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TV Junkie: 'Nip/Tuck' Series Finale Cuts Deep

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The series finale of FX's "Nip/Tuck" airs at 10pm
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Tonight we sadly mark the end of one of the most over-the-top TV shows to ever make the screen: FX's "Nip/Tuck". Seven seasons of outrageous gore, near pornography, and twisted shenanigans have finally come to an end. MSN has a photo rundown and summary of some of the series' highlights but generally speaking, the show really hit its stride when plastic surgeons Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) moved their practice from South Beach to Los Angeles. New York City might be where the freaks like to be free but Los Angeles is where they go to work and the proprietors of McNamara/Troy did their best to give them the best physical assets that money could buy. If you've ever attended a B-list red carpet event in this town, and we have, you get to see, up close and in real life, people who might have stepped right off the set of "Nip/Tuck". When the show made it to LA it became about LA, and despite being fanciful, there were elements of truth in every episode. The show also brilliantly recruited real-life plastic surgery disasters like Melanie Griffith to make the connection that much more realistic.

Over the years we saw great performances by Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Lynne McCord (see our vid with her at the Emmys), Joely Richardson (Redgrave's daughter in real life), as well as the entire regular ensemble. We happily note that both Richardson and Dylan Walsh will be seen very soon with Walsh cast as the lead of Michael Dinner's untitled CBS pilot, originally known as "ATF", and Richardson has been tapped for ABC's "The Whole Truth".

Best of luck to the cast and creators we hope to see more of them soon - and we're somewhat shocked that FX has no planned closing event for the series, which is somewhat shameful.
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Tonight's highlights other than the "Nip/Tuck" finale include the return of G4's "Web Soup" with Chris Hardwick, Beverly D'Angelo on "Cougar Town", Oprah Winfrey's Oscar show, and Martin Sheen on Ferguson (who you know will be asking about Charlie).
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The TV Junkie Plan: Tavis Smiley, "Web Soup", "Faces of America" (2nd half), "Modern Family", "Cougar Town", "Nip/Tuck", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman, Ferguson.