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.
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TNT's Action-Packed Hit Leverage Returns Sunday, July 15,
With New Headquarters and the Most Thrilling Twists and
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
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
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
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).
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.
ION Television Acquires Off-Network Rights to TNT's Top-Rated
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
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Stars of TNT's Hit Series LEVERAGE to
Video Chat Live Before All New Episode on July
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
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
http://www.facebook.com/LeverageOnTNT . Fans
can submit questions live on TNT.tv, the
Leverage Facebook page or on Twitter via the
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.
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.
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ATTENTION "LEVERAGE" FANS!
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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.
the latest updates and news about guests, event schedule and location, and
also to purchase tickets, please visit www.leveragefans.com
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