Private Practice Season Finale Recap: Dell’s Death 3.23 “The End of a Beautiful Friendship”

Private Practice Exclusive: The Real Story Behind the Heartbreaking Death

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday’s Season 3 finale of Private Practice, including which series regular died.]

How do you make the cast of Private Practice cry? Write them a scene in which they learn that their longtime friend and co-worker has died. Kate Walsh needed a moment between takes to wipe her eyes after Addison and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) were tasked with delivering the bad news: Dell (Chris Lowell), Oceanside Wellness Center’s midwife, had succumbed to his injuries sustained in a car accident while rushing Naomi’s pregnant daughter, Maya (Geffri Maya Hightower), to the hospital. Dell’s death was heroic, as he refused treatment while helping to save Maya himself.

Dell has grown quite a bit from the half-naked surf bum we saw in the pilot episode. His speech about “bad things” to his daughter in Thursday’s episode was particularly wrenching, as was the decision by executive producer Shonda Rhimes to cut Lowell from the Private Practice roster. “We adore Chris and he’s honestly one of the best actors I’ve known, but there wasn’t so much story for a midwife on the show,” Rhimes tells TVGuide.com. “Losing him from the show feels like a bit of a death because he is part of our family.”

TVGuide.com sat down with Lowell on his character’s death-day to get the real story on why Dell is dead.

Private Practice cast dishes on tragic season finale

TVGuide.com: All cards on the table: Did you want to leave the show? Was it a contract thing? Or were you surprised when you found out?
Chris Lowell:
I’d say it was a very, very mutual separation and a totally positive one. Shonda and I had a conversation about how it was difficult to find a way to utilize Dell in each episode. Neither of us wanted to have these episodes where Dell is bringing files or whatever. We devised this formula where we’d do less episodes, but he would be featured more in those episodes, which is obviously something that I was happy to hear. Then it was a matter of figuring out how Dell should leave the show or if he should leave the show. I wanted Dell to go big and in a fun way, so Shonda was open to all sorts of ideas.

From the beginning, I knew I really wanted [Dell] to die because I’ve never been killed on a show before, so I wanted to experience that. At first, they were hesitant about it because they had [Dell’s former wife] Heather’s death planned, and they were having trouble finding a way to do it without it being so dark. The way they’ve done it is really poetic. It’s a really beautiful way to go out. I’m happy this is my last episode.

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TVGuide.com: How did you feel when you found out the season finale would be the end for Dell?
Lowell:
I knew about two weeks prior how it was going to happen. All of us on the show knew this was going to be my last episode. I remember actually getting the script and it rocked my world. We had the table read and we got to my last monologue and I totally lost it. I was a complete mess, a waterfall. Everyone else was too. It was really emotional. These guys are my family. I love them.

TVGuide.com: Dell has really grown a lot from being half-naked in the pilot to now.
Lowell:
[Laughs] It’s funny. We always forget about the pilot. It’s wild to think how far this character has come. I remember we all signed our contracts without reading the script because we had blind faith in Shonda. I remember getting the pilot and being like, “No, I can’t be that stupid surfer eye candy. This is not what I signed up for.” I was the butt of all my friends’ jokes.

When we started shooting the first season, I sat down with Shonda filled with this fire to say, “Please don’t make me half-naked again.” As soon as I sat down, she said, “You’re never going to have to do that again.” She also said, “I’ll make you a deal. I’ll make sure everyone else on the show has to be half-naked before you ever have to be again.” [Laughs] It’s a real compliment what she gave my character over the past three seasons. She’s given me some pretty heavy stuff and I’m just flattered to be given the challenge.

TVGuide.com: Earlier in the season, you told me that Dell was going to get really dark this season, but he really didn’t. What happened?
Lowell:
For a long time, the thought was that Dell was going to go down the drug path and die from the drugs, or be put in rehab and that’s how he leaves [the show]. I think they may have been afraid of going perpetually darker.

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TVGuide.com: He does go out on a high note because he saved Maya.
Lowell:
I remember finding out that Dell was driving Maya to the hospital and freaking out thinking it would be my fault. Then when I read it was a drunk driver and I was like, “OK, thank God.” I just didn’t want to go out a villain or a victim. I will always look back on this experience with the utmost gratitude. These people have taught me more than I ever thought I could learn.

TVGuide.com: What’s next for you now?
Lowell:
I moved out of my apartment and I’ll be flying to New York. I’m going traveling for the summer and then moving to the Big Apple.

What did you think of Dell’s death? Will you miss Chris Lowell on the show?

‘Private Practice’: Dell’s death knell

dell-dies-private-practice.jpgYou know how this show has been sort of all over the place this season? And yet it’s gone nowhere? Well, that continues right up until the end of the season. The episode picks up right where the last one ended, with Maya in the hospital and Sam operating on the guy who hit her and Dell’s car. Little Shephard is called in when it looks like Maya has a broken back (she does), Charlotte’s called in from her date with Sheldon. Basically, the gang’s all here. They have to operate on Maya and the baby, but can’t remove the baby without paralyzing Maya so it’s a complicated procedure involving Addison and Little Shephard (and Fife, who offers up the brilliant suggestion to use hypothermia). While this all happens, Dink shows up, Naomi apologizes to Addison, Sheldon acts insecure, Cooper proposes and Charlotte accepts, Violet shows everyone pictures of Pete and Lucas, and Dell feels bad for what happened but everyone mostly ignores him. In the end, Dell ends up passed out in the waiting area, and Little Shephard has to rush from surgery on Maya to try to save his life. She doesn’t. Addison saves Maya and the baby though, so there’s good news and bad. Mostly bad, though, because Little Shephard has to tell Addison (tears), then they have to tell everyone else (tears) and Pete tells Betsey (TEARS). She’s going to live with her aunt in Portland (read: gone from this show forever). Then Addison offers Violet to Pete on a silver platter, saying they’ll always be friends but he loves Violet. Read the full recap at TWOP.

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Private Practice Season 4 Spoilers: Wedding & Grey’s Anatomy Crossover!

Private Practice – A couple’s getting engaged – And it’ll stick!

Wedding bells will be ringing on Private Practice next season, but who will walking down the aisle?
As TVGuide.com exclusively reported from the set of Private Practice, a marriage proposal will take place in the ABC drama’s Season 3 finale (Thursday, May 13 at 10/9c). While we’re sworn to secrecy from revealing the lucky couple, executive producer Shonda Rhimes says, “This is an engagement that’s going to stick. We’re going to see some people get married next season.”
Source: TV Guide

Please give me some scoop about Private Practice’s finale!
We’ve already told you that one couple gets engaged before Season 3 ends, but it sounds like there will be more than one happy ending. “Almost everybody gets hooked up, but not necessarily with who you think they might get hooked up to,” Amy Brenneman tells us. “It kind of reminds me of a Shakespeare play because most everybody is holding somebody’s hand by the end.” Source: TV Guide

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‘Private Practice’ scoop: Burning season finale questions answered!

by Michael Ausiello

private-practiceImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABCSPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch last night’s Private Practice finale, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

The time for teasing has come to an end: I can now confirm that the answer to my death-themed Private Practice blind item is Dell. What, you say? The episode already aired? Well, it’s the thought that counts. All kidding aside, Chris Lowell’s receptionist-slash-midwife climbed the stairway to heaven after suffering one of those scary slow brain bleeds. It was one of several major developments in a finale that also saw Charlotte accept Cooper’s marriage proposal and Addison finally get the guy — that guy being Sam, not Pete. Need help making sense of all the developments? Good news — series creator Shonda Rhimes is here with answers to all your burning Qs.

