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Applying Pressure: TNT Renews "Leverage" for Second Season

TNT has renewed freshman drama Leverage for a second season.

The cabler announced today that it will launch Season Two of action drama Leverage, which stars Timothy Hutton (Nero Wolfe), Gina Bellman (Coupling), Christian Kane (Into the West), Beth Riesgraf (Without a Trace), and Aldis Hodge (Friday Night Lights), later this year.

TNT has ordered fifteen new installments of the series for its sophomore season.

“We’re thrilled that audiences and critics have responded so positively to Leverage and made the show a solid hit,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president of TNT, in a statement. “We look forward to another great season of fun and exciting storylines brought to life by the outstanding cast, led by Timothy Hutton, and the incredible production team, headed up by executive producers Dean Devlin and John Rogers.”

“We had an amazing experience shooting the first season of Leverage with such a talented cast and crew and with the full support of TNT behind us,” said executive producer Dean Devlin. “We can’t wait to get to work on season two and take viewers on another adventure with Nate and his team.”

Stay tuned.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Wooo Hooo! I have to admit I'm really enjoying the fun that is "Leverage." (It fills the "Hustle" void.) I was fan of Hutton, Bellman, and Kane before this, and I continue to enjoy their work here. I luuuv the way Hodge delivers his lines (and the lines that he gets). I know not everyone's a fan of Riesgraf, but I do love her deadpan.
CL said…
I'm liking this show too, I gotta say. My favorite thing about it is Hardison's crush on Parker. I hope it comes to something. Aldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf are just excellent and seeing a romance blossom between their two characters would be great. The rest of the cast are good as well, but I only have eyes for those two at the moment.
The CineManiac said…
I too am sooo happy about this as this is another great cable series. Man all the good tv seems to be moving to cable.
The cast is great, the cons are usually brilliant and just fun to watch.

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