Kate Walsh to Exit Private Practice After Season 6

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ABC is yet to announce that the 13-episode sixth season of Private Practice will be the show's last, but it's sure beginning to look that way.

Just days after Tim Daly confirmed he would not be returning to the ABC drama, Deadline now reports that star Kate Walsh is also on her way out. She'll exit the series after these 13 episodes are over.

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It's been known for some time that Walsh was interested in pursuing other avenues, considering she's played the character of Addison Montgomery for seven years when you account for her time on Grey's Anatomy.

But without ABC or Shonda Rhimes revealing whether the show will fold up without its lead, the question now must be asked: Should it? Should Private Practice go on without Kate Walsh?

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nah keep the show or have another show around charlotte and cooper all addison does is break peoples heart delivers babys so it wouldnt be a big loss


This should be PP's last season. Have it end on a high note Shonda, and with all of the original characters (well most). For this season, I would love to see Addison get back to her fabulous yet adorably awkward ways. Remember the first season of PP when the pilot started in a crossover in Grey's? She was so funny!! This show needs more of that, which is why I think the ratings dropped so low. While this past season was it's best season yet, the drama of it all got a little melo-dramatic and anti climatic. The constant back and forth with Sam is getting old, as well as the Violet and Pete thing (thank God that's over.) Get back to the roots and end it well!


To continue my thought... A NEW show with Charolette and Cooper (and Mason) relocating to Charolette's southern roots and running a medical facility there.


I would actually like to see Shonda create a NEW show around Charlotte and Cooper.


The show needs to end with all the originals. I don't want to watch without Kate Walsh. Addison is the center of the show. She keeps it together.


Kate is Private Practice! Shonda could not in all her genius develop another character that could match Addison. Nor is there another actress that could carry a show like Kate. Yep, it's over after S6! I wouldn't watch without Kate. The others are good but not in the same way. There have been some amazing storylines in past seasons but Kate has delivered in all and any aspect. She is amazing! I wish her the best and hopefully we see her in some great roles.


Addie is my favorite!!! They should end the show.
No Addison Forbes Montgomery the show would be terrible and not going to watch!


Addison Montgomery is all I care about. I won't watch for the others!


i watch for her only...she has to stay or else i won't watch anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!


kate has to stay plz!!!she's adorable.i watchonly for he!

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Private Practice Quotes

A lot of men have a joy of seeing me naked. A lot! Well, not a lot... I mean.. 8, Well... 11.


You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.


Private Practice Music

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Song Message From Yuz The Switches