News Briefs: Tim Daly Is Leaving Private Practice

CASTING (AND DE-CASTING) NEWS

... When Private Practice returns next season, it will be one handsome man down. Tim Daly took to Twitter today to inform his fans that his option to return for Season 6 was not picked up and that his character Pete Wilder will likely stay in jail, where he landed at the end of the Season 5 finale. [Tim Daly's Twitter]

... Sorry in advance, it's a slow news day. Dina Lohan [pause to vomit] will have her attention-seeking needs met by VH1, where she'll be featured on a show called Hollywood Exes alongside the ex-wives of Prince, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and R. Kelly. This series is sure to make you start the car and lock yourself in the garage. [TMZ]

... Just like everyone else, The Hallmark Channel is getting into original scripted programming. Its first foray will be Cedar Cove, a two-hour made-for-TV movie based on the book of the same name. Andie MacDowell will star as a judge in a small town; if all goes well, it will become a series. [THR]

... Oxygen's reality show The Glee Project, a competition that awards winners a role on Fox's Glee, is adding Glee's Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera to its list of mentors for the new season. They join Lea Michele, who was previously announced. Look, I said it was a slow news day! Back off! [TV Line]


BUSINESS TIME

... History's Hatfield & McCoys continued to kick some ratings butt on Tuesday, collecting 13.1 million viewers in its second night just one day after setting cable records with 13.9 million viewers. Part 1 and Part 2 of the miniseries now rank first and second among non-sports ad-supported cable broadcasts in total viewers. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ReelzChannel is still around, guys. The network has picked up a trio of series, including the miniseries Barabbas, a post-Bible four-parter based on a book about a man whose life is spared after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The network has also nabbed the Canadian series Bomb Girls, about a group of ladies who worked in Canadian munitions factories during World War II. And because everyone needs a show about a pawn shop, it's ordered Beverly Hills Pawn, which is exactly what it sounds like. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is looking to lock up the 8-14 demographic with a one-hour Justin Bieber concert. Justin Bieber: All Around the World will combine performance footage and clips of Justin just Biebering around the world. Look for it on Thursday, June 21 at 8pm. The same day and time Community used to air SIGH. [THR]


STRANGE ACCUSATIONS NEWS

... If a guy gets drunk in Cleveland and punches a party-bus driver in her baby-maker, does that make him a full-fledged woman beater? Dominic Monaghan, Lost's Charlie, publicly accused former co-star Matthew Fox of multiple accounts of punching the opposite gender on Twitter over the weekend. Remind me never to go to Cleveland or star in anything with Dominic Monaghan. [NY Daily News]


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Never liked Mr. Fox. Hm, no idea on those weird accusations about him being a violent jerk. On teh other hand - Tim Daly is leaving PP? Thank God. Now if he could only take the entire show with him :)
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I love Dominic Monaghan and I also love Matthew Fox so that really suck's. They should be friends...
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Fantastic news for Private Practice. That guy pissed me off , if only Sheldon could also leave...
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It sounds like Dominic Monaghan knows what he's talking about and we all read the news about Fox kicking a female bus driver on the groin.
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BTW, the title here makes it sound like Daly's choosing to leave, but it reads like he didn't have a say in that.
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Really Tim, the problem is Monaghan, not Fox?
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What's with the Dominic Monaghan / Cleveland abuse - It would seem is Matthew Fox who's indulged in some misbehaving - and frankly why would the Cleveland incident be a one-off? More likely it wasn't as bad drunks tend to be repeat offenders... For the record I was never a fan of Jack Sheperd the character, bloody pain in the ass sanctimonious bore...
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I'm sorry that Tim Daly will not be back but unlike Chyler Leigh on Grey's Anatomy who was killed off, he could come back. But to be frank, I always thought of his character, Pete being with Addison. But for the past two seasons he's been with Violet which i find odd. So I'm not sad that he's gone.
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I agree with you on the Pete being with Violet issue. I never liked it. Her character has always been one of my least favorite. They should have always let Addison and Pete get together and never have put him with Violet.
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Hollywood exes sounds terrifying..... Like the Kardashins
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There've been rumors/stories since "Party of Five" that Matthew Fox was a jerk, to put it politely. I'm not surprised that someone is finally calling him on his behavior. More power to Dominic Monaghan for doing so.



SOOOOOOO glad that we won't be subjected to more of Pete's self-serving rants and creepy behavior on "Private Practice". It's toss-up who the worst/nastiest/most annoying character is -- Pete or Charlotte. Charlotte's mellowed a bit and seems to be acting more like a human being lately. Pete -- not so much.
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I grew to love Charlotte and I always loved Pete until Shonda ruined his character. Once he had his heart attack and married Violet it just went down hill for him.
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A jerk is putting it lightly... He's hit women, dui's, drug abuse charges, etc. Guys a scumbag and Tims bashing the person who calls it like it is??? Don't get Tim on this one.
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I haven't seen Hatfield & McCoys yet, but I might. Is it worth watching? Is it any good?
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I disliked Matthew Shepherd in LOST, and in most everything else I've seen him in. Don't know him, but I get kind of a smarmy vibe from him...
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"Remind me never to go to Cleveland or star in anything with Dominic Monaghan."



I'm confused from that last sentence after what the paragraph was about. Is this an attempt at a joke that Dominic Monaghan will accuse you of hitting women multiple times if you only do it one time? At the very least, it sounds like you are more critical of what Dominic Monaghan did than what Matthew Fox is said to have done.



And to answer your question: Yes, it does make him a "full-fledged woman beater" whether he is drunk or sober.
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Agreed. For once a celebrity had the balls to call it like it was. Not to mention he stood by it and didnt take the comments down and apologize like every other celebrity. Props to Dom....
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I feel like I say this way too often: Poor, poor Matthew Fox. But now I would like to change that to 'poor, poor Jack Shepard.'
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Can't say that I'm surprised or very sad. Pete's been a jerk this last season, and to be completely honest, I never really liked him.

Hopefully, we'll get some great replacements for him next season.
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Pete was always the one I disliked most, but the whole show should end anyway.. it's mostly just about sex, arguments, makeup sex, arguments.
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Good... Now we can hear our oringal voice of Clark Kent/Superman more often. I shall will be waiting for Timothy Daly, hear ya into the next adaptaion of Superman an animation film or animated series.
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Yay! No more Pete.



Literally the worst thing about Private Practice. I've never met a Doctor who was so stupid and oblivious to the world around him.



Good riddance. Would have been a terrible influence on his kid anyway.
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