The Series Finale Job: Leverage and the Fan’s Dilemma

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December 7, 2012

News broke this week that the season finale of Leverage could double as the series finale in the absence of a sixth season renewal. Though I’m not sure the crew behind the Leverage crew would actually try to pull the wool over the eyes of their loyal fanbase, the cynical part of me suspects that the December 25th episode was always meant to be the series finale, and Leverage is attempting one last con – on us.

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A Eureka Moment

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May 26, 2011

Writer-producer and fellow geek Amy Berg got her start writing for SNICK’s Kenan & Kel, and went on to write for such shows as Boomtown, Threshold, and The 4400. Currently she is a writer and co-executive producer for SyFy’s Eureka, the show about Jack Carter, the sheriff of “a little town with a big secret.” Ms. Berg graciously took time out of her schedule to answer a few questions I had about writing genre, shipping, and the alternate timeline that turned the town of Eureka upside-down.

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Community at PaleyFest

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March 17, 2011

In addition to their fall pilot screenings and special events year round, the Paley Center also hosts the annual Paley Festival, and Tuesday night I went to the Saban Theatre on Wilshire for their panel on Community.

Which shows Paley features during PaleyFest changes every year, but Community was invited back for the second year in a row – whether or not it has the ratings numbers, there’s no denying the show has the fans.

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A Regular Hollywood Evening

I didn’t watch the Emmys Sunday night since I was at a family party to celebrate the birthdays of two cousins, but was well informed by Twitter as to the winners, the losers, the outfits, and what YouTube videos I would have to watch in the morning. Aside from Jim Parson’s win for The Big Bang Theory, I was unmoved by the results.  Though I felt Lost deserved more recognition for…

August 31, 2010
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The Big Comic-Con Recap Post

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a doozy. Those of you who follow me on Twitter @hollywoodjane, or are reading this on Facebook, already know that I had a fantastic time. Really, I can’t think of anything that would have made it better, unless I had the power of astral projection and could have been in two places at once. THURSDAY I drove down to San Diego  after uploading…

July 29, 2009
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Writer-Producer John Rogers Talks About Leverage

Relentless. Sad. Ronin. Hopeful. Odd. These are the words stand-up comedian-turned physicist-turned writer John Rogers uses to describe the main characters of his successful TNT drama, Leverage, about a group of thieves out to help those who need more than the law can provide.  Despite many successful jobs together, on February 24th, after getting revenge on the former boss of Timothy Hutton’s Nate Ford, the first season finale saw the…

March 20, 2009
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Art Imitating Life Imitating Art: An interview with Pushing Daisies writers Chad and Dara Creasey

  At first the tale of this up-and-coming Hollywood power couple sounds like the plot to one of the romantic comedies they’ve made their “bread and butter on.”  They met in the Peter Stark producing program at USC, started writing together, fell in love, got married, started writing for television, moved to a house in the Hollywood Hills and lived happily ever after.  Not bad for a couple in their late twenties….

January 9, 2009
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