Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck is an American serial medical drama television series created by Ryan Murphy that aired on FX in the United States from July 22, 2003, to March 3, 2010. The series, which also incorporates elements of crime drama, black comedy, family drama, satire, and psychological thriller, focuses on "McNamara/Troy", a cutting-edge, controversial plastic surgery center, and follows the personal and professional lives of its founders Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy (portrayed by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon, respectively). Each episode features graphic, partial depictions of the plastic surgeries on one or more patients, as well as developments in the doctors' personal lives. Focus is also given to McNamara/Troy's anesthesiologist Dr. Liz Cruz, Christian's many sexual partners, and Sean's family. With the exception of the pilot, each episode of the series is named after the patient(s) scheduled to receive plastic surgery.

Unlike most medical dramas, Nip/Tuck used serial storytelling and often had story arcs spanning multiple seasons, for example, seasons two and three focused on a serial killer known as The Carver, who often mutilates his victims' faces, leading McNamara/Troy to provide pro bono surgery to the victims.

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 followed along. The show earned 45 award nominations, winning one Golden Globe and one Emmy Award.[3] Series creator Ryan Murphy said that the medical cases on the show are "100 percent based on fact".[4]

Nip/Tuck
Niptucklogo
GenreMedical drama
Serial drama
Created byRyan Murphy
StarringDylan Walsh
Julian McMahon
John Hensley
Joely Richardson
Valerie Cruz
Roma Maffia
Kelly Carlson
Jessalyn Gilsig
Bruno Campos
Opening theme"A Perfect Lie" by The Engine Room
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes100 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Lyn Greene
Greer Shephard
Michael M. Robin
Richard Levine
Sean Jablonski
Jennifer Salt
Production location(s)Miami, Florida (seasons 1–4, settimg only)
Hollywood, California (seasons 5–6)[1]
Running time42–70 minutes
Production company(s)Hands Down Entertainment
Stu Segall Productions
Ryan Murphy Productions
The Shephard-Robin Company
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFX
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 22, 2003 –
March 3, 2010
Chronology
Related showsMentiras perfectas
External links
Website

Overview

The drama is set in a plastic-surgery center, McNamara/Troy, centering on 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 in which his family and he are living. Partner Christian Troy (Julian McMahon), though, 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 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,[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

Main cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6
Dylan Walsh Sean McNamara Main
Julian McMahon Christian Troy Main
John Hensley Matt McNamara Main
Joely Richardson Julia McNamara Main
Valerie Cruz Grace Santiago Main
Roma Maffia Liz Cruz Recurring Main
Kelly Carlson Kimber Henry Recurring Main
Jessalyn Gilsig Gina Russo Recurring Main Special Guest
Bruno Campos Quentin Costa Guest Main

Recurring cast

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

Seasons and episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113July 22, 2003October 21, 2003
216June 22, 2004October 5, 2004
315September 20, 2005December 20, 2005
415September 5, 2006December 12, 2006
52214October 10, 2007February 19, 2008
8January 6, 2009March 3, 2009
619October 14, 2009March 3, 2010

Main crew

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 (Nonprosthetic)
  • 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 (Nonprosthetic)
  • 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 (Nonprosthetic)
  • 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 (Nonprosthetic)

U.S. television ratings

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

Season Time slot 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 10:00 pm October 14, 2009 2.9[20] 1.9[21] March 3, 2010 1.8

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".[13] 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, 2-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. 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 were in the 18–49 age group demographic, "making the finale the number-one 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] 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% and 26%, respectively. Nip/Tuck's performance among adults 18–49 ranks as basic cable’s top-rated season premiere in the demographic for 2006, as of September 8, 2006."[14]

International broadcasts

In Australia, the series aired on Showcase and Nine Network; in Canada on CTV and Series+; in France on M6;[22] in Ireland on TG4; in New Zealand on TV One and Canterbury Television; and in the United Kingdom on Fox, Sky Living, Sky1 and Channel 4.

Home media

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 Melodrama a Facelift
    • 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

In 2013, the Colombian network Caracol TV produced the Spanish language adaptation of the series, titled Mentiras perfectas (Perfect Lies). [23]

References

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  15. ^ a b "'Survivor' finale cooks in ratings – Entertainment News, TV News, Media – Variety". Variety.com. December 19, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
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External links

Carver (Nip/Tuck)

The Carver is a fictional character on the television show Nip/Tuck. Introduced during the second season, he became the primary antagonist of the third season.

Christian Troy

Dr. Christian Troy is a fictional character played by Julian McMahon on the FX Networks series Nip/Tuck. The show revolves around McNamara/Troy, the plastic surgery practice he runs with his business partner and best friend, Sean McNamara.

James S. Levine

James Scott Levine (born 1974) is a composer and member of Remote Control Productions. He has won seven BMI awards and seven ASCAP awards. His credits include the films Running with Scissors, Delta Farce, and The Weather Man, and the television shows Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, and American Horror Story. He has also provided additional music for films such as Madagascar, Pearl Harbor, and Something's Gotta Give.

