Leverage: Exec Producer Ready for Cancellation

Leverage last episodeWill Leverage be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season? TNT hasn’t announced anything about the show’s fate yet but executive producer Dean Devlin says that the season five finale can work as either a season or series finale.

In an open letter on LeverageFans.com, Devlin wrote:


As of the writing of this letter, we still do not know if there will be a season six of our show. Just as we didn’t know when we created the last three episodes which are about to air. 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.

This is not to say we would not do a season six should we get the opportunity. Everyone involved with the show, from the cast, the crew, the writers and producers, would like nothing more than to continue telling these stories. But, in case we do not get that opportunity we felt that, creatively, after 77 episodes, we owed it to you, our fans, to end the show properly.

I sincerely hope you watch these last three episodes. They build to our conclusion. And the finale, I believe, is the most powerful episode we’ve ever done.

From all of us who make the show, thank you for watching, supporting and encouraging us. I’ve never experienced a fandom as intense, loyal and wonderful as you all.

Let’s go steal a series finale!

Dean Devlin
Executive Producer/Director LEVERAGE

This season’s ratings are down by about 8% when compared to last year’s — 2.64 million vs 2.88 million. That’s not too bad but the show is likely more expensive to produce than it used to be and TNT’s newer shows have pulled in much better numbers.

Major Crimes averaged 5.18 million, Perception averaged 4.24 million and Dallas brought in an average of 4.42 million. So, while Leverage isn’t doing much worse, it seems likely that TNT is raising its standards of success.

What do you think? Are you okay with Leverage being cancelled or would you like to see it come back for a sixth season?

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  1. Elena says

    I really loved this show. I looked forward to it every year. If it is the end, it ended well. Please bring it back.

  2. says

    too bad if cancelled, leverage was a really interesting show, besides being about the most family friendly. a clean show is hard to come by.

  3. Stephers says

    I’m FAR from okay with the cancellation. This is a high quality show (a rarity these days) with enough storylines to fill SEVERAL more seasons. Ridiculous move, TNT.

  4. says

    We love every show. I wish they would show re-runs. We want it to come back in the fall of 2013. They are like our family. Like NCIS !! These are our all time favorite. You make us laugh and the shows are so good !! Great writers. Please come back !!

  5. ashlee says

    I love this show. If this is the end, at least it ended well. Although, I’d be a regular watching it if it came back.

  6. Chris matalas says

    + I like this show . Its a change of pace from the usual gumshoe shows on the air. It has a style beyond the good guy- bad guy norm. Bring it back and finish with dignity and satisfaction.Bring down some GOP hypocrite.Same sex issue ,immigration.etall.

  7. Lynn Trawick says

    Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 It was one of the best shows on tv and it was one that the whole family enjoyed!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Lovey says

    Please! We need a show where the good guys 1) are good guys and 2) they win!!
    Bring it back and keep it coming!

  9. Megan says

    I LOVE Leverage! My goodness we can do with a little ‘Robin Hood’ these days. KEEP Leverage and get rid of some of the ‘reality’ shows.

  10. Teri says

    I’m very upset to learn of the cancellation of this show. I really enjoyed each and every show. I don’t understand why TNT cancelled this show. I loved the closer but in my opinion they could dump Major Crimes. It just doesn’t have the same appeal without our sweet southern belle. Get your cancellations right TNT or there are lots of other stations I could watch instead.
    So sad, so very sad that TNT will not even read our comments!

  11. Pj says

    TNT should not have moved Leverage from its original Sunday line up. This is a good (fun) show, with a good (great) story line, let the GOOD GUYS win!

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