Fans of the TNT series Leverage hoping for a Christmas miracle/renewal will sadly not get what they want. Series co-creator/executive producer Dean Devlin revealed today that Leverage will not be picked up beyond Season 5.

The season finale, "The Long Goodbye Job", will also serve as the series finale. Dean Devlin and co-creator John Rogers teased a few weeks ago that "The Long Goodbye Job" is the way they saw the series ending, if TNT decided not to renew the show. Take a look at Dean Devlin's letter to the fans, announcing the sad news.

"The Long Goodbye is our final goodbye.

It has been decided today that this Tuesday's episode of Leverage, "The Long Goodbye Job", will be the series finale as TNT has decided not to renew the show for a sixth season.

I want to take the opportunity to thank TNT for five amazing seasons and 77 episodes of a show that has been so good to me. I'm incredibly proud of the show and what we've accomplished. Throughout this journey TNT have been the most amazing partners. Their support and collaboration I will cherish forever.

I also want to thank everyone involved in making the show. Tim (Hutton), Gina (Bellman), Beth (Riesgraf), Christian (Kane) and Aldis (Hodge) are the finest ensemble of actors I've ever worked with. They've become our partners, our friends and our family.

The amazing crew who pulled off miracles every day on our show. Thank you for everything you've contributed. Your blood and sweat is in every frame of our series and I'm eternally in your debt.

And, of course, on behalf of everyone involved in the show, thank you to all the fans who've supported us and the show. You have amazed us all. We love you and thank you all.

I'm so happy we were able to film the series finale we had always envisioned and I'm happy we're able to present it on Christmas as our gift to you. It's a bittersweet goodbye.

Gratefully yours,

Dean Devlin

Executive Producer/Director Leverage"