Monday, July 06, 2009

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Premiere Episode 1 To Return In October 2009

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Julian McMahon Dylan Walsh

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Dylan Walsh Julian McMahon

Nip/Tuck fans are you finding it impossible to wait 6 more months for the return of FX' Golden Globe Award winner? Well good news, the FX network has changed the start month for Nip/Tuck's 6th season from January 2010 to October 2009. That's right, the show will return in 3 not 6 months. Nip/Tuck season 6 will have 10 episodes. What we don't have yet is a specific day and time. In it's previous 5 seasons FX aired Nip/Tuck Tuesdays at 10:00pm, but that is not the case for season 6. FX is giving the Tuesday 10:00pm time slot to another of it's shows, Sons of Anarchy.

While i am thrilled the network is bringing Nip/Tuck back sooner than expected, i'm a bit peeved that they are changing it's day. i'm guessing many of you are like me---when you have a favorite show, you look forward to the day and hour that you've come to know it to be scheduled. You have a mental muscle memory for it. You may even schedule your day around the evening's tv viewing. In fact, i and some friends have certain rituals we do/did Tuesdays prior to watching Nip/Tuck. And now, suddenly, even though [thankfully] the show is still on the air, you have to make an adjustment to your viewing when the network decides to tinker with it's schedule.

i'm guessing FX wants to increase the ratings for Sons Of Anarchy, and to that end they have moved it to Nip/Tuck's former night and time. The thought being that fans who may not be aware of the schedule change will tune in out of habit and once there will remain even though their intent was to watch Nip/Tuck. i'm also guessing since "Nip/Tuck is the most-watched scripted program in the history of the FX network", the schedulers figure it's fans will follow [and they'd be right] whenever/wherever the network places it.

Even so, i thought by shuffling Nip/Tuck's schedule from Tuesdays at 10:00pm, FX is treating it's 5 seasons and counting ratings winner [and by extension it's fans] shabbily in it's 2 remaining seasons. But i'm trying to forgive the network, for after all they have shortened the wait time for season 6's premiere from 6 months to 3. i'm also trying to rid myself of the thought that this gift may come with a hefty price. That is to say that since it's returning sooner, logic dictates it may also end sooner---2010 rather than 2011. i have no confirmation of that, just bracing myself for what may be coming as Nip/Tuck ends.

Of course before that happens, i'll keep an eye out for announcement of a specific season 6 premiere date and time.


Edogo said...

After having finished watching the complete First season of Nip tuck episodes online,I can say that "Nip/Tuck" is certainly one of the best dramas on TV now

Mitchimo said...

I worked on 6.10 (Season 6 Ep. 10) The Season Finale "Wesley Clovis".....I know how it ends! My body will be featured as the Wesley Clovis Body Double for the Liposuction Scenes....I had Burman's Effect Studio paint my body with 5 Gallons of Sillicon, and several pounds of cement casting, to create a Life Like image of my naked body. I played Wesley Clovis in the "Fantasy Fast Forward" Scene. Also, my body was worn by Eric Stonestreet...(Wesley Clovis). It was a blast filming at Sound Stage 14 in Paramount! The Cast & Crew were wonderful to work with

sookietex said...

Hi Mitchimo, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your post is both intriguing and tricky for me. i forced myself to stop reading at the point where you say you know how ep 6.10 ends. The reason being i try to avoid spoilers like i would the H1N1 virus ;-) For the same reason i don't know that i'll view the videos you sent me until i know it won't be a spoiler for me. But i do appreciate your kindness of sending me the gifts, and who knows, my resolve may weaken and i'll be unable to resist watching the vids and reading beyond the first sentence in your comment. :-) Thanks again and please feel free to send more tidbits whenever you like as i'm sure visitors to In A Lather who can take the spoilers will enjoy.

molerat said...

thank you . great news,but it should have more than 10episodes...totally, it should have 100episodes...right?

sookietex said...

Hi molerat, 100episodes...i completely agree :-)
Thanks for stopping by

n/tjunkie said...

I am completely in tears at the thought that the best show ever created is coming to an end. What is the network thinking? Nip/Tuck is a gem, and so is Jullians butt!

sookietex said...

Hi n/tjunkie, thanks for stopping by and commenting---i feel your pain. i thought you might enjoy this audio [below] of N/T creator ryan murphy and the cast kidding around and also seriously saying why they think the fans are so loyal and why the show is a success.
N/T creator and cast

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