Nip/Tuck

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Nip/Tuck
Nip Tuck intertitle.png
FormatMedical drama
Created byRyan Murphy
StarringDylan Walsh
Julian McMahon
Joely Richardson
John Hensley
Roma Maffia
Kelly Carlson
Jessalyn Gilsig
Bruno Campos
Valerie Cruz
Opening theme"A Perfect Lie" by The Engine Room
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Lyn Greene
Michael M. Robin
Richard Levine
Sean Jablonski
Jennifer Salt
Location(s)Miami, Florida (seasons 1–4)
Hollywood, California (seasons 5–6)[1]
Running time45–50 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s)Stu Segall Productions
Ryan Murphy Productions
The Shephard-Robin Company
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFX
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runJuly 18, 2003 (2003-07-18) – March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03)
External links
Website
 
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Nip/Tuck
Nip Tuck intertitle.png
FormatMedical drama
Created byRyan Murphy
StarringDylan Walsh
Julian McMahon
Joely Richardson
John Hensley
Roma Maffia
Kelly Carlson
Jessalyn Gilsig
Bruno Campos
Valerie Cruz
Opening theme"A Perfect Lie" by The Engine Room
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Lyn Greene
Michael M. Robin
Richard Levine
Sean Jablonski
Jennifer Salt
Location(s)Miami, Florida (seasons 1–4)
Hollywood, California (seasons 5–6)[1]
Running time45–50 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s)Stu Segall Productions
Ryan Murphy Productions
The Shephard-Robin Company
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelFX
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original runJuly 18, 2003 (2003-07-18) – March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03)
External links
Website

Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy; it aired on FX in the United States from July 18, 2003 to March 3, 2010. The series focuses on "McNamara/Troy", a cutting-edge, controversial plastic surgery center—but, particularly its founders: Drs. "Sean McNamara" and "Christian Troy" (portrayed by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon). Each episode featured graphic, partial-depictions of the plastic surgeries of one or more patients (who requested both popular [e.g., breast augmentation] and exotic [e.g., "vaginal rejuvenation"] procedures—as well as removals of obscure skin diseases). Much of the series' drama is derived from the tumultuous personal lives of its main characters (including the doctors' loved ones).

The show premiered on July 22, 2003, and concluded on March 3, 2010, with the 100th episode.[2] While the show was initially set in Miami, at the end of the fourth season it was relocated to Los Angeles and many of the characters have followed along. The show has earned 45 award nominations, winning one Golden Globe and one Emmy Award.[3] Series creator Ryan Murphy has said that the medical cases on the show are "100 percent based on fact".[4]

Overview[edit]

This drama is set in a plastic surgery center, McNamara/Troy, centering around the two doctors who own it. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) is often found having problems at home due to being seduced by beautiful women on a daily basis, and thus tries to keep his family together by patching up the rocky road he and his family are living in. On the other hand, partner Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) uses his charm to bring in potential female candidates and conducts vain business deals, almost never failing and ending up with dozens of women in bed. Sean takes his job seriously; he is often found having to fix some of Christian's clumsy mistakes.

Production[edit]

In its debut season, Nip/Tuck was the highest-rated new series on American basic cable, and the highest rated basic cable series of all time for the 18–49 and 25–54 age demographics. The fifth season premiered on October 30, 2007,[5] though production was affected by the 2007 Writers Strike. Accordingly, the second half of the fifth season was not screened until January 6, 2009 in the U.S. Another 19 episodes were picked up by FX; airing on October 14, 2009. Following a 3-week hiatus for the Christmas holidays, the show resumed in January 2010 and concluded on March 3, 2010 with its 100th episode.[6][7][8] Nip/Tuck filmed its 100th and final episode on June 12, 2009, without creator Ryan Murphy,[9] who was, at the time, in India scouting locations for his film version of the memoir Eat, Pray, Love.

