Deirdre Lovejoy to File Suit on Private Practice

Deirdre Lovejoy is about to cause some serious problems for Addison on  Private Practice . The veteran actress ( The Wire ,  Body of Proof ,  Bones ) has been cast on a November episode of the ABC drama, TV Line reports. She will portray a patient who sues Kate Walsh's doctor for the wrongful birth of her daughter. Yes...  birth . Consider us intrigued.

Private Practice Picture Preview: A (Matt) Long Shot

We bid farewell to Pete to kick off  Private Practice  Season 6 . When this ABC drama returns on October 23, meanwhile, we will say hello to Matt Long, a new doctor at Saint Ambrose who is sure to leave an impression on viewers and fellow physicians alike. On "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone," the former  Deep End  star and  Mad Men / Love Bites  recurring player will show up on an episode that includes a little girl going missing from the ER and Addison disagreeing with Jake over a patient. Read More...

Private Practice Season 6 Episode 3 “Good Grief”

Private Practice  "Good Grief" Season 6 episode 3 airs TUESDAY, Oct 9, 2012 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  After hearing a patient’s chilling confession, Violet turns to Sheldon for advice. Meanwhile, Addison tries to keep her grief a secret, Cooper and Charlotte adapt to their new reality and Sam confronts Sheldon about his denial, on "Private Practice," TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More...

'Private Practice' 100th Episode: 'It's very colorful,' says Kate Walsh

What can viewers expect from "Private Practice's" sixth season? "Brilliance and fireworks," says Brian Benben. But according to Benben, the 100th episode will contain "even more fireworks."Zap2it caught up with the cast and creative team of the show during filming of the season's second episode -- a.k.a. the lucky 100th -- over the summer. It airs Tuesday (Oct. 2).Mum's the word on the details, but Kate Walsh informs us, "It's very colorful, and I can predict that you will laugh and cry."Though "colorful" could mean a number of things, creator Shonda Rhimes tells us, "I think we're going to see the characters doing things that we've never seen them do before. We're trying to do very different episodes this season, and I think this episode is very different from our usual way of telling story."There's a little bit that takes place at the practice, but most of it takes place outside the practice, which...

'Private Practice': Amy Brenneman dishes on Pete's death and the possible final season

Even "Private Practice" star Amy Brenneman needed to be reminded that just because her onscreen husband, Pete (Tim Daly), is dead, doesn't mean Daly is too. Brenneman tells the ladies of "The View" that Daly reminded her of that fact when she texted him after the "Private Practice" Season 6 premiere. "I texted Tim and I said 'America is grieving your death,'" she admits, "and he said 'Pete is dead. I am alive!'"PHOTOS: What to expect from Fall TV's returning showsBut just because Pete is dead doesn't mean she worries about the fate of her character. "I'm not really [worried], because then Lucas, our TV son, would be an orphan, and that seems too sad."Brenneman is, however, curious about the fate of the show in general. Kate Walsh is definitely leaving after the first 13 episodes, but the show may or may not stick around after that. It depends on "how well we do...

Private Practice Season 6 Episode 2 “Mourning Sickness”

Private Practice  "Mourning Sickness" Season 6 episode 2 airs TUESDAY, Oct 2, 2012 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  he 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. Read More...

Shonda Rhimes on Private Practice's Big Death

Spoiler alert! If you haven't watched last night's Private Practice , stop reading now, as this story addresses the death of a major character. It was no secret that Tim Daly was leaving ABC's Private Practice . Over the summer, the disgruntled actor expressed his obvious disappointment about his dismissal through tweets to his followers. Still, some fans were holding out hope that creator Shonda Rhimes might send his character, Dr. Pete Wilder, off into the sunset just as she did when Audra McDonald (Naomi) elected to return to Broadway at the end of the 2010-2011 season. Instead, Rhimes chose the same fate she crafted for Chris Lowell's Dell in 2010. Here's why....

Private Practice Premiere Reaction: Now What?

SPOILER ALERT : Stop reading now if you have not yet watched last night's Private Practice Season 6 premiere . On an episode aptly titled "Aftershock," our favorite physicians were stunned to learn that Tim Daly's Pete did not jump bail. He died of a heart attack. How will this major development affect everyone at Seaside Wellness going forward? TV Guide spoke with the cast and offered up the following tidbits and spoilers from each character's point of view: Coop will be there for Charlotte , teased Paul Adelstein: "Especially in the first couple of episodes you see the intensity of that relationship, the intensity of her need with Lucas and her existential worry about what's going to happen, if something happens to her or Lucas, she's obviously rocked." Charlotte will experience guilt , says KaDee Strickland: "She takes it really hard. There is an element of this that inherently feels like it's somehow her fault. He was there so much for her. He was her knight in shining armor when she was raped." According to Caterina Scorsone, Amelia will take charge in a way: "Because Amelia has been through so much death and so much grieving, she's a bit of an authority in how it feels, and so she is trying to make sure Violet has as much support as she possibly can, so Amelia takes on that responsibility." What did you think of Pete's death and the way the Private Practice premiere was structured overall?

Private Practice Season 6 Preview

When we last saw the doctors of Seaside Wellness, Pete was dealing with the legal repercussions of his mercy killing of a patient, Mason decided to call Charlotte ‘Momma,’ Amelia had her baby – and donated his organs – and Sam spontaneously proposed to Addison while she was waiting for Jake. Season 5 surely tried each of these characters in a way that only a Shonda Rhimes drama can.  But, come the season 6 premiere, a bit of time has passed for the doctors, and we’re going to find out just where all the up-in-the-air stories have taken everyone. So, what’s coming up?

'Private Practice' Cast Teases New Season of Anything Goes

"We're playing almost as if we're doing it as a bunch of little movies vs. a template that you follow," showrunner Shonda Rhimes tells THR. "You see some surprising things from our characters and you see our characters in ways you haven't seen them before."