Leverage

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TNT Renews Leverage for a Third Season

Leverage

TNT has ordered a third season of the con-artist drama Leverage, the cable network announced. The 15-episode new season will air next summer.

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Leverage
, which wraps up its summer run Sept. 9 and returns to conclude its second season this winter, averages 4.1 million viewers a week.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

Top Chef: Las Vegas

Top Chef: Las Vegas
9/8c Bravo
Season 6 of this palate-pleasing series begins tonight just as Top Chef Masters comes to a close. (That show's finale airs at 10:15 pm/ET.) It's viva Las Vegas when 17 fresh chefs roll the dice and infiltrate the gambling mecca to compete in culinary challenges galore. On the menu this season: Potential family drama when two chef brothers compete, plus a fine list of slated guest stars, including Natalie Portman, Penn and Teller, Wolfgang Puck and Tyler Florence. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Toby Young return in their series roles.

Read on for previews of America's Got Talent, Bobb'e Says, Leverage, Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage and In a Dream. read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Heroes, The Office, CSI, and More!

Greg Grunberg, Jenna Fischer, George Eads

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega­_scoop@tvguide.com.

Have any scoop on Heroes? — Tyler
ADAM:
Matt Parkman will try his best to just be a detective/family man, but he's got a little devil sitting on his shoulder trying to convince him to be more, thanks to his part in the Sylar-Nathan mind meld. "The evil part of Sylar got stuck in my subconscious, and he is slowly gaining control over me," Greg Grunberg tells me. "I have a feeling that he's going to make Matt do things that he would never, ever do in a million years." You mean like putting the show's fate in the hands of a bunch of carnies?

Are Jim and Pam actually going to get married on The Office? — Jill O.
MICKEY:
I'm hearing they'll tie the knot in episode 4. Why the rush? Because Pam ... read more

Leverage Extends Summer Season

Leverage

Leverage has leveraged a slightly longer summer: The con-men drama's summer season will be extended by two episodes, TNT announced.

"The Iceman Cometh" and "The Lost Heir Job" will run ...
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Mega Buzz on Housewives, Criminal Minds, Grey's and More!

Marcia Cross, Thomas Gibson, Sandra Oh

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com

I am so over Orson and his lame blackmail scheme. How long before the writers put that story to rest and let Bree and Karl tie the knot on Desperate Housewives? — David
MICKEY: Poor Kyle MacLachlan — the writers really screwed him with all that kleptomania nonsense. The good news (for us, at least) is that Bree's emotional affair with Karl will take on a new dimension when they start sending dirty text messages to each other. As Emily Post might write longhand on personalized stationery: OMG!

Any Fringe scoop? — Lizbeth
MICKEY: Right off the bat in the first episode, one character's alliances will be questioned, and the answer will be heartbreaking... read more

Leverage's Aldis Hodge Previews Jeri Ryan's Guest Appearance

Hey everybody.  I hope you all enjoyed this week's episode.  That was actually the second episode we shot, and I remember thinking most of the time, "Am I back to being the same old Hardison?" It's tough trying to get back the old rhythm sometimes, because we move at such a fast pace that we don't really get to see playback until ... well, until the episode airs. We get it when y'all do, but we have such a great time rocking them out that we just kind of go with the flow. 

We're more than ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Leverage

America's Got Talent
9/8 CT
There will be huge gambles in Las Vegas tonight in the conclusion of the two-part "Vegas Verdicts." In last night's Part 1, battling judges David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne deliberated and debated the contestants' fates, only to land in a deadlock. Now they continue to determine destinies as they try to round out the sought-after Top 40. The pressure's on: The live performance shows begin next week, with 10 of the Top 40 acts showcasing their talents on Tuesday.

Read on for previews of Leverage, Holidate, Top Chef Masters and Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent
9/8 CT NBC
The summertime star search begins to evolve and advance, as tonight's episode marks the 10th and final audition installment. Off-the-street contestants (and some off-the-tracks train wrecks) continue their pursuit of star-bright entertainment fame by performing in showcases. These first-rounders hope to advance to the "Vegas Verdicts," which begin next week. In those Sin City shows, the judges will debate their fate and begin forming the coveted Top 40.

Read on for previews of Black in America 2, Leverage and Biography. read more

Aldis Hodge, Leverage: "Christian + Fighting + Shirtless"

First off, to the fans, thank you all so much for tuning in on premiere night. You guys came back, and you came back strong. Everyone at Leverage is so grateful for your support. We're so happy that we are still celebrating.

Now, on to the next ep. Ladies, get ready, because this one's for you. I'll just say this: "Christian + fighting + shirtless." Let your imagination take it from there. Fellas, you're not left out either — there are a lot of ... read more

Ratings for Dark Blue, Leverage, Big Brother and More

Dark Blue, Leverage

Some recent ratings highlights:

Wednesday

America's Got Talent topped the night with 11.38 million total viewers, up 9 percent over last week. Lead-out The Philanthropist dropped another 15 percent, to 4.34 mil.

• The premiere of TNT's Dark Blue copped 3.5 million viewers, retaining an impressive 90 percent of its Leverage lead-in. Leverage's Season 2 premiere garnered 3.8 mil, a 24 percent gain over its series debut.

Thursday

Big Brother 11 won the 8 o'clock hour with 5.57 million viewers, down 17 percent from last week. ABC News' special on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling placed third (behind a Bones repeat) with 4.38 mil.

So You Think You Can Dance's results show drew 7 mil, down 750K from last week. NBC's The Listener (3.86 mil), in its second-to-last broadcast airing, gained 620 thou. (Following the July 23 airing, NBC.com will stream the final five episodes in August.)

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com and follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

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Premiered: December 07, 2008, on TNT
Rating: TV-PG
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