Private Practice: Season 1 (2007 - 2008)


Season 1
Private Practice

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 17

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Air date: Sep 26, 2007
Air date: Oct 3, 2007
Air date: Oct 10, 2007
Air date: Oct 17, 2007
Air date: Oct 24, 2007
Air date: Oct 31, 2007
Air date: Nov 14, 2007
Air date: Nov 21, 2007
Air date: Dec 5, 2007

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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.


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
Stacey Travis
as Paige Merring
Dinah Lenney
as Mrs. Hobart
David Newsom
as John Burton
Carl Gilliard
as Desk Officer
Sheila Shaw
as Social Worker
Sydelle Noel
as Nicole Clemens
Casey Edward Hayes
as Font Desk Clerk
Oded Gross
as Nervous Dad
Lyne Odums
as Mrs. Koster
Patrick New
as Nervous Dad
Dan Warner
as Daniel
Erica Yoder
as Catherine
Amy Stewart
as Beth Burton
Frank Maharajh
as Front Desk Clerk
Bunny Levine
as Old Lady
Elizabeth Tobias
as Mrs. Worth
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Critic Reviews for Private Practice Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (12)

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

Sep 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.

Sep 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Prognosis for Private Practice: good.

Sep 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Rimes' compulsion to tie things in too neatly to personal issues... further overdramatizes what could have been a potentially engaging show.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Smart writing and a talented cast enable the show to handle the intense, real-life subject matter it explores.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While I recognize that spin-offs are a good way to really develop a character, I'm not sure I like the direction that Addison is headed in.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While not as appalling as the back-door pilot last season, Private Practice manages to turn the viewer off in an entirely different way from the moment it starts.

Sep 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Private Practice is a show that is impossible to ignore even when you desire to do it.

Sep 26, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Spun clumsily and greedily off Grey's Anatomy, the new series seems shallow and smirky.

Sep 26, 2007 | Full Review…

For the most part, that whole "connecting" thing is Private Practice's biggest problem.

Sep 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Private Practice: Season 1

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