Damages Comes Up Short

For the last two winters, FX has put on an acting clinic for 13 weeks. Damages enters its third season next January, and the show's got a reputation for having television's best cast; featured standouts include Zeljko Ivanek, Ted Danson, and William Hurt (all of whom received Emmy nominations) performing some of their best work to date.

Just as exciting as finding out which case Patty Hewes (Emmy winner Glenn Close) will chew on each season is discovering the new additions to the cast, and the upcoming third season will not disappoint. Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Campbell Scott, and Keith Carradine will all get caught in the crossfire between Patty and Ellen Parsons (Emmy nominee Rose Byrne) this year.

Short and Scott will be series regulars, while Tomlin and Carradine have been given recurring roles, though the details are being kept under wraps. FX is also doing a fair job of keeping returning roles secret, though it has been established by the creators that Danson will return as Arthur Fobrisher (yes!).

It's going to be a hoot to see Short, who's known for his crazy antics as Ed Grimley and Ned Niederlander in The Three Amigos, fit into this cast. If the show can transform Short the way it elevated Danson, it will be fantastic to watch it unfold.

Damages returns in January on FX.

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Marcia Gay Harden was indeed also brilliant, but her role in the show was criminally short. Her character was severely underused and really, she didn't have much impact on the storyline at all. I do, however, like that the writers still developed her so much in spite of it. Still, I wouldn't mind it if the writers will find a way to keep her character on the show.
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Two comedians, that is something even for this bold and exiting show. Come on January, hurry up!
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Wow, that's great. The most exiting show ever!
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I've yet to see Martin Short in a powerful drama such as this series, so it's interesting to see how he fairs against Close and company.
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Love this show! And can't wait to see which greedy rich white exec Glen Close wants to go after next!



I see Martin Short doing a lot of crazy stunt acting this season. Anyone remember his stint on Law & Order SVU? lol
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I can't wait!!! Martin Short is a bold move, but so was Ted Danson and that surprisingly worked for me.
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Season three can't come fast enough for me. I'm so happy Close won the Emmy again.
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Oh man, i would love to Martin Short in a dramatic role, you can tell he'd be good. I'm also excited about Lily Tomlin and Ted Danson, both are brilliant. Why doesn't anyone ever mention Marcia Gay Harden? She was great too last season.
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Im sure the third season wont dessapoints!!



XO XO



:):):):)
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