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. Tracy & Dan says

    This was, without a doubt, one of the best shows available. We are sorry to see it is being canceled. TV programs nowadays leave a lot to be desired. Vile language and sex is all we see anymore. Leverage was a clean, good guys show. The actors were superb! Shame on them for canceling.

  2. Ho Chin says

    Why do you always have to cancel the good and interesting shows? Fell in love with this series when it first aired. Watched from Season 1 up to 5.. Hopefully, some other channel brings it back. Please bring back LEVERAGE! Hoping to see more of Hardison and Parker.

  3. Cecey says

    Pity! Classy show with the absolute absence of unnecessary fowl language that plague the airwaves these days.The complete cast is a delight and the locations were great. As the saying goes”All good things must come to an end”. In the case of Leverage,the end is quite premature. Will look forward to renew my faith in TNT if they at least make a special run of Leverage movies.

  4. Riaan Dobie says

    Oh my word no!!! Cancelling Leverage is one of the worst things that could have happened!
    Please reconcider your decision and renew Leverage. I normally only watch sitcoms, but Leverage did for action dramas what Nintendo Wii did for gaming consoles. It atracted a much wider audience. You cannot stop Leverage and think that it won’t affect millions of viewers. Its been 6 months and people still want it back. Please I beg of you.

  5. Julie says

    This is the best show on television. I can’t believe it has been canceled. What is wrong with the people in charge of this show. It is a great show with a great cast.

  6. Susan Davis says

    Cannot believe Leverage is not coming back…… IS TNT STUPID OR WHAT???? That was my, and my family’s favorite show. Guess it is back to the standard channels CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. Goodbye TNT. Will miss LEVERAGE.

  7. PJ Will says

    LEVERAGE cancelled??? …TNT could’ve given viewers a little notice and WHY(?!). It was THE BEST … one of very few I ALWAYS watched to return … ‘specially in contrast with “reality TV” CRAP I won’t even think of watching.- MOST DISAPPOINTED -angry with TNT’s- “We know drama…”?? …REALLY ?? Now”Falling Skies” is about all TNT has… Getting more fond of CBS, SyFy, USA and AMC though. At least THEY really do still know what DRAMA is … TNT not so much!

  8. Barbara says

    I love that show. Most of the stuff on TV is full of people and stories that are just boring. But Leverage is fun and smart.

  9. Leonardo De La Rosa says

    Please reconsider cancelling the show, please bring it back for a sixth season! It is one of the actually good shows on tv.

  10. sandra burke says

    BRING BACK LEVERAGE!! THE BEST SHOW!! Here is a story line for you Hardison finds out he has a child as he and Parker gets close bring back that show I loved all of it and I wanted you guys to bring back All of the characters from the Last Dam Job!!!! Thanks for allowing me to email you

  11. Sarah says

    “Jac”s statement is short but couldn’t have said it better. I cannot begin to imagine what the decision makers were pondering to justify canceling such a smart, funny, dramatic, suspenseful and all around fantastic show. Please bring it back!

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