Addison attends Henry's court date and realizes that the judge still has some concerns about Jake's past, Sheldon introduces Miranda to his friends, and Cooper's efforts to secure a dream house are put on hold when Charlotte goes into labor.
Previously on Private Practice Season 6 Episode 11 "Good Fries Are Hard to Come By", Amelia, now sober for more than a year and on the mend emotionally, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates set up by the other doctors at the practice. After vowing to be alone indefinitely, she teams up with James on a medical procedure, which leads to dinner -- and the dinner leads to something completely unexpected.
On this week's Episode title "Full Release", Addison attends Henry's court date and realizes that the judge still has some concerns about Jake's past, Sheldon introduces Miranda to his friends, and Cooper's efforts to secure a dream house are put on hold when Charlotte goes into labor.
In this spin-off Grey's Anatomy, neonatal surgeon Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery relocates from Seattle Grace Hospital to the Oceanside Wellness Group in sunny Santa Monica, California following a failed marriage and two affairs. There she reconnects with medical school friends, Sam and Naomi Bennett, friends she thought had the ideal life - a successful marriage, lucrative wellness group, and a beautiful 14 year-old daughter. However, Addison finds that Sam's success as a TV health guru lead to the end of his marriage to Naomi, leaving them both lonely and searching for another relationship.
The other members of the Oceanside Wellness Group have their own share of personal issues as well. Peter Finch, an alternative medicine doctor, is dealing with the pain of losing his wife through a series of one-night stands. Cooper Freedman, a pediatrician, relies on the Internet to hook up with women, but after having his car stolen by one of his hookups, he's slowly finding that the Internet may not be the best means to meeting the woman of his dreams. Violet Turner, the resident therapist, doubts that she's doing any good for any of her patients and wonders if she's even able to help herself.
But aside from each of their personal problems, together the staff at Oceanside Wellness group combines cutting-edge work and alternative medicine to save lives. By joining the staff, Addison finds that a move to sunny Southern California may just be the right prescription for life.
Private Practice is an American medical drama television program which premiered on September 26, 2007 on American Broadcasting Company (ABC). A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside Wellness (formerly Oceanside Health & Wellness Group) 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. The series was created by Shonda Rhimes, who also serves as executive producer, alongside Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Mark Tinker and Craig Turk & 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 season. The sixth season will not feature Tim Daly as Shonda Rhimes informed his agent that his character will be out due to budgetary cuts and will be the final season for Kate Walsh presumably after 13 episodes of the season if the sixth season is not extended.
On February 21, 2007, The Wall Street Journal reported that ABC was pursuing a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy featuring Kate Walsh's character Addison Montgomery. Subsequent reports confirmed the report, stating that an expanded two-hour broadcast of Grey's Anatomy (which aired May 3, 2007) would serve as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff. The backdoor pilot episode features Montgomery on leave from Seattle Grace Hospital, the clinic in Los Angeles is named the Oceanside Wellness Centre. The broadcast served as the 22nd and 23rd episodes of the season (out of 25), and was directed by Michael Grossman, according to Variety. Gossip columnists Kristin Veitch and Michael Ausiello reported that the spinoff would be set in Los Angeles.