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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 - Featured

* So You Think You Can Dance (8/7c Fox) Since the fifth season ended just over a month ago on Aug. 6, there's hardly been time to catch your breath before the sixth season gets under way. But your gasping for air will be nothing compared to the panting by the dancers hoping to follow in the footsteps of past winners Nick Lazzarini, Benji Schwimmer, Sabra Johnson, Joshua Allen and Jeanine Mason, and that journey begins tonight with the first round of auditions. * America's Next Top Model (8/7c The CW ) Models are tall. Everyone knows that. But, as Tyra Banks points out in the Top Model 13th season premiere, Kate Moss and Jaime Rishar are only 5-foot-7. Hoping to join their ranks are 32 petite women - all 5-foot-7 or under - on tonight's fun two-hour premiere. Before the first hour concludes, the number is shortened to the 14 hopefuls who will compete for this year's top prize. Makeovers then take place, and the gals pose in a clever photo shoot that recreates and updates one of their childhood snapshots. Supermodel Chanel Iman appears as a guest judge. * Glee (9/8c Fox) In case you missed its sneak-peek premiere in May (or its repeats since) and haven't been tweeting with its characters, Glee is a high-school send-up from Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy that follows the ups and (mostly) downs of a school glee club. As you might suspect, "glee" is considered to be nerdy, so why is the football quarterback (Cory Monteith) in it? Folks who saw the pilot know: blackmail. But the show the kids put on tonight is anything but nerdy. * Leverage (9/8c TNT ) Just as Nate and his con-artist crew have sought positional advantage all season, so, too, has the series itself been doing some fine maneuvering lately. Tonight marks the summer finale, but the show is positioned to return this winter and it recently leveraged a third-season renewal. (Season 3 is scheduled to air next summer.) So, the good-guy scammers and schemers are moving forward, as they do tonight when they target a shady lawyer who's out to wrest control of his client's estate. Stepping up to the forefront of the power ploy is Parker, who masquerades as a long-lost daughter. Jeri Ryan and Peter Riegert guest star. * Real World (10/9c MTV ) The time has come for the cast mates to pack their bags and say adios to Cancun - and each other - as another season of this perennial reality series draws to a close. Their South of the Border stay may be winding down, but the drama is still heating up - especially with kicked-off cast member Joey making a surprise return. Some will welcome him back with open arms, and others (namely Ayiiia) not so much. Source Here

LEVERAGE Season 2, Episode 9: "The Lost Heir Job" - Sneak Peeks

Take a first look at Leverage Season 2 Episode 9 "The Lost Heir Job" airing Wednesday September 9 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . This week, a special guest star will join the show: Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan. Episode Synopsis: The Leverage team tries to stop a corrupt lawyer from taking control of his wealthy client's estate by convincing him that Parker is the man's long lost daughter. Source & More Pics

LEVERAGE Latest Episode: Season 2, Episode 8 - "The Ice Man Job"

With Sophie away, Hardison plays the inside man to take down an unscrupulous diamond merchant. When he overdoes the act, the team finds itself forced to break into the most secure vault in Boston. Watch & Discuss: Watch Leverage: Season 2, Episode 8 - "The Ice Man Job"

LEVERAGE "The Ice Man Job" Season 2 Episode 8 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek of Leverage Season 2 Episode 8 "The Ice Man Job" airing Wednesday September 2 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Episode Synopsis: LEVERAGE "The Ice Man Job" Season 2 Episode 8 - With Sophie away, Hardison plays the inside man to take down an unscrupulous diamond merchant. When he overdoes the act, the team finds itself forced to break into the most secure vault in Boston. To Watch This Preview Click Here . Source Here If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 - Featured

