Trifecta Entertainment Launches 'Leverage' TV Show into Syndication Market with CBS Deal in Major Markets for Fall 2012

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CBS Stations to Carry Off-Network TNT Drama Starring Academy Award Winner® Timothy Hutton

"This highly entertaining show is not only one of basic cable's biggest rating sucesses, but is critically acclaimed and will now be welcomed by an even wider audience' -- Hank Cohen, CEO, Trifecta Entertainment

Trifecta Entertainment & Media announced a two year deal to bring “Leverage,” the hit TNT television drama from Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, to the CBS-owned stations in 13 markets, beginning in Fall 2012.

The fast-paced, light hearted caper series, recently picked up for its fifth season on TNT, will air on weekends on WCBS in New York, KCAL/KCBS in Los Angeles, WBBM in Chicago, KYW/WPSG in Philadelphia, KTVT/KTXA in Dallas, KPIX/KBCW in San Francisco, WBZ/WSBK in Boston, WUPA in Atlanta, WWJ/WKBD in Detroit, KSTW in Seattle, WCCO in Minneapolis, WPCW in Pittsburgh and WJZ in Baltimore.

“Leverage” follows a five-person team: a grifter, a hacker, a thief, a retrieval specialist, and their leader, former insurance investigator Nathan Ford (Hutton), who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens. “Leverage” is executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT’s The Librarian franchise) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens). The series is produced by Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. In its fourth season, “Leverage” averaged more than 4.8 million viewers, up 10% over season three.

“The opportunity to represent a producer with the pedigree of Dean Devlin and his hit series ‘Leverage’ is particularly gratifying in that we are once again able to bring a hugely visible brand to the syndicated marketplace,” said Hank Cohen, CEO, Trifecta Entertainment. “This highly entertaining show is not only one of basic cable’s biggest ratings successes, but is also critically acclaimed and will now be welcomed by even a wider audience.”

“This collaboration between Electric and Trifecta to bring ‘Leverage’ to broadcast television has been a new and terrific experience for us, and this exciting commitment from the CBS stations really validates all our hard work,” added Dean Devlin.

About Trifecta Entertainment & Media
Trifecta Entertainment & Media was founded in 2005 by former MGM Television President Hank Cohen together with three other former top MGM TV executives, Michael Daraio, Scott Spungin and Shelley Brown. The company is an independent multi-media company engaged in development, production, distribution, advertiser sales and media sponsorships of programming and entertainment properties across a diverse spectrum of media platforms. Trifecta Entertainment & Media has offices in New York and Los Angeles. Visit http://www.trifectaentertainment.com

About Electric Entertainment
Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Electric is currently preparing production for the fifth season of TNT’s action-packed drama “Leverage.”

Electric’s other television credits include TNT’s "The Librarian" starring Noah Wyle which was the highest rated movie on cable that year (2004), its sequel, “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” and the third installment of the franchise, “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.” Along with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced SyFy Channel’s “The Triangle,” which won an Emmy for its Visual Effects, and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since “Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN” (2002).

Media Contacts for Trifecta:

Craig Parsons
310-472-7632
parsonscomm(at)aol(dot)com

Dea Shandera
818-456-4585
deashandera(at)yahoo(dot)com

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