Jenna Elfman, John Hannah join the cast of Damages


Former small-screen comedy queen Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg”) is returning to TV; the actress has signed for a role on the next season of cabler “Damages”, Deadline reports.

Elfman will play an investment bank employee troubled by her company’s conduct. When she approaches Channing McClaren (Ryan Phillippe), the iconoclastic founder of a website devoted to corporate and government transparency, it lays the foundation for the case that will pit Patty Hewes (Close) and Ellen Parsons (Byrne) against each other.

Over at The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve got news on John Hannah (“The Mummy”, “Sliding Doors”) also joining the show next season.

Hannah will play Rutger, McClaren’s loyal adviser and protector whose ability to put out political fires and strong desire to see him succeed make him indisp

The final season of “Damages” airs next Summer.