Question: What's the latest on a second season of Damages?

Answer: Turns out it's not the done deal I made it out to be two weeks ago. At the time, a very reliable source told me that all parties had reached an agreement on a two-year pickup. That same source now claims FX got cold feet and changed its mind, citing the show's lethargic ratings. A separate Damages insider, however, refutes this, insisting no such agreement was ever in place. The good news? I'm hearing the numbers have been inching upward in recent weeks and the show has a 95 percent shot at seeing a second season. (After that last night's mind-blowing finale, it better see a second season.) This is basically my long-winded way of saying I seriously frakked up.