Ryan Murphy, out
creator of FX's Nip/Tuck, has made a deal with
the network for a second show, which will follow the
metamorphosis of a married sportswriter who is a
transsexual, reports Daily Variety. The
show is titled 4 oz., named for the average
weight of the human penis.
"The first season
deals with the revelation of his secret," Murphy said.
"In the second season, he begins dressing like a woman.
The third covers the surgery and his inherent doubts about
going through with it, and by the fourth season he's
living as a woman and attempting to find love."
Murphy has begun
writing the pilot and hopes to shoot early next year.
A spokesman for FX told The Advocate that
they are aiming for a fall 2007 premiere. The five-season
arc for the series will also focus on the character's
The show will be
executive-produced by Murphy, Brad Pitt, and Dede
Gardner, marking Pitt's first foray into TV production. Pitt
and Gardner's Plan B shingle helped produce Murphy's
film directorial debut, Running With Scissors,
which is coming to screens this fall. (Daily