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
The crew squares off against a corrupt corporation that has been marketing tainted food. The scheme team has a trick up its sleeve: They put on a faux magic show in an effort to slip through the corporation's tight security. Watch & Discuss: Watch Leverage Season 2, Episode 6: 'The Top Hat Job'
* 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. * ' America's Got Talent (9/8c NBC)' The showy summer series storms through its fourth season, grabbing blockbuster ratings in the process. Perhaps the show derives drawing power from its robust variety-show value, or from the contestants' thrilling victories and agonizing defeats, or from all those off-the-wall acts. (It's hard to look away from clog-dancing sisters, a Baywatch-themed dog act or patriotic cowboy tenors.) The plot thickened last night when 10 acts from the Top 40 performed, and five of them will win a slot in the sought-after Top 20 in tonight's results show. * Bobb'e Says (8/7c Cartoon Network ) After making a splash as Seann William Scott's foul-mouthed charge in 2008's Role Models, Bobb'e J. Thompson has landed his own show on Cartoon Network. And while he won't be quite as outrageous as he was on the big screen, viewers can expect plenty of practical advice and words of wisdom dispensed by the young actor with a unique perspective. In the premiere episode, Bobb'e hangs out with Tony Hawk at his warehouse, and the pair go over footage of Hawk's mishaps. * Leverage (9/8c TNT ) The brisk caper series begins wrapping up for its fall hiatus (the summer-season finale airs next week), so this justice league of thieves, grifters and hackers hopes to have a magic touch tonight. And magic it will be: Nate and his scheming dream team put on a faux magic show in a ploy to take down a corrupt corporation that has been marketing tainted food. But they'll need to use every trick in the book to slip through the corporation's tight security. * Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage (8/7c Fox) Eight new mouths to feed! What's a single mom who already has six kids to do? Selling filmmakers access to the brood is one way to pay for all the formula that "Octomom" Nadya Suleman must need, and producer Craig Piligian (Dirty Jobs) bought seven months' worth. The result is on display tonight, and (if the promos are any guide) it's both noisy and plaintive, as Suleman tries to come to grips with her fertility-drug adventures. "What was I thinking?" she asks at one point. What, indeed? Source Here
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 Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 before the show, currently in its second season, breaks for the fall. "The Lost Heir Job" features Star Trek: Voyager 's Jeri Ryan as Tara, a grifter who helps the team. After the new summer finale, there will be six episodes of Leverage's 15-episode order left. The second part of Season 2 is targeted for winter. Source Here
Take a first look at a couple of pictures of Wil Wheaton in an upcoming episode of Leverage . As I previously wrote, Wil Wheaton will guest star in an episode of Leverage, entitled "The Two Live Crew Job," on August 26 at 9pm on TNT . I have seen the episode and it's definitely one of the better ones. Why? Well, just imagine another crew of thieves almost virtually similar in every department to Nate Ford's team. Now imagine that they are both gunning for the same artwork, and you get thieves trying to out-steal each other. Wil Wheaton plays Chaos, Hardison's hacker nemesis. And these two has some really funny scenes together. This is definitely an episode you don't want to miss. In the picture above, in addition to Wil Wheaton, you can also see Apollo Robbins, Noa Tishby, and Griffin Dunne. Source Here
The crew squares off against a corrupt corporation that has been marketing tainted food. The scheme team has a trick up its sleeve: They put on a faux magic show in an effort to slip through the corporation's tight security. Airing Wednesday August 19 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Source and Preview If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now
The crew dives into the paranoid world of government conspiracies to expose a heartless tabloid newscaster as a fraud. Airing Wednesday August 12 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . Watch & Discuss: LEVERAGE, Season 2 Episode 5: "The Three Days of the Hunter Job"
Wil Wheaton is going to guest star in an upcoming episode of Leverage , on August 26 at 9pm on TNT . The episode entitled "The Two Live Crew Job" will involve the team going head-to-head against another crew of thieves in order to retrieve their clients' priceless artwork. Now here is the fun part, the other team has characters that each rival the Leverage team in every department: Wil Wheaton ( Star Trek: The Next Generation , Stand by Me) plays Chaos, the hacker opposite Aldis Hodge as Alec Haridson. Griffin Dunne ( TNT 's Trust Me ) plays Starke, the mastermind who challenges Timothy Hutton's Nate Ford. Noa Tisby (Israeli actress/producer who is co-executive producer of In Treatment) is Mikel Dayan, the muscle against Christian Kane as Eliot. Apollo Robbins (sleight-of-hand advisor on Leverage) plays Apollo, the thief who tries to out-steal Beth Riesgraf's Parker. That sounds like such an exciting episode, I can't wait. Source Here
The crew dives into the paranoid world of government conspiracies to expose a heartless tabloid newscaster as a fraud. Airing Wednesday August 12 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . To Watch The Preview Click Here . If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now Source Here
While trying to recover embezzled cash from a Madoff-like funds manager, the team finds themselves acting as unlikely fairy godparents to the mark's lovable loser stepson. Airing Wednesday August 5 2009 at 9/8c on TNT . To Watch The Preview Click here . If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now Source Here