With all the acclaim around its other programming on its network, it is sometimes easy to remember that one of the first buzz shows on FX, Nip/Tuck, is still on. Although not for long as it enters its sixth and final season starting tonight with ten straight episodes before concluding with the second half of the season sometime in 2010.
The season starts off with a prerequisite “previously on Nip/Tuck” that reminds us that Christian learned that his cancer prognosis isn’t as bleak as his doctors once thought after marrying Liz and Sean’s escalating relationship with his anesthesiologist Teddy. Then we get a humorous montage telling what has happened between last season’s finale and the new season and apparently plastic surgery isn’t recession proof. Although it isn’t explained why Teddy had so much plastic surgery that made her turn from Katey Sackoff into Rose McGowan.
This explains why they team up with a yet another Miami transplant Mario Lopez who managed to figure out the one recession proof surgery still left. And naturally more homoerotic situations ensue. The recession also hit Matt who is resigned to a new occupation that will have you laughing. The season premieres also features Wayne “Newman” Knight and Barry Bostwick going somewhere where Elaine has already gone before on Arrested Development. Although she never asked Michael Bluth to do what he asks Christian to do. Then next week’s surgery may go down in the pantheon of McNamara/Troy patients.
Nip/Tuck airs Wednesdays at 10:00 on FX. You can stream recent episode on Hulu. You can also download Nip/Tuck on iTunes.