Is Damages Done?

... The latest program to (possibly) get canceled as a direct result of our country's rapidly decreasing collective IQ and rapidly increasing obsession with Jake and Vienna is FX's devastatingly underwatched legal thriller Damages. TV Guide's Matt Roush says "it really is over for Damages" despite no official word from FX (FX told me there has been no decision made yet on bringing the show back for a fourth season). The ratings for the twisty program were pretty abysmal, so this wouldn't be much of a surprise, just another unfortunate result of our national stupidity. [TV Guide]

... Even Academy Award-winner and Penelope Cruz-banger Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) wants to be on Glee. Bardem, who can basically do any project he wants to, is "expected to appear" in the Fox song-and-dance show next season as a rock star who buddies up with Artie. I don't know what sort of sorcery the producers of Glee are pulling to get everyone so darned interested in this show, but I'd like to borrow some to use on that cute girl in Accounting. [EW]

... Former 90210er and Meghan Fox-banger Brian Austin Green may be headed to Desperate Housewives. Green is being courted to play a new Wisteria Lane Lothario who makes the show's cougars hungry for some man-meat. Man, I feel so disgusting after writing that last sentence. Must... clean... filthy... hands... [TV Guide]

... My Boys news: Though Jordana Spiro and Kyle Howard were forced to leave other projects due to contractual obligations to the show, costar and stud muffin Reid Scott has found a part-time job. He'll join Showtime's The Big C as Laura Linney's oncologist. I apologize for not knowing who Scott is banging, but I bet she's pretty smokin' hot. [Deadline Hollywood]

... None of you have written in asking us to provide more coverage of Hannah Montana, so to none of you, here you go! The final season of the Disney hit will feature plenty of guest stars, including Sheryl Crow, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, Ray Liotta, and Kelly Ripa. That begs the question: "When did Ray Liotta sink so low?" [THR]

... One television show is considering dropping a bomb on one of its characters next season. EW's Michael Ausiello has one of his frustratingly fun Blind Items up, and he says an hour-long drama is thinking about giving one of its major characters an HIV-positive diagnosis. Nothing is a done deal, but if it does happen, expect it to be a major talking point when it surfaces. Also, expect several mandatory safe sex PSAs during the whole hubbub. [EW]


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I hope that Damages isn't done it is 1 of the best written shows on TV.
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I truly hope Damages is picked up by another network before its too late. It probably do better on AMC.
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I want Damages to return, although it is a show that will do better in HBO or Showtime with less restraints.
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greeaat now there are idiots making accounts to advertise site that are likely to infect your computer and lead to its eventual ruin
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Bardem is too spanish and suave to play a rock star gleek. He belongs to talented serious award winning directors (*cough* Cohen Brothers *cough*) Glee is about as sexy as a carebear and its not ready for Bardem
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Reid Scott apparently seeing actress Mei Melancon according to my sources.
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Damages wasn't nearly as good as The Shield.
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That was a rather negative post. Feeling depressed? I like Sheryl Crow, though she guest stars on pretty much any show she can I believe. As for some other news, you are just a couple of weeks late.
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I love Damages, but the third season was horrible. From the moment i saw Tom dead in that body bag, i thought that the finale would end badly. What i got, some lowlife degenerate killing him. I hoped Patty or even Ellen, and not that freak, so the season was pretty much dead to me.
Glee keeps getting high profile actors, because it assures them good publicity and the actors are much more popular these days, because of a bunch of stupid kids.
As far as our national stupidity is concerned. Keep watching reality idiots! I am hooked on old shows DVDs. Yeah, I have a life instead of many americans who keep hoping that there will be another show like lost. Face it, it will never be the show like lost anymore. You ll have to stick with cop, ferensics, nurses, and couple of spoiled brats. Oh, and Tim. I wont follow you on twitter!
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if this season would have featured loud mouthed trash in society then damages wudnt have been cancelled
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Sorry for Damages! But Bardem on Glee?? Really? Are FOX people going crazy? I love Glee, but if Bardem guest stars on it, I'll be done watching it, seriously.
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You said it. Damages requires a certain level of intelligence. You must pay attention, you must follow the non linear editing, and for the most, unfortunately, this is too much. I'll be very sad if this show will be canceled, but on the other hand the third season ended with no cliffhangers, so I'll think about it as a trilogy.
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By the way, another possible issue with DAMAGES was that it was on at 11pm through our cable system here. 12am was its encore. Its subsequent repeat on Sunday nights was the same, or actually later at 12am or 1am. As far as I know, it was not online either despite FOX co-partnering on HULU. For many, the show was probably not worth staying up for unless they recorded it, which does not really count in ratings for advertisers.
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Yep, DAMAGES had a great 3rd season and seeing that they're bailing on the 4th season that they already ordered is unfortunate. People just don't want to come home, sit down and think any more than they have to. What a fracking shame.
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Grey's anatomy has got to be the HIV. Its perfect. It involves sex, disease, drama, and the doctors of Seattle Grace can't save the victim. Although, I wouldn't take a broken pinky to that hospital. And who is Jake and is Vienna referring to a person or a place?
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Although i agree that Damages closed things pretty well at the end of Season 3, i still hope they come back for another season. It was a really good show.
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As for Ray Liotte : Didn't you know Hannibal Lecter ate his brain. Really!
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I am a Damages viewer (and loving it), but the season 3 ending seemed to be a closure. I wouldn't be surspised if this was it. It's a shame though.
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I definitely disagree with the commentor that called it a "one-season wonder" as season 3 was just as good and while it was a little off in season 2, the twists in that season still hit hard. I could care less if Lost was doing the same thing, it's not like they invented flashback/flashforwards... And Damages was hardly ever boring.
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*Megan Fox. No "h". That sucks for Damages though. :(
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curse you America, if it were on HBO it would never have been cancelled
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karl nailed it. that is the only reason why i watch fx
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I laughed and I laughed... ;o} Tim Surette for The Soup!
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i blame the youth for damages, their all off watching kardashians and jersey shore:)
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If Damages doesn't come back, I don't think I would mind that much because I loved the way they left things. Also, I loved Season 3 almost as much as 1, but the way events unfolded makes me wonder how they could go on with the story.
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Brian Austin Green on DH that should be interesting.
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I will miss Damages, it was well written, well acted and well produced.
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Man, it seems like everybody wants to be on Glee.
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The point of Damages is not to be balanced but to put a very intense lens on an exceedingly evil profession in an exceedingly evil world full of exceedingly evil people. I think their "flashback" "flashforward" storytelling device is quite ingenious as it makes it sincerely suspenseful. I can think of a show whose entire premise is a flashforward so just because other stories do that, it doesn't make it bad. But really, I had heard that DirectTV was going to produce the fourth season like they are for fourth and fifth season of Friday Night Lights, another show that would have been canceled due to our apathetic attitude towards emotion.
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Love BAG on TSCC; please don't go to Desperate Housewives. You're so much better than that.
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DAMAGES was a one season wonder - The first. After that, it went downhill becoming boring and, to some degree, meandering (the second season seemed to lose focus in the middle). The flash-forward/story telling gimmick got old fast, particularly with LOST doing it also.

Characters had no real positive energy or even humor to help balance it out - The second season in particular. Thankfully, Rose Byrne perked up in the last season, but Glenn Close and everyone else just seemed to go through the motions like she did in the second season. Overall, it was depressing and had characters you came to care less about despite a good cast.

Producers had a good idea they initially ran with, but when picked up for subsequent seasons, it's like they did not know where to go anymore.
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