Private Practice

ABC (ended 2013)
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  • Private Practice is a spin-off of the highly popular ABC series, Grey's Anatomy starring Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, a renowned neonatal surgeon. After realizing that her life isn't advancing at Seattle Grace, Addison packs her bags and heads off to Santa Monica to start a new life. She reunites with her newly divorced med school friends, Naomi (Audra McDonald) and Sam (Taye Diggs), and joins them in their chic private practice. The series, created by Shonda Rhimes, is produced by ABC Television Studio in collaboration with The Mark Gordon Company and Shondaland Productions. It first aired as an episode of Grey's Anatomy. The episode, titled The Other Side Of This Life, was known as a backdoor pilot. It tested the idea of the show, but also shared the plot with Grey's Anatomy scenes weaving in and out, from which it was spin-off. Awards Young Artist Awards Category: Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor - Joey Luthman Year: 2009 Result: Won (Tied with Carlos Knight for "ER") NAMIC Vision Awards Category: Drama Year: 2009 Result: Nominated People's Choice Award Category: Favorite New TV Drama Year: 2008 Result: Nominated , Won the 4th place. Image Awards Category: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Taye Diggs Year: 2009 Result: Won Category:Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series- Audra McDonald Year: 2009 Result: Nominated Category: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series -Taye Diggs Year: 2008 Result: Nominated Category:Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series-Audra McDonald Year: 2008 Result: Nominated Category:Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series-Shonda Rhimes(In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else) Year: 2008 Result: Nominated Fashion Awards Category:On Air: Best Overall Fashion - Male - Dr. Sam Bennett Year: 2008 Result: Nominated BMI Film & TV Awards Year: 2008 Result: Won, Tim Bright, Chad Fischer Year: 2009 Result: Won, Tim Bright, Chad Fischer Season 1 # Episodes : 9 Season Premiere: September 26, 2007- In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else Season Finale:December 5, 2007 -In Which Dell Finds His Fight DVD Release: September 16, 2008 Viewers: 11.5 m Season 2 # Episodes : 22 Season Premiere: October 1st,2008 - A family thing Season Finale: April 30, 2009 - Yours, Mine and Ours DVD Release: September 15, 2009 Viewers: - Season 3 # Episodes : - Season Premiere: October 1st,2009 - A Death in the Family Season Finale: Spring 2009 DVD Release: - Viewers: -moreless

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  • S 6 : Ep 13

    In Which We Say Goodbye

    Aired 1/22/13

  • S 6 : Ep 12

    Full Release

    Aired 1/15/13

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    Good Fries Are Hard to Come By

    Aired 1/8/13

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    Georgia on My Mind

    Aired 12/18/12

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    I'm Fine

    Aired 12/11/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kate Walsh

    Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery

  • Timothy Daly

    Dr. Pete Wilder

  • Benjamin Bratt

    Dr. Jake Reilly

  • Kadee Strickland

    Dr. Charlotte King

  • Paul Adelstein

    Dr. Cooper Freedman

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  • Quotes (334)

    • Addison: I just never thought about it... What the dream would be if... I couldn't have my dream. Naomi: Empty office. Addison: Yeah, what're we doing? I thought we were going to lunch, what're we doing still sitting here? Naomi: We are doing what I do when I get depressed. Just wait. (looks at her watch) What time do you have? Addison: It's five to one. You know, I'm glad that I can't have a child. With my luck I'd probably have a kid with two heads... It's actually better. I'm grateful that I don't have to think about it, the option is off the table. Violet: (walks in) What time do you have? Naomi: Five to one. Addison: You people are obsessed with time. Violet: (sits down) Here he comes. (Dell walks in shirtless, carrying a surf board) Naomi: Hi, Dell. (they all stare for a long moment) Violet: Have a nice surf. Dell: I'll see you guys after lunch. (leaves) Addison: (laughs) You two should be ashamed of yourselves. Naomi: Admit it, you feel better. Violet: And if not, there's another showing in an hour. And it's wet.

