Nip/Tuck, the over-the-top sensational FX series, is leaving the Miami scene and moving to a town that offers even crazier patients - Hollywood. After four seasons, Dr Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) are moving their plastic surgery practice to Rodeo Drive, but the real appeal of next season is that the doctors are going to be hired as medical consultants on a TV series that mirrors their real-life practice - but with one unique twist...
"It's going to be one of the worst medical shows in the history of TV. We satirize ourself," producer Ryan Murphy said of Nip/Tuck's show-within-a-show premise.
Oliver Platt will play the clueless producer of the show called "Hearts and Scalpels", who hires Sean and Christian as consultants. Bradley Cooper, from "Alias" and "Wedding Crashers," will play the world's most self-obsessed ladies' man surgeon (just like Dr Troy!).
And, the show will get back to it's sexier roots according to Julian.
"I don't think this show is kinky enough so, I'm kind of trying to push for that kind of stuff consistently," Julian says. "For example, I did this thing yesterday that was scripted to do in my bathing suit -- pushups in the bathroom -- and then I answer a phone call; I decided to do them on the deck naked. I just want to push things further. I feel like when we started on the show, we were pretty explicit and out there, and it maintained that to a certain extent, but now I feel like we have to reinvigorate that a little bit."
And the rest of the cast will be following the two plastic surgeons to L.A. Dr. Liz Winters (Roma Maffia) comes back after being offered a huge raise, son Matt (John Hensley) and Kimba Henry (Kelly Carlson) make the cross-country move, as does Sean's estranged wife Julia (Joely Richardson).