The show inspired the creation of the short-lived plastic surgery reality show Dr. 90210.[10]

Characters and cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

CharacterActorInformation
Sean McNamaraDylan WalshAll Seasons
Christian TroyJulian McMahonAll Seasons
Julia McNamaraJoely RichardsonAll Seasons
Matt McNamaraJohn HensleyAll Seasons
Grace SantiagoValerie CruzSeason 1
Liz CruzRoma MaffiaSeasons 2–6 (Season 1, recurring)
Kimber HenryKelly CarlsonSeasons 3–6 (Seasons 1–2, recurring)
Gina RussoJessalyn GilsigSeason 3 (Seasons 1–2, recurring; 4–5, guest)
Quentin CostaBruno CamposSeason 3 (Season 2, guest)

Major supporting characters[edit]

CharacterActorInformation
Annie McNamaraKelsey BatelaanAll Seasons (recurring)
Wilber TroyJoshua & Josiah HenrySeasons 2, 4–6 (recurring)
Nurse LindaLinda KleinAll Seasons (recurring)

Major recurring characters[edit]

CharacterActorInformation
Escobar GallardoRobert LaSardo(Seasons 1 & 4, recurring; 2,5 & 6 guest)
Mrs. Hedda GrubmanRuth Williamson(Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Dr. Merrill BobolitJoey Slotnick(Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Jude SawyerPhillip Rhys(Season 1, recurring; 2–3, guest)
Megan O'HaraJulie Warner(Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Dr. Erica NoughtonVanessa Redgrave(Seasons 2–3, recurring; 6, guest)
Ava MooreFamke Janssen(Season 2, recurring; 3 & 6, guest)
Adrian MooreSeth Gabel(Season 2, recurring)
Kit McGrawRhona Mitra(Season 3, recurring)
Ariel AldermanBrittany Snow(Season 3, recurring)
Michelle LandauSanaa Lathan(Season 4, recurring)
James LeBeauJacqueline Bisset(Season 4, recurring)
Marlowe SawyerPeter Dinklage(Season 4, recurring)
Dawn BudgeRosie O'Donnell(Seasons 4–5, recurring)
Dr. Mike HamouiMario Lopez(Seasons 4–6, recurring)
Kate TinsleyPaula Marshall(Season 5, recurring)
Aidan StoneBradley Cooper(Season 5, recurring)
Olivia LordPortia de Rossi(Season 5, recurring)
Eden LordAnnaLynne McCord(Season 5, recurring)
Colleen RoseSharon Gless(Season 5, recurring)
Ram PetersJohn Schneider(Season 5, recurring)
Dr Theodora "Teddy" RoweKatee Sackhoff(Seasons 5, recurring)
Dr Theodora "Teddy" RoweRose McGowan(Seasons 6, recurring)
Dr Curtis RyersonGeorge Newbern(Season 6, recurring)
Ramona PerezMelonie Diaz(Season 6, recurring)

Seasons and episodes[edit]

Main crew[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

U.S. television ratings[edit]

Viewer numbers (based on average total viewers per episode) of Nip/Tuck on FX.

SeasonTimeslotSeason PremiereSeason FinaleViewers
Total
(in millions)
Viewers
Age 18–49
(in millions)
DateViewers Total
(in millions)
Viewers
18–49
(in millions)
DateViewers Total
(in millions)
Viewers
18–49
(in millions)
1stTuesday 10:00 PMJuly 22, 20033.7[11]2.0[11]October 21, 20032.99[12]2.1[11]3.25[12]2.2[12]
2ndJune 22, 20043.8[11]2.7[11]October 5, 20045.2[11]3.6[11]3.8[11]2.6[11]
3rdSeptember 20, 20055.3[11]3.7[11]December 20, 20055.7[13]3.9[13]3.9[13]2.7[13]
4thSeptember 5, 20064.8[14]3.4[14]December 12, 20063.38[15]2.38[16]3.92.75[15]
5th – Part IOctober 30, 20074.3[17]3.5February 19, 2008???2.41[18]??????
5th – Part IIJanuary 6, 20093.1[19]2.4[19]March 3, 20093.82.4??????
6thWednesday 10:00PMOctober 14, 20092.9[20]1.9[21]March 3, 20101.8TBDTBDTBD

Nip/Tuck became an instant cable hit from its 2003 series premiere.[citation needed]

For its third season, FX aired Nip/Tuck solely in the fall of 2005, instead of during the summer season like the two years prior. John Landgraf, president of FX, stated that such a move was a "huge risk" since it stacked up "against the full barrage of fall network competition".[13] And despite some criticism on its third season, the story arc involving The Carver attracted even more of an audience to the series than any of the seasons before, reaching its climax in a December 20, 2005 two-hour season finale, entitled Cherry Peck / Quentin Costa, which became the most-watched scripted program in the history of the FX network.[citation needed]

