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Brian Benben Promoted to Series Regular on Private Practice

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The Private Practice cast is so crazy, Shonda Rhimes added a second full-time psychiatrist.

Sources confirm to EW that Brian Benben, who has played Sheldon Wallace for the better part of two seasons, has been promoted to a full-fledged series regular.

Benben first joined the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off on a recurring basis back in Season Two as the resident shrink at Oceanside’s rival practice, Pacific Wellcare.

But it wasn't Sheldon's counseling that endeared him to PP fans - he’s jumped into doomed romances with fellow therapist Violet and, more recently, Charlotte.

Brian Benben

Maybe next time, Sheldon won't be someone's second choice.

Glad to see he received a promotion in any case. What's not to like about Sheldon, neuroses aside? What do you think Rhimes has in store for him in Season 4?

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Ok this comment may be coming in a bit late, but it is still relevant, at least to me it is. Benben's lips are hot, so much so that every time I see him on the screen, I want to just suck face. I would love to have 24 hours of non stop, word stuttering, earth shattering sex with him. The man does something to me. I do have a thing for older men, not all of course, but very few. He fits the bill very nicely. That is how I feel. I think his wife is a lucky woman. There is something that tells me sex with him would be something else.

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I'm really glad about this. He's very good for the show.

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i don´t like sheldon.

Anja

I just don't see Sheldon and Charlotte together for real! Charlotte+Cooper, damn!

Anja

OH, I LOVED SHELDON SINCE THE FIRST MOMENT HE FIRST ENTERED THE ELEVATOR:)
THE VOICE, THE QUIRKY CHARM, EVERYTHING, AND ESSENTIALLY HE'S NOT BAD LOOKING, HE'S ACTUALLY KINDA HOT:) HOPE HE AND VIOLET END UP TOGETHER, I JUST THINK THE'D MAKE THE MOST ADORABLE COUPLE, BETTER THEN VIOLET AND PETE FOR SURE:)

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I like sheldon! especially sheldon-addison storylines!:)
but what I couldn't help noticing was that everybody expects he'll pair up with either violet or charlotte... but:
what if he pairs up with addison? it's exactly what nobody's expecting and that's shonda trademark, do what nobody expects. they have cool scenes together and know a lot about each other, I can see them simply make a 'mistake' and kiss each other... what happens then? I know it might be a bit unrealistic, but I hate addisam and I'm just trying to find all other possibilities for addison. the best would of course be if catherina scorsone (amelia) would become a regular and addie would pair up with Mark or Alex... (sorry, I still can't get over the hot relationships she had with them)

Snailly

Sheldon is a bit one dimensional character, at first he was funny but now he is boring.

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Oh come on, give us some news about Private Practice too :)

Anja

I love Sheldon, he's so goofy:) I think he and Violet should be together:)

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I dont like him, too much of him is going to be even mroe annoying. I dont even understand why they give him so much attention.
I wish Amelia would become a series regular!! She's pretty cool

Private Practice Quotes

You are your past. Own it.

Violet

Don't scare the erection. It's up Violet. Full mast.

Sheldon

Private Practice Music

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Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches