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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Audra McDonald


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THE PERFORMER | Audra McDonald

THE SHOW | The Sound of Music Live!

THE AIRDATE | December 5, 2013 READ MORE

Smash, Private Practice, Go On Stars Joining Carrie Underwood in NBC's Live Sound of Music


NBC’s live version of The Sound of Music — starring Carrie Underwood — is turning into quite the Tony affair.

The network announced today that TV and stage vets Audra McDonald (Private Practice), …READ MORE

Pilot Scoop: Private Practice's Audra McDonald Joins CBS Legal Drama The Ordained


Former Private Practice doc Audra McDonald is trading medicine for law as one of the stars of CBS’ drama pilot The Ordained, TVLine has learned. READ MORE

Good Wife Hot Shots: Meet the New Kalinda! Plus, Audra McDonald and Wallace Shawn Visit

Runnin' With The Devil

We’re betting The Good Wife‘s Kalinda is not going to be happy about this: A second investigator (played by Teeth‘s Jess Weixler) joins Lockhart Gardner in the March 10 episode (CBS, 9/8c), and we’ve got your first look at the competition. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

Good Wife Casts Audra McDonald as Alicia's Foe

The Good Wife Season 4 Spoilers

The Good Wife has found a new nemesis for Alicia.

Audra McDonald has booked a guest spot in a Season 4 installment of the CBS drama. READ MORE

Audra McDonald Back for Private Practice Finale

PRIVATE PRACTICE - ABC's "Private Practice" stars Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett. (ABC/ANDREW MACPHERSON)

Audra McDonald‘s Naomi is making one last house call.

The actress, who left ABC’s Private Practice last season, will return for the series’ final episode in January …READ MORE

Private Practice: KaDee Strickland Previews Charlotte's Unexpected Face-off With Her Rapist

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "Heaven Can Wait" - Addison plans Bizzy and Susan's wedding while trying to keep her distance from the overly flirtatious Dr. Rodriquez. Sam is concerned about the care his longtime patient is receiving, and Sheldon refers Charlotte to his mentor and friend for psychiatric help, on "Private Practice," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RON TOM)

It has been three months since ABC’s Private Practice (Thursdays at 10/9c) dared to go there by subjecting Dr. Charlotte King to one of primetime TV’s most graphically depicted rapes. As in real life, the healing process has been a painfully slow one for Charlotte (played by KaDee Strickland), though the ABC drama’s most recent outing let slip a sliver of sunshine into her world when she and Cooper found themselves able to be intimate again.

Charlotte’s darkest day, however, is revisited this week …READ MORE

Exclusive: Audra McDonald to Exit Private Practice

PRIVATE PRACTICE - ABC's "Private Practice" stars Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett. (ABC/ANDREW MACPHERSON)

It looks like Private Practice‘s Addison is going to be in the market for a new BFF.

In what is by all indications is a completely amicable split, Audra McDonald is leaving the Thursday-night ABC drama at the end of the season to be closer to her family (including 10-year-old daughter Zoe) in New York. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve seen the last of her Private Practice character, Naomi.

Huh? Allow me to explain. …READ MORE