Nip/Tuck is an American television drama series created by Ryan Murphy and produced by Hands Down Entertainment which reveals the lives of Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy, two plastic surgeons, best friends and business partners who run McNamara/Troy, a South Beach plastic surgery practice (relocated to Los Angeles in Season 5).
The series aired in the USA on FX Networks from 22 July, 2003 to 3 March, 2010. There are 100 hour-long episodes in six seasons.
Nip/Tuck premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Tuesday 13 January 2004, at 21h30. It was moved to DStv's M-Net Series channel for the fifth season (although the fourth season also repeated on M-Net Series). The series later aired on SABC3.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 of Nip/Tuck introduces us to two elite plastic surgeons, based in the body-beautiful Miami.
Dr Christian Troy is arrogant, woman-loving and pleasure-seeking while his business partner, Dr Sean McNamara is the more settled family man.
Holding nothing back, the series focuses on some of the most graphic surgeries and medical situations. But not all happens in the medical practice.
Sean's marriage is in trouble and his wife, Julia, is conflicted in her feelings for Sean and Christian. They also have a rebellious son, Matt, who they find difficult to deal with.
Season 1 also sees Christian meet Kimber, an aspiring actress, who needs her look perfected. Their relationship goes far beyond the professional and she becomes a recurring character in Christian's life.
Christian's love of women and sex also sees him get into some nasty situations, the most notable one being his relationship with Gina, a self-confessed sex-addict, who might be pregnant with Christian's baby.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Jan 2004 | Finale: 6 Apr 2004 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 27 Apr 2007 | Finale: 20 Jul 2007 | Fridays, 22h00
Season 2 (16 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 11 Jan 2005 | Finale: 26 Apr 2005 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Jul 2007 | Finale: 17 Nov 2007 | Saturdays, 23h00
Season 3 (15 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 24 Jan 2006 | Finale: 2 May 2006 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 19 Nov 2008 | Finale: 23 Dec 2008 | Tues-Thurs, 22h15
Season 4 (15 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 30 Jan 2007 | Finale: 8 May 2007 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 26 Sep 2007 | Finale: 2 Jan 2008 | Wednesdays, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 25 Feb 2010 | Finale: 31 Mar 2010 | Tues-Thurs, 22h15
Season 5 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 9 Jan 2008 | Finale: 1 Jul 2009 | Wednesdays, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Nov 2010 | Finale: 13 Dec 2010 | Mon-Thurs, 22h15
Season 6 (19 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 10 Feb 2010 | Finale: 23 Jun 2010 | Wednesdays, 22h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 26 Oct 2011 | Finale: 29 Feb 2012 | Wednesdays, 22h00