Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nip/Tuck: Season 5 Episode 1 Air Date(s)

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10:00PM EST please check your local listings


It's now official: Gary Levin of USATODAY reports from the Television Critics Association Tour, the start date for Nip/Tuck Season 5 is Tuesday October 23, 2007

i have two sources for the Nip/Tuck Season 5 episode 1 airdate. i was torn as to whether or not i should post either, both or neither. Because both sources are ones i trust, i decided to post the information i have, and if that information needs updating i will post as needed. lists Tuesday 10~23~07 as the Season 5 episode 1 airdate.

my other source is via a Nip/Tuck forum. It lists the Nip/Tuck Season 5 episode 1 airdate as Tuesday 10~30~07.

Meanwhile, i'll continue to scope out any info i can. Stay tuned...

Well kids, as you can see from the strikethroughs above, we have at last come full circle to accuracy. My source at Nip/Tuck Forum turned out to be correct---how could i have ever thought otherwise. We now have the absolutely final "official" word on the start date for Nip/Tuck season 5 from none other than it's creator Ryan Murphy: "It is officially now Oct. 30."

Come'n get it! FX' Promo for Nip/Tuck Season 5

Thanks to niptuckfrance at YouTube

Thanks to perfectlient at YouTube

sookie's spoiler alert

Laura Saltman of Access Hollywood
On The New Set Of Nip/Tuck Access Hollywood's Laura Saltman Interviews Julian McMahon

Is it October Yet? Murphy has lots of nice surprizes {and a few naughty ones too ;-)}for Nip/Tuck fans

At FX’s TCA session, Murphy said, “I feel we did things that are now being copied elsewhere, which I take great pride in." With the drama about two randy plastic surgeons, Murphy said he has pushed boundaries and explored “things in our society that are a little bit taboo. We’ve always done that. We’ve always been upfront about it and we try not to be gratuitous about it.” “The show is still as sexy as it’s ever been,” he added.
~ Linda Moss -- Multichannel News

"I think we have to notch up our kink level a little bit" ~ Julian McMahon

"McMahon convinced the director to change a scene in which he was supposed to be doing push-ups in his underwear in his bathroom to exercising on the deck in the buff." ~ Maria Elena Fernandez L.A.TimesBlogs

© Reuters 2007 TCA Tour
"We wanted to explore the theme of L.A., which is people who come to this city as I did, come to sort of reinvent themselves and go after their dreams," creator Ryan Murphy said at the television critics press tour in Hollywood. The move from Miami will invigorate the series about plastic surgery and self-image. It will also change the balance of power between Dylan Walsh's Dr. Sean McNamara and Julian McMahon's Dr. Christian Troy, as they become small fish in a big pond. ~ Joel Brown MeeVee

Bradley Cooper and Oliver Platt as part of a "show-within-a-show" subplot that finds Christian and Sean being hired as medical consultants for a TV series about, what else, plastic surgeons.

Murphy describes the fictional "Hearts & Scalpels" as "the worst medical show that has ever been made. It is run by Oliver Platt, who plays me — in a weird way." Alias' Cooper plays the show's lead, "the world's biggest cad/plastic surgeon." (Sound familiar?) Murphy says the fictional show "is kind of like Nip/Tuck, and not. What happens is that it's so bad that they hire our guys to be the medical advisers, which is fun" and it allows Nip/Tuck to satirize itself. "The show has always been a satire, and I think moving it to L.A. [is] even more so."

~ TVGuide Editor's Blogs: Roush Dispatch

The lead characters' relationship is also being turned upside down. Sean, who has been in a mid-life crisis since adolescence, preceeded his partner west and is established and thriving. Christian, who is used to being the dominant personality in any setting, finds himself trying to start over in a challenging environment. "In Los Angeles, he's running against a bunch of people, who are doing things better than he does. They're just as charming and better looking." ~ Tom Jicha Sun-Sentinel TVPlus