* Leverage (9/8c TNT ) The cool and catchy con-job drama wends its way to its summer-season finale (which airs next week) with some good news: The series returns to conclude its second season this winter, and TNT has renewed the show for a third season. Nate and his mates will be busy, for sure, but they get busier tonight when they try to deliver comeuppance to a corrupt diamond merchant. But this ice-man job is jeopardized by a slipup, resulting in the team's efforts to bust through Boston's most impregnable vault. * So You Think You Can Dance : The Fifteen Best Performances Ever (8/7c Fox) Before the sixth season gets under way a week from tonight, relive the best moments of the first five outings of So You Think You Can Dance. Hosted by series judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, the special features fan-favorite routines from celebrated choreographers, such as Mia Michaels and Wade Robson. * Glee (8:58/7:58c Fox) Disney might own the High School Musical franchise, but Fox has...the glee club. Snicker at this nerdiness if you will, but creator Ryan Murphy ( Nip/Tuck ) adds no small amount of edge as he introduces us to William McKinley High's ensemble. In this new director's cut of the pilot (which first aired in May), club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) even gets a jock to join his nerds. Of course, he must use subterfuge to do it. Glee is scheduled to begin its regular run next Wednesday. * America's Got Talent (9/8c NBC) There's no hasslin' the Hoff when series arbiter David Hasselhoff moves from the judges' panel to the performance stage tonight. The Hoff is slated to sing "Feeling Good," but feeling really good will be the four winning acts from last night's whirlwind performance fest. This results show reveals the talented foursome, who advance to the finals with their starry eyes still on the $1 million prize. Also on the performance bill: Kermit the Frog and the fabulously hammy Miss Piggy. * How'd You Get So Rich? (10/9c TVLand) Remember Jackie Treehorn's fantastic digs in The Big Lebowski? Tonight Joan Rivers takes viewers on a tour of the famous Beverly Hills mansion, which is currently owned by flamboyant NBA superfan James Goldstein. Rivers also meets Bobby Boudreaux, a retired pharmacist who invented a cream for diaper rash with the unforgettable name of Butt Paste; and Gary Clegg, the twentysomething millionaire who's the patron saint of couch potatoes everywhere for his creation of the Slanket. Top Chef : Las Vegas (10/9c Bravo ) The chefs are flying high after surviving last week's battle-of-the-sexes skirmish (except for Eve Aronoff, who packed her knives due to her "off-balance" ceviche). Tonight, Top Chef meets Top Gun when the gang creates meals for a renowned aircraft demonstration squadron - the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. But this food flight could turn turbulent: The cooks have limited time and supplies, and the meal must be bountiful for the masses at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base. While one cheftestant will soar victoriously, another will be grounded for good. Source Here

TNT Renews Leverage

From TV Guide: 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. 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. Read more: TNT Renews Leverage For a Third Season

Wil Wheaton Talks LEVERAGE

In case you didn't know, Wil Wheaton is guest starring in this week's episode of Leverage , "The Two Live Crew Job," which airs on tonight, August 26, at 9pm on TNT . You can take a first sneak peek at Wil Wheaton in the episode here. He recently took some time to answer a few questions about his time on Leverage during a conference call with the press. To Read More Click Here .

Leverage Latest Episode: Season 2, Episode 7 - ''The Two Live Crew Job''

The con job is on when Nate and his crew try to recover priceless artwork by squaring off against a band of thieves. Griffin Dunne and Wil Wheaton guest star. Dean Devlin directed the episode. Watch & Discuss: Leverage Season 2, Episode 7: 'The Two Live Crew Job'

Leverage Season 2, Episode 7: ''The Two Live Crew Job'' - Sneak Peeks

Watch a sneak peek of Leverage Season 2 Episode 7 "The Two Live Crew Job" airing Wednesday August 19 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Episode Synopsis: LEVERAGE "The Two Live Crew Job" Season 2 Episode 7 - To retrieve some art work the Leverage team takes on another crew of thieves. Source & More Pics If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now

TNT Adds Two More Episodes of Hit Series LEVERAGE to Summer Lineup

TNT has added two episodes to the summer run of its hit series Leverage , starring Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), Gina Bellman ( Coupling ), Christian Kane (TNT's Into the West), Beth Riesgraf ( Alvin and the Chipmunks ) and Aldis Hodge ( Friday Night Lights ). The summer finale, guest-starring Star Trek: Voyager's Jeri Ryan in a new recurring role as Tara, a grifter who helps the team out, will air Wednesday, Sept. 9. The following is the schedule for the two episodes added to LEVERAGE's summer lineup: "The Ice Man Job" Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Summer Finale: "The Lost Heir Job" Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). In LEVERAGE, Hutton stars as Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator determined to bring down the kind of corrupt bigwigs whose neglect led to the death of his son. His highly skilled team includes Sophie Devereaux (Bellman), a grifter who uses her acting skills to corner her marks; Eliot Spencer (Kane), a "retrieval specialist" with bone-crunching fighting skills; Alec Hardison (Hodge), a gadget and technology wizard who keeps the team connected and informed; and Parker (Riesgraf), a slightly off-center thief adept at rappelling off buildings or squeezing into tight places. LEVERAGE is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT's The Librarian) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens). It comes to the network from Devlin's Electric Entertainment. TNT, one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; Raising the Bar, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; and Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER and Charmed; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is available in high-definition. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Source Here