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October 13, 2015


Amy Brenneman: Violet Is the Stable Force on New Season of 'Private Practice' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Sep 29th 2011 5:15PM
Amy Brenneman, who plays Violet Turner on ABC's 'Private Practice,' stopped by 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to preview tonight's season premiere.

When guest co-host Aisha Tyler ran through all the recent drama in Violet's life -- pregnancy, kidnapping and calling off a wedding -- Brenneman told the panel that this season, Violet "is the stable force ... in her own crazy, neurotic way." Violet's husband Pete, played by Tim Daly, had a heart attack at the end of last season and Brenneman said that was her character's "come to Jesus moment."

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Did you know who was in the casket on Private Practice?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 3rd 2009 10:44PM
Private Practice season 3 premiereI've been waiting all summer to see how things turned out for Violet and her baby on Private Practice. Let's face it. Things looked bleak at the end of season two when Violet's baby was hacked out of her by a crazy person, and they didn't look any better at the beginning of season three. So I was pretty ecstatic with how things turned out.

I must admit, though, the way things were going, I really wasn't sure who was in that casket that started the episode until we were getting close to the end. It wasn't small enough to be a baby's casket (thank goodness), and I was pretty sure Amy Brenneman was planning on sticking around, so it was unlikely that Violet was in the casket. Still, it was touch and go there for a while, and either one of them could have died.

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VIDEO: Amy Brenneman On Her 'Private Practice' Fate, Flashbacks & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 1st 2009 4:00PM
Private PracticeIn one of last season's most shocking cliffhanger finales, a pregnant 'Private Practice' doc was being held hostage by her mentally imbalanced patient who was set on cutting the unborn child right out of her.

The fact that Amy Brenneman just sat down for an interview with AOL TV bodes well for the future of her character, Violet, but it doesn't make that incident any less horrific. In the third season premiere (Thurs., Oct. 1, 10PM ET on ABC), we'll see the aftermath of the attack and baby-snatching, something that can only be described as a very special episode.

So is there any chance Violet comes out unscathed, physically or emotionally? "Oh no, no, no," laughs Brenneman. She describes the turn the writers are taking with Violet this sesaon as "awesome," saying "It's like Christmas when you're given something like this!" But what I really want to know: Who is the baby daddy? Maybe the flashback-filled premiere, focusing on Violet and Pete, will give us more insight.

Click here to see the full interview ...

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Private Practice: Yours, Mine & Ours (season finale)

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 1st 2009 10:29AM
Private Practice
(S02E22) "You have my baby and I want it back." - Katie

Those of us who keep up with show spoilers were warned that this episode would be a little crazy. But what we've got instead was a whole lot of crazy and some poor writing. To me, the season finale of Private Practice felt like it was rushed way too much. I get that season finale must be action packed and end with cliffhangers, especially when the series has been renewed, but there is a limit, no?

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Private Practice: Who is the father of Violet's baby?

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 24th 2009 3:07PM
Private PracticeThere is one episode left in this second season of Private Practice and we still don't know who is the father of Violet's baby is. Are you getting tired like me of this ongoing mystery? Since the reveal may happen during next week's season finale, it's time we make our predictions as to who is the father of the baby: Sheldon or Pete? Place your bets in our poll after the jump!

The rest of the post contains information revealed in last night's episode so proceed with caution.

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Dirty Sexy Money and Private Practice panels: Lots of resetting going on - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 18th 2008 10:44AM
Greg BerlantiThe photo to the right is of Dirty Sexy Money (and Eli Stone and Brothers & Sisters) EP Greg Berlanti, from the ABC show-runner panel. The reason why I post it is because ABC doesn't have any web-ready photos of either the DSM or the Private Practice panels for download, many hours after both panels. This despite promises that they would have web-ready pictures from the press tour up quickly. OK, cranky rant over.

Anyway, the panels for the two sophomore Wednesday shows didn't reveal all that much in the way of new info. We found out a little about what both Berlanti and PP creator Shonda Rhimes have in store, and how they deal with returning from such a long break (ABC held back the two shows and Pushing Daisies after the strike, making plans to restart in the fall).

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Private Practice: In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 22nd 2007 12:38AM
Private Practice(S01E08) "If they talk about us, we should talk about them." - Sam to Pete and Cooper

I'm not sure I like the port Cooper found in his storm and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone thinking this (let your voice be heard in our poll). It's clear they are trying to make Charlotte more meaningful but for me, it's too little too late. The character was almost as poorly introduced and as useful as Nikki and Paulo were on Lost. Let's hope that the Private Practice writers know where they are going with this because it could ruin the show's best character: Cooper.

