Review | Nip/Tuck

Credit: Michael Becker / FX

AIR DATE: Wednesday 10/14

Just like George Clooney, this bitingly clever drama improves with age. Season six's opener, written by creator Ryan Murphy, starts with Christian (Julian McMahon) and Sean (Dylan Walsh) stressing over the financial woes of their plastic surgery practice. What to do? Hire hotshot rival Mike (Mario Lopez, returning in fine form), who films a hilariously cheesy commercial for a risqué women's procedure. On a darker note, Christian gets a divorce, and Sean's addiction to pills takes a wild and haunting turn that only this show could pull off. (FX, 10 P.M.)