Why’d you kill Dell?
SHONDA RHIMES:
[Sigh] It was a hard choice to make. Chris and I had talked a while ago about him exiting the show at the end of the season. This has been something we’ve been planning for all season long. I said to him, “I think you should go off happy.” And he said, “I want to go out with a bang. I want to go out in the worst, most painful way possible.” Which is how we came up with this story line. And Dell is so much more grown-up than he was when we first met him. I love the scene where he’s lying in bed with his daughter and he basically knows that he’s going to die. You saw so much growth in his character.

Was it Chris’ decision to leave?
RHIMES:
We came to the decisions together. We both felt for a while that Dell didn’t have enough to do. He’s a midwife, so there are only so many babies that can be delivered on the show. He’s too good of an actor to just be handing people charts. And so finally one day I called him and said, “What do you think?” And he was like, “I totally agree.”

Why not kill him off at the beginning of the season?
RHIMES:
We had a story we wanted to tell. I had an arc for this season that was really important, a journey for our characters to go on that, frankly, would have been devastated by the death of Dell in the middle of the season. He’s too important a character in everyone’s lives. So it was about telling the story in the best way possible and giving [Chris] a great story along the way.

Don’t you feel guilty about making Betsy an orphan?
RHIMES:
That was the hardest part. Debra Cahn, who wrote the finale, would call me on a daily basis and say, “You’re a horrible, horrible person.” And it was hard for me. Betsy is my daughter’s age. It’s pretty devastating, and I was really worried about what we were going to do with Betsy.

What are you going to do with Betsy now?
RHIMES:
I haven’t decided yet.

Let’s discuss some of the happier developments in the episode. Cooper and Charlotte got engaged.
RHIMES:
The Private finale last year left the audience fairly devastated. And I felt like this year I owed it to the audience to give them an ending that was not that. We’ve been watching all of our characters on this journey this season in their relationships, and [Cooper and Charlotte] had really come into their own. They’re one of my favorite couples, and I wanted you to feel like they were together. Not that it’s going to be easy, but they’re going to be together.

Addison chose Sam over Pete. Why?
RHIMES:
We made it clear from the very beginning that neither Peter nor Addison are in love with one another. They love each other, but they’re both in love with other people. And Addison’s been on this struggle all season, and part of it was she wants to not be a cheater. And we watched her really grow. And I wanted her to have a chance to be happy. She finally deserves happiness. I had actually written a big monologue for her about the fact that at the beginning of the season she says to Naomi, “You left me all alone.” And Naomi says, “I would never leave you alone.” And by the end of the season Naomi kind of left her alone. And the only person who’s been there the entire time through thick and thin has been Sam. And I like them together.

Do you view them as a long-term couple?
RHIMES:
I have no idea what’s going to happen next season. I’m not kidding. We do it every year. Last year when I wrote that Violet’s belly got cut open, I said, “I don’t know what we’re going to do or how we’re going to get out of this.”

But the fact that you want Addison to be happy implies…
RHIMES:
I want her to have a shot at long-term happiness. The big step for her was to finally choose what she wants, not because it’s the wrong decision or because it’s dangerous and sexy, but because it feels right.

There was a rumor going around that Chris might not be the only cast member leaving the show.
RHIMES:
There are no plans for anyone else to leave the show.

Are you going to replace Dell?
RHIMES:
No. Dell’s irreplaceable.

Exclusive: Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice‘s Next Crossover? A Shepherd Reunion

Source: TVGuide.com

Private Practice – Caterina Scorsone, Grey’s Anatomy – Patrick Dempsey

Grey’s Anatomy fans had to know this was coming.

From the moment Caterina Scorsone signed on to play Derek Shepherd’s sister on Private Practice, fans wondered: When will the family reunite? They need wonder no more, because executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com exclusively that the shows’ writers are already discussing a crossover.

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“I would love to see what happens when Derek [Patrick Dempsey], his sister and their mom — because I love Tyne Daly — get together,” Rhimes says. “I think that would be very interesting to see. We’re talking about possibly thinking about that for next season.”

We’re just spit-balling here, but last week’s revelation on Private Practice that Amelia and Derek both witnessed their father’s death — which lead to Amelia overdosing and dying for three minutes — was pretty heavy. It can’t just sit there without being touched, right? Especially since Derek’s Post-it wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) also died for several minutes at one point. Just us?

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What would you like to see for the crossover?

Private Practice Season 3 Finale: Shocking Death!

Private Practice – Episode 3.23 – The End of a Beautiful Friendship – Promo

Private Practice Cast Dishes on Tragic Season Finale

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Grab a few boxes of tissues, a pint of ice cream or a bottle of wine, because — according to KaDee Strickland — these are things you’ll need while watching the season finale of Private Practice. “It’s very Godfather-y,” adds Paul Adelstein. “Everything gets wrapped up. Today we settle all family business.” So what business needs to be settled? Get the scoop on the devastating season finale — which includes at least one death — straight from the cast below:

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Game on: “There’s a battle between Sheldon [Brian Benben] and Cooper for Charlotte’s affections,” says Adelstein who plays Cooper. “Amidst all of this craziness, Cooper sees Sheldon closing in and also feels scared in the face of what’s happening to Maya [Geffri Maya Hightower], so he goes for it.”

Who wins? “There’s every reason to believe these two can make it,” says Strickland on Charlotte and Cooper. “In real life, it’s the strangest pairings that work out best.”

Home wrecker much? “I don’t want to break up Pete [Tim Daly] and Addison [Kate Walsh],” says Amy Brenneman. “If there is breaking up, that’s not my thing. I think she’s extremely respectful and grateful.”

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Reunited and it feels so good: “There is always a possibility to reconcile friendships,” says Walsh of Addison’s estrangement from Naomi (Audra McDonald) this season. Adds McDonald: “In the stress of the moment, Naomi tries to make peace with Addison.”

Less baby drama than we thought? “Dell [Chris Lowell] helps deliver Maya’s baby,” teases Lowell.

Tragedy unites: “There’s nothing like a great tragedy to bring people together,” says Walsh of the divided practice after Violet and Pete’s custody battle. “In the end, even if they have these rivalries, they all kind of grow up in the face of tragedy.”

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Grab some Kleenex: “You better get your hankies out and you might want to get a pint of ice cream because this [finale] is going to knock you on your tail; either that or a bottle of wine. That’s Dr. Charlotte King’s prescription,” Strickland jokes about her character. Adds Brenneman: “It’ll be devastating for the audience, so if you want a bang for your buck, you’re going to get it.”

