TVLine Items: Kate Walsh Plots TV Return, Fred Armisen Plans a Super Fun Night and More!

PRIVATE PRACTICE - ABC's "Private Practice" stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery. (ABC/ANDREW MACPHERSON)Kate Walsh is making her way back to TV in NBC’s comedy pilot Bad Judge.

From both Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions and Anne Heche (Save Me), the single-camera project stars the Private Practice alumna as a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman whose life on the edge is balanced by the fact that she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system.

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Chad Kultgen (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) will pen the potential series.

Walsh toplined ABC’s Private Practice for six seasons until its cancellation last January.

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Comments (12)

  • A comedy about a woman who once followed rules but doesn’t anymore? How refreshing!

    Comment by dude – November 18, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Haha! My thoughts exactly.

      Comment by Brian – November 18, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything with Kate Walsh in it is worth-a-watch! And her comedic moments on Greys and PPP were spot-on.. so looking forward to it! but NBC – eh?

    Comment by trainwreck – November 18, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy about the prospect of Kate starring on a new tv show. I love that its a comedy. She’s very funny.

    Comment by Amy – November 18, 2013 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bad Teacher and now Bad Judge? What’s next?

    Comment by Kyle C. – November 18, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bad TV Show. Also expected: Bad Reality Show, Bad Game Show and Bad TV Movie.

      Comment by Delirious – November 18, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Love Kate Walsh, she was hilarious in Grey’s Anatomy, can’t wait to see her back on TV :D Hope it goes well for her, NBC doesn’t always have a great track record.

    Comment by allthingsentertainment94 – November 18, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Kate! Can’t wait. She was great in Full Circle. And I do like her comedy chops too :)

    Comment by Tracie – November 18, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Kate Walsh. I can’t stand Fred Armisen.

    Comment by Zach – November 18, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lolwork and Startups were epic failures for Bravo, so they order 3 identical series?

    Comment by Et al – November 18, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Private Practice wasn’t “cancelled” as such, they decided to end it. Kate Walsh was going to leave at the end of 13 episodes of s6 regardless of whether the show continues anyway.

    Looking forward to seeing her in this.

    Comment by Lily – November 18, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news – I like Kate – she has a good comedic sense dating back to Drew Carey show [as well as those moments on GA and PP]. Happy to see her back in the pilot mix. Gee, I hope NBC doesn’t mess this all up. Kate deserves the best the network, writing staff and production team have to offer.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – November 18, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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