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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 teenage sons.
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 Variety/The Advocate)