Timothy Hutton heads up the cast of "Leverage"

Timothy Hutton heads up the cast of "Leverage"

“Leverage” is back for a second season on TNT starting tonight at 9 pm/8 pm central. The caper series, starring Timothy Hutton and Christian Kane, focuses on a band of hackers, grifters and thieves and in tonight’s season 2 premiere they take on an Irish mob boss. Sneak peek after the jump. There is also a special online game viewers can play as the season progresses. Details below.

“Dark Blue” premieres following “Leverage,” at 10 pm/9 pm central, starring Dylan McDermott, Logan Marshall-Green and Nicki Aycox as an undercover team of police officers so deep into their covers that most of their colleagues don’t even know about it. “Dark Blue” doesn’t quite have the same playfulness as “Leverage,” but they make a nice pairing. Details of the “Dark Blue” online game are also below, followed by a sneak peek.

“Leverage” online game
The Art of the Con
This season, Nate (Timothy Hutton) needs their help in an all-new promotional game at LeverageHQ.  Nate’s laptop, which contains valuable, extremely secret information about each person on the team, has been stolen.  In the life of a con artist, information is the deadliest weapon.  The Leverage team needs game players to recover the files, documents and photos on the laptop by completing a series of missions.  Those who accomplish each task will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a multi-city trip to become an expert in the art of the con.  One lucky winner will visit Paris, London and New York, sites of some of history’s greatest capers.  Last season’s edition of the LeverageHQ promotional game was visited by more than half a million users, with two out of three respondents to a survey reporting that they watched all of LEVERAGE’s first season episodes.  This game was developed in collaboration with Lead Dog Marketing.

“Dark Blue” online game
Viewers will learn there is a fine line between going under and crossing over as they engage in a new promotional online game for DARK BLUE.  At DarkBlueUndercover.com, game players will become members of an elite undercover squad run by Carter Shaw (McDermott).  Each player will get a false identity and weekly missions to bring down a gun-running ring.  The challenges will force players to make some of the difficult decisions that undercover cops face.  Based on these decisions, players will either get caught by the group they are trying to infiltrate; get “flipped” and become seduced by a life of crime; or go deeper undercover.  At the end of 10 weeks, those who have taken the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a trip undercover in Los Angeles with VIP access to the hottest clubs and restaurants, a private helicopter tour of the Sunset strip and a ride with a former undercover LAPD officer.  This game was developed in collaboration with Omelet.

“Leverage” Sneak Peek

“Dark Blue” Sneak Peek