Damages Sets Premiere Date, Teases New Season

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Damages has set a date for its debut on DIRECTV July 13.

Speaking on the unusual arrangement that has the drama solely airing on that satellite provider, series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler released a statement today that reads:

"The opportunity to be on DIRECTV this season allows us to explore another chapter in the lives of Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons, and push the envelope in terms of storytelling and content."

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What will that chapter focus on? Visit our Damages spoilers section for major intel, and consider the following, official synopsis:

The fourth season finds Patty and Ellen embroiled in a wrongful-death suit against a private military contractor, Howard T. Erickson (John Goodman). Erickson has made a fortune supplying the U.S. Government with security forces in Afghanistan and is protected by his connections within the highest echelons of power in Washington, D.C. Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina), a decorated soldier who now works for the security firm, is drawn into the web of intrigue when Ellen and Patty set their sights on his corrupt employer.

Complicating matters is Jerry Boorman (Dylan Baker), a shadowy opportunist with ties to both Erickson and the Middle East who is intimately involved in the season-long conspiracy at the heart of the lawsuit.

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I'm with you. I can't believe Dish did not pick this up. I've been thinking of switching over and wonder what other shows have now switched.


I really don't think this is fare---I have watched Damages for 3 years & have just been waiting for the NEW SEASON---I have Dish Network & now I am told I will not be able to see the 4th. season!!! Do we get answers to our questions??? Dish Networks told me today they are getting LOTS OF CALLS over this ! PLEASE HELP


Will season 4 be for sale in the near future?


For those of us who don't have Direct TV and will not get it just to watch this show, will it be available on another website for watching??? Like, Hulu??


Also the episodes are 1 hour long, with no advertisements in the middle of the show, which means we get an extra 15-20 minutes per episode than usual. Adding 20 minutes to each episode would, pretty much, give them the usual 13 episodes in total of time. So really, there is little different, just more bonus for Damages fans.


@Doug Draper: This season only has 10 episodes. However, it was also renewed for a fifth season. So expect more after this season! :D


Nice, how many episodes are there this season? Also, will episodes be available for Sale at Itunes or Playstation network? thanks


Damages Quotes

Everyone's looking to play an angle.

Patty Hewes

You just wanna arrest Patty Hewes... I want to destroy her.