Nip/Tuck

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Nip/Tuck
Nip Tuck intertitle.png
Format Medical drama
Created by Ryan Murphy
Starring Dylan 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 origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 100 (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 time 45–50 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) Stu Segall Productions
Ryan Murphy Productions
The Shephard-Robin Company
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original run July 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 plastic surgery reality show Dr. 90210.[10]

Characters and cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Character Actor Information
Sean McNamara Dylan Walsh All Seasons
Christian Troy Julian McMahon All Seasons
Julia McNamara Joely Richardson All Seasons
Matt McNamara John Hensley All Seasons
Grace Santiago Valerie Cruz Season 1
Liz Cruz Roma Maffia Seasons 2–6 (Season 1, recurring)
Kimber Henry Kelly Carlson Seasons 3–6 (Seasons 1–2, recurring)
Gina Russo Jessalyn Gilsig Season 3 (Seasons 1–2, recurring; 4–5, guest)
Quentin Costa Bruno Campos Season 3 (Season 2, guest)

Major supporting characters[edit]

Character Actor Information
Annie McNamara Kelsey Batelaan All Seasons (recurring)
Wilber Troy Joshua & Josiah Henry Seasons 2, 4–6 (recurring)
Nurse Linda Linda Klein All Seasons (recurring)

Major recurring characters[edit]

Character Actor Information
Escobar Gallardo Robert LaSardo (Seasons 1 & 4, recurring; 2,5 & 6 guest)
Mrs. Hedda Grubman Ruth Williamson (Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Dr. Merrill Bobolit Joey Slotnick (Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Jude Sawyer Phillip Rhys (Season 1, recurring; 2–3, guest)
Megan O'Hara Julie Warner (Season 1, recurring; 2 & 4, guest)
Dr. Erica Noughton Vanessa Redgrave (Seasons 2–3, recurring; 6, guest)
Ava Moore Famke Janssen (Season 2, recurring; 3 & 6, guest)
Adrian Moore Seth Gabel (Season 2, recurring)
Kit McGraw Rhona Mitra (Season 3, recurring)
Ariel Alderman Brittany Snow (Season 3, recurring)
Michelle Landau Sanaa Lathan (Season 4, recurring)
James LeBeau Jacqueline Bisset (Season 4, recurring)
Marlowe Sawyer Peter Dinklage (Season 4, recurring)
Dawn Budge Rosie O'Donnell (Seasons 4–5, recurring)
Dr. Mike Hamoui Mario Lopez (Seasons 4–6, recurring)
Kate Tinsley Paula Marshall (Season 5, recurring)
Aidan Stone Bradley Cooper (Season 5, recurring)
Olivia Lord Portia de Rossi (Season 5, recurring)
Eden Lord AnnaLynne McCord (Season 5, recurring)
Colleen Rose Sharon Gless (Season 5, recurring)
Ram Peters John Schneider (Season 5, recurring)
Dr Theodora "Teddy" Rowe Katee Sackhoff (Seasons 5, recurring)
Rose McGowan (Seasons 6, recurring)
Dr Curtis Ryerson George Newbern (Season 6, recurring)
Ramona Perez Melonie Diaz (Season 6, recurring)

Seasons and episodes[edit]

Main crew[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Emmy Awards (2010):
    • Nominated – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Emmy Awards (2009):
    • Nominated – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
    • Nominated – Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic).
  • Emmy Awards (2007):
    • Nominated – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Emmy Awards (2006):
    • Nominated – Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
    • Nominated – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
    • Nominated – Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic).
  • Golden Globe Awards (2005):
    • Won – Best Television Series – Drama.
    • Nominated – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Julian McMahon)
    • Nominated – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Joely Richardson).
  • Emmy Awards (2005):
    • Nominated – Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
    • Nominated – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jill Clayburgh)
    • Nominated – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
    • Nominated – Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic).
  • Emmy Awards (2004):
    • Won – Outstanding Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Prosthetic).
    • Nominated – Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
    • Nominated – Outstanding Main Title Design
    • Nominated – Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
    • Nominated – Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic).