© Reuters 2007 TCA
"I don't think this show is kinky enough so, I'm kind of trying to push for that kind of stuff consistently. For example, I did this thing yesterday that was scripted to do in my bathing suit---pushups in the bathroom---and then I answer a phone call; I decided to do them on the deck naked. I just want to push things further. I feel like when we started on the show, we were pretty explicit and out there, and it maintained that to a certain extent, but now I feel like we have to reinvigorate that a little bit. I think that all the characters have always had a fighting spirit inside of them. There's some fantastic places that we go to eventually, and there's some things that Christian does that go way beyond anything he's done on the show so far." ~ Julian McMahon [Nip/Tuck's Doctor Christian Troy] on Season 5

sookie Thanks C_J and Ahroyo for their assists on the TCA items XXXOOO

sookie's spoiler alert

Saturday 6~16~07:
"Season five picks up around six months after season four. Monday we start shooting...private rehearsal at 6:30 a.m. First scene up belongs to Sean and Christian. The first episode has so many guest stars it's insane. But not all of them are famous people. This year, I will be sprinkling in just really good actors (ala Mrs. Grubman and Escobar) so the show doesn't become The Love Boat."

"Also yesterday did a notes call for Episode Four of this year, which the network proclaimed the "most shocking" we've ever done. I was surprised at that. Nothing shocks me anymore, except bad manners. As for Kimber, she sinks to new lows, which is where I love her to be. There is nothing better than a Kimber/Christian scene in which he takes her to task for being a wanton woman."
~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Monday 6~18~07:
"Here's the writing and directing order of the first eight:
ONE: written by Ryan Murphy, Directed by Charlie Haid.
TWO: written by Ryan Murphy, Directed by Charlie Haid.
THREE: Written by Lyn Greene and Richard Levine, Directed by Richard Levine.
FOUR: Written by Jennifer Salt, Directed by Charlie Haid.
FIVE: Written and Directed by Sean Jablonski.
SIX: Written by Hank Chilton, Directed by Charlie Haid.
SEVEN: Written and Directed by Brad Falchuk.
EIGHT: Written by Lyn and Richard, Directed by Elodie Keene." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Season 5 Episode 2: Joyce and Sharon Monroe "HERE'S THE SCOOP: Joyce and Sharon Monroe are competing Marilyn Monroe impersonators (in no way related) who work outside Grauman's Chinese and make their living getting tips by acting out famous Mailyn Monroe moments. When one gets plastic surgery to out Marilyn the other, it's war...with Sean and Christian sexily caught in the middle..." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Bradley Cooper
Monday 6~18~07:
"Bradley Cooper shot his first scene today, and the cast and crew and the boys loved him. He is very funny and charming, and a great addition. Even though he and Julian play arch enemies in the show, they had a ball together, with much great ad libbing, which I always loved." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Saturday 6~23~07:
"Nurse Linda, the beloved one, appears in Episode One. She just followed the gang to LA, to roll her eyes and judge their exploits. Julia (Joely) returns full force in Episode Two, and from then on."

"Christian's bedroom this year is equally stunning. I think I mentioned the outdoor stainless steel hot-tub, but I think I neglected to mention his bedcovering this year is...fur (yes, of course it's fake. But it does have a delicious sexual caveman sex vibe to it)." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Tuesday 6~26~07:
"Just got back from a delightful dinner with Ms. Kelly Carlson, aka Miss Kimber. She is a delight, so nice and beautiful. I told her all about Kimber's shocking arc this year, and we had a ball planning it all out...down to the nail polish. During the dinner, I discovered we both are obsessed with the late, great Sharon Tate (actress and Manson victim), so you just know Kimber's look this year will be influenced by Sharon. Check her out in "Valley of the Dolls." Taken too soon." ~ Nip/Tuck creator, Ryan Murphy

Sunday: 7~15~07 "All I will say about Ms. Kimber is that a) the baby is really Matt's and b) it's turning into the greatest bitch part EVER. Kelly and I both love it." ~ Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy

Thursday: 7~19~07 Party At The Santa Monica Pier William Keck USAToday

Nip/Tuck's Kelly Carlson was there and said that next week she'll be shooting the new season's third episode, in which her character, Kimber, relocates to Los Angeles to join the docs. "There's kind of an emergency, and she and Matt are in big trouble," she teased. "It relates to a current epidemic in the United States right now."

Roma Maffia also relocates her character, lesbian nurse Liz, who will find a new hot lover to be played by a famous actress. "All I'm going to say is you're going to see some gams and some arm, baby," Maffia said with a laugh.

