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VIDEO: Private Practice Star Calls Charlotte a Pistol, Says Playing Her Is Cathartic

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.

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Private Practice's Post-Attack Therapy: Charlotte's Road to Recovery

Kadee Strickland

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... read more

ABC Orders More Off the Map

Off the Map

ABC is displaying high confidence in its upcoming midseason drama Off the Map.

The network has ordered six more episodes of the medical show from creator Jenna Bans and executive producers Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice), bringing the total to... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Off the Map First Look

Off the Map

"Grey's in the jungle!" That's the nickname the actors on ABC's new medical drama Off the Map have given their series, which will likely premiere in early 2011. But the producers, including Shonda Rhimes (who also created Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice), prefer to think of their new bush baby as "Indiana Jones with scalpels." And after getting down and dirty with the sweaty cast in Hawaii earlier this month, I can see why.

The story finds ... read more

ABC Orders More Scripts for No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Brothers & Sisters

No Ordinary Family

ABC has ordered additional scripts for No Ordinary Family, Off the Map and Brothers & Sisters, network reps confirm.

No Ordinary Family, which debuted to 10.5 million viewers, got an additional... read more

Private Practice Tackles Rape During Sweeps

KaDee Strickland

"Did You Hear What Happened to Charlotte King?"

That's the title of the Nov. 4 sweeps episode of Private Practice, and trust us, everyone will hear about what happened to Charlotte King (KaDee Strickland).

The sweet-yet-hardened Charlotte will be faced with her most difficult obstacle yet when she becomes the victim of a violent sexual attack in the closing moments of the Oct. 28 episode. Her attacker: A mentally unstable man (played by Buffy alum Nicholas Brendon) who walks into the ER.

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TVGuide.com spoke with Strickland to discuss how she dealt with the storyline, as well as the ramifications of Charlotte's rape...

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Keck's Exclusives: Which St. Elsewhere Doc is Heading to ABC's Off the Map?

Ed Begley Jr.

Off the Map, ABC's new mid-season medical drama from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes (think Grey's in the jungle), has enlisted an alum from... read more

Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: What's Next for Mer and Der?

Grey's Anatomy

Inside Meredith and Derek's bedroom on the Grey's Anatomy set, a very naughty Patrick Dempsey climbs on top of his costar and friend of six-plus years, Ellen Pompeo, and admonishes there is to be "no thrusting." Joking that he's been "doing steroids" over his summer break, the pumped-up star plants one on Pompeo's lips before making an accusation that catches his leading lady off guard: "Did you just have a jelly doughnut?"

The lighthearted high jinks are welcome on a set that has been plagued with discontent for far too long... read more

Grey's Anatomy: Will Meredith and Derek Be a Happy Couple This Season?

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey

After a miscarriage, a near fatal gunshot wound and other heart-stopping moments in the Season 6 finale of Grey's Anatomy, it stands to reason that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) may be journeying uphill in their relationship when the medical drama returns.

Grey's Anatomy: Find out who's walking down the aisle

When we catch up with the doctors of Seattle Grace, the series has jumped ahead in time. However, Meredith hasn't clued Derek in on her miscarriage in the aftermath of the shooting rampage at the hospital.

"I know she's been avoiding telling Derek about that miscarriage, but... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Creator on the Premiere's Surprise Wedding

Shonda Rhimes

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy.]

"One of the things I love about the first episode of the season is Cristina and Owen getting married," says Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, who sat down with me for an exclusive one-on-one interview to discuss her show's seventh season premiere, airing Sept. 23. "It's this beautifully wonderful, happy, hopeful moment that I really liked seeing... read more

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