Christian Kane for THE LIBRARIANS (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Christian Kane shares all the details on his new show ‘The Librarians’!

Christian Kane for THE LIBRARIANS (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Christian Kane for THE LIBRARIANS (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Fans of the made-for-TV movie series The Librarian, rejoice! A television series is coming to your screen co-starring Noah Wyle and featuring an amazing cast including Christian Kane. In the new show, The Librarians, Kane plays Jack Stone, who is not necessarily a librarian but is next in line to become one. The former Leverage star sat down with The Daily Quirk and gave us the scoop about this upcoming show during a roundtable at New York Comic-Con. Wondering what he talked about? Here are a few highlights you might want to listen in on in the video below:

  • Kane is known to bring in his own personal skills into his characters. This stays true with Jack Stone. We even get to hear him sing! Maybe not this season, but it’s coming!
  • He has lots of love for the city of Portland. With shows such as Grimm and Portlandia, why wouldn’t you?
  • He mentions some guest stars who will appear on The Librarians and how he recorded a song for someone. Pretty cool, right?
  • Fans of King & Maxwell can be happy to know that the former TV siblings, Kane and Rebecca Romijn, are back together. They’re just not siblings. But, he will be playing Romijn’s sidekick!

There’s all of this and more during the discussion in the video below. Make sure to tune into The Librarians series premiere December 7 on TNT (Fun fact: It’ll be airing on the exact date of the movie’s ten year anniversary)!

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Is TNT’s ‘Leverage’ saying goodbye? Producer warns fans of the worst.

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Aldis Hodge and Beth Riesgraf (Image Credit: Erik Heinila/TNT)

This Christmas, Santa could be bringing fans of the TNT series Leverage news equivalent to that of dreaded coal.

Dean Devlin, executive producer and director of the veteran show, penned a letter to fans warning that the series still remains in a state of limbo in regards to a possible sixth season. Further adding to renewal concerns was Devlin’s acknowledgement that the season 5 finale, set to air Dec. 25, was written as the series finale he and John Rogers always planned to make. Talk about a “great” Christmas present.

In the letter, Devlin writes:

This is not to say we would not do a season six should we get the opportunity. Everyone involved with the show, from the cast, the crew, the writers and producers, would like nothing more than to continue telling these stories.  But, in case we do not get that opportunity we felt that, creatively, after 77 episodes, we owed it to you, our fans, to end the show properly.

Leverage, starring Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, made its first appearance on TNT in 2008 and is currently the longest-running original series on the network. But according to the Chicago Tribune, the series is down 11 percent in total viewers from last season with an 18 percent decline in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

Contrary to these numbers, Leverage fans have managed to “steal” the series a nomination for a Favorite Cable TV Drama at this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Here’s to hoping that if the drama series doesn’t get its Season 6, it at least takes home this prize.

What are your reactions, Leverage fans? Did Devlin make the right call to order the Season 5 finale to be the always-planned series finale?

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TV Review: ‘Leverage’

Image Credit: TNT (Photo by: Erik Heinila)

Image Credit: TNT (Photo by: Erik Heinila)

Con artists, hackers and thieves, oh my!

That’s only the beginning of what TNT’s hit drama Leverage (airing its fifth season Sundays at 8 p.m.) has to offer, but it took me nearly four years after its premiere in 2008 to fully appreciate what the show brought to prime time television. Now, I can’t get enough of the elaborate plans laid out in each episode that always keep me guessing. And the lovable cast of Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge make things that much more enjoyable. Continue reading