Once both a critical and ratings darling of cable TV, Nip/Tuck’s run is coming to an end.

[…]TV viewers won’t see the “Nip/Tuck” finale, which finished shooting on June 12, for a long time, probably as late as 2011 […]

In truth, the cast of the series that TV Guide asserted during its second season was the “coolest show on television” has been ready to move on for some time. “Nip/Tuck’s” series finale will be the show’s 100th episode, a rare marker in cable television (the only popular cable series that came close was “Sex and the City” with 94 episodes) that FX wanted to reach with its top-rated show.

But if the actors had had their way, the show would have ended in the fourth season when it was still the No. 1 cable series among 18- to 49-year-olds, a ranking it held for its first four years, and the critics were still in its corner. Though its overall viewership has been steady and strong over the years — Season 5 drew an average of 3.4 million viewers — it is now less popular in the 18-to-49 demographic than both USA’s “Burn Notice” and TNT’s “The Closer.” […]

via Los Angeles Times.

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