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.