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Season 4

ABC's "Private Practice" from Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of "Grey's Anatomy," is a story about seeking a fresh start and finding a new family along the way.

Renowned neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery moved from Seattle to Los Angeles to reunite with old friends, Naomi and Sam, and join their medical practice, Oceanside Wellness Group. The doctors have worked on difficult cases where there is no right or wrong, they have saved and lost lives, they have gone through financial turmoil and come out the other side. Now, the ties that bind them are tested as never before:

Violet is viciously attacked by her psych patient, Katie Kent, a disturbed woman who, after losing her own unborn baby, is convinced Violet is now carrying it. Katie cuts Violet open to extract her baby, leaving her to bleed to death. Violet's survival depends on someone finding her and saving her life, but who will find her, and will Violet's child survive the trauma?

Pete, at last, has declared his love to Violet, whether or not her baby is biologically his. Having already lost his wife to cancer, Pete will face the fear of losing his new love.

Sam has also just declared his love for his estranged wife, Naomi. No longer able to work alongside her ex-husband and deal with their on-again, off-again relationship, Naomi leaves the practice she founded to work at rival Pacific Wellcare.

Cooper, torn between his love for Charlotte and his obligations to his friend, Violet, must deal with the guilt of being only steps away from Violet during her crisis and not knowing anything of the horror on the other side of the door.

Charlotte is fired from her job at Pacific Wellcare and must find her equilibrium again after having been passed over for her dream job and feeling jilted by the love of her life, Cooper.

Dell will struggle to find his footing as a full-time father to his daughter, Betsy, as he pursues his dreams in the medical field.

The bonds of family, friends, and new lovers are shaken in one horrifying moment. Can this group of friends support each other through the pain?

The "Private Practice" cast includes Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

Prior Seasons

ABC's drama series "Private Practice" is a spin-off to "Grey's Anatomy." The pilot aired as a special two-hour episode of "Grey's Anatomy." The series will premiere in Fall 2007 on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.

"Grey's Anatomy" executive producer Shonda Rhimes combines the heart and soul of television's top-rated drama with exciting new faces in a sun-drenched new location to create a drama with a very different vibe.

"Private Practice" is an intimate portrait of the choices and changes we make in our search for happy lives. Following a failed attempt at reconciliation and two disastrous affairs, neonatal surgeon Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery craves a new relationship on "Private Practice" and journeys to Santa Monica to seek advice from her med school friends, Naomi and Jackson. But she finds her idealized view of their achievements – successful marriage, 14-year-old daughter and a highly successful health cooperative – doesn't match reality.

On "Private Practice," Jackson's success as a TV health guru pushed him to divorce Naomi and now he's lonely. Fertility specialist Naomi wants love, but she doubts their boyish surfer/receptionist is the answer. The rest of the Oceanside Wellness Group staff on "Private Practice" has their own life issues. The sexy alternative medicine doc is a widower masking his grief with one-night stands. The gynecologist who doesn't know a thing about women had his car stolen by this week's Internet hookup. And the therapist doubts she's doing any good at all.

Fortunately, together they're a formidable medical team doing cutting-edge work. Working with them on "Private Practice," Addison realizes that moving to Southern California and joining her friends could be the right prescription for her own life.

"Private Practice" stars Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy"), Tim Daly ("Wings," "The Nine"), Amy Brenneman ("Judging Amy"), Chris Lowell ("Veronica Mars"), Merrin Dungey ("Alias"), Paul Adelstein ("Prison Break"), and Taye Diggs ("Day Break," "Kevin Hill").

"Private Practice" is produced by ABC Studios. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Marti Noxon, and Mark Gordon (all from "Grey's Anatomy") serve as executive producers.

"Private Practice" is a warm, funny, deeply affecting character drama against the backdrop of the joys and sorrows all doctors experience while practicing medicine.


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