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Jeri Ryan Dishes on Gaining a Little Leverage

Jeri Ryan has played her share of lawyers on TV ( Shark , Boston Legal , Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ), but none of them was like the one she played in Leverage 's summer-season finale. "I've always played the sort of tough-talking, ball-buster kind of lawyers, but Tara is very much a do-gooder and by the book," Ryan tells TVGuide.com. Of course, anyone who watched the finale knows that there is more to the buttoned-up Tara Carlisle than meets the eye. "Part of the fun of Leverage in general is in the twists and turns and surprises, and this one definitely had that payoff," Ryan said. In the closing moments of Wednesday's episode, Ryan's character reveals herself to be a fellow con sent by Sophie (Gina Bellman) to help her colleagues. The episode launches an arc for the former Star Trek: Voyager star; her character appears in all six episodes of the TNT drama's winter season later this year. But Ryan says that, despite Tara's help in the most recent case, Nate & Co. won't just roll out the welcome wagon. "They have a hard time accepting her into the group," she says. "Obviously they miss Sophie, and they're not sure what's going on without her. They're a little off-balance, I think." Naturally, that changes over time. "Tara earns their respect," Ryan says. "They grudgingly accept her at first, until they realize that she does deserve to be there because she is just as talented as they are." Ryan says the experience of working on the show has been one of the best in her career, particularly because of the flexibility playing a grifter gives her as an actor. "It's fun because every week you're playing something different, playing someone different. It's really, really a blast. I love the color of the show - it's not heavy-handed or too serious. I really enjoy it." Did you enjoy Ryan in Leverage's season finale? Are you excited to see her back for the winter episodes? Source Here

Leverage Latest Episode: Season 2, Episode 9 - "The Lost Heir Job"

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. Watch & Discuss: Watch Leverage: Season 2, Episode 9 - "The Lost Heir Job" Read Leverage's Review: Season 2, Episode 9 - "The Lost Heir Job"

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

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

Leverage Latest Episode: Season 2, Episode 6 - The Top Hat Job

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'
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