January 9, 2013 - 'Leverage' wins People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Dramaby CK Admin on 01/09/13
Not all of the results were aired during the People's Choice Awards, but on Wednesday, Jan. 9, after the show ended on television, the rest of the results were posted online—and there was some good news for "Leverage" fans as the series took home an award.
It wasn't an easy holiday season for "Leverage" fans as news of the series' cancellation came just days before Christmas (and the season finale), but as soon as the People's Choice nominations were out and it was revealed that the TNT drama was up against "Burn Notice" on USA Network, Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, "The Walking Dead" on AMC, and "White Collar" on USA Network, fans made sure their voices were heard—and the cast and crew knew it as well.
The TNT drama starred Timothy Hutton as Nathan Ford, the mastermind, Gina Bellman as Sophie Devereaux (or whatever her real name is), the grifter, Christian Kane as Eliot Spencer, the hitter, Beth Riesgraf as Parker, the hitter, and Aldis Hodge as Alec Hardison, the hacker. When we spoke to Hodge during the season, we had asked him about the People's Choice nomination, he had said it "would be awesome" if they won and called it "amazing" that they were even nominated, calling that "a win" for him. Considering how passionate the "Leverage" fans still are even with the show cancelled—they're hoping for a spinoff or another network to pick it up—is it any wonder that the series won a People's Choice award?
Congratulations to the cast and crew—and the fans for voting like they did and it paying off—of "Leverage"!
By: Meredith Jacobs - Examiner.com