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Leverage: Season Premiere Tonight (7/15)

Written by Nightfly on Sunday, July 15 2012 and posted in Features

Leverage premieres its fifth season opener tonight on TNT @8/7c

Look, up in the sky... it's a bird, it's a plane.. no, it's a plane crashing?!!

Christian Kane (as Eliot Spencer)When a CEO's soaring greed causes a flight to fall out of the sky, Nathan Ford's scheme-team swoops in to bring outlaw (social) justice to the scene. Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) guest stars as the corrupt mark in tonight's Leverage season premiere, playing air-freight magnate Scott Roemer.

This fifth premiere episode could become the team's last if fans don't convince TNT *this summer* how beloved the high-stakes series is via increased ratings. Actor-Musician Christian Kane (a.k.a. Eliot Spencer) let his twitter followers know last week that fan support will be needed this year more than ever.

As the Leverage team risks everything to bring equity to the (fictional) wronged, let's not con ourselves into believing this isn't a make or break season for their odds of renewal. In real life they're depending on us. Can we fans steal ourselves a sixth season?

Leverage, co-produced by Dean Devlin, stars Timothy Hutton ("The Mastermind"), Gina Bellman ("The Grifter"), Christian Kane ("The Hitter"), Beth Riesgraf ("The Thief") and Aldis Hodge ("The Hacker"). The whole crew is on twitter so just click any of their names above to scope out and follow their pages; you can follow the official LeverageTNT show account here.

Elevate your viewing experience to an interactive level by downloading TNT's super-cool *free* Leverage app. Receive behind the scenes intel, trivia, games, polls and more while you integrate your feedback with fellow friends and fans on connected social media networks. Download it *free* and learn more by watching its instructional video here.

Catch up to the new season by watching a 3min Season Four recap clip here.

While screening Leverage's season premiere tonight @ 8/7c make sure to check-in at GetGlue for a special Premiere sticker.

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About the Author - Nightfly

A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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