Julian McMahon

Julian Dana William McMahon (born 27 July 1968) is an Australian actor and model, and the son of a former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon.

McMahon won recognition for his roles in television dramas, in portrayals of Ben Lucini in the Australian soap opera Home and Away (1989–91), as Cole Turner in the American supernatural drama Charmed (2000–03), and Christian Troy in the American medical drama Nip/Tuck (2003–10). He also appeared in films with leading and supporting roles, such as Chasing Sleep (2000) alongside Jeff Daniels, Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four franchise (2005 and 2007), Premonition (2007) starring alongside Sandra Bullock, Red (2010) alongside Bruce Willis, and Bait (2012) alongside Dan Wyllie and Xavier Samuel.

McMahon's work in television, particularly with Nip/Tuck and Charmed garnered him more success. The former series won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. McMahon played the lead role in Nip/Tuck, alongside Dylan Walsh throughout the entire series' run.

List of Nip/Tuck cast members

This is a list of actors who have appeared on the television series Nip/Tuck, no matter how large or small the role.

List of Nip/Tuck characters

This is a list of characters in the American television medical drama series Nip/Tuck. For full character details and histories, see the articles for each character.

List of Nip/Tuck episodes

Nip/Tuck is an American medical drama created by Ryan Murphy, which aired on FX in the United States between 2003 and 2010. The series focuses on "McNamara/Troy", a plastic surgery practice, and follows its founders, Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy (portrayed by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon respectively). Each episode typically involves the cosmetic procedures of one or more patients, and also features the personal and professional lives of its main cast.

The show began in the Summer of 2003, and concluded with the sixth season in Spring 2010. While the show was initially set in Miami, at the end of the fourth season the practice was relocated to Los Angeles and many of the characters have followed. 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.

The series ran for 100 episodes, concluding with the series finale on March 3, 2010. With the exception of the pilot, each episode is named after the character(s) that are scheduled to have plastic surgery.

Liz Cruz (Nip/Tuck)

Dr. Elizabeth Cruz (formerly Troy) is a fictional character in the American television series Nip/Tuck, and is portrayed by Roma Maffia.

Marlowe Sawyer

Marlowe Sawyer is a fictional character in the television series Nip/Tuck. Marlowe Sawyer is portrayed by Peter Dinklage in the television series.

Mentiras perfectas

Mentiras perfectas is a drama television series that premiered on Caracol Televisión on October 28, 2013, and concluded on January 24, 2014. Created by Caracol Televisión in co-production with Warner Bros. Entertainment and Teleamazonas. The series is based on the American drama Nip/Tuck created by Ryan Murphy, and it stars Carolina Gómez, Emmanuel Esparza and Michel Brown.

Nip/Tuck (season 1)

The first season of Nip/Tuck premiered on July 23, 2003 and concluded on October 21, 2003. It consisted of 13 episodes.

Nip/Tuck (season 2)

The second season of Nip/Tuck premiered on June 22, 2004 and concluded on October 5, 2004. It consisted of 16 episodes.

Nip/Tuck (season 3)

The third season of Nip/Tuck premiered on September 20, 2005 and concluded on December 20, 2005. It consisted of 15 episodes.

Nip/Tuck (season 4)

The fourth season of Nip/Tuck premiered on September 9, 2006 and concluded on December 12, 2006. It consisted of 15 episodes.

Nip/Tuck (season 5)

The fifth season of Nip/Tuck premiered on October 30, 2007 and concluded on March 3, 2009. The unusually lengthy interval, for an American series, was a direct result of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The season consisted of 22 episodes.

Nip/Tuck (season 6)

The sixth and final season of Nip/Tuck premiered on October 14, 2009 and concluded on March 3, 2010. Though a seventh season was originally set to air in 2011, the remaining nine episodes were merged into the sixth season.

Ryan Murphy (writer)

Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating/producing a number of successful television series, including the FX medical drama Nip/Tuck (2003–10), the Fox musical comedy-drama Glee (2009–15), the FX anthology series American Horror Story (2011–present), American Crime Story (2016–present), and Feud (2017–present), and the Fox procedural drama 9-1-1 (2018–present). He is also known for directing the 2010 film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love and the 2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, which earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

Sean McNamara (Nip/Tuck)

Dr. Sean McNamara is a fictional character on FX Networks' drama series Nip/Tuck, portrayed by Dylan Walsh. His character opens the show with the trademark catchphrase, "Tell me what you don't like about yourself." His partner, Christian Troy, has been his best friend since attending college together at the University of Miami, which is partly why they went into business together. Sean is portrayed as the more skilled, yet more troubled surgeon, who apparently specializes in craniofacial surgery. He is often plagued by family distresses involving his wife Julia and son Matt. The two also have a daughter, Annie, and a newborn son named Conor.

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