Including Cherry Peck / Quentin Costa, three episodes of Nip/Tuck rank as the three most-watched scripted programs ever on FX.[citation needed] The second season finale, entitled Joan Rivers, which aired on October 5, 2004, drew 5.2 million viewers. It was then eclipsed on September 20, 2005, when the third season premiere, entitled Momma Boone, drew roughly 5.3 million viewers. Exactly three months later on December 20, 2005, the aforementioned third season finale, entitled Cherry Peck / Quentin Costa, drew 5.7 million viewers. Of those 5.7 million viewers, 3.9 million viewers were in the 18–49 age group demographic, "making the finale the No. 1 episode among the key advertising demographic of any cable series in 2005. It's also the largest demographic number for any single telecast in the network's history,"[13][dead link] according to Zap2It.

According to the September 8, 2006 Mediaweek column The Programming Insider, "the fourth season-premiere on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, averaged 4.8 million total viewers and 3.4 million adults 18–49, building over its season three average by 25 percent and 26 percent, respectively. Nip/Tuck's performance among adults 18–49 ranks as basic cable’s top-rated season-premiere in the demo for 2006, as of September 8, 2006."[14]

International broadcasts[edit]

CountryNetwork
 ArgentinaFox
Australia AustraliaShowcase, Nine Network
 AustriaATV+
 BelarusBelarus-1
Belgium Belgium2BE
 BoliviaWarner Channel
Brazil BrazilFox, Fox Life, FX Latin America,
SBT
Bulgaria BulgariaNova Television, Fox Life
Canada CanadaCTV, Series+
 ChileCanal Fox, FX Latin America
 ColombiaWarner Channel FX Latin America Canal Fox
 Costa RicaWarner Channel
 CroatiaRTL Televizija
RTL 2
Cyprus CyprusLTV
Czech Republic Czech RepublicTV Nova
Prima Cool
Denmark DenmarkTV3 Puls
 Dominican RepublicWarner Channel
 EcuadorWarner Channel
 EgyptFox Series
OSN First
 El SalvadorWarner Channel
Estonia EstoniaKanal 11
Finland FinlandMTV3
France FranceM6
Germany GermanyProSieben
sixx
TNT Serie
Greece GreeceStar Channel
 GuatemalaWarner Channel
 HondurasWarner Channel
 Hong KongStar World
Hungary HungaryViasat 3
 IcelandStöð 2
India IndiaZee Café
 IndonesiaTrans7
Republic of Ireland IrelandTG4
Israel IsraelYes Stars Action
Italy ItalyItalia1
Japan JapanFox
 KazakhstanChannel One
 KenyaKenya Television Network
 LatviaTV3, LNT, Channel 2, SET
 LithuaniaLNK
Republic of Macedonia MacedoniaA1
Malaysia MalaysiaStar World
 MexicoCanal Fox, FX
Netherlands NetherlandsNET 5
 New ZealandTV One, Canterbury Television
 NicaraguaWarner Channel
Norway NorwayTVNorge
 PakistanSTAR World India
 PanamaWarner Channel
 ParaguayWarner Channel
 PeruWarner Channel
 PhilippinesJack TV
Studio 23
Poland PolandTVN (Poland)
Portugal PortugalRTP2
Romania RomaniaEuforia TV
Russia RussiaChannel One, CTC
Serbia SerbiaB92
 SingaporeStar World
Slovenia SloveniaKanal A
South Africa South AfricaM-net
Spain SpainFox
3XL
TV3
Sweden SwedenSveriges Television
  SwitzerlandSF zwei
 South KoreaAXN Korea
 TaiwanStar World
 ThailandStar World
Turkey TurkeyCNBC-e
Ukraine Ukraine1+1
Inter
United Arab Emirates United Arab EmiratesFox Series
OSN First
United Kingdom United KingdomFox, Sky Living, Sky1, Channel 4
United States United StatesFX, Logo
 UruguayWarner Channel
 VenezuelaWarner Channel

DVD releases[edit]

