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TV Junkie: 'Nip/Tuck' Series Finale Cuts Deep
The series finale of FX's "Nip/Tuck" airs at 10pm
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.
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).
The TV Junkie Plan: Tavis Smiley, "Web Soup", "Faces of America" (2nd half), "Modern Family", "Cougar Town", "Nip/Tuck", "Chelsea Lately", Letterman, Ferguson.
7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Game Break; The Loop; Sex on the Streets.
7:00pm Tavis Smiley PBS/KCET - Author Phyllis Bennis; actor Ethan Hawke.
8:00pm Web Soup G4 - Season Premiere
8:00pm Faces of America With Henry Louis Gates Jr. PBS/KCET - Exploring distant relatives and the shared ancestral connections of Elizabeth Alexander, Meryl Streep, Mike Nicholas, Yo-Yo Ma and Eva Longoria Parker.
8:00pm The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS - Christine must decide if she should spend some newfound money on herself or donate it to charity.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The top 10 female semifinalists perform.
9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Phil tries to conquer his fear of the dark when he and Luke go on a discovery expedition underneath the house; Mitchell and Cameron invite Lily's pediatrician over for brunch.
9:00pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC - 2 Hour Episode. A lesbian-rights activist (Kathy Griffin) claims a woman's death was the result of police neglect; several young prostitutes are found dead with homemade prayer cards attached to their bodies.
9:00pm Mayday! Bering Sea Discovery - The Alaska Ranger sinks in the Bering Sea on March 23, 2008. A gripping documentary - good job Discovery!
9:00pm Ghost Hunters Syfy - Alcatraz Live Event!
9:30pm Cougar Town ABC - Laurie's mother (Beverly D'Angelo) stirs things up; a woman mugs Bobby; Travis helps Barb after her latest cosmetic surgery proc
10:00pm Nip/Tuck FX - Series Finale
10:00pm The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special ABC - Special Presentation
10:00pm Psych USA - Lassiter claims that a shark attack was actually murder; Gus and Shawn try to prove Lassiter's claim.
10:00pm High School Reunion TV Land - Season Finale
10:00pm The Locator We - Season Premiere
10:30pm Tosh.0 Comedy Central - The "make it snow" girl receives a Web Redemption; the Epic Beard Man fight.
11:00pm Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor/host Mario Lopez; rapper T-Pain; comedian Anjelah Johnson.
11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Round-table participants include Matt Braunger, Heather McDonald and Moshe Kasher.
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Jerry Seinfeld; journalist Tom Brokaw.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - The cast of "Jersey Shore"; comic Chelsea Handler; speed skater Apolo Ohno; Avril Lavigne performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Ethan Hawke; boxer Manny Pacquiao; Jet performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Michael Sheen; actress Amy Ryan.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Journalist Barbara Walters; actress Regina King; Erykah Badu perform