The FX network has announced that Nip/Tuck will receive three more seasons, ending its run in early 2011 and The Shield will begin its final season in September. FX ordered 19 more episodes of Nip/Tuck, beyond the 22 episodes ordered for the current season, and 39 episodes of its comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which should also last into at least 2011.
“One of the reasons you see us announcing the end of ‘The Shield’ well in advance . . . and announcing now that ‘Nip/Tuck’ is going to end in three years is we’re publicly challenging ourselves and saying we’re not going to wait until the light is blinking red,” Landgraf said.
“We’re going to plan for the orderly and dignified ending of great shows and we’re going to launch new great shows at the same time, and we’re going to get the new shows on the air before the shows that have been the great shows as part of our brand are over,” he said. “I feel very confident over time that we’re going to achieve that. We decided we’re going to achieve it and we’re planning to achieve it.”
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