With the September 25 return of “Private Practice” rapidly approaching, we are coming closer and closer to a time when Addison is going to make a very important decision: is she ready to accept Sam’s proposal, or is she going to go in a completely different direction in her life?
We have already heard that there will be a decision made by the end of the season premiere, and this is really a good thing for those of us who want to see this character finally move forward in her life. If you couple Kate Walsh’s planned exit at the end of this season with the fact that there are only 13 episodes currently planned, there is a little bit less time for the rest of her story to be written that there otherwise would be. With that in mind, the show has to really get the ball rolling and get creative with the ways in which they plan on telling the tale.
As for whether or not the show could live on without Walsh, it’s going to be a challenge this season when it comes to ratings. For the first time really since “Private Practice” first came on the air, it will not have a high-profile lead-in going into its 10:00 p.m. time slot. For most of five seasons it had the strength of “Grey’s Anatomy” helping it out, and last spring it received a helping hand via the “Dancing with the Stars” results show. With this live show shifting to 8:00 p.m., it now has to rely on a comedy in “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” a show that struggled at times last spring with a great lead-in courtesy of “Modern Family.” Now, it’s airing after another show in “Happy Endings” that is reasonably untested away from the same sitcom.
What do you think about this teaser, and is there anything that you want to see Addison do? Be sure to share your thoughts, and also head over here to find out who is going to be playing the character of Sam’s mother.