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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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im not sure about this show, i mean i love kate walsh and i think shes an amazing actress and everything, but like i dont know, greys anatomy is amazing as it is...

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one or two? I'm for two. They belong to the same world so characters can visit and go back and forth. I think this is a great idea! It opens up more story lines, and who is to say that McSteamy doesn't follow her there? He followed her to Seatle from New York. Way to go SHONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the IDEA!!!! this is my petition in support of Kate and Shonda. http://www.ipetitions.com/peti...

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although i am no fan of kate, i still want her to stay with the GA team. I also dont like the idea of shonda sharing her talent at the moment, besides GA still has a long way to go even though its still the best show. All this spin off thingy sounds to me like a gold digging conspiracy.
Dont do shonda plSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

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I'M PRAYING TO GOD THIS DOESNT WORK OUT! i totally hope it fails cuz i loveeeeee addison on greys & i really really really really DONT WANT HER TO LEAVE! HER & MCSTEAMY NEED TO GET TOGETHERRR. AHHH I'M LIKE SO DEPRESSED THAT THIS IS HAPPENINGGGG

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As much as I have come to love Kate and the character she plays I don't want her to have her own show. I like her on GA of course as long as she is'nt with Derek. From what I have read she does get to come back if it's a flop. And another thing Im not crazy about the title either it sounds to generic.

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what about the saying..if it ain't broke..WHY are they taking Kate out of SG? she belongs there...well if the spin off bombs...Shona BETTER bring KATE back to SG!!
and i only hope some tv channel picks it up here in the UK too

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I don't think that they should even have a spinoff show. I think that it will hurt grey's ratings because addison belongs at seattle grace, not anywhere else. and the show won't last. It'll probably be like day break and have like three episodes mayble.

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If this spin-off flops, does that mean that Addison's gonna return to GA? If that would be the case I ask all GA fans in the US to boycott the spinn-off! ;-) I want Addison to stay...

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I have the same feeling why can't Shonda just stick to GA they are an ensemble and what about the rumor that Sara Ramirez did not sign for a complete season 4. GA is "comfortable" for us fan don't ruin it please Shonda you have already enough on your plate and according to a pol season 3 is not the best season. In french we say you can't have the butter, the money of the butter and the smile of the milklady...... (le beurre, l'argent du beurre et le sourire de la crèmière) in other words don't push your luck.

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I love Kate Walsh, and hell, I'll even give the show a chance. But for some reason, I just don't see this lasting.

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