Fittingly for a show that's now set in Tinseltown, "Nip/Tuck" will unveil its new season at the dawn of November sweeps.
FX's twisted plastic-surgery drama will begin its fifth season on Tuesday, Oct. 30, two days before the opening of November sweeps. The new season will consist of 14 episodes, which, depending on whether FX takes a break for Christmas and New Year's, could stretch into the February sweeps period.
The show has switched locales for the new season, which follows Drs. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) as they try to import their Miami cosmetic-surgery practice to Los Angeles, where they find the market for their services much more crowded. Creator Ryan Murphy has said that several of the show's other regulars, including Joely Richardson, Roma Maffia, John Hensley and Kelly Carlson, will also eventually make their way west.
The doctors will supplement their income as consultants on a TV show called "Hearts and Scalpels," which Murphy described at July's press tour as "kind of the worst medical show that's ever been made." Oliver Platt ("Huff," "The Bronx Is Burning") will have a recurring role as the show's producer, and Bradley Cooper ("Wedding Crashers," "Alias") will play its star.
Other guests lined up for the season include Portia de Rossi ("Arrested Development"), Lauren Hutton, Craig Bierko ("Boston Legal"), Paula Marshall ("Out of Practice"), John Schneider ("Smallville") and Daphne Zuniga ("Beautiful People," "Melrose Place"). Additionally, Rosie O'Donnell is set to reprise her role from last season as lottery winner Dawn Budge, and Leslie Grossman ("What I Like About You") will make a return appearance as her season one character, Bliss Berger.