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XM Satellite Radio bought out cable hour

NEW YORK — The plastic surgeons on “Nip/Tuck” will ply their scalpels without any commercial interruptions on June 22, the premiere of season two on FX.

The network said that XM Satellite Radio has bought out the hour, allowing FX to run the 55-minute episode of “Nip/Tuck” intact. According to FX, it’s the first time a basic-cable original series has ever scheduled an episode without breaks for 30-second spots.

On broadcast TV, the Fox network, a sibling of FX, ran the second-season opener of “24” without commercials in October 2002, and years ago NBC signed a deal with Ford to play “Schindler’s List” with only a couple of station breaks.

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