That potential lifeline being floated to address the cost of Damages may not be enough to save the FX drama.
Despite hopes of Sony Pictures Television and satellite service DirecTV sharing the series, insiders say it doesn’t look as though the drama is a good fit for the latter.
DirecTV is performing with its male-skewing lineup including reruns of Oz, Deadwood, Brotherhood, Friday Night Lights and our very own Underbelly. It will add The Wire in July.
Does that mean Damages is a female-skewed show just because it has Glenn Close and Rose Byrne at the front? Apparently.
Variety notes Sony would have to take a substantial license-fee reduction for a fourth season and with potential salary increases for cast and crew it would likely be difficult, though not impossible, to cut costs.
There are also issues with which network might air the show first.
Fingers crossed they work this thing out. The show is gold.