More Nip/Tuck S5 On-Set Goodies

Tuesday: 7~24~07[Arrrghhh!] i have an ever increasing love-hate feeling toward "mainstream" infotainment media i.e. E!News, and Access Hollywood. They usually have excellent video, but they do not make it easy to [you'll pardon the expression] access. i have the skills to decifer javascript, HTML, flash, etc. and i ALWAYS CREDIT MY SOURCES when availing myself to video, but the aforementioned gossip goliaths make it [no pun intended] virtually impossible to embed. To make matters more exasperating, when it becomes clear that embedding is not a possibility, the back-up strategy of giving a link to the page itself is frustrating at best and futile at worst, because the info on the page invariably is moved to a different URL, and often the search term that took you to the item(s) in question is invalidated as a result of the URL change. Anywho...E!News' The Vine had great N/T S5 on-set goodies. For what it's worth here's the URL E!News' The Vine Nip/Tuck Set Visit [please wait for E!'s sponsor's ad to run before the video loads]

In case that link has been moved, here's the alternate route: E!News Home When you get there, in the search box on the top right of the screen enter Nip/Tuck it will direct you to another page. When you get there under the videos heading click on E!News' Nip/Tuck Set Visit. You will not be taken directly to the video, you have to again enter Nip/Tuck in The Vine search box. Then scroll again to E!News' Nip/Tuck Set Visit.

Here are a few scans courtesy of one of my board admin buds at Thanks Sue, you're a doll.

sookie's spoiler alert

Wednesday 8~1~07:
"Answers to many questions:

1) The Villain. Yes, I said this. They are among my favorite to write. This year's villain is quite spectacular, and will first appear in episode three...and then in every episode on through 14. What she does is not to be believed. She will be the character you love to hate (shades of Ava...? And no, it's NOT Ava).

2) Sean will not be a baddie, nor will he change permanent places with Christian.

3) Just finished the editing of the first episode, and really love it. Some times I don't map out the entire season, which is good, I think. It lets you write and explore characters you thought would only be in one episode if they pop (like Escobar and Bobolit and Mrs. Grubman, for example). This season is pretty much mapped entirely out, because of the complex villainy involved of several people.

Hope that answered your questions! Keep em coming..." Nip/Tuck creator ~ Ryan Murphy

Thursday 8~16~07
"Scenes so far are said to be so explicit that even crew members used to the series' frequent sexual storylines have been shocked."
Well kids, this next spoiler is SOOOO JUICY, i am only giving the link to the source...don't say i didn't warn ya

Joely Richardson Reveals New Details Of Upcoming 'Nip/Tuck' Season

John Schneider

Ooooh Sexy Schneider Joining Nip/Tuck Cast

sookie's spoiler alert
Wednesday 9~5~07 "Much more of the family dynamic. Big stories for Annie and Wilber. Annie's story, in episode four, is particularly upsetting and heartbreaking, and yet Sean and Julia step up to the plate and, I think, parent correctly. Hurray for that!" ~ Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy

sookie's spoiler alert ends

A huge thank you to Avalon for permission to reprint excerpts from and a link to her exclusive Q & A of Nip/Tuck Music Supervisor PJ Bloom [from February 2007].


Q: You've done a great job making the music such a character on Nip/Tuck, has a song ever come to you that you've given to a writer, who then writes inspired by your music?

PJ: “That's a good question. I don't really write anymore, unfortunately. I do work a lot with composers to help them shape the score. That is often a collective effort where I help them work through creative hurdles. I'd like to write again. But using my own stuff in my shows feels a bit like a conflict of interest. But maybe it's not. Who knows?!”

Q: How do you prefer to "feel" the music: emotionally or physically?

PJ: “Emotion is always the trigger for me. That often leads to a physical reaction. I long to be moved by music and am constantly in awe of how it makes me feel.”

Q: How do you choose a song for a scene on Nip/Tuck?

PJ: “We’ve created an aesthetic for Nip/Tuck that speaks to a certain musical tone. That tone is the platform I jump from then everything else falls into place. Nip/Tuck also uses songs with a lot of tongue-in-cheek lyrics ala the surgery sequences.”

Q: Do you research what you think would be appropriate for a particular scene or does it come to you easily without having to research?

PJ: “I know the musical tone I’m looking for and the emotion I'm trying to elicit. I do have an encyclopedic knowledge of music but I still do research all the time.”

Q: I would like to ask PJ if he views the scene from Nip/Tuck before he chooses the music for it. Or if somebody just tells him what the scene is about before he chooses the music?

PJ: “I read scripts and story notes before an episode is even shot. I’m also in constant dialogue with the show's Producers. Ideally, we try to know what we’re doing as early as possible. But sometimes the greatness comes at the last minute.”

