Tomorrow night at 10pm, the fourth season of NIP/TUCK premieres on the FX Network. Unfortunately, Canadian fans of the show will not get to watch the premiere with our friends to the south. The reason for this is that CTV, the Canadian network that owns the rights to NIP/TUCK hasn’t decided when they plan on airing the show. According to their web site, (CTV.ca), “CTV will be airing the 4th Season of Nip/Tuck, however, no premiere airdate has been confirmed at this time.”
Yet again, this TV addict will get on his high horse (why, because I can) and say that this isn’t acceptable! In the era of internet message boards and television web site, shows like NIP/TUCK need to be aired concurrently with our US friends. It completely ruins the TV experience for us when CTV will air a show months after everyone else on the internet has already spoiled it for us.
While I’m on my soapbox, let me also say how much it bothers me that CTV labels the new DVD seasons of VERONICA MARS and NIP/TUCK with stickers that read ‘as seen on CTV.’ With the help of Photoshop, I’ve re-designed the sticker to spout the truth (see photo above).