"Nip/Tuck" (10 p.m., FX): "Nip/Tuck" could well be TV's most outrageous drama series and, not
"Nip/Tuck" (10 p.m., FX): "Nip/Tuck" could well be TV's most outrageous drama series and, not infrequently, one of TV's smartest. A show about two leading South Beach plastic surgeons, it starts at the surface and then penetrates as surely as the scalpels of Drs. Sean McNamara and Christian Troy in the midst of a tummy-tuck. Returning for its fourth season, "Nip/Tuck" is ready for more perfect bodies and far-from-perfect behavior in the shared world of Christian and Sean (played by series stars Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh).
On the opener, Sean's pregnant wife, Julia (Joely Richardson), gets news about her unborn child that rocks the McNamara household. Meanwhile, Christian, the narcissistic womanizer, goes to a shrink (guest star Brooke Shields) to iron out his intimacy issues, and leaves racked by self-doubt. Since the person he feels closest to is Sean, his medical partner and best friend, could he possibly be gay? Guest star Kathleen Turner plays a phone-sex operator who wants a surgical "voice lift," and Larry Hagman appears as a macho business mogul who wants a surgical upgrade of his, um, masculine accessories.