ION Television announced that it has acquired off-network rights to a top TNT series. ION acquired the rights to all seasons of “Leverage” from Electric Entertainment.
Brandon Burgess, CEO of ION Media Networks, made the announcement today. The deal is ION’s first with independent producer Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment.
Said Burgess: “We’re pleased to team up with Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which has distinguished itself by providing high-caliber theatrical production standards for TV audiences. Collaborating with both Electric and Turner to support the longevity of a popular original drama, such as ‘Leverage,’ furthers our strategic goal to be a viable partner for cable network productions.”
“Leverage” will debut on ION Television in summer 2012.