Private Practice Ending After Six Seasons
ABC’s Private Practice is officially set to end after this season.
With Grey’s Anatomy being such a hit, creator Shonda Grimes decided to take one of the Grey’s characters and move her to California, thus Private Practice was born in 2007. Now in its sixth season, it will come to an end after only 13 episodes.
Kate Walsh announced earlier in 2012 that she’d be leaving after only doing 13 episodes anyway, but Grimes must’ve realized Practice couldn’t go on without the star (thank God). So she’s pulling the plug when Walsh exits.
Grimes released a statement on her website making this decision official.
“I’m sad to say that Private Practice’s run will end after… this season. There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line. Creatively, we are all extremely proud of the show and especially proud of this season – which you will all soon discover is a creative renaissance. I can’t wait for you to see it. It’s heartbreaking to end. It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last six years. It’s meant the world.”
While Private Practice is coming to an end, Walsh isn’t hanging up her doctor coat just yet. She hasn’t ruled out the possibility that she’d return to Grey’s when necessary for their plot lines.
Fans can only hope that with just 10 episodes left, counting tonight’s, that every character is given a proper ending. Come on Grimes, don’t let us down!