Um, ABC is renewing the show, right? “We don’t have an official pickup, but we do know when we’re starting [production] again, so figure that one out,” jokes Adelstein.

Who do you think is dying in the season finale? Check TVGuide.com on Friday morning for our exclusive interview with the departing star.

Private Practice – Episode 3.23 – The End of a Beautiful Friendship – Press Release

DELL AND MAYA’S CAR CRASH HAS EVERYONE SHAKEN WITH IMPOSSIBLE LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “PRIVATE PRACTICE”

Guest Starring Caterina Scorsone (“1-800-Missing”) as Amelia Shepherd

“The End of a Beautiful Friendship” – Maya and her unborn baby are fighting for their lives on the operating table, and Addison, Amelia and Fife try everything humanly possible to save them. Meanwhile, Sam operates on an incoming crash victim and later makes a grim discovery; Cooper makes an ill-timed but valiant effort with Charlotte, and the staff’s world gets rocked by an unexpected death, on the Season Finale of “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, MAY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

Guest cast TBA.

“The End of a Beautiful Friendship” was written by Debora Cahn and directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Source: ABC

“The End of a Beautiful Friendship” – Maya and her unborn baby are fighting for their lives on the operating table, and Addison, Amelia and Fife try everything humanly possible to save them. Meanwhile, Sam operates on an incoming crash victim and later makes a grim discovery; Cooper makes an ill-timed but valiant effort with Charlotte, and the staff’s world gets rocked by an unexpected death, on the Season Finale of Private Practice, THURSDAY, MAY 13 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Private Practice – Episode 3.21 – War – Promotional Photos

Private Practice – Episode 3.21 – War – Press Release

AFTER VIOLET FILES FOR JOINT CUSTODY OF LUCAS, PETE FIGHTS BACK, AND THE TRIAL FORCES THEIR FRIENDS TO CHOOSE SIDES, ON ABC’S “PRIVATE PRACTICE”

Guest Starring Caterina Scorsone (“1-800-Missing”) as Amelia Shepherd and

Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Ruby Broome, Pete’s attorney

“War” – After Violet files for joint custody of Lucas, an embittered Pete voraciously fights back by hiring a tough attorney for the trial, forcing their fellow friends and co-workers to choose sides and have their personal lives dragged onto the stand and into the public eye, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, APRIL 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

Guest starring Brian Benben as Sheldon, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Tracee Ellis Ross as Ellen, Caroline Aaron as Stephanie, Frances Fisher as Ruby and John Cothran Jr. as Judge Longmuir.

“War” was written by Elizabeth Klaviter & Sonay Washington and directed by Eric Stoltz.

Source: ABC

Boom-chick-a-bow-wow! Sheldon is making a play for Charlotte in a big way. It’s about time, no?

Source: E!Online

Private Practice – Episode 3.20 – Second Choices – Press Release

VIOLET IS BACK HOME AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT,

ESPECIALLY ADDISON, ON ABC’S “PRIVATE PRACTICE”

“Second Choices” – After her open-ended escape to Costa Rica, Violet has finally returned home and to the practice. Everyone treads a little lightly around her, especially Pete and Addison who have mixed feelings about Violet’s desire to reconnect with Lucas. Meanwhile Amelia butts into Sam’s personal life, pointing out that he can mend hearts in the OR but can’t seem to do that for himself; and Sheldon encourages Charlotte to reconcile with Cooper, while Cooper deals with a young patient who eats everything in sight, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, APRIL 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

Guest cast includes Caterina Scorsone as Amelia, Brian Benben as Sheldon, Bobby Coleman as Oliver, Perrey Reeves as Kelly, Ken Wilder as Scott, Aaron Ashmore as Carl, Camille Chen as Lucia.

“Second Choices” was written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen, and directed by Jeff Bleckner.

Source: ABC

Private Practice – A couple’s getting engaged – And it’ll stick!

Wedding bells will be ringing on Private Practice next season, but who will walking down the aisle?

As TVGuide.com exclusively reported from the set of Private Practice, a marriage proposal will take place in the ABC drama’s Season 3 finale (Thursday, May 13 at 10/9c). While we’re sworn to secrecy from revealing the lucky couple, executive producer Shonda Rhimes says, “This is an engagement that’s going to stick. We’re going to see some people get married next season.”

Source: TV Guide

Private Practice Season 3 Spoilers!

Private Practice: Violet Is Alive, but Is Her Baby?

Source: Kristin on E!Online

Spoiler Alert: Violet (Amy Brenneman) is alive! Let’s all take a moment to jump for joy now that we know she survived that makeshift surgery by the unstable patient stealing her baby.

Now onto the juicy stuff! Amy is dishing what really happened with the slicing and dicing of Violet’s belly, who comes to her rescue and who the real baby daddy is, so be warned. It can’t be all serious though; Amy has a good laugh telling the cast of Grey’s Anatomy to “calm the hell down.”

So can Pete (Tim Daly) and Violet survive this life-changing moment? Watch the video above to get the scoop from Amy, and then read on below for Tim’s opinion on the matter.

Private Practice, Tim Daly, Amy Brennemen, Chris Lowell ABC/RON TOM

Amy seems to think Pete and Violet can withstand anything, but can Pete really love a damaged Violet? Tim Daly tells us, “Violet is so f–ked up. She’s got something because a lot of people cut her a lot of slack. A lot of people love her despite all her difficulties, so I would say of course Pete could love her.”

What’s happened with Violet does spill over to the Oceanside Wellness Center. Tim teases, “There’s a lot going on. Violet is going through this trauma that she has to deal with, and that’s going to affect everyone around her. Naomi has quit. It’s all a big mess.”

What we’re really wondering about, though, is which guy is the baby daddy? Tim doesn’t help us out much there: “The baby might survive and either Pete or Sheldon might be the father. I found out who the father of the baby was yesterday. However it plays out, some poor schmuck—might be me—is going to have to act with a baby a lot.”

Did he just let slip that the baby survived the ordeal? Hit the comments to discuss!

Promo: Private Practice (Season 3)

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Question: Do you have anything scoopy for Private Practice? The season finale left me clinging to my seat and cringing in pain for Amy Brenneman! Ausiello: Two things I can share: Violet lives. And twenty minutes will have lapsed between the last frame of the finale and the first frame of the premiere.

Question: I loved Addison and Noah on Private Practice. I know Josh Hopkins is on Cougar Town now, but will he return to give closure to the storyline? Ausiello: Currently, there are no plans for Hopkins to return. Amanda Detmer, however, will be back as his wife.

