While Grey's Anatomy's 2011 musical episode was met with mixed reactions by both critics and the show's stars, I loved it. That's why I'm excited that a year and a half after telling me she'd like to try the same concept on Private Practice, exec producer Shonda Rhimes finally seems ready to pull the trigger.
With Kate Walsh exiting after 13 episodes, "the writers and I have approached this season as a no-holds-barred, all-bets-off season," Rhimes says. "Every episode will be special. Some of it's going to be hilarious and some of it's going to be heartbreaking." Asked if some episodes might feature a fantasy element, Rhimes turns cagey: "Hmmm...that's interesting. Possibly."
Sad news for Private Practice fans: Tim Daly will not return for the sixth season of the ABC medical drama, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Daly's Pete Wilder was last seen being released on bail after the mercy killing of one of his patients. It was especially bad timing considering Violet (Amy Brenneman) had finally decided that she still wanted to fight for her troubled relationship with Pete. Since Daly won't be returning, we can only assume Pete's headed to the slammer for good. There's no word yet on whether Daly — an original cast member since the backdoor pilot aired during Grey's Anatomy in 2007 — will return for any episodes to wrap up his story line.
Amy Brenneman and Tim Daly, Private Practice
Pete's in troooouble!
The Private Practice doc decided to do what was morally but not legally right when he let a patient die of his own volition instead of being stuck on a ventilator like the patient's father wanted. Instead, Pete (Tim Daly) listened to the patient's partner and pulled the plug.
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Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly
After Pete (Tim Daly) walked out on his therapy session on last week's Private Practice, it seemed like all hope might be lost for him and Violet (Amy Brenneman). However, things will look more positive on Tuesday's episode when Pete decides to take a more carefree approach to fix their marriage.
"It's exciting! I've always wanted to see the doctors dance!" Paul Adelstein joked from the set of Private Practice shortly after learning that the series has been moved to Tuesdays following Dancing with the Stars.
In its fifth season, the ABC medical drama is moving from its long-time home on Thursdays following flagship series Grey's Anatomy to Tuesday nights at 10/9c. In its place, the network debuted new series Scandal from creator Shonda Rhimes, the woman also behind Grey's and Private.
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TVGuide.com hit the set in January shortly after the announcement of the move was made, and the cast was hyped for the new challenge. "I think it's...
Taye Diggs and Kate Walsh
When Private Practice returns (Thursday, 10/9c on ABC), Pete is hanging on for dear life after a heart attack, Amelia is hitting the sauce, Addison and Sam have reunited even though they disagree on the children issue, and her mystery man from the finale? He's a fertility doctor! Also, Oceanside Wellness is no more. Get ready to welcome Seaside Wellness Center to the mix. That being said, before diving in to Season 5, you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next.
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Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh)
Where Were We? After a rocky season with Sam, the pair eventually broke up. Addison then went out with a stranger from the supermarket, with whom she shared a kiss and was enticed by his offer to run away to Fiji. Ultimately, she stood him up at the airport and went back to Sam, still intent on having a child, even though he doesn't.
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Amanda Foreman is set to reprise her role on Private Practice, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Foreman, 44, played Katie Kent, a mentally unstable pregnant patient who lost her baby and then convinced herself that she could get it back by cutting Violet's baby out of her belly in the Season 2 finale. Katie was last seen...
Jaime Pressly pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, People reports.
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ER alum Alex Kingston has booked a multi-episode arc on Private Practice, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Paula Malcomson will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Private Practice, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.