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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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Addison and Sam Kiss on 'Private Practice' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 23rd 2010 4:35AM
Addison and Sam Kiss on 'Private Practice'OK, who wouldn't kiss Taye Diggs if given the opportunity? But, still, Addison, what are you doing? Make up your mind. On last night's 'Private Practice' (Thu., 9PM ET on ABC) she got a wake-up call in the Pete-Addison-Sam love triangle.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Wings' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Chris Jordan, posted Apr 19th 2010 12:00PM
It was a wacky world on the NBC '90s sitcom 'Wings.' Anything could happen on the ensemble show, from witty repartee to outlandish sight gags to a breathy romance or two.

'Wings' marks its 20th anniversary today, April 19. They were fun and funny times. The comedy revolved around Joe Hackett (Timothy Daly), a straight flier and owner of the one-plane Nantucket airline Sandpiper Air, his freewheeling brother Brian Hackett (Steven Weber) and transplanted Southern belle Helen (Crystal Bernard).

However, much of the charm -- and the humor -- at Tom Nevers Airport was supplied by a few fellas who would later become stars in their own right: Tony Shalhoub as the hopelessly romantic Antonio and Thomas Haden Church as Lowell the humble handyman.

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'Private Practice': Should Addison Be With Sam or Pete? (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 19th 2010 3:05AM
Private Practice, Sam and AddisonThings are heating up between Pete and Addison on 'Private Practice' (Thu., 10PM ET on ABC) which is just awkward all the way around for Sam. In fact, he doesn't even want to see her at this point, but he's trying to put things aside for his daughter's wedding.

It's a tough choice, because Addison has great chemistry with both of these guys. And really, it's a high class problem, isn't it? Neither one is hard to look at.

Who do you like Addison with – Sam or Pete?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Tim Daly: The TV Squad Interview

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 26th 2009 11:08AM
Tim Daly stars in Private Practice.There are talented TV actors who never get their big break. There are talented TV actors who managed to land one key role that has to last them a lifetime. Then, there are talented TV actors like Tim Daly.

The Private Practice star has progressed from a long-running sitcom (Wings), to an all-time television classic (The Sopranos), to an iconic animated series (Superman) and a cutting-edge drama entering its third season (ABC's Private Practice).

The New York City native and child actor turned adult success story connected with TV Squad to look back at his career and ahead to the future of Private Practice.

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TV Squad Ten: Series that should be canceled

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 6th 2009 11:03AM
Grey's Anatomy
Earlier this week, I let you know of the ten shows I thought should be renewed. Now it's time to reverse the question and think about the shows that shouldn't be renewed. Yes, there are some shows that should end now, either because they have annoying characters (*cough* Meredith Grey *cough*), are not treated properly by their network (insert here pretty much all shows on FOX), have been on TV for too long and have a hard time being original (I'm talking about you Survivor), etc. ER would have been a prime candidate for this list, but NBC finally made the right decision and ended the show a few weeks ago. Note that my list includes some shows that have received early renewals. Still, I think they should be canceled asap. So what other shows, besides ER, I think should bite the dust? Let's find out!

If you just want the list, click here.

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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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Private Practice: Ex-Life

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 13th 2009 1:32AM
Private Practice
(S02E16) "I'm not pathetic. I'm a man. A man with asthma." - Sam

The second hour of the Private Practice/Grey's Anatomy crossover was as action-packed as the first hour (read the review here)! Was Archer going to make it? Why was Jen having troubles breathing? Was Sam having asthma attacks because he couldn't let go of Naomi? What were Pete, Violet, Dell, and Cooper up to back at Oceanside?

Answers and my two cents about the episode coming up!

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We found the guy who watched Wings! - VIDEO

by Eliot Glazer, posted Dec 21st 2008 8:30PM
Wings Season 5Where are all the Coach fanatics? Let me hear it for my Becker obsessives! Who's got at least five syndicated repeats of Dharma and Greg in their DVR queue at all times? Anybody?

Cue the crickets.

