For a long time, it looked like we have to say goodbye to Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons, but now we know that this goodbye is at least almost two years away.
DirecTV has announced that after long negotiations, it has finally picked up the legal drama. But not just for one seasons, for two. Each will consist of 10 episodes.
But unless "Friday Night Lights", which was aired on DirecTV and then on NBC, "Damages" will air exclusively on DirecTV. The cable network has also acquired the rights to repeats of the first three seasons.
"We're excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television as we breathe new life into this outstanding drama," said Patty Ishimoto, general manager of The 101 Network and vice president of entertainment for DIRECTV. "It's a win for our customers because only they will be able to see these new episodes and another great step forward for DIRECTV as we continue to build our growing portfolio of exclusive, award winning programming."
"DAMAGES is simply one of the best shows on television, and we're grateful to DIRECTV for the opportunity to produce more episodes of this groundbreaking show," said Jamie Erlicht, president, programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.
"We're thrilled to have a new home for the show and our team of award-winning writers, producers and actors will not only maintain that standard of excellence, but deliver our best seasons yet," added Zack Van Amburg, president, programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.
"FX was very proud to have developed one of the best scripted series on television, but, in order to have a future, the show needed DIRECTV and we are thrilled they stepped in," said John Landgraf, President & General Manager, FX Networks, who also heads FX Productions. "Sony Pictures Television is a great production partner and we at FX Productions are excited for these next two seasons."