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Husband and Wife Pair on 'Nip/Tuck' Separate for New Pilots

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 2nd 2010 10:30PM
Dylan Walsh & Joely Richardson, 'Nip/Tuck'It looks like the McNamara's of 'Nip/Tuck' won't be getting back together anytime soon. With the popular FX series wrapping its run this season, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that both Dylan Walsh and Joely Richardson, who played the couple, have scored roles in new pilots.

One of the fun things about long-running series coming to an end is speculating on what kind of roles the actors will wind up in next. While some go to movies, and some seem to fade away into behind-the-scenes work, or even other professions entirely, many immediately look to continue working on existing and new series.

After getting so familiar with seeing an actor or actress in a certain role, it can be jarring to try and imagine them as a completely different character. For example, Walsh will be going from a smooth plastic surgeon to a bad-ass government agent, while Richardson is transforming into a high-powered attorney.

Walsh has been a hot commodity since word came down that 'Nip/Tuck' would end after its seventh season. The pilot he settled on is 'ATF,' set up at CBS. In it, Walsh plays an ATF agent (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) who now must balance his work, hunting down the most dangerous fugitives in the country, with playing father to his teenage daughter who's suddenly re-entered his life.

It's a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced legal drama for Richardson. ABC's 'The Whole Truth' looks to explore both sides of the legal process, with equal emphasis on the defense and prosecution sides of trial work. Richardson is tapped to play Kathryn Pearle, a successful New York prosecutor. The production team is so committed to Richardson, that should 'Truth' go to series, they will move everything to New York to better accommodate her living situation.

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Jim

I don't know if I hate Joely Richardson or just the character she played. She sucked the life out of Nip/Tuck for years.

March 04 2010 at 11:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

Whatever you can say about about Nip/Tuck, it was far from conventional. I think it had about one of the best pilots I have ever seen, as far as introducing the characters and packing in a hell of a story. Every season, the creators have pushed the envelope a little more, with the racy content to the dour and depressing atmosphere.

It sure is disappointing that the stars of that show are moving on to such conventional fare.

March 03 2010 at 12:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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