Q: Have any of the cast members contributed to selecting a particular song for an episode or scene? If so, who was it and what song did they choose and why?

PJ: “Not so much. The actors do their job; the music team does its job.”

Q: Hi, I love how the songs chosen for the scenes are so diverse. I was wondering if the character's themselves have an overall musical 'theme'? (e.g. Sean = classical music/country rock, Christian=80s new wave/southern rap)

PJ: “Nothing is necessarily set in stone, but... Sean likes the 80's and Christian likes the sexy, loungey, ultra cool stuff.”

Find Avalon's Exclusive Q & A of PJ Bloom in it's entirety here:

sookie's spoiler alert

Saturday 9~8~07 "Met today with the one and only...Phyllis Diller! Ms.Phyllis Diller
If you remember, Phyllis was the first celebrity to openly speak of her plastic surgery. She is a spitfire and I loved her! So much energy and optimism. We are writing several episodes for her as Magda, a rich 90-year-old Bel-Air lady who loves sexy young men. She doesn't have plastic surgery on the show...she forces her men to (so they look virile and sexy for her!)" ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

Portia de Rossi
Wednesday 9~12~07 "Portia debuts in episode two of this season." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

In Nip/Tuck Season5 one of the women Sean falls for is temptress/femme-fatale Eden Lord, portrayed by Anna Lynne McCord.
Anna Lynne McCord

Saturday 9~15~07 "This season's villain makes her first appearance in Episode Three." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

Tuesday 9~17~07 "Good news, kids. The NEW season five promo featuring Dylan and Julian starts airing tonight during Damages. Enjoy!" ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

sookie's spoiler alert

The following spoiler is shocking to say the least. Do not, i repeat, DO NOT! read the entry below dated Thursday 9~20~07 unless you are emotionally strong.

Thursday 9~20~07 "...a major character dies this season. Just wrote it. One of our most shocking scenes ever." ~ Ryan Murphy creator Nip/Tuck

sookie's spoiler alert ends

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Nikkita said...

i love this page, but i wanted tokn ow what happen to saana lathan. i loved her and julian's chem. i've been had jungle fever for julian since his days on charmed. he is so hotttttt !!! i wonder did they purposely give the character the same initialc, cole turner / christian troy. i got intreseted in NT in season 5 i was still catching up with charmed but i used netflix to catch up and i am hooooked. just did a 2 day marathon of season 4. can't wait til 5. i knew that CT would not seetle down but i didn't think michelle would disappear in that way i really did not get any closure.

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sookietex said...

hi nikkita, thanks for visiting and commenting. i like Sanaa too here's a link to a pic of beautiful Sanaa and thought her chemistry with Julian was great, but unfortunately michelle and doc troy were not meant to be, {at present there are no plans for michelle's character to return}. regarding your question about the CT initals, i'll have to do some research. if i find the answer i'll post the info. i discovered Mr.McMahon in reverse order---Nip/Tuck then Charmed, but however we got there ITA, he is definitely smokin' hot!;-)
thanks again for stopping by

Ru said...

SO I was wondering, if in season 5 Famke Janssen would be rejoining the cast for a guest staring role as Ava Moore returned, as well as a return from her trip to paris, to answer a few questions. She seemed to hold such a heavy roll in season 2, that seemed to effect the rest of the seasons. I suppose it feels like a few questions or gestures from her are unanswered or not finished! I had read a few rumors that she was going to be a guest star here in season 5, so i was wondering if that was true?! I believe that she would be a great addition, maybe take matt back? Ha It seems she was the only person he had a strong intamacy with, as it still effects him.

sookietex said...

Hello Ru, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Famke as Ava was very popular with Nip/Tuck fans, and many have wondered if she will return for Season 5. As you may be aware, Nip/Tuck will likely go to a 7th or even an 8th Season, so even if we don't see her in Season 5* we may see her before the show concludes. Below are some responses from Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy re: Famke's return.

