'Leverage' returning for third season
TNT con series averages 4.1 million viewersTNT has renewed "Leverage" for a third season.
The Timothy Hutton starrer, about a team of con artists and hackers who bring down corrupt bigwigs, has been averaging 4.1 million viewers and ranked ninth on the list of most-watched returning TV shows on cable this summer.
"Thanks in large part to its engaging cast and clever storytelling, 'Leverage' has proved itself to be one of the most exciting and fun hours on television," said Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT. "The producers, cast and crew have been incredible to work with, and we anticipate another wonderful season."
The network ordered 15 episodes to debut next year. The show's summer finale is Sept. 9, then it will return to finish its second season this winter.
TNT this month also renewed freshman drama "Hawthorne"; another new drama, "Dark Blue," remains on the fence.