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By Patrick Day, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer As the near-constant ads on FX informed us, the hit series "Nip/Tuck" started its fifth season with the plastic surgeons Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) no longer in their comfortable Miami digs. They moved out to Los Angeles in a quest for new clients and (producers hoped) fresh creative insights into the characters. When it comes to mid-series creative shake-ups, moving cross-country is nothing new -- even Lucy and Ricky Ricardo moved out to L.A. at one point. But as other TV producers have learned, major overhauls can sometimes be the first step toward disaster. Here are some of TV's biggest mid-course corrections, and how the shows fared after.
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