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."
Once was a winner eight times over at the Tony Awards.
Leading all shows with 11 nominations, Once took home eight Tonys Sunday, including Best Musical. Steve Kazee was named best actor in a musical and John Tiffany won musical directing honors.
Peter and the Starcatcher followed with five awards. Clybourne Park won Best Play.
Audra McDonald engaged
Audra McDonald (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess ) won ...
Days after the exit of co-star Tim Daly, Private Practice star Kate Walsh will reportedly leave the ABC medical drama after the first 13 episodes of the upcoming sixth season, according to Deadline.
Private Practice will return to its Tuesday timeslot this fall, though for how many episodes is still unclear. Some reports say 13, but ABC declined to comment. After her...
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Tuesday's federal court ruling throwing out California's Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that denied marriage rights to same-sex couples, led to an outpouring of celebratory tweets by celebrities. Check out our roundup of what they had to say:
Will Swenson and Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald is engaged to Broadway actor Will Swenson, according to Us Weekly.
Lifetime is developing an updated version of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reports.
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It will be a sad day in TV land if (as Nielsen history suggests) the powerhouse of CBS' The Big Bang Theory helps deliver the abysmal new How to Be a Gentleman a ratings win over NBC's little-show-that-could-do-better Parks and Recreation.
Here's my Fall Preview take on How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 8:31/7:31c), a misfire that almost makes me miss last year's Bleep My Dad Says, which wasted the same time period: "Felix and Oscar should sue. The overused Odd Couple premise gets one of its more cringeworthy sitcom workouts in the latest assault on the male mystique — caricatured as a squeaky-voiced priss and a bellowing gym-bunny boor. Actually, mankind should sue." To elaborate: David Hornsby plays a metrosexual metropolitan fusspot whose ...
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.
Private Practice Exclusive First Look: Addison enlists Jake to make a baby
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.
What's Next? Addison is...
Rachael Taylor, Ramon Rodriguez, Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh
ABC plans to kick off its fall schedule with Dancing with the Stars, the network announced Monday.
Season 13 of the hit reality competition premieres Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7c, followed by Castle's return for a third season.
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Kate Walsh and Taye Diggs
Since Private Practice's Addison (Kate Walsh) issued an ultimatum to Sam (Taye Diggs) — have a baby with her, or they break up — she's faced with their relationship ending. Oh, and there's a new admirer for Addison, played by Benjamin Bratt.
Benjamin Bratt joins Private Practice
Still, Walsh insists: "It...