Do you know if Violet and Charlotte are coming back on Private Practice? Good news! KaDee Strickland has confirmed her return for the third season, but it did come down to the wire. Says KaDee, “Until I got my pickup letter, I didn’t think I was coming back like the rest of us. I think Amy [Brenneman] got hers; I’m sure she did. It should be an interesting thing to see what they do when we come back.” Source: Kristin on E!Online

What’s the deal with the Private Practice season finale?! Is Violet being killed off? MATT: What, you don’t think crazy Katie can pull off her first C-section, using just a “how to” manual? And what of Charlotte, who just got canned by Bill Buchanan? I asked Amy Brenneman about both of those possible departures, and she said, “As far as I know,” both Violet and Charlotte will return for Season 3. Brenneman even hinted that things aren’t quite over for Violet and Cooper, romantically. “That’s the eternal love, let’s be honest,” she said. “So yeah, don’t give up hope.” Source: TV Guide Online

Private Practice – Tim Daly(Pete) Interview

Source: TV Guide

In its second season, ABC’s Private Practice prescribed much growth for Pete Wilder. Originally introduced as a bad boy for Addison to lust after, Tim Daly’s alter ego has since been revealed to have a noble past as a member of Doctors Without Borders. What’s more, when a fling with Violet caught afire and resulted in pregnancy, Pete stepped up to profess his paternal leanings. TVGuide.com invited Daly to reflect on the character’s evolution, as well as wish for Wilder days ahead.

TVGuide.com: When we spoke at the start of Season 2, you had certain hopes for Pete’s trajectory. How satisfied were you with how things actually played out?
Tim Daly:
I was pretty happy. He remains rather mysterious, and he seems to be vacillating between being a lothario and someone who wants to have a more meaningful relationship. We left him making a strong play for Violet, and in a very earnest way. I’m not sure where he’s going to wind up, but… I’m still interested in him. It’s funny — I like the character a lot, and usually when I like someone I wish them smooth sailing and a calm, serene life. But as an actor I hope that Season 3 offers nothing but trouble for Pete. It’s so much more fun when you have something going through a lot of s–t.

TVGuide.com: Did you fear that a Pete-Violet hook-up would be a tough sell?
Daly:
You know, I didn’t really think of it that way. I thought that Pete and Violet were oddly good together…

TVGuide.com: Which we quickly saw. But the way they were abruptly thrown together, sometimes that can backfire on a story.
Daly
: Yeah, but I like working with Amy [Brenneman] so much, I thought we should just let it rip and see what happens. So far, it’s good. Again, relationships on television played out over a long period of time are only good when there are tons of problems, and clearly they have some coming up. I also feel there’s an inevitability to Pete and Addison at some point getting together. So many fans continue to reference that to me, so… we’ll see.

TVGuide.com: Did you in fact have an issue with the message that the Pete-Violet-Sheldon/”two possible dads” story was sending? When I spoke to your longtime friend Amy Brenneman, she dismissed it as your “ego” talking.
Daly:
Oh, no, no, no — she’s insane. [Chuckles] I do think that in a certain respect women have been struggling for so long to get men to take responsibility for the children that they father, and here we have a woman with two men saying, “I’m willing to be responsible” — and she is saying, “Ah, never mind.” I think it’s very odd, but the fact that I might disagree with it is great. I don’t need to be acting in a show where my point of view is at the forefront of a storyline. It’s almost better when I disagree. The thing that’s great about [Private Practice creator] Shonda [Rhimes] is that, whatever you think of her, she is unafraid to create controversy. She has this understanding that a lot of television executives certainly don’t, which is that when an audience disagrees passionately with a storyline, that’s not bad. That means they’re invested in it.

TVGuide.com: Speaking of which, was there any discussion or hesitation about that very last scene from the season finale? The morning after it aired, I got this sense that ABC might have had some misgivings. [Pregnant Violet had been sedated by a crazed patient intent on surgically stealing her unborn baby.]
Daly:
I don’t know what the network thought, but it stirred people up — and when entertainment does that, it’s a good thing. One of my favorite episodes we did this season was about euthanasia. Joel Grey played an old friend of mine who was dying of cancer and wanted Pete to help him die. That’s controversial stuff. We’ve done stories about abortion, and vaccination and autism…. For a television show that’s appealing to a large audience, that’s pretty cool.

Private Practice Episode 2.21 Recap!

We’re reeling like an uncontrollable crush on a married guy towards next week’s season finale of “Private Practice“. Everyone is trying to figure out what, and who, they want. Addison and Noah are still dancing around each other, Violet is getting bigger and bigger and the baby daddies are swarming, Sam and Naomi keep prolonging their inevitable reunion, and Dell… well, Dell is surly….READ FULL RECAP

New Private Practice Spoilers: A Season Finale Death?

Private Practice Season 3 Finale: Shocking Death! READ MORE HERE

What’s the deal with the Private Practice season finale?! Is Violet being killed off? MATT: What, you don’t think crazy Katie can pull off her first C-section, using just a “how to” manual? And what of Charlotte, who just got canned by Bill Buchanan? I asked Amy Brenneman about both of those possible departures, and she said, “As far as I know,” both Violet and Charlotte will return for Season 3. Brenneman even hinted that things aren’t quite over for Violet and Cooper, romantically. “That’s the eternal love, let’s be honest,” she said. “So yeah, don’t give up hope.” Source: TV Guide Online

I’ve just seen the season two finale of Private Practice, and I’m really shocked! Is Violet going to die? Amy Brenneman tells us, “The way the season went out, it does not seem that I’m OK, [but] as far as I know, I have a job next year.” Does that give you any reassurance? Source: Kristin on E!Online

Is Noah going to be back on Private Practice next season? I’m enjoying the storyline, and their chemistry is off the charts. Josh Hopkins is a welcome addition to the cast. The official word from ABC is that “Josh is part of our pilot, Cougar Town, costarring Courteney Cox Arquette,” so it’s all dependent on whether or not that gets picked up. That said, if ABC passes on Cougar Town, it’s likely that Josh will be back for at least more recurring eps—they can’t be unaware about the fan interest in Noah and Addy. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Violet’s baby drama very definitely ends in a cliffhanger; Addison and Josh do not behave themselves; and Charlotte gets herself spanked, and not in the fun-sex-with-Cooper way. Source: Kristin on E!Online


Private Practice (April 30, ABC)
As the Grey’s spin-off sews up its second season, Addison’s professional and personal worlds collide at the worst possible moment, Violet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, a confession steers Sam and Naomi in a new direction, and an Oceanside faithful betrays their buds. It’s the finale’s final scene, though, that is sure to have the watercooler bubbling the next morning. Josh Hopkins, who plays Noah, tells us that when he first read the script for it, “I was like, ‘What?! Holy….’ I simply couldn’t believe it.” Source: TV Guide

Crazy Private Practice Cliffhanger Alert

Certain events in the season finale will leave you wondering if both Amy Brenneman and KaDee Strickland have been fired. (they’ll both be back.) Elsewhere, there are major turning points in the Violet-Pete and Sam-Naomi romances. Source: The Ausiello Files

Question: Here is my weekly request for some Private Practice scoop.
Ausiello:
Prepare yourselves for the most disturbing childbirth scene since Jessica Lange forced Gwyneth Paltrow to deliver her baby via an oxytocin-laced lawyer cake in 1998’s Hush. Source: The Ausiello Files

‘Private Practice’ won’t be revealing Violet’s baby daddy?!

