FX files for more Damages

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.

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This show is amazing! I heard about it and it hasn't aired in Canada yet but I bought the dvd. Spectacular show. I am an avid tv/dvd fan, and this show is riveting from the get go. My husband is not the tv fan that I am, but is also hooked on this show. Please keep it coming.
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For better ratings, advertise "Damages" in the movie theaters like they did for "Saving Grace". People don't know "Damages" is on. I never would have watched "Saving Grace" if it hadn't been advertised in the theaters. I only began to watch "Damages" as I saw it advertised on TV and Ted Danson was in it. If he isn't coming back I don't know if I'll watch it or not.
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Just because the ratings are low doesn't mean that no one is watching the show. Personally I download it on i-tunes and watch it whenever, wherever and as many times as I want.
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This show keeps me watching just to see what is going to happen but it a bit slow and confusing at times. Glenn and Rose are excellent!
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I like how somebody put it below me: They obviously knew how valuable this show was. While all the critics said that the ratings were too low to get renewed, FX shocks the world and orders 2 new seasons. I know that Nip Tuck and the Shield had seasons extended (shield season 5 was supposed to be 21 episodes which became season 5/6) but I have NEVER heard of them greenlighting 2 entire seasons, especially when they air 13 a year. They have committed to this show, and just hearing that, excites me. Close has done an amazing job, and I would really like to thank FX. This is one of their only recent shows that has great potential to be great....so why the hell is Dirt still on the schedule?
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Yeah! Glenn Close is awesome. I'm sorry she wasn't on the original "L.A. Law." She is so dead-on with her character, she would have made a good 'bad-guy' attorney there.
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I'm not really sure how I feel about Damages. Season 1 felt to me like a few hours of story spread out over far too many episodes. The whole season could have been ended anytime after the first 4 or 5 episodes.

I guess it has potential, but I hope they stop with the absurdly meandering pace.
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This is especially awesome since the finale left us with such a great set up for Season 2. I can't wait.
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Great News!!! I love the show and can't wait for its sophomore season. I thought it would be cancelled due to its ratings. Thanks FX!!
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Damages is one of the best shows on tv. Glad to see that FX has ignored the ratings and has enough faith in the show to renew it for two more seasons.
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a quality show, quality cast - good to see there investing there money and time into a show that will be so much better 2nd season. Looking forward to showdown between close and byrne!
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Yay!! Loved this show. Best new show of the season. I've never been kept guessing for so long.
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Awesome! Damages was the best new show to come out this year.
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V. happy to hear it. It was a fantastic series. Are we getting Damages Season One on DVD or am I pushing my luck?
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love the shows on fx
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I'm so excited to see Damages. But Keeping up with the Kardashians? I'm sorry, but besides the sex tape why is she famous?
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two more seasons? they clearly understood how valuable this show is...
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Damages is one of the best shows around.
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YES!!! This is amazing news! I can't tell you how happy I am for more Damages. Thank you FX!
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