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TNT screens season opener of Leverage in Tampa tonight

Leverage_people_alternateart_v2 There must be a lot of Leverage fans hiding in the Tampa Bay area.

In a move normally reserved for high-profile films, TNT has chosen to screen next Wednesday's second season debut of its popular heist drams Leverage at several cities across the U.S., including Tampa. They're coming to the area thanks to an online vote, which helped the channel choose five cities for screenings among 40 potentials.

Fans can get a early peek at the new Leverage episode at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Good Luck Cafe, 1910 E. 7th Ave., in Ybor City. Each screening also features a Q&A with series executive producers Chris Downey and John Rogers, conducted through the Skype online communication service.

Organizers were originally planning to do this event on Thursday, but then they learned American Idol was holding auditions in Tampa that day.

Luckily, tryouts for Tyra Banks' CW series America's Next Top Model, also taking place in Ybor, right down the street from the Leverage screening at The Ritz today, will be over by 7:30 p.m.

When did Florida become the center of the TV universe?

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:59pm]


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