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Wow, so I just ran into a “Private Practice” source who tells me fans are going to be way pissed when the season two finale of “PP” airs on April 30th. The answer to the question you’ve long been asking — who is the father of Violet’s baby? — may not be answered. According to my tattletale, “Private Practice” will leave us hanging on that all summer long. And as if that wasn’t enough, digest this… As you may have already heard, crazy Oceanside Wellness patient Katie (returning to the show. And, well, she is seeking revenge. Seems she blames Violet for her unsuccessful pregnancy and will hold Violet Amanda Foreman) is hostage, demanding that she handKatie will be wielding a weapon and, word is, she may be playing OBGYN with it. Now, let her baby over as payback. Crazy me tell you, I have not actuallyepisode, but my source seemed pretty solid on the aforementioned information and I just have to say that, if this is true, seen the um, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! This storyline is almost as sorry as that stupid “Grey’s Anatomy” bomb-in-a-chest-cavity business. I mean, SERIOUSLY?! I hope my source is wrong.

On the April 30 season finale episode, Violet will make a choice between Pete and Sheldon. (Watch With Kristin)

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We’ve got the goods on Private Practice‘s second-season finale, and it is a doozy. Read on to find out which Oceanside Wellness peeps are quitting, getting fired, getting busy with the wrong person and/or very possibly dying.

Except for the coma-inducing Sam-and-Naomi stuff, loving Private Practice lately. Got scoop?
Amanda Foreman is back as delusional Katie for the April 30 season finale, and she’s bringing some weapons-grade crazy with her for the big cliffhanger. And a weapon. Yes, she’s also bringing a weapon. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Is there any chance we’ll be seeing Dell and his daughter Betsy together again on Private Practice?
Dell’s daughter Betsy will definitely be back. But who’s leaving? If next week’s season finale is to be believed, Naomi (Audra McDonald), Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) or Violet (Amy Brenneman) might not be back. Which one could you most stand to lose? Post in the comments. Source: Kristin on E!Online

Is Private Practice getting a third season? Any scoop on Addison/Noah?
Private Practice
will almost certainly be picked up for a third season—in part because it’s been doing great in its new post-G.A. slot. (Yay and yay.) As for Addison-Noah-Morgan, sigh. Deep, depressed sigh. Does Shonda have something against marriage? Can anyone name one single committed Shondaverse relationship that hasn’t been devastated by infidelity or indiscretion of some kind?! Why are all her couples actually threesomes? Grumble. The kids on Gossip Girl are better relationship role models. Source: Kristin on E!Online

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Private Practice Preview: Will Addison Succumb to a Married Man?

Source: TV Guide Online

Josh Hopkins, Private Practice

This Thursday at 10 pm/ET, ABC’s Private Practice returns with the penultimate episode of its second season. Will Addison act on her urges with the married Noah? As his wife endures a difficult pregnancy? Josh Hopkins shared a look at the torrid twists ahead. Plus: What does he not miss about his Swingtown days?

TVGuide.com: Call me old fashioned, but I’m not really feeling the romance here in the Addison-Noah story. So sell me on it. Should I be rooting for this illicit hook-up?
Josh Hopkins:
I don’t know that you should be rooting for it or not, but it makes for interesting TV. It’s just such a real-life situation where someone has the very best intentions, but still their emotions take them towards something that might not be exactly right. There’s a lot of grey in the real world, and I think it’s interesting that they would take this story on.

TVGuide.com: Is Kate Walsh at all concerned about how this might paint her character? Or is she relishing the complicated material?
Hopkins:
There’s got to be some concern. She’s obviously grown so far with this character, and she knows her better than anybody. But I think [she] sees the benefit of doing a complicated storyline rather than…

TVGuide.com: Go for the low-hanging fruit of an easy romance.
Hopkins:
Yeah. That her character would be attracted to someone is married is realistic. It’s just about how you handle it.

TVGuide.com: But how can you do this to sweet little Amanda Detmer? She has the face of an angel!
Hopkins:
I know, she really does. Every time she does her scenes where she doesn’t know what’s going on, I’m like, “Wow, I am such a jerk.”

TVGuide.com: By the end of the season finale, will Noah and Addison have taken either the next or final step in their would-be romance?
Hopkins:
I can’t really say, but they realize that there is something to this, something perhaps bigger than what they can control.

TVGuide.com: Speaking of the finale, a lot of crazy stuff goes down. When you saw the script, did you ask yourself, “What show did I sign up for here?”
Hopkins:
[Laughs] Yeah, I was like, “Wow!” If you are a Private Practice fan you are going to have to see the finale, because it’s chock-full of action.

TVGuide.com: I mean, the very final scene of that episode is just….
Hopkins:
Yeah, in the read-through I was like, “What?! What is going on? Holy….” I couldn’t believe it.

TVGuide.com: You know, we still get mail here from people missing Swingtown.
Hopkins:
People stop me all the time and tell me how much they loved it. I’m so proud of it. I think the expectations were that it was some salacious show about swingers, when every other show I’ve done has actually shown more sexual activity than Swingtown ever did. It was insinuated, but….

TVGuide.com: You lucked out in not having to wear a porn ‘stache like Grant Show. But what was the worst thing you had to wear for that series?
Hopkins:
Oh, man – in the pilot I wore some “Mom jeans.” They were just really high-waisted, and at one point I was riding a bike. Plus most of the clothes were vintage. So they stunk. I don’t know how much worse it could get!

TVGuide.com: If Private Practice gets picked up for a third season, is the plan for you to still be around?
Hopkins:
Possibly. I did a pilot for ABC, Cougartown, where I play a neighbor of Courteney Cox’s. Our characters don’t get along, but there’s a mutual attraction kind of thing going on.

TVGuide.com: Swingtown, Cougartown….
Hopkins:
I know — I’m just going town to town!

‘Private Practice’ covets in a crazy way

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It’s the season finale of “Private Practice” and we end this season with mixed-up embryos, crazy on drugs, crazy off drugs, two very pregnant women, no babies, a firing and a hiring, and lots of coveting.

Violet and Pete and Sheldon

Pete decides to follow Sheldon’s lead and tells Violet that he should have fought for her, and that he wants her, and the baby, and in a very touching moment, that he loves her. Violet pushes him away. As Pete and Sheldon point out later, together, Violet is pretty much unable to realize happy when presented with it. But pregger hormones win the day out for Violet, and she realizes that she could indeed learn how to be happy, and with Pete.

Team Sheldon slinks away to the background. Sigh.

Naomi and Charlotte and Sam and Cooper

Naomi’s medical license took a short walk off a long pier this evening when she realized she’d switched some embryos and implanted them in the wrong moms, and to make matters worse, one of the moms, Amelia, used the last of her dead husband’s sperm to get, technically, Zoe pregnant. “No do-over” indeed. But Zoe wants to terminate and start over, and Amelia threatens to carry Zoe’s child through to term and then keep it. The doctors bring in Duncan the lawyer, who recommends paying them off. The moms agree in the end to carry the babies to term and then switch them off. No harm, no foul.

