Private Practice – Clips, Photos and CastStarring: Kate Walsh and Tim Daly [full cast list under the 'Cast' tab]
Series Premiere: September 19, 2007
Season 2 Debut: October 1, 2008
Season 3 Debut: October 1, 2009
Season 4 Debut: September 23, 2010
Season 5 Debut: September 29, 2011
Genres: Drama, comedy
Running Time: 1 hour
The Synopsis: Having made a home in Los Angeles and among her friends at the practice, renowned neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery may have at last found true love with fellow doctor and longtime friend Sam. But just as things have become romantic for the two of them, their friends question if their relationship, so complicated by the presence of Sam’s ex — Addison’s best friend, Naomi — has a chance.
Oceanside Wellness’ co-founders, Naomi and Sam, nearly lost their daughter, Maya, in a car accident that took the life of the practice’s own Dell. It was Addison’s surgical talents that saved both Maya and her newborn baby. In the wake of the accident, Naomi focuses on Maya, her grandchild, and on a possible merger between her current practice, Pacific Wellcare, and Oceanside Wellness.
Initially giving up custody of their child to Pete after enduring a near-fatal trauma, Violet has returned more mentally sound and sure of her role as a mother. Having bitterly fought for custody in court, Pete and Violet came through the drama not only ready to co-parent, but ready to be with one another. It’s soon after this realization that the two decide to get married and begin a new life together.
At long last, through numerous bumps in the road, break-ups and make-ups, Charlotte and Cooper are engaged to be married, but the trip to the altar may not be an easy one.
The newest addition to the practice, Dr. Amelia Shepherd, is as gifted a surgeon as her Seattle-based brother, Derek, but is struggling to find herself as she learns to fit in with this close-knit group of surgeons. And Pacific Wellcare psychiatrist Sheldon Wallace is embittered after having pursued many of the women in the practice and come up empty-handed.
The doctors of Oceanside Wellness and Pacific Wellcare work on the most difficult cases, patients whose medical needs often pose moral and ethical dilemmas. Though they may heatedly disagree at work, and though their personal lives may complicate matters, at the end of the day they are the best of friends, always ready to be there for each other.
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Kate Walsh – ‘Addison Forbes’
Tim Daly – ‘Dr. Pete Wilder ’
Audra McDonald – ‘Dr. Naomi Bennett’
Paul Adelstein – ‘Dr. Cooper Freedman’
KaDee Strickland – ‘Dr. Charlotte King’
Brian Benben – ‘Dr. Sheldon Walden ’
Caterina Scorsone – ‘Dr. Amelia Shepherd ’
Taye Diggs – ‘Dr. Sam Bennett ’
Amy Brenneman – ‘Dr. Violet Turner’