Exclusive: Damages, the legal drama series starring Glenn Close will end with season five, sources at DIRECTV confirm to TVWise exclusively. I’m being told that production is well under way on the shows fifth and final season, which runs 10 episodes, with DIRECTV’s Audience Network eyeing a June or July premiere date.
The drama series premiered on FX back in 2007 to rave reviews and stayed on the basic cable network for three years before dwindling ratings precipitated a move to DIRECTV’s Audience Network. The deal with DIRECTV, which was signed in 2010, guaranteed a fourth and fifth season for the show. Since its inception, the series has had notable actors playing long arcs as villains in any given season, such as Ted Danson and John Goodman.
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