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Ryan Murphy is the creator of the popular American television programs Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal.
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His first program, Popular, a teenager comedy-drama for the WB Network starring Carly Pope and Leslie Bibb, ran for three seasons, beginning in 1999.
More success came in 2003 with the debut of FX's Nip/Tuck, which tells the tale of two plastic surgeons living and working in Miami, Florida. The highly successful program, which ended in 2010, was born out of Murphy's days as a journalist,
when he started work on an investigative piece about the growing popularity of plastic surgery.
In the midst of Nip/Tuck's run, Murphy stepped into the film world in 2006, making his directorial debut with Running with Scissors, which was based on Augusten Burroughs's top-selling memoir of the same name.
Murphy continued his strong run in 2009, with the debut of Glee. The show, which is about a high school glee club and stars actress Jane Lynch, made Murphy a powerhouse in the television world. Murphy, who was inspired in part by his days in high school choir, conceived of the show with fellow writers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy and Falchuk have also worked as the program's main directors.
In May 2012, NBC announced plans to air Murphy's newest series, The New Normal. The program tells the story of a blended family that consists of a gay couple and a woman who becomes their surrogate.
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