DirecTV will launch the fifth and final season of “Damages” on July 11 at 9 PM ET/PT, and to whet our appetites, has released the key art for the new season, which seems to borrow a little bit from “American Horror Story”. Look to the right, and click for a bigger version.
Glenn Close and Rose Byrne return in their respective roles of Patty Hughes and Ellen Parsons, with guest stars Ryan Philippe, John Hannah, Jenna Elfman and Janet McTeer joining them for the final ride.
In other news today:
- FX has ordered new comedy “Legit” to series, the cable network has announced. The scripted comedy from Jim Jeffries and Peter O’Fallon got an order for 13 episodes, and centers on a comedian, Jim (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by his best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve’s brother Billy (D.J. Qualls).
- Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that ABC is currently looking to re-pilot the Rebel Wilson project “Super Fun Night” that CBS chose to pass over back in May. It’ll be conversed from multi-camera to single-camera, for instance, and it’s not yet known who from the cast, besides Wilson, might be returning for the second go-round. It’s about three nerdy female friends, one of them played by Wilson, on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.
- Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly”) has nabbed a guest spot on TBS’ new comedy “Sullivan & Son”, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the story about Steve (Steve Byrne) taking over his family’s Pittsburgh bar, Gardell will play Lyle Winkler, a quirky comic book collector shows interest in a rare edition Steve, is selling.
- Also per the Hollywood Reporter, TLC has ordered a new reality competition series called “Four Houses”, which centers on four homeowners evaluating each other’s houses with their eye at winning $10,000 and a spot in “Better Homes and Gardens” magazine.
- And finally, Lifetime has released two new images of Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler in their respective getups as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the cable network’s upcoming biopic “Liz & Dick”. And this time, they’re even in color. Check them out below, and click for much bigger versions.