Leverage: Cancelled by TNT, No Season Six

leverage last episodeTNT has officially cancelled Leverage after five seasons on the air. The action series will conclude its run on Tuesday, Christmas Day. Thankfully, the show about modern Robin Hoods will have a suitable ending.

Executive producer Dean Devlin recently wrote an open letter to fans. He penned, “As of the writing of this letter, we still do not know if there will be a season six of our show… Because of this uncertainty, John Rogers and I decided to end this season with the episode we had planned to make to end the series, way back when we shot the pilot. So, the episode that will air on Christmas is, in fact, the series finale we had always envisioned.”

Here’s TNT’s official statement about the cancellation:


TNT’s Leverage has thrilled audiences with its delightfully intricate plots, its “stand up for the little guy” attitude and its terrific performances from stars Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. But after five wonderful years, it’s time to say goodbye. Leverage will come to a close on Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with a series finale that stands as one of the show’s best episodes.

We are honored to have worked with executive producer Dean Devlin, Electric Entertainment, creators John Rogers and Chris Downey, and all the cast and production crew on Leverage. We look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them again in the future. We also want to thank the passionately devoted fans of Leverage, who have been the driving force behind its success.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Leverage won’t be back for a sixth season or do you think this is a good time to end the series?

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  1. otis says

    what is the matter with you people.. every time there is a good show on t. v. you take it of
    there are people who want to watch someting other than young people with their young stufff. You should get out there are older people out there who actually watch t v. What would happen if all us older people would stop giving to the younger ones???????????
    Really liked this show.. Probably give my t v away.

  2. Sandra Phillips says

    I too am disappointed that they are canceling Leverage as this was one of my favorite shows since the beginning. It appears that reality shows and shows for the mindless are taking the place of shows with substance. I always turned to TNT, USA & A&E for good programing and as the regular stations have resorted to fake reality shows and mindless shows at the level for kids as mentioned above.

  3. Barbara Ryan says

    I just left a message on TNT’s website with my objections to cancelling this great show. Maybe a show of support from all of you too might make a difference.

  4. Barbara Ryan says

    Leverage was the only show I looked forward to watching every week! I love the cast of characters and their interactions. The plot lines were very original and entertaining. I can’t believe it’s been cancelled. I’m left dumbfounded and angry.

  5. tom says

    DONT DO THIS TO US. I love the show and cant believe TNT would cancel it CLOO should drop one of its lame shows that nobody watches and pick up Leverage even if they can just bring back Parker, Elliot and Hardison. MY TUESDAYS ARE DOOMED TO LAMENESS WITHOUT LEVERAGE

  6. Carolyn says

    I am finished with TNT. Let’s all hope some other TV exec out there picks this great show up. Who can we write to or scream at about this stupid, stupid move? Anyone out there have an idea?

  7. Krys says

    This is so senseless to me. From day one this cast meshed so well you’d have thought they all grew up in the same neighborhood. What takes so many crews on new tv shows months and sometimes years to accomplish these guys had down the first day of shooting. Trust, commitment, and a “let’s all have fun AND work” attitude. The moment i watched the finale i knew what had been done. It was just too final. It’s sad to see the end of something great, but it flat out sucks when you get blind-sided by it. Typically i would say my opinion wouldn’t matter much, but on the subject of television the viewers (including me) are the only opinions who SHOULD matter. What a total letdown.

  8. Eric says

    Another great show being cancelled. Who exactly are these masses of people they are listening to to create ratings? I’m not even sure if they exist.

  9. John S. says

    Another GREAT show bites the dust. I know the network (TNT) can choose who to keep & who to can… but what’s totally mind boggling to me is why no valid explanation for cancellation of a very popular show? TNT used to be my fave network. I’ll have to rethink that now that one of my favorite shows is ending. :-(

  10. Toni says

    WTF???? Why would they cancel Leverage???!!!! It’s one of the best shows on tv; so realistic and so relating to the underdog little people in this trying economy. TNT needs to pull their heads out and renew this series.

  11. Anne says

    Five years is such a short run for such a fantastic show. I’m in Australia and its one of my favourite shows. I’m very disappointed that the show has come to and end as there is so little on TV today that is entertaining. I guess we will get more of the same reality rubbish that we are inundated with here to replace Leverage. Not a good outcome for the viewing public.

  12. Ann says

    TNT was a favorite because of the the show Leverage. We enjoyed the morals, the intellegence and above all the outstanding scripts and plots the writers wrote each week. With Leverage gone, so are we.

  13. Julian says

    I just watched the finale. This is one of the better shows on television. The character development over the duration was wonderful. Yet America wants it’s mindless reality television. Good shows can’t compete with the crap on TV. Bring back a spin off with Parker calling the shots. Do something. This series (and a few others that were cancelled this season) should not be saying farewell.

  14. Carol says

    I’m so disappointed that Leverage has been cancelled. I’ve watched the show from the beginning; it’s a favorite, and I’m going to miss it so much. I know that I can continue to watch the reruns on ION TV–I like seeing episodes for the second and third time because the plots are layered, and I always see or hear something I didn’t the first time–but I want new episodes, too.
    The cast is excellent, individually and as a team. They seem to work so well together.
    They are to be lauded for a job well done, as are the writers of the show. Maybe a reunion episode once or twice a year for a special job is a possibility.

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