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PHE Press Release: Leverage: The Second Season

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 22 2010 - 02:49 AM


The Con is On May 25, 2010 as the Highly-Rated Drama Debuts on DVD

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The riveting, clever and thoroughly entertaining series that The Hollywood Reporter called “a flashy hour of fun” returns for another round of righting wrongs when LEVERAGE The Second Season arrives on DVD May 25, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  TNT’s hit drama “Leverage” is averaging 4.4 million viewers and recently ranked as one of ad-supported cable’s top new original series of 2008-09.  LEVERAGE stars Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) as the leader of an elite team of thieves, hackers and con artists who act as modern day Robin Hoods by standing up for those who have been victimized by the rich and powerful. In the timely second season, the team takes on corrupt bankers, high fashion, the tabloid media and an old nemesis from their past.  The show also stars Gina Bellman (“Coupling”), Christian Kane (“Into The West”), Beth Riesgraf (Alvin and the Chipmunks) and Aldis Hodge (“Friday Night Lights”).  In addition, Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”) joins the cast as a special guest star in a continuing story arc as a temporary member of the team. “Leverage” returns to TNT this summer.
   The LEVERAGE The Second Season DVD includes all 15 episodes with audio commentary on every episode, a Q&A with the series’ creators, a set tour, a spoof video, the season two wrap party gag reel and behind-the-scenes featurettes.  Arriving just in time for the return of season three, the four-disc set will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S.
   LEVERAGE The Second Season is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround.  Every episode includes audio commentary and the DVD disc breakdown is as follows:
Disc One:                                                                                    
  • The Beantown Bailout Job
  • The Tap-Out Job
  • The Order 23 Job
  • The Fairy Godparents Job 
Disc Two:            
  • The Three Days of the Hunter Job
  • The Top Hat Job
  • The Two Live Crew Job
  • The Ice Man Job 
Disc Three:                        
  • The Lost Heir Job
  • The Runway Job
  • The Bottle Job
  • The Zanzibar Marketplace Job 
Disc Four:
  • The Future Job
  • The Three Strikes Job
  • The Maltese Falcon Job 
Bonus Features:
  • The Creators of Leverage Q&A
  • John Rogers Set Tour
  • Behind the Boom Featurette
  • “The Hand Job” Spoof Video
  • Andy Lange Music Featurette
  • Season 2 Wrap Party Gag Reel 
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home 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; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and 
Scott Bakula; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott; as well as the newly acquired Southland, from Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER).  TNT also presents such powerful dramas as BonesCSI: NY and Numb3rs; 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.

Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with partners Kearie Peak, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Over the last fifteen years, Devlin has co-written and produced some of the most successful feature films of all time.  He co-wrote and produced Stargate and Independence Day, which has grossed over $800 million worldwide. He co-wrote and produced Godzilla, and produced The Patriot starring Mel Gibson, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. Electric is currently in pre-production on the third season of “Leverage,” the 1-hour drama series airing on TNT and is in pre-production on the science-fiction thriller feature Ghosting, which Devlin will directElectric’s most recent film projects include Flyboys, the politically-charged documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?Cellular starring Kim Basinger and Eight Legged Freaks. In addition to “Leverage,” Electric’s television credits include Sci Fi Channel’s “The Triangle,” which won an Emmy for its Visual Effects; "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear,” starring Noah Wyle which aired on TNT in December 2004 and was the highest rated movie on cable that year; its sequel “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” which won an Emmy award for best music composition; and “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice” which premiered in December 2008

LEVERAGE The Second Season
Street Date: May 25, 2010
Pricing:  $39.99 U.S.
Runtime: Approx. 707 minutes
U.S. Rating:  Not Rated


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