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Fall TV Preview: Private Practice to Serve Up '13 Little Movies' (and a 'Delicious' Exit for Addison?)

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

Shonda Rhimes has taken her virtual scalpel and excised from the coming season of ABC’s Private Practice much of the B-story medical drama to make way for more personal stories and deliver a reformatted show that she likens to “13 little movies.” READ MORE

Private Practice: Get a Peek at the 100th Episode, Which Alarmed Standards & Practices

PRIVATE PRACTICE - "Mourning Sickness" - The doctors join together for a celebration at Addison's house and to reminisce about the past. Meanwhile, Sheldon counsels a suicidal patient who comes forward with a shocking confession, on the 100th episode of "Private Practice," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/CAROL KAELSON)

Private Practice cast member Caterina Scorsone describes the ABC drama’s 100th outing as “an episode unlike any other.” KaDee Strickland in turn touts it as one that focuses “on the heartbeat of the show” and presents characters “in a new light.”

But it’s what show boss Shonda Rhimes shared about producing the episode, airing Oct. 2, that piques our curiosity. A lot. VIEW PHOTOS

TVLine Items: James Caan Joins Magic City, Mad Man to Private Practice, Y&R News and More

Magic City James Caan

Sonny Corleone is coming to Magic City in Season 2, with the addition of veteran actor James Caan.

The Godfather star has been tapped to recur in Starz’s 1959-era mafia drama as …READ MORE

Private Practice Sneak Peek: So… Where's Pete?

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Remember how ABC’s Private Practice left off in May, with Pete getting arrested for the “murder” of a dying patient?

And remember how it was reported just weeks after that finale that Tim Daly would not be returning to the role of Pete come Season 6?

Yeah… that leaves the medical drama to do some fancy footwork …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on NCIS, Glee, Private Practice, SVU, Covert Affairs and More

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Why the cone of silence surrounding NCIS Agent McGee? Is Private Practice expanding Addison’s family? How does a Criminal Minds fave fare on SVU? Read on for answers to those questions plus other teases from hot shows. GET THE INSIDE LINE!

Private Practice Teaser: Addison's (In)decision

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“I’m not going to wait anymore.”

That’s the ultimatum given by one of the men in Addison’s life as, in this promo for the Season 6 premiere of ABC’s Private Practice, we watch the good doc wrestle with the dilemma of “Sam? Or Jake?” READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Private Practice: Alfre Woodard Is Sam's Mom


Does Private Practice‘s Sam have some exciting (maybe, say, engagement?) news to share with his family…? READ MORE

Private Practice Hires Matt Long to Play Doctor

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Matt Long

Private 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 …READ MORE

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Mentalist, Person of Interest, Private Practice, Modern Family and More


Is The Mentalist issuing a new Red alert? What interesting persons are returning to Person of Interest? What would a Private Practice spin-off look like? Read on for answers to those questions plus other teases from hot shows. GET THE INSIDE LINE!

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Question: Will Addison choose Sam or Jake on Private Practice? —Krissy
Ausiello: We won’t find out until the very end of the season premiere. “We pick up three months later with her decision having been clearly made, but we don’t know what that is until the end of the episode,” reveals Jake’s portrayer, Benjamin Bratt. “You see Sam Bennett without clothes in one bedroom and you see [Jake] waking in another bedroom and you don’t [immediately] know where these characters are.” Addison isn’t the only one character dealt a curveball in the Sept. 25 opener. READ MORE & GET SPOILED