‘Leverage’ has enough of it for a season renewal

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We haven’t seen it getting much buzz, so we’re happy to hear from TNT that there’s allegedly enough of it that the new series “Leverage” is getting picked up for a second season.

“Leverage” is one of our favorite new cable confections — an escapist trifle that mashes up the remakes of “Ocean’s 11” with “The A-Team.” Timothy Hutton stars as a former insurance investigator who leads a team of con men and thieves in Robin Hood-like jobs, getting even with crooks who rip off innocent people.

TNT announced today it’s ordered 15 more episodes of the comedy-drama. The show’s currently on at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, and the second season should start airing later this year.

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“Leverage” ranks high in ad-supported cable programming (No. 1 in that timeslot). The Dec. 7 premiere was watched by 5.6 million viewers, and the show has since averaged 3.2 million viewers.

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