Nip/Tuck


Nip/Tuck Information

Nip/Tuck is an American drama series created by Ryan Murphy, which aired on FX in the United States between July 18, 2003 and March 3, 2010. The series focuses on McNamara/Troy, a controversial plastic surgery practice, and especially its founders, Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. Each episode involves the plastic surgeries of one or more patients, most of which appear for more popular procedures such as breast lifts as well as more bizarre procedures such as external appearance disease removals that were never as well known before. It also features the tumultuous personal lives of its main cast.

The show began in July 22, 2003, and concluded on March 3, 2010, with the 100th episode. 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. Series creator Ryan Murphy has said that the medical cases on the show are "100 percent based on fact".

Overview

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 every potential female candidates and conducts vain business deals, almost never failing and ending up with dozens of women in bed. While Sean takes his job seriously, he is often found having to fix some of Christian's clumsy mistakes.

Production

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, 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, which began airing on October 14, 2009. After a 3-week hiatus for the Christmas holidays, the show resumed in January 2010 and concluded on March 3, 2010 with its 100th episode. Nip/Tuck filmed its 100th and final episode on June 12, 2009, without creator Ryan Murphy, 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.

Characters and cast

Main article: List of Nip/Tuck characters


Main cast

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

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

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)
Dr Theodora "Teddy" Rowe Rose McGowan (Seasons 6, recurring)
Dr Curtis Ryerson George Newbern (Season 6, recurring)
Ramona Perez Melonie Diaz (Season 6, recurring)

Seasons and episodes

Main article: List of Nip/Tuck episodes

Main crew

  • Michael M. Robin
  • Elodie Keene (10 episodes, 2003"2007)
  • Ryan Murphy (8 episodes, 2003"2006)
  • Charles Haid (8 episodes, 2006"2008)
  • Craig Zisk (6 episodes, 2003"2008)
  • Nelson McCormick (4 episodes, 2003"2006)
  • Richard Levine (4 episodes, 2006"2009)
  • Jamie Babbit (3 episodes, 2003"2004)
  • Greer Shephard (3 episodes, 2004"2005)
  • Sean Jablonski (3 episodes, 2006"2008)
  • Brad Falchuk (3 episodes, 2007"2009)
  • Scott Brazil (2 episodes, 2003"2004)
  • Jeremy Podeswa (2 episodes, 2005)
  • Dirk Craft (2 episodes, 2008"2009)
  • Jennifer Salt (15 episodes, 2003"2009)
  • Sean Jablonski (13 episodes, 2003"2008)
  • Lynnie Greene (3 episodes, 2006"2009)
  • Hank Chilton

Awards and nominations

  • 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 (2008):
    • Nominated " Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Sharon Gless)
    • Nominated " Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Oliver Platt)
  • 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).
  • Golden Globe Awards (2004):
    • Nominated " Best Television Series " Drama
    • Nominated " Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series " Drama (Joely Richardson).
  • 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

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 2.0 October 21, 2003 2.99 2.1 3.25 2.2
2nd June 22, 2004 3.8 2.7 October 5, 2004 5.2 3.6 3.8 2.6
3rd September 20, 2005 5.3 3.7 December 20, 2005 5.7 3.9 3.9 2.7
4th September 5, 2006 4.8 3.4 December 12, 2006 3.38 2.38 3.9 2.75
5th " Part I October 30, 2007 4.3 3.5 February 19, 2008 ??? 2.41 ??? ???
5th " Part II January 6, 2009 3.1 2.4 March 3, 2009 3.8 2.4 ??? ???
6th Wednesday 10:00PM October 14, 2009 2.9 1.9 March 3, 2010 1.8 TBD TBD TBD
Nip/Tuck became an instant cable hit from its 2003 series premiere.

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." And despite some criticism on its third season, like the grade of D+ from Entertainment Weekly, 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.

Including Cherry Peck / Quentin Costa, three episodes of Nip/Tuck rank as the three most-watched scripted programs ever on FX. 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," according to Zap2It.

According to the September 8, 2006 Mediaweek column The Programming Insider, "the fourth season-premiere on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, averaged a stellar 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/Tucks performance among adults 18"49 ranks as basic cable's top-rated season-premiere in the demo for 2006, as of September 8, 2006."

International broadcasts

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