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Grey's Anatomy Spin-Off Reportedly Gets a Tentative Title: Private Practice

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The heavily anticipated Kate Walsh-led Grey's Anatomy spin off finally has a name. A tentative one, at least: Private Practice.

Grey's Anatomy Spin-Off Reportedly Gets a Tentative Title: Private PracticeAccording to Buddy TV, ABC unveiled the moniker for the new show at a star studded media buyers event during network development week.

ABC executives lauded the spin off's spectacular cast that in addition to Walsh, includes Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, Chris Lowell, and numerous others.

The Grey's Anatomy spin-off is being touted for its stand alone premise that will take Kate Walsh's character out of the realm of nightmare medical emergencies and incorporated hospital trysts into a setting they think less hard core medical drama fans will appreciate.

In that sense, the proposed name for Grey's Anatomy 2.0 is quite apt.

ABC execs are quick to caution that the name of Private Practice may change, however. The two-hour episode set to sample the themes of the series will debut May 10, but don't think of it as a pilot. Grey's Anatomy is riding a high enough wave at this point that the second series is virtually a lock, whether the initial sample piques interests or not.

It has been noted, in some cases not very kindly, that the bulk of the supporting cast is made up of refugees from failing shows: Taye Diggs from Day Break, the Lost stand in that died after only three episodes; Tim Daly from The Nine, which failed to retain enough from its Lost lead-in to remain viable; and Chris Lowell from the thought-to-be-doomed Veronica Mars.

Does ABC anticipate big things from Private Practice?

The feedback from attendees was that the show is expected to quickly occupy a top spot in their fall lineup. For now, however, there is no proposed air date or time for the new series, which will premiere with the rest of ABC's new fall lineup.

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sounds kewl

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I love Kate Walsh and I am totally gonna give the show a chance. If it doesn't work out, she has that clause in her contract that says she can go back to Grey's Anatomy. So either way, I'm happy.

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Team Private Practice! I've been disappointed in Grey's of late. I think it's lost the edge that made it so special in seasons 1 and 2. Hopefully, Shonda will find that edge again in a fresh start, and the character of Addison is a perfect "jumping off" point. To me, the best thing they can do is put Private Practice on Thursday nights at 10:00.

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We're especially excited about the introduction of the clueless male gyno, who'll meet Addison after she accidentally walks on him in the middle of administering a pelvic exam to a woman he's asking for love-life advice, a character-establishing encounter that will be punctuated by a wisecracking nurse practitioner who declares with an eye-roll, "For a guy who spends all day staring into vaginas, you sure don't know anything about the opposite sex, doc!" Later, to the surprise of no one, Addison and the gynecologist will have an impulsive sexual encounter in an unoccupied exam room that complicates her romantic pursuit of Taye Diggs, setting up the first season's primary romantic storyline.

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I read a few more details about the new spin off at http://www.defamer.com/hollywo... >

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In the spin off can Denny come back???? no only kidding.. I like Addison and i will watch the spin off if its shown in UK but I would not like anything to detract from Greys...It is truley the best thing ever... I love Izzie.....She needsa good man to cheer her up.....this time one who stays alive.

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goodbye Addison! I hate her a lot and ABC made me a big gift.

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There is a clause in KWs contract, so that if this flops, she goes back to Greys.

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I have to admit I did not like Addison when she first appeared on GA. ( I have this thing about ANYONE interfering with Der and Mer. But, as time has moved on so have I. I REALLY like her, now ,that she and derrick are divorced. I also like Kate as an actor and a real person. I too was not comfortable with a spin off from Grey's in the (3) Season. It just seemed to soon for that. I really thought it would be disastrous. But, now I 'm going to watch and wait and see. I will miss her on grey's and I do wish her all the success she deserves. I just don't want the writing for grey's to get lost in the schuffle. There are still hundreds of story lines that need to be told about each character on grey's. Just PLEASE don't lose this momentumn.

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My feeling is - although I hope I'm wrong - is that if the spin off flops then that will hurt Grey's ratings in turn too.
I just think that it's too risky - even for Grey's - to do a spin off so soon and take a main, and major, character off the original.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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