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By Carson Blackwelder

Television Contributor


ABC’s Private Practice premieres the second episode of its sixth season tonight. The event marks a feat only dreamt of by other shows — let alone spinoffs.

Private Practice began in 2007 as a strategic and well-planned crossover with the series that led to its creation, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The backdoor pilot saw Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) trading in her ties to Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and the rest of the sexy Seattle doctors for a slice of California and a new start.

Private Practice has been going strong for five seasons, and with the advent of the sixth season, the series has surpassed the lifespans of several shows. For fans of many programs, like NBC’s Community, the hope is for “six seasons and a movie,” which is more of a pipe dream than anything.

This summer, Walsh announced this season, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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