Nip/Tuck gets three more seasons on FX
Fantastic news here. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy and FX have reached a new deal which will keep him around for three more seasons of the acclaimed plastic surgery drama.
Up until now, the possibility of a fifth season was only speculative, but now we've got guarantees through a seventh season. Will the seventh be the last for Doctors Troy and McNamara? Who knows, but as it stands right now, The Shield will end on seven seasons. I'd like to see Nip/Tuck beat it. That could be years from now though so let's focus on the rest of the good news surrounding Nip/Tuck's renewal.
There had some murmur that Murphy was near done with Nip/Tuck. His film career was taking off. He recently wrote and directed Running with Scissors. So I can't imagine that it was easy for FX to lure him back, especially if you base that assumption on the eight figure contract he received (it's the biggest in FX's history).
With Murphy on board for the long-haul, we've got a lot to look forward to. First up? Season five will be 22 episodes long. As exciting is that is, I have issues with it. Normally, a cable series only gets 13 to 15 episodes per season. Now that we've seen how FX handled The Shield's extended fifth season (it got split and the second half "became" season six), I just hope they don't do the same thing and instead air the 22 season five episodes of Nip/Tuck consecutively.
Overall though, I really can't complain. As a huge fan of this show, it's great to know that the man who started it will likely be around to finish it in the same voice. For a show that you love, you can't ask for better news.