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 6 originally aired on M-Net Series from 10 February to 23 June, 2010, on Wednesdays at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 6 premiered on SABC3 on Wednesday 26 October 2011, at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 19 episodes in the sixth and final season.
M-Net Series Repeats
Thursdays: 04h00, 10h00, 16h00
In the Season 6 premiere:
Despite his blossoming relationship with Teddy (guest star Rose McGowan, replacing Katee Sackhoff), Sean is plagued by insomnia.
Christian and Liz engage in bitter divorce proceedings following the revelation that Christian is not suffering from terminal cancer, with a vengeful Liz wanting to take half of everything Christian owns.
Matt reveals to Sean and Christian that he is working as a mime, but it is not long before his newfound talents lead to criminality.
Kimber, after learning how to perform electrolysis therapy via night classes, appeals to become McNamara/Troy's on-site esthetician.
Faced with the economic downturn, Sean and Christian turn to one-time rival plastic surgeon Mike Hamoui (guest star Mario Lopez), who strikes a deal with the doctors in which he pays 10% of his own money to use their surgical suites and help drum up business for the struggling practice, while simultaneously bringing in a new form of client: women seeking vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
Later in the season, Sean and Christian manage to keep McNamara/Troy in business during a difficult economy. Sean marries Teddy, who later fails at her attempt to murder her new husband and his children.
A heartbroken and angry Liz sues Christian for divorce, leaving him in financial dire straits and forcing him to deceive Sean.
After years of maternal torment, Julia frames Erica for drug possession. When Matt's crime spree landed him in prison, Christian barters with authorities for Matt's release and performs cosmetic surgery on a death-row inmate.
Kimber terminates her surprise pregnancy as a condition for marriage to Christian.
The series' final season reveals Sean's decades-long frustration towards Christian as he reflects on their lives as friends and business partners and searches for true meaning in his life.
As a detached Christian and a disillusioned Kimber begin to keep secrets from each other, their marriage yields to the strains of tension, stress and lies.
Liz's personal life falters while her professional life advances.
A matured Matt assumes responsibility for his past actions as he initiates distance from Sean and Christian.
Julia travels to Los Angeles with Annie and Conor and makes a surprising disclosure.
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