The mess-up doesn’t effect William’s offer of Charlotte’s job, however. He doesn’t care about the mistake, and he still wants Naomi. Not Charlotte.

Charlotte is fighting for her job, but she’s done fighting for Cooper. Cooper tells her Violet is getting together with Pete, and so he’s finally free to focus on Charlotte, but she shows him the door. I thought she was over all that jealousy? Wasn’t there girlfriend bonding and toenail painting? William, however, tells her that he needs someone with a heart to run his practice, and shows her the same door.

Sam, meanwhile, FINALLY admits his love for Naomi. But, she doesn’t reciprocate, and takes William’s offer to leave Oceanside. So both Sam and William want Naomi. Charlotte cuts Cooper off, deservedly, but is cut off herself. Naomi 2, Charlotte 0.

Dell

Dell is the fall guy for Naomi’s mistake, whether or not he was the reason for the mix-up. He’s benched from practicing and as he’s dealing with that, Heather comes back, high as a kite, and offering Betsy back for $10k. Sam gives Dell the money, and when Heather returns with Betsy, he threatens to call the cops. He doesn’t give the money to Heather, and she bolts.

And finally, Addison

Noah’s wife Morgan is back, ready to deliver the baby, and boy, can she read some body language. The chemistry between Addison and Noah is coming off of them in waves. So Noah decides to tell Morgan of the feelings he has for Addison so that they can be together, but Addison blocks him from doing it at the last minute. However, she doesn’t block him from almost consummating their cheating relationship. Morgan’s going into labor does that. Addison is  unable to deliver the baby though… the world-famous OBGYN is so distressed over her personal life that she, too, bolts, and makes Dell deliver Noah and Morgan’s baby.

In the scary meantime, Katie, the delusional patient who lost her baby in utero a few episodes ago, is back, and off the meds. Moments after Violet basks in her future happiness with Pete, Katie shows up at her door with a syringe full of some paralyzing agent and a medical kit. She’s rescuing her baby from Violet’s body! She knows she’s not crazy, and that her baby is talking to her through Violet’s stomach! AAAIIIIIEEEEE! Pregnant women everywhere will now stop answering their doors. Cooper almost walks in to stop the C-section homebirth, but is called away by Charlotte, crying that she lost her job.

And so the cliffhanger of Season Two is watching Katie put the scalpel to Violet’s pregnant belly, Morgan about to deliver, Naomi leaving Oceanside, Dell getting Betsy back, and Charlotte calling Cooper back after setting him free.

Amy Brenneman: Private Practice Season Finale Is Like a “Quentin Tarantino Movie”

Source: TV Guide Online

All is not entirely well with the Oceanside Wellness gang as ABC’s Private Practice serves up its second season finale this Thursday at 10 pm/ET. As Addison fights her feelings for married dad-to-be Noah and one of their own “betrays” the practice, pregnant Violet is thrust to a genuinely shocking set of circumstances. Amy Brenneman spoke with TVGuide.com about where her complicated shrink has been and where she is about to go.

TVGuide.com: First off, congratulations on the Season 3 pick-up. Were you concerned at all?
Amy Brenneman:
Uh, no. No. Not really. It would have been odd if we didn’t [get picked up].

TVGuide.com: How do you think Violet has changed since Season 1? Was there anything you had hoped for or asked for?
Brenneman:
In Season 1 we met Violet at a pretty heightened point in her life, and I always thought she’s not go to stay in this place of feel jilted and hysterical. I told [series creator] Shonda [Rhimes], “Listen, I will do whatever you want to do, go as far out as you want me to go, as long as Violet can always have that moment of being self-aware.” I always find it heartbreaking that she’s a professional shrink, but that doesn’t mean she can stop her [destructive] behavior. And the revelation about the sexual damage in her life – the rape stuff – makes total sense too. That kind of feeds into what’s go on with her now. She doesn’t bond romantically well or that often. Obviously Cooper is her surrogate everything.

TVGuide.com: They did a nice job this season evolving Charlotte into a worthy rival for Cooper’s affections.
Brenneman:
I totally agree. I think that between KaDee [Strickland]’s work and Paul [Adelstein], who is so wonderful… . The way he looks at her says it all. Cooper is just smitten.

TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you learned Violet would be pregnant for a large portion of this season?
Brenneman:
I was excited!

TVGuide.com: No small vane part of you was saying, “Oh, man“?
Brenneman:
My god no, I’ll do anything! I should have more vanity. [Laughs] What I did think of was how on Judging Amy I hid two of my actual pregnancies; can I ever be pregnant at the same time?! Last year Shonda and I were sitting around shooting the s–t — at the time, Addison was facing fertility issues, and Naomi already is a mom — and I said, “I would love it if Violet did not want to be a mother.” Because I feel that is a choice that is not respected in society. Then I said to Shonda, “Then that’s the character you should knock up.”

TVGuide.com: Tim Daly has grumbled that this storyline sent a confusing message, that most women would kill to have two great guys clamoring to be the father of their child.
Brenneman:
Oh, that’s just his ego. I’ve heard him spout off about that too. [Laughs] Tim is a total feminist — I would kick his ass if he wasn’t — but sometimes when he reacts to things it’s because the genders are reversed. We don’t find it shocking if you have a man ambivalent about two wonderful women vying for him…

TVGuide.com: But a pregnant woman with two wannabe dads is supposed to thank her lucky stars.
Brenneman:
I guess! I said to Tim, “She is self-sufficient, she gets her emotional needs met through Cooper, so she’s not asking anything from Sheldon and Pete.” I understand it can be upsetting from the guy’s point of view — “That may be half my kid” — but it’s the woman’s prerogative.

TVGuide.com: At the time Private Practice was cast, you already knew Tim well from working with his sister [Tyne Daly] on Judging Amy?
Brenneman:
Oh yeah. Can you tell? [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: What was your reaction to the season finale script, especially Violet’s storyline?
Brenneman:
I was pretty psyched. Everybody does great work and the stakes for everybody are really high. That said, what’s interesting about the structure of the last half is everybody else is sort of in the normal Private Practice world, and I’m in this Quentin Tarantino movie. It’s a whole other thing going on.

TVGuide.com: Talk about ending the season with some watercooler buzz.
Brenneman:
There you go!

New Private Practice Spoilers: Violet Chooses Pete?

Private Practice, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly

ABC/KAREN NEAL

I know you probably can’t say if Violet’s baby daddy on Private Practice is Pete or Sheldon, but can you tell us when we’ll find out? Is it the April 23 or April 30 episode? All we can say is that the revealing photo on the right is from the April 30 finale ep, and that Violet will “make a choice between Pete and Sheldon” in the Private Practice season finale. (Go team Pete!) Source: Kristin on E!Online

Private Practice Spoilers: Preview 2.19 “What Women Wants”

‘Private Practice’ 2.19: Addison Suppresses Feelings for A Married Man

In the episode ‘What Women Want’, Addison must gather herself up to differentiate between her personal feelings and the professional work.


