ABC Pulls The Plug on Private Practice



 

Say goodbye to the doctors of Santa Monica's fictional Oceanside Wellness Group. After six seasons, ABC has decided to end Private Practice's run once it completes the current 13-episode order. Per Deadline, ABC and Private Practice's showrunner/creator Shonda Rhimes mutually came to the decision to end the series after the Mouse House declined to give it an additional 9-episode pickup.

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  1. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    I am probably the most bummed over this news because I was eagerly awaiting for Charlotte to give birth to her triplets. The rest of the show has been losing ground for some time, for me at least. I never felt the same about the show after Addison and Sam had their affair. I hated that they did that to Naomi, who felt betrayed by both. I finally feel they got the right guy for Addison at least. Jake is really special. I hope it goes out with a bang.

  2. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    It was a joy to have Kate Walsh on my screen as Addison; but, as much as I wanted to like this show, I just didn’t connect with most of the other characters. They didn’t seem that caring or sympathetic to me and that does not bode well for a medical drama.

  3. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    Addison and Sam were just as nasty as Liz and Nik. Blech. When Addison found out the truth about her parents marriage, she decided to continue on with her inappropriate sexual relationships and instead of it being Derek’s BFF Mark Sloan, she chose to stab her BFF Naomi in the back by bedding Sam who was just as sleazy and backstabbing as Addison.

    I’ve always liked Charlotte and Cooper. Sam was okay as long as he wasn’t sneaking around with Addison behind Naomi’s back.

    There are times when I want to just slap Violet in the face. ;)

    Adios, PP.

  4. Avatar of ghalltheway
    ghalltheway

    It is probably because Kate Welsh is only signed up to do the 13 episodes and her contract is up. She does not want to renew. The only thing they really could do was cancel the show.

  5. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    I watched this show faithfully, even though I hated judgmental Pete. But I couldn’t take Addison sleeping with her best friend’s ex husband. That was just so low for Addison. Addison saw how devasted Noami was when Sam just divorced her without warning. I remember how she was lying on the bathroom crying because of him. Then Sam tried to get back with her and thankfully she turned him down. Addison went to college with Noami, Sam, Sloan and Derek. Their daughter was her god daughter! It was bad enough she took over the practice from Noami but she got with her ex. That was too much for me. As much as I loved the character of Addison, her backstabbing her friend like that was too much for me especially after she already did it to her husband.

    Then they killed off Dell and allowed his daughter to go to foster care. Those horrible ppl.

    I missed the Addison from Grey’s. That Addison was fearless and not all childlike. I remember her hanging Meredith’s panties on the board after finding them. She was not to be played with on Grey’s. I have always hated that they never did the love triangle between Karve/Addison/Sloan. Sloan came back for her. Those two had great chemistry. I hated how she just slept with Karev, she went to him thinking it meant more, he blows her off and she heads to Cali. Stupid.

  6. Avatar of Dax
    Dax

    How can Shonda MUTUALLY agree to cancel AFTER being told the network wasn’t going to order more shows? That’s like someone writing you a dear John letter, moving everything out of the apartment and you telling your friends it was a mutual decision. Come on, Shonda.

    I used to watch this show with my boyfriend. But, we both lost interest when the show started pushing Addison and Sam. Also, the show became dark visually. It used to look sunny and happy. Now, it looks dark and stale, which is strange, considering all of the other ABC shows look bright and polished.

  7. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I enjoyed the show, but it’s time. (I don’t feel the need to convene a revival meeting to celebrate its demise, though. If I don’t like a show, I just stop watching it.) ;-)

  8. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I watched the first four seasons. After that I slowly lost interest until I stopped watching. “Private Practice” had so many problems over the years.

    Addison’s ever changing men did the show no good either. In the end, I wish Kate Walsh would have stayed with “Grey’s”. For me she had her major love interest right there – in Mark Sloan. I even liked her with Alex.
    Pete never worked for me & her relationship to Sam was all shades of wrong and they finally ruined that with her obsession for a baby & his opinion about it.

    Well six seasons. That’s good for a TV show. Just don’t think PP did deserve it. It’s a good decision to cancel the show instead of doing one without Kate Walsh.

  9. Avatar of rozzberry
    rozzberry

    Bummer. I just hope they wrap it up well. That’s a peeve for me when shows get cancelled suddenly(or somewhat suddenly) & don’t have the time to end it properly.

  10. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Wishful casting: Taye Diggs as Malcolm Winters!!! :D :D :D :D

    Wishful casting: Sharon Leal as Lily Winters!!!! :D :D :D :D

    It’s a shame this show is going off the air. All the good scripted shows are being replaced with reality TV crap! It sickens me!!

  11. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    Oh Alstonboy, AMEN! I would give anything for those castings, especially Taye!
    And the reality crap will probably sooner than later have me turning my TV off forever!
    God save the scripted soaps!!!

  12. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]It was a joy to have Kate Walsh on my screen as Addison; but, as much as I wanted to like this show, I just didn’t connect with most of the other characters. They didn’t seem that caring or sympathetic to me and that does not bode well for a medical drama.[/quote]

    Kate is okay, but I personally adore Charlotte. I just really hate to see the show gone and hope Charlotte gets on something good. I was never thrilled about her being pregnant with triplets. I just don’t see the need for so many babies on any show. Most of the cast are decent actors.

  13. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=ghalltheway]It is probably because Kate Welsh is only signed up to do the 13 episodes and her contract is up. She does not want to renew. The only thing they really could do was cancel the show.[/quote]

    I don’t see the fascination with Kate Walsh. I would rather watch Charlotte and Cooper anytime.

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