Season 3 of DAMAGES premieres on January 25 at 10pm on FX. You know what that means, Patty Hewes is back! Now to be honest, I haven't yet had a chance to watch the second season, but thanks to Sony Pictures, I have the Damages: The Complete Second Season (which will be released on January 19th, you can pre-order it on Amazon) ready to be watched so that I can be up to date in time for the premiere. But that doesn't prevent me from sharing some great cast photos and a preview. Check them out below. Source & Preview
Season 3 of Damages will be premiering on January 25, 2010 and several new cast members will be joining the cast (see when your other favorite shows will be returning in 2010). FX has released several photos in anticipation of the season 3 premiere. Damages is a great, dramatic show with solid performances, even if the quality did dip a bit in season 2. If you don't watch it, you still have time to catch up on seasons 1 and 2, before season 3 premieres. Check out the cast photos below. It's all very dark and mysterious. Source & Photos
From TVGuide: Nip/Tuck 's final season will debut in January, kicking off FX's midseason slate of new and returning series, the network announced Tuesday. The final nine episodes of Nip/Tuck will premiere Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10/9c and will air consecutively through the series finale - the 100th episode - on March 3. Melanie Griffith, Joan Rivers, Mario Lopez, Frances Conroy, Donna Mills and Joan Van Ark are among the guest stars. With Nip/Tuck occupying the Wednesday-at-10 spot, critical darling Damages will move to Monday nights. The Emmy-winning drama's third season, comprising 13 episodes, will debut Jan. 25 at 10/9c. FX also has three new series of three different genres on tap. Animated comedy Archer , which had a sneak peek in September, will bow on Thursday, Jan. 14. New drama Justified (formerly known as Lawman), starring Timothy Olyphant will premiere sometime in March, while comedy series Louie , featuring comedian Louie C.K., will launch at an unspecified date in the spring. We have added these dates to our Midseason Premiere Calendar Source
Former "24" co-stars Reiko Aylesworth and Sarah Wynter will reunite on FX's drama series "Damages." Both actresses have signed for recurring roles on the legal thriller's upcoming third season alongside new regulars Martin Short and Campbell Scott. The plot line for the series is being kept under wraps but it is said to center on a financial scheme. Wynter will play a mysterious "security specialist" helping a high-level assistant district attorney (Short) unravel the scam. Aylesworth will play the wife of Scott's character, who is tied to the scandal. Wynter and Aylesworth appeared together on Season 2 of "24." Aylesworth spent two more seasons on "24" and also recurred on NBC's "ER" and ABC's "Lost." Wynter is coming back from a hiatus following the birth of her son.
Former 24 star Reiko Aylesworth has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming third season of Damages , TVGuide.com has confirmed. Aylesworth, who most recently played a 1970s Dharma Initiative member on Lost's time-tipping fifth season, joins a guest cast that includes Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine. No details on her role have been released. Aylesworth's casting was first reported by EW's Michael Ausiello. Production is under way on Damages' third season, which is set for a January 2010 debut. What do you hope to see from Aylesworth's character? Source Here
The 61st Annual Emmy Awards have wrapped up, and if we may say so, Neil Patrick Harris did a bang-up job as host! The show was a vast improvement over last year's; we really enjoyed it. Check out all of the major winners here: DRAMA Outstanding Drama Series Mad Men Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Cherry Jones, 24 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Michael Emerson, Lost Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, "Meditations in an Emergency," Mad Men Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Rod Holcomb, "And in the End," ER COMEDY Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Toni Collette as Tara Gregson in The United States of Tara Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock width-175px/> Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Matt Hubbard, "Reunion," 30 Rock Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Jeffery Blitz, "Stress Relief," The Office VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Outstanding Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Series Bruce Gowers, American Idol MINISERIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIE Outstanding Miniseries Little Dorrit (PBS) Outstanding Made for TV Movie Grey Gardens (HBO) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens (HBO) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries of Movie Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm (HBO) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of Movie Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida in House of Saddam (HBO) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of Movie Ken Howard as Phelan Beale in Grey Gardens (HBO) Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Andrew Davies, Little Dorrit (PBS) Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Dearbhla Walsh, Little Dorrit (PBS) REALITY TV Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Amazing Race Outstanding Host For A Reality or a Reality-Competition Program Jeff Probst, Survivor What did you think of this year's show and winners? What were the biggest surprises?