U.S. television ratings[edit]

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

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale Viewers
Total
(in millions)
Viewers
Age 18–49
(in millions)
Date Viewers Total
(in millions)
Viewers
18–49
(in millions)
Date Viewers Total
(in millions)
Viewers
18–49
(in millions)
1st Tuesday 10:00 PM July 22, 2003 3.7[11] 2.0[11] October 21, 2003 2.99[12] 2.1[11] 3.25[12] 2.2[12]
2nd June 22, 2004 3.8[11] 2.7[11] October 5, 2004 5.2[11] 3.6[11] 3.8[11] 2.6[11]
3rd September 20, 2005 5.3[11] 3.7[11] December 20, 2005 5.7[13] 3.9[13] 3.9[13] 2.7[13]
4th September 5, 2006 4.8[14] 3.4[14] December 12, 2006 3.38[15] 2.38[16] 3.9 2.75[15]
5th – Part I October 30, 2007 4.3[17] 3.5 February 19, 2008 ??? 2.41[18] ??? ???
5th – Part II January 6, 2009 3.1[19] 2.4[19] March 3, 2009 3.8 2.4 ??? ???
6th Wednesday 10:00PM October 14, 2009 2.9[20] 1.9[21] March 3, 2010 1.8 TBD TBD TBD

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]

Country Network
 Argentina Fox
Australia Australia Showcase, Nine Network
 Austria ATV+
 Belarus Belarus-1
Belgium Belgium 2BE
 Bolivia Warner Channel
Brazil Brazil Fox, Fox Life, FX Latin America,
SBT
Bulgaria Bulgaria Nova Television, Fox Life
Canada Canada CTV, Series+
 Chile Canal Fox, FX Latin America
 Colombia Warner Channel FX Latin America Canal Fox
 Costa Rica Warner Channel
 Croatia RTL Televizija
RTL 2
Cyprus Cyprus LTV
Czech Republic Czech Republic TV Nova
Prima Cool
Denmark Denmark TV3 Puls
 Dominican Republic Warner Channel
 Ecuador Warner Channel
 Egypt Fox Series
OSN First
 El Salvador Warner Channel
Estonia Estonia Kanal 11
Finland Finland MTV3
France France M6
Germany Germany ProSieben
sixx
TNT Serie
Greece Greece Star Channel
 Guatemala Warner Channel
 Honduras Warner Channel
 Hong Kong Star World
Hungary Hungary Viasat 3
 Iceland Stöð 2
India India Zee Café
 Indonesia Trans7
Republic of Ireland Ireland TG4
Israel Israel Yes Stars Action
Italy Italy Italia1
Japan Japan Fox
 Kazakhstan Channel One
 Kenya Kenya Television Network
 Latvia TV3, LNT, Channel 2, SET
 Lithuania LNK
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia A1
Malaysia Malaysia Star World
 Mexico Canal Fox, FX
Netherlands Netherlands NET 5
 New Zealand TV One, Canterbury Television
 Nicaragua Warner Channel
Norway Norway TVNorge
 Pakistan STAR World India
 Panama Warner Channel
 Paraguay Warner Channel
 Peru Warner Channel
 Philippines Jack TV
Studio 23
Poland Poland TVN (Poland)
Portugal Portugal RTP2
Romania Romania Euforia TV
Russia Russia Channel One, CTC
Serbia Serbia B92
 Singapore Star World
Slovenia Slovenia Kanal A
South Africa South Africa M-net
Spain Spain Fox
3XL
TV3
Sweden Sweden Sveriges Television
  Switzerland SF zwei
 South Korea AXN Korea
 Taiwan Star World
 Thailand Star World
Turkey Turkey CNBC-e
Ukraine Ukraine 1+1
Inter
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Fox Series
OSN First
United Kingdom United Kingdom Fox, Sky Living, Sky1, Channel 4
United States United States FX, Logo
 Uruguay Warner Channel
 Venezuela Warner Channel

DVD releases[edit]

Title Release date Special features
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season June 15, 2004 September 20, 2004 October 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 Season August 30, 2005 May 30, 2005 July 13, 2005
  • Cutting room floor: Deleted scenes
  • Featurette: Recurring Pain: Three Woman and Their man.
The Complete Third Season August 29, 2006 May 8, 2006 May 2, 2007
  • Severed Parts - unaired scenes
  • 2 featurettes
    • Chasing the Carver
    • The Perfect Look: Set Design.
The Complete Fourth Season September 4, 2007 August 13, 2007 July 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 Season December 30, 2008 (part 1)
October 6, 2009 (part 2)
January 18, 2010 October 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 Season June 8, 2010 September 6, 2010 February 2, 2011
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette
  • Gag reel
The Complete Series November 2, 2010 N/A N/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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