Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein is heading behind the camera to direct his second episode of Private Practice, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Adelstein, who plays Dr. Cooper Freedman on the ABC medical drama, will helm Episode 17, slated to air in mid-March. The 42-year-old actor previously directed the Season 4 episode "The Hardest Part," which saw Pete's mother (Louise Fletcher) and brother (Kyle Secor) come to Oceanside Wellness.

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"There's a lot of stuff that's been going on in the personal lives of people in the practice that will come to a head," Adelstein teases of the episode he's directing, noting that the relationship between Addison and Amelia will hit a turning point. "There's been some tension there since the intervention about Amelia's neediness and certain things she feels she can share with Addison and certain things she feels that she can't. We [also] get more of a glimpse into Jake's past life, meet some of those people. It's a beautifully written script."

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Private Practice airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC. The series will move to Tuesday nights at 10/9c once executive producer Shonda Rhimes' third drama Scandal debuts on Thursday, April 5 at 10/9c.