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Private Practice Season 5 Delivers Much Baby Drama, 'New' Faces and… Ghost Pete?

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PRIVATE PRACTICE - ABC's "Private Practice" stars Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Benjamin Bratt as Jake Reilly. (ABC/ANDREW MACPHERSON)

The doctors are back in when ABC’s Private Practice premieres its fifth season this Thursday at 10/9c. When last we checked in with Addison, Sam et al, Oceanside Wellness had dissolved itself in the wake of the medical board’s investigation into how privately (or not) they practice their medicine. That left … READ MORE


TVLine Items: Kate Walsh to Roast Sheen (?!), XXL X Factor Preview, Chuck Scoop, and More

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The remainder of roasters taking part in Comedy Central’s skewering of Charlie Sheen have been revealed — and one of these names is definitely not like the others. READ MORE


Private Practice Scoop: Addison's Got a Dirty Little Secret!

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PRIVATE PRACTICE - "...To Change the Things I Can" - The doctors of Oceanside Wellness are faced with a tough decision -- to point out all areas of vulnerability within the practice and risk the termination of some of their own, or to dissolve the practice and each go their separate way. Addison has a new admirer in town who offers her a very tempting proposition. Meanwhile, Charlotte is assigned to a case that hits very close to home, on the Season Finale of "Private Practice," THURSDAY, MAY 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.  (ABC/DANNY FELD)
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Addison Montgomery’s life won’t get any easier when ABC’s Private Practice bows its new season Thursday, Sept. 29. The knockout doc will juggle no less than her avid want to have a baby, her tenuous relationship with Sam, the shaky fate of Oceanside Wellness and the return of a handsome stranger. Amidst all of that, she’ll labor to keep a lid on a dirty little secret. READ MORE


Shonda Rhimes Talks Private Practice Twist: What Addison Did Will Bite Her In the Butt

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For a stretch there, Private Practice fans were hearing plenty about the imminent arrival of new cast member Benjamin Bratt (if not a lick about the character he’d be playing). So it’d stand to reason if Addison (Kate Walsh) decided to take a cue from her fellow Oceansiders and cut bait, skip town and flit off to Fiji with the mystery man she met at the market and was quick to mack on.

And yet she didn’t. Instead … READ MORE


Kate Walsh on Private Practice's Return, Finale ('So Much Happens!'), and the Arrival of a Bratt

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "What We Have Here..." - Katie threatens to take legal action against Violet for "breach of confidentiality," and although Violet feels that she hasn't done anything wrong, she soon realizes she'll have to defend her actions to more people than just Katie. Meanwhile, Cooper suspects that Charlotte may be hiding some lingering feelings for ex-husband Billy, only to find out that Billy has been hiding some feelings of his own, on "Private Practice," THURSDAY, APRIL 28 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM TAYLOR)
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This Thursday at 10/9c, ABC’s Private Practice resumes its fourth season and in doing so hopefully sheds light on where things stand between Addison and Sam, whose never too-steady romance is being tested by her desire to have a baby and his preference to stand pat as not just a dad but a granddad. TVLine got a hold of Kate Walsh as she toured Paris, partly for pleasure but also for business, as she continues to boast about her Boyfriend (as in the fragrance). Though the Private Practice beauty was cheeky about revealing some of what’s to come, she expertly teased the season finale ahead –- and how one Benjamin Bratt just might rock Addison’s world. READ MORE


Private Practice: Addison's Homecoming Is 'Powerful, Painful,' Says Shonda Rhimes

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Addison's mother, Bizzy, aggressively demands her daughter do whatever it takes to save her partner from dying - including working with Dr. Rodriguez once again. Meanwhile Amelia and Pete's medical consultation is complicated when a patient's wife and his mistress disagree on the course of treatment, Charlotte and Cooper try to be intimate with each other again, and Violet considers publishing a personally-revealing book she's written, on "Private Practice," THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS)
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This Thursday on Private Practice (ABC, 10/9c), viewers will lay witness to the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt Addison (played by Kate Walsh) at the close of last week’s episode: that her mother, Bizzy, took her life in the wake of losing her wife Susan to cancer.

As one can imagine, “It’s a really powerful episode for Addison,” series creator Shonda Rhimes tells TVLine. READ MORE


Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Kate Walsh Returns for March 31 Musical Episode!

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In what can only be viewed as an ominous sign for that little bun in Callie’s oven, Private Practice heroine Kate Walsh is bringing her baby doc back to Grey’s Anatomy later this season, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Details are sketchy, but I’m told that Addison will be summoned to Seattle Grace in the March 31 musical-themed episode for the purpose of …READ MORE


Private Practice Baby Talk From Shonda Rhimes

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, JANUARY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RON TOM)
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Months prior to TVLine’s recent launch, I apparently made some sort of vague-ish promise, via Twitter, to find out for Private Practice‘s AddiSam fans if their favorite couple would be on the baby track anytime soon.

Did I write that? Who knows? Sometimes I get really hopped up on peanut butter M&Ms and Coke Zero, and Tweet away in a semi-conscious haze.

Whatever the case… while speaking on Monday with Jenna Bans, Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes about their newest ABC medical drama, Off The Map (premiering Wednesday at 10/9c), I made certain to ask Rhimes if Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam (Taye Diggs) might be starting a family anytime soon. Her response? READ MORE


Exclusive: Private Practice Brings Back Grant Show – For A Deadly Twist?

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ABC’s Private Practice isn’t done with Grant Show yet. Not by a stretch.

Though the Melrose Place alum will be popping up on the January 16 season premiere of HBO’s Big Love, it turns out he still has some matters to tend to on ABC’s Thursday-night drama — and those matters could be rather… grave. READ MORE