    • Violet: Therapy sucks. Pete: Said the shrink. Violet: No, I mean my particular brand of therapy might actually be full of crap. People talking about their problems endlessly, telling people to think positively, visualize their destiny... Pete: It doesn't work? Violet: I think positively, I visualize my destiny, and look. Just look. Pete: What am I looking at? Violet: Me, and my pathetic miserable existence. He left six months ago. He was a loser! Do you know he peed a little bit every time he coughed? Like an incontinent old woman. He smelled like pee. And there I was in the car crying, and I am a serious feminist. Not to mention, my no sex couple, it turns out it was a hormone thing. In the old days we would've talked and talked and talked as Paul got sicker. My profession is becoming irrelevant. Maybe it's a good thing. Pete: People should just tell the truth to the other people in their lives. Violet: They can't. If they could, we'd all be healthy. Pete: Like me. Violet: You're not healthy, you're in denial. Pete: I am not in denial. Violet: You're in denial and you're angry. You're the angriest man I know. Pete: Is that why you won't sleep with me? Violet: You're in denial, you're angry and you use sex as a weapon to deflect it.

    • Bailey (to George who is laying in one of the clinic's beds): You sick, O'Malley? (he sits up and she feels his forehead) You feel fine. Now take an aspirin and get off my clean bed. George: You've been married a long time, right? Bailey: O'Malley, I do not have time to answer -- George: Do you have doubts about your marriage? I know it may be insecurities, but really serious doubts?

    • (Bailey pulls back a curtain in the clinic, finds Burke there) Burke: Dr. Bailey, I was... um, looking for some privacy and I thought nobody would come looking for me down here so... Bailey: No problem. Take your time. Burke: Dr. Bailey, (she turns around) you've been married for a long time, do you think it's a problem that one person is more... ready? Bailey: O'Malley! George (pulls back curtain): Yeah? Bailey: Come here. (George walks over there) I want the two of you to talk to each other. I want you to talk to each other and I want you to leave my marriage out of. And I also want you to leave my clinic out of it and by that I mean, get out. I need the space, I need the peace and quiet and I need it now.

    • Burke: So, I hear Callie's going to be a bridesmaid. George: Yeah. Burke: Would you say that you were the one who need more urging to get married? George: I hadn't really been thinking about it... It just seemed like a good idea at the time. You and Cristina have been together for awhile. Burke: You got married pretty fast. George: So, in theory, it's better to know someone well, or pretty well before getting... Burke: Still there are no guarantees. George: I don't believe in divorce. Burke: Neither do I. George: Is it possible, do you think, to love two people at the same time? Burke: I'm still hoping it's possible to love one.

    • Callie: Hey. So, it's not going to be too weird, right? Me as a bridesmaid. Izzie: No, no. No, it's fine. Callie: 'Cause I can tell Cristina. Izzie: I said it's fine, really, no worries. Callie: So, did George tell you that he's thinking of transferring to Mercy West? Izzie: Yeah. Sounds like a good idea. Callie: So, we're fine? Izzie: We are. Fine. We're fine.

    • Addison: I'm starting to think that L.A is like New York, but with a beach. Pete: Why do you think we moved here? (Pete and Addison gaze at each other for a moment) Sam (clears his throat): Pete, isn't it time for some refills? (they hand him their glasses and he leaves) Okay, Pete is my friend, but... Addison: Why are you warning me about him? Is he a serial killer, is he a felon, what? Is he secretly my ex-husband's best friend? Sam: His wife died eight years ago. Addison: Now I feel shallow. Sam: He's a good guy, he just can't connect with women. You want someone who's gonna be there and Pete's not that guy.

    • Naomi: Hey, ex-best friend. Hey, ex-husband. Addison: You are drunk. Naomi: Ten more minutes and I start dancing and I require company. (she leaves) Sam: I don't think that I've ever seen her drunk before. Addison: Sam, did you cheat on her? Sam: Over the years there have been temptations, but no, I didn't. Addison Alotta fighting? Sam: Hardly ever. Honestly, it was bad, what I did. I have no good reason, I woke up one day and I couldn't do it anymore. It wasn't even a choice. I had a thing you know, I'm burning it all down. I left her. And I don't know why. I don't know why. What kind of a person does that? Addison: Hell if I know. And I did it too.

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    • Isaiah Washington (Burke (receiving the "Starring" credit)) and Mare Winningham (Susan (receiving the "Guest Starring" credit)) received the "With" credit. Patrick Dempsey (Derek (receiving the "Starring" credit)) and Diahann Carroll (Jane Burke (receiving the "Guest Starring" credit)) received the "And" credit.

    • Kate Walsh (Addison) and Tim Daly (Pete) also worked together in a few episodes of The Fugitive, and, in the episode "Wings" of Eyes.

    • Kate Walsh (Addison) and Paul Adelstein (Cooper) also worked together in the episode "Meat Market" of Cupid.

