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 3 premiered on SABC3 on Wednesday 19 November 2008, at 22h15. New episodes aired on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the same time. There are 15 episodes in the third season.
Season 3 continues with the vicarious lives of Miami plastic surgeons Dr Sean McNamara and Dr Christian Troy.
Christian is still reeling from his attack and Sean reassesses how he wants to practice medicine. Both these developments threaten the future of the practice. Sean is forced to hire a new surgeon, Dr Quentin Costa. Though it seems that the new doctor comes with more problems than solutions.
Christian reconsiders his relationship with Kimber and realises that he might love her. Though his involvement with carver-case detective, Kit McGraw tells another story.
The Carver steps up his attacks and everyone is regarded as a suspect.
Julia decides to open a spa catering for recuperating surgery patients and gets into partnership with Gina.
Matt goes off the deep-end after finding out that that his parents and Christian interfered in his relationship with Ava and he hears some disturbing news about Ava.
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