22 December 2012 4:49 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It won't be the sort of merry Christmas Leverage fans were hoping for: TNT has made the announcement that this Tuesday's Season 5 finale of the Timothy Hutton-anchored hit will serve as a series finale.

Said a network rep via 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 at 9 pm, with a series finale that stands as one of the show’s best episodes… We want to thank the passionately devoted fans… who have been the driving force behind its success.”

The cancelation does not come as a shock to creator Dean Devlin.

In an exclusive TV Fanatic interview, Devlin discussed the possible »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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