August 15 2007
"no grant, sorry, Famke will not be on this season of nip/tuck, but the good news is I might be writing a new TV for her that you will love! More on this show as I secure the deals...

and don't worry. There is a new girl on the show this year who you will love." ~ Ryan Murphy, creator Nip/Tuck
Dear Ryan Murphy S5 Q&A

*August 15 2007
"I would love it if Famke would make an appearance before the show ends." ~ Ryan Murphy, creator Nip/Tuck
Dear Ryan Murphy S5 Q&A

August 17 2007
"The funny thing about the Famke show is we keep missing each other on the phone! Oh well, we'll connect soon. It's a show for Fox, that I really hope she will do, called "Queen B." It's (vaguely) about a very powerful woman who stops at nothing to get what she wants. Good clothes, good sets, very stylish and emotional. In short...Famke. I really do hope she does it, but you all know how these things aim for the stars and if you're lucky, pluck one out of the sky." ~ Ryan Murphy, creator Nip/Tuck
Dear Ryan Murphy S5 Q&A

a few months prior to Mr.Murphy's replies to the Famke/Ava queries there was news about a cop show on NBC that was to star Ms.Janssen. Find items about that project at the links below.
January 30 2007
Janssen a top cop for NBC

Famke Janssen Cops for NBC

Ru said...

"Tear" haha, thanks!! Sorry did not see that post on the left upper part of the page. Its a shame! I would of really liked to see her again, she looks amazing for being 42! But i suppose you are right, she may return! Just as i imagine michelle will as well next season, that bond aside seemed to strong to just fade away, but thanks for the info again!

sookietex said...

ru said "i imagine michelle will as well next season"

sorry ru, but it's not meant to be for Doc Troy and Michelle. Julian McMahon was interviewed by Laura 'dish of salt' Saltman of Access Hollywood, and when asked if they would reunite this was the exchange:

"No, Sanaa is not returning to the show. In fact, when I asked Julian about whether or not Michelle is returning this season he said to me "Who is Michelle?" He had forgotten about her already. Dr. Troy is raising his son as a single father now."

Ru said...

Ohs! I meant the season after this upcoming one, she was a rather HUGE part of last season haha, so maybe she'll come back, its odd that he would act like he did not know who she was, as i believe, and from my own perceptions, she was a very popular character as well and such a huge part of last season bring all sorts of apprehension, so maybe in season 6 or so she'll be back, it just seems odd that they would cut her out even with the lil breaking up, i imagine she'll be back sometime, owning maybed a competing practice in los angelas, or who knows maybe she'll have gotten her medical degree. But whether they rekindle or not, i would believe she would be back just based on what a HUGE impact she had on the show she became almost like a main character, a meaning of presence a factor of the show. If you have access to Ryan Murphy and can ask him questions, would you include a complex one about michelle next time you talk please!! <3

sookietex said...

hi Ru, when Julian was being interviewed by Ms Saltman about michelle and he said "who is michelle?" that was just Julian making a joke, as if to say for doctor troy 'out of sight is out of mind' as far as their romance was concerned :-).

i think your idea about michelle getting her medical degree is an interesting one---i liked the character despite her flaws, and think she was popular for others too. the subject about her return for any season or reason has pretty much been exhausted and the answer [so far] has been no, but i'll float your idea when i can and see if it generates a different response. i don't have direct access to Mr Murphy, but i'll put the question to someone who does.
thanks again Ru for stopping by.

Ru said...

Thanks very much!! And i see, i had thought it had been one or the other ha, new evidence, i just watched the last 3 episodes of the 4th season last night! AND Ha even tho Gina tore up a set of papers, I believe Michelle still did get custody over Wilber! So she would be his ,legal mother! Also in the last episode when Christian arrives in California and surprises Sean. Sean says "you still love her Christian. Thens! He says "Yes, i love her, but i can't trust her." So with that i do believe she will be back, maybe not this season but hopefully next season. Also even though she did lie to Christian, she did for good reason, and the wagers she made when she did have to dispose, act as an "organ" surgeon, or sew somebody up, were very pressured with her life, as well as others on the line, and after what happened to Liz because of her, i mean can really blame her? ha Sh was also very beautiful, Sanaa seems to have great facial structure, as well as "OTHER" attractive parts! haha "drool" but ya know i believe she'll be back, got a feeling! ha

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trout said...

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sookietex said...

Hi trout, thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed your visit to In A Lather. i tried the link to the page you posted in your comment for Nip/Tuck downloads, and i was able to access the page, though i did not click the download links there. Is it the page it's self or the download link there that was not accessible for you? In any case, unfortunately since i have no control of that page i can't correct the problem. Again, thanks for stopping by In A Lather.

arnold said...

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