Fall TV Preview

Private Practice Hires Matt Long to Play Doctor

Matt LongPrivate Practice is adding a new MD to its ranks.

Jack & Bobby alum Matt Long has been cast in a recurring role on Season 6 of the ABC drama, TVGuide.com reports.

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Long, whose credits also include Mad Men, The Deep End and a guest-starring turn on this summer’s The Newsroom, will play a doctor at St. Ambrose hospital.

Private Practice returns to ABC on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10/9c.

Comments (15)

  • If they’re hiring new people, what was the point of firing Tim Daly? They could have kept him as a guest star.

    Comment by Joan – September 6, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I long for Matt Long. I fell in love with him in Jack and Bobby and loved him again so much in The Deep End. I lobbied for him to play Christopher (or maybe John Ross) in the Dallas reboot. But he didn’t need that. He deserves and will have bigger fish to fry. I will make Private Practice my new must-see tv again (it lost me two seasons ago) provided it makes him a regular. They fired Tim Daly? I thought it was his choice to leave. Sounds like Shonda is pulling a David E. Kelley “The Practice evolves to Boston Legal”.

    Comment by april-ann – September 6, 2012 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So a recurring role that will most likely turn into a regular role once Kate Walsh (and her possible love interest Benjamin Bratt/Taye Diggs leave) depart and the series is extended. Either way, this is the most stupid move seeing as Tim Daly could have been in this recurring role with his absence being explained as a suspended medical license and at home with Lucas.

    Comment by Jarrod – September 6, 2012 09:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No way is going to get extended with PP’s bad ratings.

      Comment by L. – September 7, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Doubt the show’s gonna continue without Walsh. Ratings are already pretty low with her still on board.

      Comment by Jaime – September 7, 2012 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They’ve been hinting the show is going to continue without her for a while…

        Comment by Barbie Furtado – September 8, 2012 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • aww i love him! i was sad that the deep end got cancelled, so good for him!

    Comment by Fan – September 6, 2012 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loooved jack and bobby. Lost respect for shonda for axing tim and eric dane. How many actors left like her, 3?

    Comment by lorna – September 6, 2012 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He never really gets his due. The Deep End was it but it didn’t make it. I don’t mind this casting one bit :)

    Comment by Danielle H – September 7, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was so going to stop watching PP this season, but for Matt Long I will make an exception…

    Comment by Els – September 8, 2012 12:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is CUTE! Wonder if there’s any chance he’ll hit it off with Amelia instead of old-enough-to-be-her-father Sheldon. Yuck!

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – September 8, 2012 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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