Private Practice is an American medical drama television program which ran on ABC from September 26, 2007 to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside Wellness Center and chronicles the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery, played by Kate Walsh, as she leaves Seattle Grace Hospital in order to join a private practice, in Los Angeles. Private Practice also revolves around Addison’s co-workers at Seaside Wellness, and how they deal with patients, and the practice while still finding time to live their everyday lives.
The series was created by Shonda Rhimes, who also serves as executive producer, alongside Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Mark Tinker, Craig Turk, and Steve Blackman, who serve as showrunners due to Rhimes’s duties on Grey’s Anatomy. On May 11, 2012, Private Practice was renewed for a sixth and final season. The sixth season was the first not to feature Tim Daly and was announced on October 19, 2012, to be the final season of the show.