Campbell Scott has been cast for the upcoming third season of Damages , TVGuide.com has confirmed. Scott ( Six Degrees , Royal Pains ) will be a series regular, but details about his character and impact on the season are still under lock and key. Production on the new season is set to begin in late September, and the show will premiere in January 2010. Since we don't know details, let's speculate! Scott could play a new client or past friend of Patty's, or of course, a Ted Danson-esque baddie. What if he were Ellen's new boss? If we know Damages, he could be any combination thereof. What type of character do you hope Scott will play? Source Here
* Pedro (8 pm/ET MTV ) No Real World alum has had a more lasting impact than San Francisco cast member Pedro Zamora (1972-94), one of the first openly gay HIV-positive men to appear on national television. After being diagnosed with the disease at age 17, he dedicated the rest of his entirely too-short life raising AIDS awareness among young people. This touching biographical docudrama chronicles the extraordinary life of the man who helped humanize the disease and vowed to "keep the cameras going every step of the way, no matter how bad it gets." * I Get That a Lot (8 pm/ET CBS) This just in: Jeff Probst quits Survivor to work at a supermarket, while Heidi Klum indulges a lifelong desire to sell pizza. Psych! CBS punks viewers with an April Fool's Day special that convinces citizens that the celebs they have come across doing regular jobs behind the counter are just really good look-alikes. Ice-T selling shoes? Now that's funny. * Damages (10 pm/ET FX ) This is the season finale, so expect resolutions. Some, anyhow. For starters, FX is promising an "explosive conclusion" to Ellen's quest for revenge against Patty. We know that Patty will be back next season, as will Ellen, presumably. (You don't think that Wes will actually kill her, do you?) So what does the blurb mean? Then there's the UNR case. Will Patty nail Kendrick? And who'll pay for Christine Purcell's murder? Kendrick had a hand in that, too. Swell guy, isn't he? * Reno 911! (10:30 pm/ET Comedy Central) Last season's cliffhanger explosion was not the department's finest hour, so one can forgive Jim's reluctance to address it head-on in tonight's sixth-season premiere. But we do get to meet two new officers: by-the-book sergeant Jack Declan (Ian Roberts); and Dep. Franky Rizzo (Joe Lo Truglio), who goes on a stakeout with Jones and makes it hard to figure out which side of the law he's on. Meanwhile, Jim and Raineesha confront a terminated employee (Jonah Hill) who won't leave his job. * Life on Mars (10:02 pm/ET ABC) Should I stay or should I go? In the series finale of this acclaimed ensemble drama, a mysterious caller offers Sam a way to return to 2008. All he has to do is perform three simple tasks. But Sam is confused by his circumstances and wonders whether he even wants to go back now. Source here
Tonight, Damages concludes its sophomore season with an explosive 90-minute finale that promises to shed light on Ellen's season long quest for revenge. There were a lot of intriguing things that happened all season, but according to series co-creator Glenn Kessler, fans can expect more mayhem as the season comes to a close. "There's gonna be some major, major upheaval in Patty's life, and Ellen has some coming in her life as well," co-creator Glenn Kessler told TV Guide. "The ground is going to shift considerably. Many of the things we've proposed throughout the season certainly do get knotted up, and these women end the season on very different ground than they started." To quickly sum up season 2, Damages kicked off with Ellen (Rose Byrne) shooting at an unknown character. And just like the first season, the plot was once again told in long-form flashbacks to six months earlier when Ellen started working as an informant for the FBI. Convinced that Patty (Glenn Close) was the mastermind in a plot to kill her, Ellen assisted the FBI in their criminal investigation of Patty and the firm, while Patty was busy with a mystery involving Daniel Purcell (William Hurt), a man from her past. As the season unraveled, Frobisher (Ted Danson) returned as a plaintiff against Daniel's firm Ultima National Resources for Patty, Ellen proved that she'll do whatever it takes to take down Patty while Tom (Tate Donovan) was eventually fired for letting Patty down. In tonight's season ender called Look What He Dug up This Time, Daniel Purcell re-enters Patty's life, consequently driving Patty to go to the extremes to win her case against UNR. Meanwhile, Ellen urges the FBI to drastically change their approach in the investigation. Don't forget to catch Damages' explosive season finale tonight on FX. Source here
Damages fans have been slowly putting together the pieces of Ellen's hostage-at-gunpoint flash-forward all season, and when the final piece falls into place, big changes are coming. "There's gonna be some major, major upheaval in Patty's life, and Ellen has some coming in her life as well," cocreator Glenn Kessler says. "The ground is going to shift considerably. Many of the things we've proposed throughout the season certainly do get knotted up, and these women end the season on very different ground than they started." But Kessler doesn't get to just write the twists and turns heading Ellen's way - he literally plays a role in them as FBI Special Agent L.J. Werner. Along with his partner Agent Randall Harrison (Mario Van Peebles), Werner has been working Ellen as an informant against her boss. But Patty may not be the only one with secrets to uncover. For weeks, we've seen Werner and his partner repeatedly interrupted by inopportune phone calls from Werner's wife. But Kessler says those phone calls are much more than just a running gag. "As in much of Damages, nothing is what it seems," Kessler says. "In [Wednesday's] episode, the audience gets some answers as to what Agent Werner is actually up to and what his situation with his wife really is. That event kind of blows up, and it totally sends the season in a new direction." The season has already had its share of jolts - none more shocking than the death of Hewes and Associates' mascot Uncle Pete. But the decision to send Uncle Pete to the morgue was not taken lightly. "It was of great debate," Kessler says. "In terms of storytelling, he was a character that allowed us to get some insight into Patty, someone who was her one true confidante. Despite her protestations to trust no one, it certainly seemed like she trusted Uncle Pete. That's a big piece of the puzzle to lose as storytellers. "But it was a funny thing to us," Kessler says of the fan reaction to Pete's death. "He's done some horrible things - he set up the dog's death in the pilot and is responsible for carrying out the hit on Ellen. And yet people felt badly that he was caught up in the FBI plot and was a casualty of it all. He evoked sympathy, which is terrific." So will setbacks like Pete's death and Werner's personal issues be the final nail in the coffin of the FBI's rapidly dying case against Patty? "Patty's so well insulated," Kessler says. "The FBI thought they had this laundry list of evidence against her, but it turns out their case isn't as strong as they thought. But as the season ends, you'll see that what they're up to is a little more murky and nefarious than we originally thought." Source here