Private Practice Season 6: Renewed, But Shortened?

2 years ago, by

May 3, 2012

 

Will Private Practice be Renewed for Season 6?The spin-off series of Grey’s Anatomy — Private Practice starring Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery is now airing its fifth season on ABC every Tuesday nights at 10pm. The fifth season which originally airs every Thursday at the same time has been replaced by Shonda Rhime’s newly created series, Scandal. If you’re wondering if you can still see more of Addison in Private Practice season 6, here’s what we know:

As reports would have it, Private Practice was considered as a “bubble” series when it was still on its Thursday primetime spot — garnering a steady number of 7.63 million viewers which is below par compared to its first season rating with 11.57 million viewers. Surprisingly, the change of schedule brought the series at its peak.

The Futon Critic praised the show with the statement, “Despite facing increased competition in the time period, Private Practice retained nearly all of its week-ago numbers in Total Viewers (94%), Adults 18-34 (100%) and Adults 18-49 (95%).” It also further stated that ABC’s Private Practice ranked #1 for the 2nd week in a row.

TV by the numbers also claimed that the Tuesday schedule surged the series into its most-watched telecast in over 1 1/2 years.

Wow. The series appears to have found its lucky day, doesn’t it? However, talks about the renewal of a shortened season 6 is growing. Deadline reported that the network is considering a sixth season with only 13 episodes, and Kate Walsh has already agreed to that.

Another major concern for the renewal of season 6 is the other shows covered by Shonda Rhimes. The creator has currently 3 shows to manage — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and Private Practice. If her pilot for Gilded Lilys gets picked up for Fall, and Private Practice is renewed, she’ll have four shows on at once.

What do you think? Should Private Practice prevail as a credit for its good numbers in rating?

  • hank

    awesome show(:

  • Kikitrdn

    Love it!!!! Hope it stays as well as Scandal

  • tayholt

    It has to stay!!!!! Please don’t cancel Private Practice or Scandal.

  • elis

    Every week I looking forward this show… it´s really great.
    Hopefully comes next season also (even short one ok) what allows to put natty spot to “i” :)

    Greetings from Estonia,
    Elis.

  • Livia

    It has to stay! for me it is better than GA even though I like that too, offcourse! Scandal hasn’t aired here yet, and I haven’t had time to watch it online (can’t wait until it aires here though, the critics is fantastic!), so for now PP is my favouriteshow from Shondaland, please don’t cancel it, or shorten it!! There are to many unsolved things, 13 episodes isn’t enough …

  • Xohollicrombiie

    Such a good show, it’s at it’s climax…it can’t stop now!

  • Angelfinnn_1

    what the heck!! Did she accept Sam’s proposal?? Or did she stick to her word because he was too late and she was already starting something with Jake who has supported her through trying for a baby and deciding she was just going to adopt. To being there for her when she got Henry.

  • frannie_bee

    I don’t care about Scandal and neither should Shonda Rhimes, it’s just stupidity to cancel a show that is already being aired and has a steady audience because of some show that’s only begining. And yeah, if she can’t manage having 4 shows being aired at the same time, maybe she should consider not making any more shows that she can’t handle to keep and sticking to the ones that she already has. I’ll be really pissed if they cancel PP because of some new show.

  • Kim

    I love GA and PP. I would really hate to see it go. I hope they don’t cancel it! It is such a fantastic show and as stated before it is at its climax and there is too much left unanswered to not continue on! 

  • Baircan33

     I agree.  More episode are needed. I don’t wan’t PP cancelled.  :(   I am so tired of these t.v. stations cancelling good shows.  Add more episodes to PP.  please.   :)

  • Baircan33

     I agree.  More episode are needed. I don’t wan’t PP cancelled.  :(   I am so tired of these t.v. stations cancelling good shows.  Add more episodes to PP.  please.   :)

  • Spcohen92

    Private Practice is wayyy too amazing to be cancelled!!! I really hope it comes back for another full season :(

  • Spcohen92

    Private Practice is wayyy too amazing to be cancelled!!! I really hope it comes back for another full season :(

  • BANPSYCH06

    DUDE dont cancel it!! For what? Television has been RUINED due to so called “reality” shows that are scripted!! I have not seen a show that makes all of my emotions react!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE OH PLEASE DONT CANCEL THE SHOW!!!

  • BANPSYCH06

    DUDE dont cancel it!! For what? Television has been RUINED due to so called “reality” shows that are scripted!! I have not seen a show that makes all of my emotions react!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE OH PLEASE DONT CANCEL THE SHOW!!!

  • flare

    just finish the lame L.A Private Practice period of Addie’s life and get her back to Seattle! She has a baby now, mission accomplished. Get her back to Seattle and give Mark another shot. God, we all they could both use a happy ending without more drama (Lex, Sam’s craziness etc) Plus – Addison’s a surgeon. A hardcore surgeon, not some private practice cookie-eating puss.

  • fanofPrivatePractice

    Please don’t cancel! There are so few shows worth turning on the tv for! Private Practice is one of the best ones to come along in a long time! Just please DON’T CANCEL!

  • ines

    what? PPP needs to have a lot of seasons, so pleaseeee we need to see a lot of seasons, I want a season 7 okay? and a 8 and a 9 and a lot ot them

  • Lola

    Great show and have been waiting for the new season 6 which is unexpectedly 13 episods !!!!!!!! Wish we have more of it.