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Ryan Murphy, the Golden Globe-winning creator and producer of the hit series Nip/Tuck, has signed a multiyear deal to develop new projects exclusively with Twentieth Century Fox Television and a first-look deal with the Fox Broadcasting Co. Murphy will also stay with Nip/Tuck for its expanded 22-episode fifth season. The deal was announced Friday by executives from FX, TCFTV, and Fox.
Murphy will stay on as director-executive producer-writer of Nip/Tuck, the number 1 scripted series in basic cable history for viewers ages 18-49. He will also develop new comedy and drama series for 20th Century Fox, and the Fox network will have the "first look" at all of his projects.
Murphy's first feature film Running With Scissors, adapted from Augusten Burroughs's novel, was released last fall, starring Annette Bening, Brian Cox, and Gwyneth Paltrow. He also directed the forthcoming Dirty Tricks, starring Meryl Streep and Annette Bening.
Nip/Tuck debuted in July 2003 on FX. It has won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards and has been named to the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Best Television Shows of 2003 and 2004. (The Advocate)