Leverage and True Blood
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Aug 16, 2011
Great news about suits, true blood and warehouse13......
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Aug 15, 2011
Oh, best news yet among all the renewals! Leverage is brilliant, and i'm a big fan so yay, super psyched about another season!
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Aug 14, 2011
Good news. Add more screen time for Parker and it's gonna be perfect news.
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Aug 13, 2011
Yay! Thank you, TNT, for renewing Leverage!
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Aug 13, 2011
Yupiiii, love the show, it is just fun
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Aug 13, 2011
Excellent news, TNT have made my Summer viewing easy and enjoyable this year with LEVERAGE and FALLING SKIES and they renewed both for 2012 so I'm happy.
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Aug 13, 2011
It's because of the hot guy w/ the long hair. And the computer geek guy. He's cute too. But they reeeeeally need to give more screen time to hot long hair guy. Seriously.
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Aug 13, 2011
Season 1 and 2 were the best, especially the episodes with Sterling. And the ones when Parker and Hardison pose as FBI agents and come across the other two, real FBI agents.
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Aug 13, 2011
Happy to hear, thank you TBS!
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Aug 13, 2011
deserve it !! A fig fan talking.
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Aug 13, 2011
I like the show, so yay. But I really do hope that they stop the whole Nate self-destructing himself with booze thing. Also, I agree with estella87... this is probably my least favorite season.
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Aug 13, 2011
Sweet News!
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Aug 13, 2011
Yay :D!
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Aug 13, 2011
what a great news!!!!!!!! really happy now
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Aug 13, 2011
I love this show but I gotta say season 4 (until episode 6 at least) is its weakest season yet.
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Aug 13, 2011
YAY!! That's what's up!

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Aug 13, 2011
It's Parker... and the other stuff too.
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