Timothy Hutton & Co. will be back for more cons in 2010 on the hit drama “Leverage,” Atlanta-based TNT announced today.
The show is part of a slate of seven shows TNT has aired this summer on Mondays through Wednesdays its most aggressive drive to build original shows in its history. And so far, it’s been pretty successful. All six scripted shows have done at least reasonably well, including the new shows “HawthoRNe” (already renewed) and to a lesser degree “Dark Blue” (status for renewal still pending). The only misstep was the reality show “Wedding Day,” which was quickly relegated to Saturday mornings.
“Leverage” is averaging 3.5 million viewers this year, up slightly from season one. If you count DVR viewing up to 7 days after original airing, that number goes up to 4.1 million.
The show’s summer run ends Sept. 9, with remaining episodes running in the winter. Season three will feature 15 episodes starting in the summer of 2010.