[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Private Practice. Read at your own risk!]
When Addison (Kate Walsh) showed up at Seattle Grace in the Season 1 finale of Grey's Anatomy, we hated her. She was the salmon-scrub wearing wife of Derek, and darn it, we wanted McDreamy and Mer to get their happy ending. But by the time executive producer Shonda Rhimes sent Addison packing for the Private Practice spin-off, we truly loved her. We hoped she'd find a way to have a child. We hoped she'd find love. We'd hope she'd find happiness. In Tuesday's Private Practice series finale, Addison had finally found it all...
After six seasons, 111 episodes, a backdoor pilot and a revolving door of men, Private Practice will go off the air Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC with Addison finally getting her happy ending: She's getting married to someone she loves — and won't cheat on. (Sorry, Derek!)
Private Practice's series finale to feature Addison's wedding
Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is set to wed Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt), and actually will make it down the aisle. There will be no last-minute change-ups, snafus or curveballs as executive producer Shonda Rhimes has liked to throw at Private fans over the years. TVGuide.com was on set for the momentous occasion, where the cast waxed poetic on saying goodbye to the Oceanside Seaside Wellness group we've come to know and love over the years. What's next for Walsh & Co.? Will they cross over to Grey's Anatomy? And what has it been like saying goodbye? Get the scoop:
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season premiere of Private Practice. Read at your own risk!]
Private Practice wasted no time in doing episodes that were outside the box, as executive producer Shonda Rhimes promised.
In its season premiere, Private went full Rashomon-style, telling the same story from different perspectives, culminating in several big reveals for the doctors of Seaside Wellness. Since the ABC medical drama split the premiere by character, so will we! Find out what happened to Addison & Co, including who she chose, what happened to Pete and the big twist involving Charlotte. Plus: The cast dishes on what's next!
Anika Noni Rose and Taye Diggs
Sam's sister has arrived!
Corrine, played by Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, made a brief appearance in last week's episode when Sam (Taye Diggs) bailed her out of jail after she robbed a convenience store. First impressions aside, she's no common criminal, and despite what the promos lead you to believe, she's not just some drugged out, desperate woman. She's actually...
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...
Benjamin Bratt has joined Private Practice as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
There are no details on Bratt's role, but the actor will make his first appearance in the ...
Kadee Strickland, Brian Benben
Although much of ABC's Private Practice is serious and somber, star KaDee Strickland says there are tons of levity to come on-screen — and that the cast has plenty of fun off-screen.
"The beauty of what Shonda [Rhimes] creates for us over at Private Practice is that for every terrible thing that happens, somehow we rise," Strickland says.
Following Charlotte's sexual assault and the gruesome aftermath, this week's episode will mark the beginning of her road to recovery on Private Practice. She may act like the same strong woman she's always been, but healing will not be easy.
On the Set: Private Practice prepares for the aftermath of Charlotte's attack
"Those bruises may go away, casts may come off, the hair may become curled again — all of those outer things may change and may appear normal, but within her there is a whole other life happening," KaDee Strickland tells TVGuide.com. The 34-year-old actress also discusses how Charlotte will move forward from the trauma, and what's ahead for her relationships...
Grab a few boxes of tissues, a pint of ice cream or a bottle of wine, because — according to KaDee Strickland — these are things you'll need while watching the season finale of Private Practice.
"It's very Godfather-y," adds Paul Adelstein. "Everything gets wrapped up. Today we settle all family business." So what business needs to be settled? Get the scoop on the devastating season finale — which includes at least one death — straight from the cast below:
The latest batch of fall-pilot news, from the Hollywood Reporter and Variety: Marissa Jaret Winokur, a Tony winner for Hairspray and a survivor of Stacked, will star in the CBS comedy Fugly, in which three siblings pool their money to give one sister (not Winokur's character) an extreme makeover. Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) has joined ABC's Suspect, playing a cop. Fred Willard is the sports anchor for Action News, starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. William Baldwin (not Alec and not the DUI one and not the born-again Christian) is a senator in ABC's Dirty Sexy Money. Brian Benben (Dream On) is one of NBC's Mastersons of Manhattan. The CW has picked up Hell on Earth, about a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who gets a second chance after getting fatally hit by a bus.