One show that kept viewers guessing all season long was FX's Damages, a new legal thriller that wrapped up its first season last month. But even after the season finale answered most of the drama's lingering riddles, one pervading question remained in viewers' minds: Will Damages be back for more seasons or was it a one-season wonder?
FX finally came down with a decision today, and fans of the show were awarded a very good settlement. The cable network has ordered two more seasons--26 more episodes--of Damages, according to TVWeek.com. The fate of the show was up in the air after a debut season that was critically lauded but barely watched--episodes averaged only 1.1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic.
The drama follows ruthless high-stakes litigation lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) as she molds her protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) from a soft law-school grad into a steel-trap-like legal mind with the bloody foot of law in it. But it's more than just fast-talking negotiations; Damages also has an overarching murder mystery surrounding it.
TVWeek.com also reports that Close, Byrne, and Tate Donovan have all signed on to return for the second season.
While the news of Damages' pickup may be a win for good television, the universe always has a way of evening things out. Fellow cable network E! announced that it has ordered a second season of reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, centered around socialite and sex-tape star Kim Kardashian, says MediaWeek. The latest episode of the show averaged 1.13 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.