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Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy and broadcast on FX Networks. The show is set at the McNamara/Troy plastic surgery practice, and follows the professional and personal lives of its owners, Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy (played by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon respectively).

The first four seasons of the show were set in Miami, but the characters relocated to Los Angeles for the fifth to seventh seasons. The show aired its seventh and final season premiere on January 6, 2010. The series will conclude with its 100th episode on March 3, 2010.[2][3] The show is known for its graphic depictions of sex, violence and surgical operations


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 he and his wife Julia (Joely Richardson) are experiencing. On the other hand, sex-craving 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, whom 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 is 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.

Created by Ryan Murphy


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 7

No. of episodes 94 (List of episodes)


Location(s) Hollywood, California[1]

Running time 42-65 minutes per episode (season premieres sometimes longer)


Original channel FX

Picture format 480i (SDTV)

720p (HDTV)

Original run

July 22, 2003 (2003-07-22) – March 3, 2010

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert on appearing on Nip/Tuck

Sharon Gless

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Sharon Gless on her villainous guest-starring role on Nip/Tuck

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on the challenges of shooting Ryan Murphy's Nip/Tuck
Elodie Keene on working with the cast of Nip/Tuck
Elodie Keene on directing for Ryan Murphy on the series' Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story before being "banished"

Eryn Krueger Mekash

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Eryn Krueger Mekash on making blood for Nip/Tuck and how changes in camera technology impacted her choices
Eryn Krueger Mekash on how she started working on Nip/Tuck, on the prosthetic work, and working with Ryan Murphy on the show
Eryn Krueger Mekash on using Christien Tinsley's transfer method for aging characters on an episode of Nip/Tuck, and getting nominated for an Emmy for that episode
Eryn Krueger Mekash on having additional responsibilities on the set of Nip/Tuck and eventually becoming a producer on other shows in the Ryan Murphy universe
Eryn Krueger Mekash on intimacy covers for sex scenes on Nip/Tuck
Eryn Krueger Mekash on looks/episodes from Nip/Tuck that she's particularly proud of

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on playing herself on Nip/Tuck and her cosmetic surgery

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