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 4 starts a new chapter after the Carver (Quentin Costa) and his assistant (Kit McGraw) were revealed in the finale of Season 3.
Pregnant Julia learns that there is something wrong with her unborn child - a fact that she keeps from Sean as long as she can.
Sean wants regain his sense of family, but his relationship with Matt grows more distant. The biological son of Christian, Matt is isolated and moody, and he projects his anger towards those who love him the most.
Conflicted about his love for former model Kimber - a stunning beauty who became an adult video star and director when her attempts at a legitimate acting career failed - as well as about his friendship with Sean, Christian seeks the help of a psychiatrist.
Having been kidnapped by the Carver on her way to the altar with Christian and tortured by her abductor, Kimber made it safely back to Christian, only to reject him and his ideals of beauty and perfection.
Now she seeks comfort and safety through spiritual means, and tries to help Matt do the same.
Often the only voice of reason in an otherwise unpredictable environment, bright and caring anesthesiologist Liz , a confident and outspoken lesbian who has earned the respect of her physician colleagues, is tough on the surface, yet she shows warmth and concern for her patients and for Sean and Christian.
In this season, with Christian's help, Liz searches for and finds romance - with tragic results.
Also, Sean and Christian celebrate a milestone surgery, and Julia sells her half of Spa de la Mer.
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Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 13 Jan 2004 | Finale: 6 Apr 2004 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 27 Apr 2007 | Finale: 20 Jul 2007 | Fridays, 22h00Season 2
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 11 Jan 2005 | Finale: 26 Apr 2005 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Jul 2007 | Finale: 17 Nov 2007 | Saturdays, 23h00Season 3
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, 22h15Season 4
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, 22h15Season 5
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, 22h15Season 6
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