TitleRelease dateSpecial features
Region 1Region 2Region 4
The Complete First SeasonJune 15, 2004September 20, 2004October 20, 2004
  • 3 making-of documentaries
    • Giving Drama a Facelife
    • Realistic Expectations: The Practice of Plastic Surgery
    • Are They Real or Fake?: Miraculous Makeup Effects of Nip/Tuck
  • Severed Parts gag reel
  • Cutting room floor deleted scenes
  • A Perfect Lie music video. Teaser trailer.
The Complete Second SeasonAugust 30, 2005May 30, 2005July 13, 2005
  • Cutting room floor: Deleted scenes
  • Featurette: Recurring Pain: Three Woman and Their man.
The Complete Third SeasonAugust 29, 2006May 8, 2006May 2, 2007
  • Severed Parts - unaired scenes
  • 2 featurettes
    • Chasing the Carver
    • The Perfect Look: Set Design.
The Complete Fourth SeasonSeptember 4, 2007August 13, 2007July 2, 2008
  • Cutting Room Floor - unaired scenes
  • Clever casting: The season's guest stars
  • Sizzle: the sexuality of Nip/Tuck.
  • The cutting edge: how real-life dramas are incorporated into the show
  • Severed parts: gag reel
The Complete Fifth SeasonDecember 30, 2008 (part 1)
October 6, 2009 (part 2)
January 18, 2010October 28, 2009
  • Hollywood Hedonism: The Transition from Miami to Hollywood
  • Cutting Room Floor: Unaired scenes
  • Severed parts: gag reel
  • Featurette: The Science of Beauty
The Complete Sixth and Final SeasonJune 8, 2010September 6, 2010February 2, 2011
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette
  • Gag reel
The Complete SeriesNovember 2, 2010N/AN/A
  • Special features from individual season box sets

International adaptation[edit]

In 2013, "Mentiras Perfectas", an adaptation of the series, was made by the Colombian network Caracol TV.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nip/Tuck[dead link]
  2. ^ "Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season". Amazon.com. March 27, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Nip/Tuck at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly[dead link]
  5. ^ "'Nip/Tuck' Creator Cuts New Deal – Murphy stays with FX show, will develop for FOX – Zap2it". Zap2it.com. February 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  6. ^ Berman, Marc. "FX at TCA: More Rescue Me; Original Programming Schedule | Adweek". Mediaweek.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  7. ^ "Breaking News - FX Sets Midseason Lineup". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  8. ^ Beck, Marilyn (2009-04-19). "'Nip/Tuck' Cast Feeling the Pangs of Wrapping up For Good, Kelly Carlson Reflects". National Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  9. ^ "For 'Nip/Tuck', beauty fades". LAtimes.com. June 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  10. ^ "Dr. Robert Ray – The Women in the Life of Dr Robert Rey". Dentalinsurancequotes.org. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "The Futon Critic: NIP/TUCK Season Three Premiere Delivers Beautiful Ratings (Released by FX)". The Futon Critic. September 21, 2005. 
  12. ^ a b c "The Futon Critic: Cable Movies, Series Not Unhinged by Fall Season". The Futon Critic. October 23, 2003. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Zap2It: 'Nip/Tuck' Finale Carves Out Ratings Records for FX". Zap2It. December 21, 2005. 
  14. ^ a b c "Mediaweek: The Programming Insider". Mediaweek. September 8, 2006. 
  15. ^ a b By (December 19, 2006). "'Survivor' finale cooks in ratings – Entertainment News, TV News, Media – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  16. ^ Fitzgerald, Toni. "Media Life Magazine". Medialifemagazine.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  17. ^ "Top 20 Cable TV Show Weekly Nielsen Ratings October 29 – November 4, 2007". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  18. ^ Fitzgerald, Toni. "Media Life Magazine – 'Envelope, Please: Gary Busey for . . .'". Medialifemagazine.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  19. ^ a b "‘Nip/Tuck’ Carves Up Competition in Winter Premiere". TV Week. 2009-07-01. 
  20. ^ "Cable Rating 'Nip/Tuck' returns to 2.92 million and a 1.4 adults 18–49 rating". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  21. ^ "The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make it or Break it sets record for ABC family". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  22. ^ http://entretenimiento.terra.com.co/farandula-y-tv/mentiras-perfectas-asi-sera-la-adaptacion-de-niptuck,8a9fc67f6aff1410VgnVCM3000009af154d0RCRD.html

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