New Grey's Anatomy-Private Practice Crossover in the Works

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It's only a matter of time until the worlds of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice collide again, and in this case, we particularly expected it, given a newbie cast on the latter.

From the moment Caterina Scorsone signed on to play Amelia Shepherd, Derek Shepherd's sister, on Private Practice, fans wondered when will the big family reunion was.

They need wonder no more executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TV Guide.

"I would love to see what happens when Derek [Patrick Dempsey], his sister and their mom - because I love Tyne Daly - get together," Rhimes says. "I think it would be very interesting to experience. We're talking about possibly thinking about that for next season."

Caterina Scorsone Picture
Dempsey at the Premiere

Get ready for a Shepherd family mini-reunion!

Might last week's revelation on Private Practice that Amelia and Derek both witnessed their dad's death, which led to Amelia overdosing and dying briefly, be rehashed?

That was a pretty heavy scene, even by Private Practice standards. There's also got to be more Shepherd baggage we don't know about yet. Any theories? Comments?

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@Meredith McDreamy
WHAT?! :( Shi...


@ Xandi, I just randomly posted my dream cross over versus the lame cross overs that usually interrupt GA and PP LOL!


@ McShip.... I don't want Mark and Lexie either...but I put it out there because it could work as a platform to reunite them if the writers must LOL.

Avatar did you guys actually come from THIS stating your dislike against SLexie?:)LOL just a random thought....
WEll I LOve them....:)


Slexie. Eww. Nuff said.


@Meredith McDreamy
I don't want your last part. :( I tolerate Slexie, they're really cute and all but no. Just simply, no.
This isn't actually a spoiler for me because I already knew this. Once Amelia stepped into PP, it just clicked inside my head. I'm getting a little tired of these X-Overs (maybe because one of them was Mark breaking Addison's heart... -.-) but it would be nice for Little Shepherd, Big Shepherd, and Mama Shepherd to be together for a nice reunion! Also with Somewhat-Brother-Sloan. lol. xD


Based that the finale has been already shot, I doubt that Amelia saves the day (let alone operate on her own brother) because it'd mean cliffhanger and supposedly, Derek is fine by the end of the episode. I think the crossover will happen more into S7, during Derek's recuperation or once he's back on his feet.


Seriously? This isn’t news Ms. Rhimes. All of us KNEW there would be a cross-over and Derek would encounter his baby sister. I agree with Xandi please let Addison and crew stay where they are. The crossovers aren’t that exciting but if handled differently in this situation it could be awesome. Here’s my fantasy of a Derek-Amelia reunion based on the recent rumors of Derek’s fate in the season finale…. Hour 1
Derek is shot and needs some kind of brain surgery to pull through (hence, Amelia). Meredith calls Derek’s mom and she heads to Seattle to support her son, daughter and post it daughter-in-law. Throughout the ordeal Derek’s mom gives Meredith the love and support she’s never received growing up and Meredith begins to understand why Derek believes family is so important. Lexie shows up as a great little sister offering Meredith support from her own blood in a way she’s never known. Mark supports Derek’s mom as her second son. Reassuring her that all will be well with Derek. They discuss Derek’s father and the irony of Derek dealing with a similar ordeal. Amelia is pushed surgerically to save her brother and the pain of her father’s death haunts her throughout the episode as he makes every attempt to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to her brother. Hour 2
As Derek recovers (come on, we all knew that would happen!) he deals with his rocky relationship with his Amelia as he realizes she’s no longer the irresponsible kid she once was and the fact that she saved his life. They bond over the loss of the father and how it affected them. Derek’s mom, of course, plays a huge role in this healing process. Meredith confides in Derek’s mom after her fear of having children and being a horrible mother. Mom Sheppard does the mom thing and reassures Meredith that she will be better than her mother because of her experience. They bond. As Mom Sheppard and Amelia prepare to return to their lives, Meredith tells Derek that they can actively try to have a baby. And, if we must, Lexie and Mark (yuck!) can find their way back to each other. Thoughts fellow GA fans?


sorry I accidentally posted the quote without adding WTF?! Is it just me or somebody forgot to double-check that sentence?! Hmmm...


fans wondered when will the big family reunion was

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