    • Kate Walsh (Addison) and Sandra Oh (Cristina) also worked in the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun.

    • Kate Walsh (Addison) and Raphael Sbarge (Paul) also worked together in the season 5 episode "Ch-Ch-Changes" of CSI.

    • Tim Daly (Pete) and Raphael Sbarge (Paul) also worked together in the episode "Poison" of Eyes.

    • Tim Daly (Pete) and Cameron Watson (Rick) also worked together in the season 3 episode "Four Dates That Will Live In infamy" of Wings.

    • Tim Daly (Pete) and Mare Winningham (Susan) also worked together in the 1987 movie Made In Heaven.

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    Trivia (50)

    • The languages spoken by Ava during surgery were spanish, french and german.

    • This is the first special for the spin-off series-Private Practice and the fifth special of Grey's Anatomy.

    • When George enters the elevator, he presses the button for the 5th floor and Izzie is waiting to get off at the 4th. Although, when the elevator opens on the 4th floor, George gets off and she stays on it.

    • When Ava was in surgery, she said "Alex, ich brauche die nächste Karte. Das ist noch das Haus." Translated from German, that roughly says "Alex, I need the next card. This is still the house."

    • The song that plays when Addison is in the elevator apologizing to the elevator voice is called "Your Song" by Kate Walsh. Addison's portrayer is also named Kate Walsh but it's not the same person.

    • List of the main characters's professions: -Addison Montgomery: Neonatal surgeon, OBGYN. -Pete Wilder: Alternative Medicine Specialist. -Naomi Bennett: Fertility specialist. -Cooper Freedman: Pediatrician. -Charlotte King: St. Ambrose Hospital Chief. -William "Dell" Parker: Receptionist. -Sam Bennett: Internal Medicine Specialist. -Violet Turner: Psychiatrist.

    • Private Practice films a lot of their exterior shots (as well as some of their outdoor storylines) in Santa Monica, California. The Oceanside Group building can be found at the corner of 4th and Wilshire in Santa Monica, California. It is actually a bank.

    • Music featured in this episode: I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by Scissor Sisters - plays when Addison is dancing naked with Sam onlooking. California by Belinda Carlisle - Complications arise with Addison delivering Lucy's baby. Maria talks about her late husband, and her bitter marriage with Naomi. Sad News by Chris Garneau - Leslie pays her final respects to Ken. Cooper and Violet confront Jenny over her child who passed away when he was only 10 years old. Something's Got Me Started by Swingfly - Addison starts dancing naked with her curtains closed, with Sam watching and smiling through his window.

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    Allusions (31)

    • Episode Title: Come Rain or Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice This episode's title refers to a song by Billie Holiday named Come Rain Or Come Shine.

    • Addison: Are you there Elevator God? It's me, Addison. This alludes to the novel, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, written by Judy Blume. The novel is about Margaret, a pre-teen who is undergoing puberty.

    • Pete: Unless you need to tell someone you saw Goody Johnson with the devil. This refers to The Crucible, an Arthur Miller play. It is about the Salem Witch Trials of the late 1600's.

    • Episode Title: The Other Side Of This Life. The title of this episode refers to songs by David Byrne, Peter, Paul & Mary and Jefferson Airplane.

    • Naomi: I need you here to be my someone. This line is similar to a recurring phrase of Grey's Anatomty (this show's predecessor): "You're my person", used by Meredith and Cristina to each other.

    • Addison: I just did my crazy MacGyver surgery. This is referring to the 80's adventure show, MacGyver. The character MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson, was famed to have known to be able to solve extreme problems with limited items.

    • Addison wants to know why people don't run in slow-motion on the beach in L.A. This might be a reference to the series Baywatch which featured beautiful women and handsome men "floating" as they ran through the beaches.

    • Addison: This is L.A. L.A. Is supposed to be full of swimming pools and movie stars. L.A. Addison mentions a line from the opening titles of The Beverly Hillbillies TV series, about LA having 'swimming pools, movie stars.'

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  • Fan Reviews (77)
  • Just A Nightime Soap Opera - Disgusting

    By Two_Dimes-30, Feb 21, 2015

  • What I learned from Private Practice

    By Tessasmith, Apr 01, 2014

  • Miss this show

    By Busgirl272, Aug 07, 2013

  • Season 6 was fantastic

    By smbronde, Feb 08, 2013

  • Glad this is over

    By DonaldSmith5, Feb 05, 2013