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. says

    I HATE that Leverage got the boot!!!! It was the best out there!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!! There wasn’t one thing wrong with the show. Life got tougher, people got depressed, stopped watching as much TV. Things are changing again, turning around for the better. This world is so sick. Movies and TV shows teaching people how to commit a crime, even murder. You give people hope!!!! It’s time to bring it back, IN A BIG WAY!!!! Take Leverage outside of itself. Take it to other countries. Leverage will make the silver screen one day if you play your cards right!!!! Look at Star Trek……….

  2. John c says

    To bad the show was canceled?
    Enjoyed the story, the characters and family entertainment. Cast worked well together in and each cast member contributed to h shop. Like Seinfeld,cheers, leverage would be in the rating. I still watch the reruns but I am repeating the script, but the show entertains me.
    Hope their will be another, as some new shows will be off soon.
    Thank you cast,writers, directors, you worked well together.
    John c
    Violence was ok and the story was easy to explain what the story line was about to kid.
    Good moral idea as criminal can become good people, second chance.

  3. Deanna says

    Leverage is one of my favorite shows! I would hate to see it end. Please bring it back!!!!!
    It is one of the best shows on TV!

  4. says

    “This was a great show with great story lines and extremely likeable characters. The acting was great. The story was about helping people. I guess that was the problem. No blood, no guts, no sex scenes, no “reality”. TNT should be ashamed of themselves.”


  5. Kim says

    Love this show!! I thought it was one of the most entertaining shows produced, with a great cast. How these episodes were produced is beyond me, but they must have had a most talented crew to pull it off. I loved the fight sequences involving Elliot Spencer and loved the rapport between the characters. I still miss this show so much. Dean Devlin, you have much to be proud of!

  6. Anonymous says

    This was a great show with great story lines and extremely likeable characters. The acting was great. The story was about helping people. I guess that was the problem. No blood, no guts, no sex scenes, no “reality”. TNT should be ashamed of themselves.

  7. Laura says

    Leverage is one of my favorite shows! Please bring it back!! I hate that once you get attached to a show it is soon after cancelled. This is happening so often now that there are many people including myself that won’t even bother watching a new series in case it’s cancelled halfway through the season and you’re left to wonder. Please bring Leverage back!!

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