Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.

  1. Allen Coulter


  2. Todd A. Kessler


  3. Glenn Kessler


Series Cast

  1. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close

    Patty Hewes

    59 Episodes

  2. Rose Byrne

    Rose Byrne

    Ellen Parsons

    59 Episodes

  3. Ted Danson

    Ted Danson

    Arthur Frobisher,

    39 Episodes

  4. Tate Donovan

    Tate Donovan

    Tom Shayes

    39 Episodes

  5. Anastasia Griffith

    Anastasia Griffith

    Katie Connor,

    14 Episodes

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Last Season


Season 5

2013 | 10 Episodes

Season 5 of Damages premiered on August 29, 2013.

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Status Ended


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  • 16


    Can be aired only from 10:00pm Uhr to 6:00am.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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