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Wednesday's Lineup

Just a quick entry today, but it should be noted that "Damages" returns tonight to DirecTV to begin its final season.

"Damages," which stars Glenn Close as a high-powered and ethically challenged attorney, was a terrific show when it debuted on FX. Unfortunately, FX dropped the series after its third season, and while fans of the show caught a break when DirecTV picked the show up, fans like me were left out in the cold because I get cable.

I had hoped that "Damages" would have gotten a "Friday Night Lights"-type deal -- have the episodes air on DirecTV first, then move it to the network -- but alas, that wasn't the case.

Anyway, I'll have to catch up with the series at some point in the future.

WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: Edie Falco turns up on tonight's "Dogs In The City" (CBS, 8 p.m.) I've never watched this show, but my parents enjoy it a lot. Fox airs "So You Think You Can Dance" from 8-10 p.m., while ABC has a new "Final Witness" at 10 p.m.

On cable, there are new episodes of "Royal Pains" and "Necessary Roughness" from 9-11 p.m. on USA, and TNT has a new "Dallas" at 9 p.m.

BBC America continues with its excellent miniseries, "Inside Men," at 10 p.m.

ESPN is broadcasting the ESPYs, hosted by Rob Riggle.

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