In a gallant effort to champion some of the nation's most underpaid workers--notably themselves--famous TV stars Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh are leading their Nip/Tuck colleagues in salary negotiations with the FX network.
One would think that Nip/Tuck, a taboo-filled show about two plastic surgeons in body-conscious Miami, would pretty much write itself. Well, the fact is that it doesn't; that duty falls largely on show creator Ryan Murphy.
Nip/Tuck is getting ready for its season-five premiere on October 30, and with it comes a big change--the doctors are moving their practice to Los Angeles.
In preparation for the new season, Murphy held a conference call with a panel of journalists (TV.com among them) to answer questions that may be on their minds.
The greatest change in the show--the move to LA--was a hot topic, and the reasons behind the move were a bit surprising.
"[The decision to move the setting to LA] was really nothing but my own boredom," said Murphy. "I love the idea of [the characters] going from being big fishes in a small pond to ...Read more
FX's Nip/Tuck got off to a good start with its fourth-season premiere Tuesday, drawing 4.8 million total viewers at 10-11:10 p.m.
That was off from the series' 92-minute season-three premiere, which averaged 5.3 million total viewers in September 2005, according to Nielsen Media Research, but up from the first- and second-season premieres of the plastic-surgery drama, which drew 3.7 million and 3.8 million total viewers, respectively.
A repeat airing of the Season 4 debut at 11:10 p.m. drew 1.7 million total viewers.
Among adults 18-49, the 10 p.m. episode delivered 3.4 million viewers, making it the year's top basic-cable season premiere in that demo despite being off from the third-season premiere of 3.7 million adults 18-49.
Nip/Tuck airs in the time slot previously occupied by Rescue ...Read more
In a pilot season full of shows featuring the typical (hot, young lawyers/doctors/high-schoolers!), borrowed (adaptations by the boatload!), and rehashed (J.J. Abrams' X-Files 2.0!), at least one show stood out as a daring unique drama: Ryan Murphy's Pretty Handsome.
Murphy, the brains behind FX's raunchy and gut-wrenching Nip/Tuck, received a pilot order from FX for Pretty Handsome, a show about a man who realizes he is a transsexual and opts for gender-reassignment surgery. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) were assigned the leads, and things were looking up for the controversial show.
But apparently the project has stalled and may be an early casualty of the fall season. The Hollywood Reporter reports that FX passed on the show, costar Christopher Egan has moved on to NBC's Kings, and that Pretty Handsome has hit "the end of the road ...Read more
Nip/Tuck - A disturbingly perfect drama. Be aware that the show description below, synopses of episodes, and the forum are likely to contain spoilers. This drama is set in a south Florida plastic surgery center, McNamara-Troy, centering around the two doctors who own it. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) is having problems at home, trying to keep his family together, trying to patch up the rocky road him and his wife Julia (Joely Richardson) are experiencing. On the other hand, sex-craved Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) uses his charm to bring in potential female candidates and conducts shady business deals, often for the love of money. While Sean takes his job seriously, he often has to fix Christian's mistakes. During the first season, Sean and Christian got mixed up with Escobar Gallardo, a Colombian drug lord who forced the two to do free surgery whenever he wanted them to. Sean's marriage with Julia began to wear thin, and Sean had an affair with a patient named Megan O'Hara. Julia went back to school, but it was interrupted by a miscarriage of a child Sean and Julia were trying to have. Christian learned he is the father of a baby with a woman named Gina, who he met at Sexaholics Anonymous. When the baby was born, we learn that the baby is African-American, and therefore not his. Julia questions Matt's paternity. The second season begins with Sean and Christian both turning 40, and Christian playing father for Wilbur, who Gina is letting him take care of, until Wilbur's real father fights him for custody. Sean and Julia are quite happy together again until Christian's loneliness after Wilbur was taken away from him causes her to reveal that Matt is really his son. The secret ripples and eventually Sean finds out, causing a separation between Sean and Julia. He and Christian find a way to stay friends. A serial rapist named the Carver has been raping victims around Miami, and slices their face, and Sean makes a commitment to fixing their faces. Ava, a life coach for Sean and Julia, forms a sexual relationship with Matt, which is doomed from the beginning due to a wide age gap and Ava's screwed up son Adrian. Seasons three and four have been ordered by FX at 15 episodes each. Season 3 will begin production in June for a September premiere date. Chronological repeats of the show air Sundays at 10pm. Nip/Tuck Theme Song - A Perfect Lie by The Engine Room. (Note: the song does include the words a perfect life, but the song is called A Perfect Lie.moreless