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Cancelled: ‘Leverage’ To Air Series Finale on Christmas Day

Leverage Ending Season 5

TNT says farewell to “Leverage.”

The cable network announced Friday, it has decided to axe “Leverage” after five seasons.

TNT said in a statement: “”Leverage” has thrilled audiences with its delightfully intricate plots, its “stand up for the little guy” attitude and its terrific performances from stars Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. But after five wonderful years, it’s time to say goodbye. “Leverage” will come to a close on Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 p.m. ET, with a series finale that stands as one of the show’s best episodes.

We are honored to have worked with executive producer Dean Devlin, Electric Entertainment, creators John Rogers and Chris Downey, and all the cast and production crew on Leverage. We look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them again in the future. We also want to thank the passionately devoted fans of Leverage, who have been the driving force behind its success.”

“Leverage’s” executive producer Dean Devlin hinted at the possibility of season 5 being its last.

Leverage series finale airs Dec., 25 at 10/9c on TNT.

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‘Up All Night’ Adds New Showrunner, ‘Call The Midwife’ Season 2 Premiere Date Announced, PaleyFest to Feature ‘OUAT’, ‘Revolution’ and More

TV news you might have missed…

“Up All Night” is getting a new showrunner. “Nurse Jackie” co-creator Linda Wallem will serve as the comedy’s new showrunner and executive producer, Deadline announced earlier this week.

PBS announced the holiday special of “Call The Midwife” airs Sunday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET and Season 2 debuts March 31 at 8 p.m.

The Paley Center announced earlier this week, that next year’s PaleyFest will feature “Once Upon A Time,” “The Newsroom” and “Revolution.” The full schedule for the event will be announced Jan. 9. [Twitter]

“Leverage” fifth season finale could potentially be its last, says creator Dean Devlin. [EW]

The CW is replacing canceled freshman series ‘Emily Owens’ M.D. with new series “Cult.” The new thriller “Cult” will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9/8c. Below is a promo.

Style Network has given the green light to “Styled to Rock,” a fashion design competition exec-produced by and starring Rihanna.

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a  ‘X Files’ type drama “Weird Desk.” [EW]

USA Network has picked up sci-fi drama pilot from “The Walking Dead’s” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. “Horizon” follows a FBI secretary who believes her husband was killed battling a spaceship, during WWII.

“Love And Hip Hop” return for a third season 3 Monday, January 7th at 8 p.m. on VH1.

The new season of “Kathy” will debut Thurs., Jan, 10th at 10/9c.

Just for laughs. Watch season 4 bloopers of “Breaking Bad.”

TNT Announces ‘Dallas,’ ‘Southland,’ Premiere Dates, Sets Two Series Premieres

Dallas

J.R.’s hairy eyebrows will return for a second season sooner than you think.

Earlier today, TNT announced its winter lineup and premiere dates of returning and new series.

TNT’s hit drama, “Dallas” will return Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. ET, for a 2-hour second season premiere. Meanwhile, “Southland” returns to the streets of LA, for its fifth season debut on Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

While, “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Leverage” will continue their season on Nov. 27.

Whereas, new series “Monday Mornings,” a new medical drama produced by David E. Kelley and based on a book by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will debut Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. ET. The series stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and Jamie Bamber.

Lastly, on Feb. 27, TNT’s new unscripted series “Boston’s Finest” will launch its debut. From executive producer Donnie Wahlberg, “Boston’s Finest” (working title) follows the Boston Police Department, encompassing multiple units including the exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit.

Weekly TV News: ‘Spartacus’ Creator Creating a New Series, ‘Arrested Development’ is Alive and More

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‘Spartacus’ creator Steven S. DeKnight is developing a science-fiction drama called “Incursion” for Starz. “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski is also developing a show called “Vlad Dracula” for Starz. [Huffpost]

Related: ‘Spartacus’: War of the Damned Teaser.

A “Breaking Bad” spin-off? Creator Vince Gilligan says he would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off, would you? [EW]

“Arrested Development” season 4 is in the works. Executive producer Ron Howard tweeted “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.” The series was saved by Netflix for a fourth season of 10 episodes. The episodes are set to release sometime in 2013 on Netflix.

According to Huffpost, Lifetime has picked a reality series called “Prom Queens.” The show will “document the great social, financial and emotional lengths some girls go each spring by following the teens as they extensively strategize and campaign among fellow students to win votes and achieve their dream.” The reality series premieres Tues., Aug. 14 at 10/9c p.m. on Lifetime.

TVLine reports “Psych” will air a two-hour musical with original music. The “Psych” musical episode is expected to air towards the end of Season 7 at a different time than the show’s usual time slot.

In other TV news, Summer premieres continues this week, find out which series premieres this week by checking out the list below.

  • “Leverage” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Political Animals” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA) This freshman series takes a look at politics and corruption This drama series stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk. Take a look at the trailer below.
  • Breaking Bad” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC) The final season of “Breaking Bad” will be split in two, with the first half airing starting tonight, and the second half in 2013. The season picks up right where season 4 left off. Check out the trailer below.
  • “Small Town Security” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC) This new reality series follows a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
  • “Sullivan & Son” (Series premiere Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS) From executive producer Vince Vaughn, comes this new sitcom about Steve (Steve Byrne), a guy who takes over his family’s bar.
  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” ( Series Premiere Thursday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET) A web series from Jerry Seinfeld about comedians getting coffee.