Turns out that Ausiello's grapevine was ripe when it reported on this five weeks ago. FX has ordered not one more but two new seasons of the critically acclaimed Damages, for a total of 26 episodes. "To be able to tell 26 more hours of mind-blowing stories with Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler is an incredible position to be in," says Jamie Erlicht, Co-President of Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television. "FX has continually shown enormous support for both this show and for Sony, and it's evident in this extended renewal."

As revealed in my Damages "burning questions answered" Q&A with Zelman and the Kesslers, Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan all were originally contracted for six seasons and are definitely on board for Season 2, though the fate of Ted Danson's Frobisher remains in the air.