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Private Practice: Season 1 (2007-2008)

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Critic Consensus: A mediocre Grey's Anatomy spinoff, Private Practice borrows heavily from other, better medical dramedies, often coming off forced or overly wacky.

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In the first seriesof this "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off, ob-gyn and neonatal surgeon Addison (Kate Walsh) leaves Seattle Grace Hospital and heads to California to work alongside two of her old friends, exes Naomi (Audra McDonald) and Sam (Taye Diggs), at Oceanside Wellness Center, a co-op private practice. Their reunion is a happy one, but Naomi and Sam didn't tell the other doctors in the co-op -- Pete (Tim Daly), Violet (Amy Brenneman) and Cooper (Paul Adelstein) -- that they were hiring Addison, so tension develops. Before long, Addison and Pete get on each other's nerves and then develop a mutual attraction; and pals Violet and Cooper embark on a friends-with-benefits relationship.

Cast

Kate Walsh
as Addison Forbes Montgomery
Tim Daly
as Pete Wilder
Taye Diggs
as Sam Bennett
Audra McDonald
as Naomi Bennett
Chris Lowell
as William `Dell' Cooper
KaDee Strickland
as Charlotte King
Amy Brenneman
as Violet Turner
Paul Adelstein
as Cooper Freedman
David Sutcliffe
as Kevin Nelson
Shavon Kirksey
as Maya Bennett
Tom Irwin
as Father Mark
James Pickens Jr.
as Richard Webber
Molly Hagan
as Karen Adams
George Segal
as Wendell Parker
Andy Milder
as Doug Adams
Mageina Tovah
as Rebecca Hobart
Gordon Clapp
as Coach Mike
Geoffrey Blake
as Jack Grossman
Miles Heizer
as Michael
Stacey Travis
as Paige Merring
Dinah Lenney
as Mrs. Hobart
Carl Gilliard
as Desk Officer
David Newsom
as John Burton
Sheila Shaw
as Social Worker
Sydelle Noel
as Nicole Clemens
Casey Edward Hayes
as Font Desk Clerk
Lyne Odums
as Mrs. Koster
Oded Gross
as Nervous Dad
Dan Warner
as Daniel
Amy Rosoff
as Andrea
Patrick New
as Nervous Dad
Erica Yoder
as Catherine
Frank Maharajh
as Front Desk Clerk
Amy Stewart
as Beth Burton
Bunny Levine
as Old Lady
Elizabeth Tobias
as Mrs. Worth
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Critic Reviews for Private Practice: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (16)

It's clear there is still work to be done in defining the characters and setting an overall tone.

February 4, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The patients' stories are more interesting than the cooked-up relationships between the doctors, and that's a malady that may be hard to cure.

February 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The worst thing about Private Practice is that it officially marks the loss of the Addison we knew and liked.

September 26, 2007 | Full Review…

The worst part is what continues to be done to Addison in the misguided quest to make her more deserving of her own show.

September 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Prognosis for Private Practice: good.

September 26, 2007 | Full Review…

"Private Practice" is hugely disappointing.

February 4, 2020 | Full Review…

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