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Source: Ace Showbiz TV News

Oppressing her feelings to a very unattainable person, Addison finds herself in a similar situation with Sam. On March 19, “” will again juggle the personal lives of the staff as well as their professional work.

After Addison discovers that a mentally unbalanced pregnant patient has lost her baby, Violet must convince her that the baby has died and that surgery is necessary, while Cooper must tell a longtime patient he must remove part of his jaw due to a fast-growing cancer. Meanwhile, Dell copes with the absence of his daughter after his ex moves for a new job.

The episode called “What Women Wants” is guest starring Josh Hopkins as Dr. Noah Barnes who develops interest in Addison, Amanda Detmer as Morgan Gellman and Amanda Foreman as the pregnant patient, Katie.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ Spoilers Crossover Event 3 Preview

As Archer recoups from surgery, Derek has Addison work with his pregnant neuro patient; after Sam suffers a sudden asthma attack, Bailey and Naomi work together to find the root cause of Sam’s sudden attack; and at Oceanside Wellness, Cooper, Violet and Pete work together to treat a mother suffering from postpartum depression. (ABC)

Addison’s new love interest (Josh Hopkins) will be part of a major storyline in March for five episodes. (Watch With Kristin)

A pregnant patient who is dying becomes the case for Derek and Addison who argue whether they suppose to save the baby or the mother.


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The more heads available the harder decisions are made. In the third and last crossover event between “” and ““, Derek faces off with Addison over what course is best for their dying pregnant patient. Derek’s confidence is shaken like never before during the dilemma.

Also in the “Grey’s” episode called “An Honest Mistake”, Cristina calls the abilities of a renown surgeon into question after she botches a standard procedure, and Bailey, who has decided to pursue a fellowship in Pediatrics, is appalled by the Chief’s less-than-stellar recommendation letter.

In “Private” episode “Wait and See” meanwhile, Naomi and Archer grow closer as a couple, and Addison suspects that her brother may have returned to his old, bachelor ways. Meanwhile, Dell, Addison and Naomi heatedly debate the pros and cons of gender reassignment surgery when their patients’ newborn child is born with both male and female sex organs, and Violet and Sheldon settle some of their own issues when they co-lead a couples’ therapy group.

The two hour event will start at 9/8c on February 19. Source: Ace Showbiz

Preview of Second ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ Crossover

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 5.15 and ‘Private Practice’ 2.16 collide with the struggle to cure Addison’s brother and the complication in relationship.


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Another dip into the crossover event between “” and its spin-off “” has been given. Things got complicated not only in the medical cases but also the relationship among Derek, Meredith and Addison. The two-hours event will be kicked off with a “Grey’s” episode called “Before and After”. Addison, Naomi and Sam rush the ailing Archer to Seattle Grace and reunite with old friends Derek and Mark to help save his life. Meanwhile, Izzie employs her fellow doctors in a medical game designed to help teach the interns, and Owen runs into a significant someone from his past. Moving on to the second hour, “Private” will air “Ex-Life”. As Archer recoups from surgery, Derek has Addison work with his pregnant neuro patient. After Sam suffers a sudden asthma attack, Bailey and Naomi work together to find the root cause of Sam’s sudden attack, and at Oceanside Wellness, Cooper, Violet and Pete work together to treat a mother suffering from postpartum depression. The second crossover event this season will air Thursday, February 12 at 9/8c. Source: Ace Showbiz

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ Crossover Episode

A crisis brings Addison back to Seattle Grace Hospital in a crossover episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’.


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It is the crossover episode of “” and “” on February 5. From the preview given by ABC for the next episode of “Grey’s”, it is known that Derek receives a call from Addison in some kind of an emergency situation involving her brother, Archer.

Based on the synopsis given on “Private” February 5 episode, Archer will have a severe seizure that Addison and Naomi try to find a cure using every resource possible. And when they don’t, Addison seeks the help of the neurosurgeon she knows well, Derek. Also in the episode, now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith.

Archer, played by Grant Show, moves to L.A. to work at Pacific Wellcare but he causes problems between Addison and Naomi.

“Private Practice” is the spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy”, which first aired in 2007 and focused on the solo journey of ‘s character. Addison once made a return for a specialized surgery to “Grey’s” several months after “Private” premiered. The crossover may be a multi-episode event in February. Source: Ace Showbiz

Private Practice Episode Recap

Katewalsh_privatepractice_240 Crossover episode! Yes, while you were watching Grey’s Anatomy, it seamlessly became Private Practice. Did you even notice? Just in case you all forgot that it was a spin-off series or something.

After yet another tryst with Naomi, Archer suffers a serious seizure, prompting Naomi to rush him to the ER and saying that on her advice, he needs to stay for more tests. He checks himself out, however, and pings her with doctor/patient confidentiality; she can’t tell Addison. When she pushes Archer to get himself examined, he admits that he has an inoperable brain tumor. Naomi can’t lie to Addison though, and tells her everything. Addison immediately goes into overdrive, stating that she’s his sister, and a doctor, and there’s always something that can be done.

Upon hearing the news, Sam, Violet and Pete all gather around while Addison downloads Archer’s brain scans from his doctor in New York. They’re all floored at the results. That’s when Archer walks in, and the assembled intervention grills him. Sam notices that Archer doesn’t have the ability to look up without tilting his head. Addison rushes him to get a new CT scan. In three weeks, the mass has doubled in size. Archer the neurologist realizes that it’s not a tumor, but parasites he contracted overseas. Worms, in fact….. Continue reading »

Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers & Previews 5.14: “Beat Your Heart Out”

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‘Private Practice’ Cossover Spoilers 2.15: Acceptance

What is with the abrupt ending to the hot storyline between Wyatt Lockheart and Addison on Private Practice?
Wyatt got another job! Or rather, Jay Harrington, who plays Wyatt, got another job. He’s going to be appearing on a new ABC comedy called Better Off Ted. Archer (Grant Show) is his replacement, and Archer’s tumor is motivation for Thursday’s big Grey’s AnatomyPrivate Practice crossover.

Kate Walsh, Grant Show, Grey's Anatomy ABC/RON TOM

Anything on the Private Practice side of the crossover?
It turns out Archer’s tumor is a lot more serious than anyone imagined. It’s not a tumor at all—he has parasites on the brain. Archer refuses treatment until he cannot make the decision for himself, which is when Addison, Archer and Naomi fly off to Seattle.

What’s going on with Violet’s baby?

Violet (Amy Brenneman) finally realizes she is pregnant this week when Dell lets her hear the heartbeat, but she has a panic attack. She is not ready to be a mother at all. The possible baby daddies will find out the news as well, and they’re a little pissed she’s left it up to Cooper to take care of her. — Source: E!Online

In the sneak peek to ‘Private Practice’ crossover event, Naomi brings bad news to Addison as she reveals about Archer’s real health condition.


