“Damages” Moves From FX To DirecTV

Ratings-addled FX drama Damages has gained a new lease on life on DirecTV.

The legal drama — which stars Glenn Close and Rose Byrne — is moving from FX to DirecTV, the satellite television company said Monday.

New episodes of the series will go into production early next year and will premiere exclusively on DirecTV, the company said. Additionally, DirecTV will have the rights to air previously produced Seasons 1 through 3.

“We’re excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television as we breathe new life into this outstanding drama,” Patty Ishimoto, general manager of The 101 Network and vice president of entertainment for DIRECTV, said in a presser this week. “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, which wrapped its third season in April, will compete for five Emmys next month, including best actress in a drama (Close). It secured a total of four wins in the previous two years.