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: -


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  • Kate Walsh

    Kate Walsh

    Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery

    Timothy Daly

    Timothy Daly

    Dr. Pete Wilder

    Benjamin Bratt

    Benjamin Bratt

    Dr. Jake Reilly

    Kadee Strickland

    Kadee Strickland

    Dr. Charlotte King

    Griffin Gluck

    Griffin Gluck

    Mason Warner

    Paul Adelstein

    Paul Adelstein

    Dr. Cooper Freedman

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    • Just A Nightime Soap Opera - Disgusting

      Too much sex. Too many swapping of partners. More emphasis on the sex lives of the doctors than on medicine. I had never seen this show on TV. I have viewed it on Netflix. Weakly written. Lousy script. Simple dilemmas with poor resolutions. Not a show for children, to be sure. These adults depict immaturity yet they are supposed to be well-educated professionals. Blah!
    • What I learned from Private Practice

      You need to give people the freedom to choose

      You need to give them the space they need

      To let them make Wrong choices

      You need not to assume that you understand

      You need to know when to push and when to give them room--to be willing to do both but not selfishly but for the sake of others

      Just because you know the answer you don't need to say it

      Just because you know and can see inside you don't need to say it

      Just because you can see what's going to happen you don't need to say it

      Just because you can help you don't need to help

      Give people the room to process life differently, to respond differently, to see differently and respect their perspective

      Separate a difference of opinion from personal relationship

      Respect others

      Do not look down on their decisions

      Respect them by following their wishes, doing as they ask, considering counsel, not taking concerns lightly

      Don't let passion and opinions override respecting othersmoreless
    • Miss this show

      I loved this series, I would have liked to see at least one more season
    • Season 6 was fantastic

      This season was the best season Private Practice has had. Great way to end this wonderful show :)
    • Glad this is over

      Thank you for ending this series, it has been horrible from day one, yet I had to endure it because other people had nothing better to do except watch this trivial doctor personal drama. I need a negative sign to go with the 1.

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