DirecTV Lead-In: 'Damages' Fourth Season To Bow This Summer, Preceded By Earlier Campaigns


DirecTV this January will begin airing the first three seasons of the
drama series Damages in a leadup to the premiere of the Glenn
Close-starrer's fourth season next summer on the satellite service.

Damages, which stars Close in her Emmy Award-winning role as tough lawyer Patti Hughes, debuts uncut and commercial free on DirecTV's 101 channel beginning with its first season on Jan. 5, followed by the show's sophomore season April 6 and  the third season May 25, said DirecTV officials.

The first three seasons of Damages aired on FxX DirecTV this past July acquired exclusive TV rights to the fourth and fifth seasons of the Sony Pictures-produced series.

Over its first three seasons, Damages - which also stars Emmy-nominated actress Rose Byrne -- featured guest appearances from such stars as Ted Danson, William Hurt, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Peter Facinelli, Mario Van Peebles, Marcia Gay Harden, Timothy Olyphant and Campbell Scott.