Arthur Smith, a researcher with The Paley Center For Media, defines the aforementioned sitcoms as "middlin," or shows widely considered to be "forgettable ... programming [the] equivalent of end tables. They look fine in the room, but if they disappeared, you might not notice for a while."

Not that Coach or Becker or Dharma and Greg (or, for that matter, The King of Queens, Still Standing, or Yes, Dear) are necessarily awful shows. Granted, none of them could step foot in the shadow of the quality boasted by reruns of Arrested Development, The Office, or syndication staple Seinfeld, but obviously someone had to be watching them, right? ... Right?

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In the Limelight: Tyne Daly as McDreamy's Mom - VIDEO

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 28th 2008 12:29PM
Tyne Daly in Grey's AnatomyI've been a fan of Tyne Daly going back to her Cagney & Lacey days. I loved that show! It kind of made me want to be a cop - for about three minutes anyway.

So I was ultra excited when I heard she would be playing McDreamy's mom on Grey's Anatomy. Isabelle posted a spoiler about it last week. Apparently, Tyne will be playing Derek's mom, Carolyn, who travels to Seattle to meet Meredith for the first time. You know, I can really see her as Derek's mom. That's good casting.

I've got a little clip below from Access Hollywood, but first, let me sing Tyne's praises for a minute. Here's a woman who never really fit into the Hollywood "mold" (i.e. blonde and/or thin and/or a party animal), and that's probably why she's been working steadily in the entertainment industry for some 50 years. Yes, on her IMDB page, her first credit was "girl" in a TV show called Foreign Intrigue in 1954. She went on to do bit parts in dozens of TV shows until landing the role of Detective Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney & Lacey from 1982 to 1988.

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It's good to see the old Addison Montgomery back

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 9th 2008 10:23AM
Kate Walsh on Private PracticeMainly because I watch Pushing Daisies at 8, but also because I can't find much else to watch at 9, I've tuned into the first two episodes of Private Practice's second season. During last year's aborted first season, I tuned in and out, curious to see how the Grey's Anatomy spin-off was progressing. What I found was a) a show that was too busy making its thirty- and forty-something doctors act as immaturely as the twenty-something residents at Seattle Grace and b) that Kate Walsh's character of Addison Montgomery went from strong and funny to whimpering and lovelorn.

The second development was especially disheartening, since Addison had become my favorite Grey's character by far, mainly because through sheer force of her acting ability, Walsh was able to turn Addison from a one-dimensional enemy of the Meredith-Derek relationship to the surgeon we rooted for the hardest.

But in the first two episodes, most of what I liked about Addison has returned. And what isn't there is on the way to coming back.

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Kate Walsh has a thing for boys with big eyebrows - VIDEO

by Patricia Chui, posted Oct 1st 2008 6:41PM
Kate WalshMy first true TV crush was probably Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life. Dreamy, troubled, with eyes like pools of water -- and he sure leaned great, didn't he? And then there was Casey McCall on Sports Night, Josh Lyman on the The West Wing ... OK, so maybe I have an overactive fantasy life.

Celebrities are no different from you and me. On AOL TV's new video interview series Outside the Box -- in which TV actors interview each other -- 'Private Practice' stars Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs, Tim Daly and Audra McDonald sit down and rap about stuff like Addison and Pete's "carnal destiny" and Taye's "tiny little dog" (not a euphemism ... I don't think).

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'Private Practice' Stars Answer Fan Questions

by Kelly Woo, posted Oct 1st 2008 4:20PM
Private Practice"I thought, if I could feather my hair like Shaun Cassidy, he'd love me." -- Audra McDonald

Oh, Audra, millions of young girls were right there with you.

The stars of 'Private Practice' revealed their first TV crushes and more when they sat down for our inaugural Outside the Box interview, where they answered questions submitted by fans.

Check out Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald, Taye Diggs and Tim Daly talk about "carnal destiny," shiny heads and men giving birth. Plus, someone laughs hard enough to fall off the couch.


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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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