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Starting on Thursday, February 5, ABC will present a crossover event between “” and “” and a sneak peek to the “Private Practice” crossover episode has been outed. Providing a longer preview than the usual sneak peek video, the video focuses on the time Addison learns that her brother, Archer, has suffered seizures due to his cancer.

The episode entitled “Acceptance” revolves around Addison’s effort to find cure and cause of Archer’s seizure. Willing to do everything, she and Naomi have to even call Derek for help. Meanwhile, Violet tells about the pregnancy to Sheldon and Pete, while Cooper is left to take care of a seven year-old abandoned patient.

Starring and Audra McDonald among others, episode 2.15 of “Private Practice” will hit the small screen on February 5 at 9/8c on ABC. The episode is written by Mike Ostrowski and directed by Steve Gomer.  — Ace Showbiz

“Acceptance” Sneak Peek:

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ Crossover Episode: Spoilers!

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’ Crossover Episode

A crisis brings Addison back to Seattle Grace Hospital in a crossover episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Private Practice’.


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It is the crossover episode of “” and “” on February 5. From the preview given by ABC for the next episode of “Grey’s”, it is known that Derek receives a call from Addison in some kind of an emergency situation involving her brother, Archer.

Based on the synopsis given on “Private” February 5 episode, Archer will have a severe seizure that Addison and Naomi try to find a cure using every resource possible. And when they don’t, Addison seeks the help of the neurosurgeon she knows well, Derek. Also in the episode, now that Derek has the engagement ring, he searches for the perfect way to propose to Meredith.

Archer, played by Grant Show, moves to L.A. to work at Pacific Wellcare but he causes problems between Addison and Naomi.

“Private Practice” is the spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy”, which first aired in 2007 and focused on the solo journey of ‘s character. Addison once made a return for a specialized surgery to “Grey’s” several months after “Private” premiered. The crossover may be a multi-episode event in February.  — Ace Showbiz

Private Practice Episode Recap

Kadeestrickland_privatepractice_240 Addison halfheartedly admits that Officer Kevin is back, for now, and Sam’s date with the health department worker has blossomed into Something More. Violet has become the most popular girl in town, Charlotte and Cooper reconnect, and we have yet more dying people this week, so put on your emotional body armor and settle in for another fun-filled Private Practice.

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Private Practice Spoilers: 2.12 “Homeward Bound”

Taking the case of a contagious disease, ‘Private Practice’ will present a father’s dilemma when his little girl is so sick that he can’t touch her.

” will present a heartbreaking episode on January 15 where a father cannot touch his little daughter for fear of contamination. Also in the episode called “Homeward Bound”, Addison and Kevin struggle in their relationship, but she finds herself attracted to Wyatt, the cocky doctor from rival Pacific Wellcare.

On other development, Cooper grows closer to Charlotte when she experiences a family emergency, and Violet seeks a way to carry on relationships with both Pete and Sheldon. In a future episode synopsis of the show, it is revealed that Violet will be with a child but she is not sure of who the baby daddy is. Also, when Cooper encourages Violet to talk to Pete and Sheldon about her pregnancy, she’s reluctant when she learns that neither of them wants children. — Ace Showbiz

Exclusive: Private Practice Taps into Buffyverse Once Again

Amber Benson

First, there was Amy Acker (aka Angel‘s “Fred”). She guest-starred on Private Practice‘s Season 2 premiere (and next can be seen on Fox’s upcoming Dollhouse).

More recently (and as first reported by me), you got Alexis Denisof/”Wesley.”

Who will be the next former denizen of the Buffyverse to make an appointment with the doctors of Oceanside Wellness? It’s Amber Benson, I can tell you exclusively.

What brings Buffy‘s Tara to Addison’s work digs? Sources tell me she’ll be playing a young woman who in the aftermath of being brutally attacked seeks not just medical care … but perhaps something more.

Benson appears in this season’s 18th episode, which is tentatively slated for mid-March. Private Practice, of course, now airs Thursdays at 10, leading out of Grey’s Anatomy.

New Private Practice Spoilers: Violet’s Pregnant, Who’s the Baby Daddy?

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Need Private Practice scoop! Is Charlotte pregnant?!
I think we’ve been successfully misdirected once again by the fiendish Shonda Rhimes and her minions. Check out this highlight from the Jan. 22 Private Practice episode description: “Violet finds out she’s pregnant but isn’t sure who the father is…” Aaahhh! — Source: Kristin on E!Online

New Private Practice Spoilers & Previews!

Private Practice Sneak Peeks: Dell’s Daddy Day Care?

Dell’s baby-mama is in the house! In January’s first all-new episode of Private Practice, we’ll see that Dell and the mother of his kiddo are at odds after he files for full custody. Dell’s obviously the more reliable caregiver, but his ex is still fairly sympathetic, don’t you think?

Also, is Sam getting a new love interest? Check out the prospects in the previews below!

Private Practice returns to ABC on Thursday, Jan. 8. Yep, Thursday—it’s moving behind Grey’s Anatomy into the 10 p.m. slot.

New Private Practice Spoilers & Preview: “Contamination”

Kate Walsh, David Sutcliffe, Private Practice ABC/CRAIG SJODIN

Please say that Wednesday’s Private Practice was not David Sutcliffe’s last show?!
Fear not. Network reps assure me that David Sutcliffe will be back in January!

Preview of ‘Private Practice’ 2.11: Contamination

Source: Ace Showbiz

A boy is caught in an illness caused by interacting closely with animals, in the new episode of ‘Private Practice’ that returns January 2009.

A preview of the eleventh episode on the second season of “” has been released. The show will move on in a new time slot next year, every Thursdays at 10/9c right after the airing of its original show ““. The first episode of the new year will take impact on January 8. Dubbed as “one of the best episodes in the season”, the January 8 episode is called “Contamination”. It centers its story on a six-year-old boy named Michael who just comes back from Switzerland, and interacted with farm animals like sheep and cows. Taking place in the pediatric ward, the case also focuses on the health of four-year-old Will and an autistic boy name Jefferey.

Private Practice Episode Recap

Katewalsh_privatepractice_240Oceanside is quiet. Too quiet. The Private Practice patients are still being wooed away, and one of the Oceanside doctors is getting romanced as well. Speaking of romance, Pete and Violet are trying to figure out what they are to each other now, besides massively attracted to one another, and Addison is learning that perspective is different from the other side of the street.

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Private Practice Spoilers: Violet and Pete Are So Busted!

Private Practice: Violet and Pete Are So Busted!

As Tim Daly teased to us last month, Pete and Violet are so on! After their sexathon at the end of last week’s episode, they’re facing a bad case of morning-after syndrome. Was it just a hookup? Is this the beginning of something serious? And if it is, how to tell our friends—or in Pete’s case, our friends with benefits?

Check out the other Vi-and-Pete sneak peek below. Can they escape the curse of postcoital weirdness?

Want more Practice sneaks before the new ep airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC? Check out E! Online’s Video albums and then share your take in the comments. Are these two in it for the long haul? And what’s your current theory on the Charlotte pregnancy thing? Because IMHO she’s totally knocked up and lying about it to Cooper and the rest of us.

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