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Private Practice: In Which Charlotte Goes Down The Rabbit Hole

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 31st 2007 10:21PM
Private Practice
(S01E06) "Don't wake the tiger." - Pete about Charlotte

And down the rabbit hole Charlotte went. (For those who didn't get the title twist, it refers to Alice in Wonderland in which Alice goes down a rabbit hole and ends up in a fantasy/dream world.) Per our poll in last week's review, out of the 306 people who voted by the time I typed this line only 1 said they liked Charlotte the best. I'm not sure that this somewhat Charlotte-centric Private Practice episode will have viewers relate more with the character.


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Private Practice: In Which Addison Finds A Showerhead

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 24th 2007 11:20PM
Private Practice
(S01E05) "You guys are so not friends. You are like a corporation." - Violet to Sam

In case you didn't know, Private Practice was picked up for a full 22-episode season. That means more Pete and Addison flirting, Cooper and Violet circling around one another, and, sadly, more of angry Naomi! Even if reviews of the first episodes were not stellar, the show has been improving. Most importantly, Private Practice has been strong in ratings, which led to its pick up.


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Private Practice gets a full season order

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 18th 2007 8:42PM
Private PracticeKristin from E! Online reports that ABC has picked up Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice for a full season. Even if fan comments (including my own) about the first episodes were not all positive towards the writing and acting of the show, enough of viewers watched the series (that's 12 million viewers just last Wednesday) to grant the show a pick up.

Yep, that means we are stuck with angry Naomi for a complete season! It also means that Addison will not go back to Seattle Grace, something a good number of Grey's Anatomy fans wanted to see happen.

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Private Practice: In Which Addison Has A Very Casual Get Together

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 17th 2007 11:23PM
Private Practice(S01E04) "If I were a patient, what would I tell myself?" - Violet

I have to agree with the majority of people who voted in our last Private Practice poll: I, too, watch it mostly because it's the Grey's Anatomy spin-off. I also watch the show for Kate Walsh and Tim Daly. Last week, I asked you to tell me if I was too harsh when critiquing the show. Not surprisingly, most commenters seemed to be in the same boat I find myself in: we are disappointed with the show and don't really know if we should stick with it or not.

In order to see the show differently, which may help me like it a little more, I decided to tackle my review duties differently this week. I usually take notes about the events and my thoughts throughout the show. Not tonight. Let's see if me not analyzing everything as I watched helped me enjoy the ride!

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Private Practice: In Which Addison Finds The Magic

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 10th 2007 11:44PM
Private Practice
(S01E03) "I don't fit here." - Addison

In my last Private Practice review, I mentioned that I didn't like Naomi much, mostly because she is always angry and rarely smiles. A little over 40% of the TV Squad readers who participated in our Naomi poll agreed that the character needed to lighten up while about 31% doesn't care for her at all. That's over 70% not liking her! I hoped that in time, I would start to at least tolerate her. But this week's episode didn't help me achieve that goal. She is just not an enjoyable character and I really don't relate to her. I'm starting to wonder if changing the actress to play Naomi was a mistake. This whole Naomi situation worries... especially when I add it to the other flaws the show has.

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Private Practice: In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 3rd 2007 11:17PM
Private Practice(S01E02) Even if Private Practice had fair ratings for its premiere, the reviews for the first official installment of the Grey's Anatomy spin-off were not stellar. Actually, at the time I write these lines, out of the 733 readers who voted in our "Will Private Practice be part of your weekly watch list?" poll only 146 (19.9%) said they would definitely watch the series while 398 (54.2%) said they would give it a few more weeks but weren't sure about the show yet. The remainder, that's 25.7%, said they would not watch more episodes. I fall in the second category.

So did this week's episode of Practice delivered the goods to have some of the undecided stick with the show?

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Why Grey's Anatomy's fans hate the spin-off

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 7th 2007 10:22AM
Private PracticeThe Grey's Anatomy boards and blogs, and even some of our articles here at TV Squad, have been experiencing a surge in negative comments and posts. Those comments are directed at solely one thing: the potential spin-off featuring the character of Addison.

Why are fans so unhappy with the end result? Will fan comments have ABC not pick up Private Practice?

Let's analyze a few of the negative comments left by the TV Squad visitors in our "Grey's Anatomy vs. the spin-off -- Part 2" post.

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New cast for Grey's Anatomy's spin-off

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 12th 2007 2:44PM
Grey's AnatomyTV Guide Online's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Merrin Dungey (Alias, The King of Queens) and Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) have been cast in the Grey's Anatomy spin-off. They will both appear in episodes 3.22 and 3.23 of Grey's. These episodes will serve as the pilot for this potential spin-off revolving around Kate Walsh's character, Addison.

It is unknown if Dungey and Brenneman will play main characters in the spin-off or if they will just appear in the two-hour special. Other actors appearing in the two-hour special are: Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), Tim Daly (The Nine), Paul Adelstein (Prison Break), and Taye Diggs (Day Break).

Episode 3.22 and 3.23 are set to air on May 10 on ABC.

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