Amy Brenneman Joins Justin Theroux in HBO’s The Leftovers


It looks like Jennifer Anniston will be sharing Justin Theroux with another woman. Former Private Practice and Judging Amy star Amy Brenneman has landed the role of Laurie Garvey opposite Theroux’s Kevin Garvey in the upcoming, HBO drama, The Leftovers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two will play spouces on a post-rapture Earth.

Based on the book of the same name, The Leftovers takes place as the Rapture happens -- but not quite like it’s supposed to. The drama, from Damon Lindelof, tells the story of the people who didn’t make the cut and a world that will never be the same.

Shonda Rhimes Wants Addison Montgomery Back on Grey’s Anatomy


Please, please, please let this happen! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes would like to bring Kate Walsh back as Addison Montgomery at some point. Unfortunately, there are no immediate plans to do so.

"I would love to see Addison back at Seattle Grace at some point for a visit," Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter recently. "I've said a million times that before the show ends its run, Addison has got to put on her shoes and scrub cap and come scrub in at the hospital. That's a given for me."


Shonda Rhimes on Katherine Heigl’s Grey’s Anatomy Exit: “On Some Level It Stung”


Don't expect Katherine Heigl to return to Seattle Grace anytime soon. Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night to discuss her latest primetime drama Scandal, featuring Kerry Washington.  The Mighty O asked Rhimes about Heigl's controversial 2008 decision to pull her name from Emmy nominations. Fans of the series recall Heigl told the press she wasn't submitting since the writing for her character wasn't up to snuff. Ouch. Rhimes has kept mum on Heigl's diss until now. Said Rhimes on Oprah's Next Chapter:
On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well.

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.