Private Practice to End After Season 6

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We've been asking for weeks whether it should end, and now we have the answer:

Private Practice will check out of ABC following this season.

Private Practice Cast Pic

Creator Shonda Rhimes broke the news yesterday, which followed Kate Walsh's previous announced that Season 6 would be her last as Addison Montgomery.

"I’m sad to say that Private Practice‘s run will end after episode 613 this season," Rhimes wrote on her website. "There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line. Creatively, we are all extremely proud of the show and especially proud of this season — which you will all soon discover is a creative renaissance. I can’t wait for you to see it. It’s heartbreaking to end.

"Truly. I feel so lucky to write for these characters and tell these stories and I truly feel this show has taught me so much as a writer. And there’s a family here, of crew and cast, people who have bonded over these past five-and-a-half seasons. It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last six years. It’s meant the world."

Private Practice recently celebrated its 100th episode. Will you miss it?

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This is like so duh! Of course they were going to cancel it esp after Kate Walsh decided to leave. I think it has run its course. Some shows can run on for a while but private practice has run its course. Shonda must just get Audra and Stephen Collins back for the finale.


@Catherine: Amelia had good chemistry with Lexie until, you know, she was killed.


I loved this show, but it is getting tired.


@Jarrod Mitchell: I hope too that the characters have a happy ending. I would miss them but as you and Caitlyn say, it is not possible to include too much characters of PP in GA. I too love the character of Amelia. I find PP much more interesting since she appeared. Maybe you’re right, she’s to close of Addison that she knew already as a child to have a real relationship with Meredith. I would nevertheless be interested in an attempt between them. Effectively, it’s difficult to imagine if Amelia could have her place in GA and chemistry with the other members of the cast.


@Caitlyn: I'm glad that there is another PP fan out there who agrees with me 100% on that. I would also love to see Audra come back to play Naomi for the remainder of 3 episodes at least. Not to mention, I'd like to see Maya and baby Olivia come back. Maya was last seen in the season 3 finale and she became irrelevant afterwards.


@Jarrod I agree completely! They have all the time to make sure that characters get their good endings. Maybe even bring Naomi back for the last few episodes or something. For me, even though GA can tie up some loose ends, I'd want a good ending clearly made in the series finale. All the characters have gone through enough and as an audience, we shouldn't be given an ending consisting of a cliff-hanger or anything of the like. Make it a great end that shows the characters in a good place while highlighting how much they've grown over the course of the series.


@Caitlyn: I'm with you; if they were to make Addison leave, I would be extremely disappointed in the writers. The writers have been given notice and have had time to plan out a decent ending for Addison and with the mutual agreement made by Shonda and ABC to end it, they've got a real chance at ending this show on a happy note without any cliffhangers or open-ended storylines. Yes, they have GA, but GA can only extend to certain characters in PP. Besides, PP finale isn't meant to air till February next year, so they have plenty of time to write it, bring back characters and film it to the best they be!


I'm definitely sad about it. I was hopeful that they'd at least get the extra 9 episodes and have a complete season. Based on what Jarrod said, I really hope that the last few episodes they're writing really give the characters a good end. Since the show ends when Kate Walsh leaves, I hope they don't make the character of Addison leave or anything as well. For the finale, I'd like to see an epilogue of sorts for the characters. Just so we know that they got their "Happily ever after"s. And if we don't get to see Charlotte and Cooper's babies I'll flip out!


@Catherine: I adore the relationship between Addison and Amelia; their relationship was a reason for me to tune in to the past few seasons of PP. I feel like a relationship between Meredith and Amelia would be too forced. In season 7, they barely spoke when they were introduced, but I'm all for them both giving it a try. My main reason for Caterina Scorsone to move to GA is because I absolutely love Amelia's character since she appeared in season 3 and if anyone can work the camera and writing, it is her. However, I feel like the writing dynamic of PP is COMPLETELY different to GA and moving such a character could possibly ruin her and the material she has been given and could have been given in future season of PP if it had continued.


*sigh* Always hoped that PP would supersede GA.


Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

Having a conscience is brutal.


Private Practice Music

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