Private Practice

2007 TV-14 5 seasons

Private Practice

2007 TV-14 5 seasons
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Kate Walsh reprises her "Grey's Anatomy" role as Dr. Addison Montgomery, now practicing at an alternative medicine clinic. Dealing with the clinic's many competing personalities becomes a full-time job as she navigates the world of holistic medicine.
Kate Walsh, Tim Daly, Audra McDonald, Paul Adelstein, Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman, KaDee Strickland, Chris Lowell, Brian Benben
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 3 discs

In this "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff, neonatal surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) leaves the drama of Seattle Grace Hospital for a new life in Santa Monica, Calif., at the Oceanside Wellness Group. Though her new co-workers have no shortage of emotional baggage, they're standout physicians -- and Addison goes along for the ride. The series also stars Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman, Paul Adelstein and Audra McDonald.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that -- just like its parent show -- this Grey's Anatomy spin-off is intended for adults and explores a variety of mature themes like drug use, mental illness, incest, and homosexuality to keep its content fresh. Characters have tangled love lives, and many have slept with multiple partners within the office, so sex is a common discussion point and sexy scenes show making out, some partial nudity (backs, cleavage, etc.), and brief simulated sex. Some storylines center on violent acts like rape and assault, and surgical scenes are similarly bloody. That said, the show brings to light complicated real-life issues and attempts to present their many sides, encouraging viewers to ponder them and draw their own conclusions of right and wrong with relation to them.

Sexual Content

Kissing, fondling, making out, and foreplay are common, and some scenes briefly show simulated sex. Years of revolving relationships mean that most of the characters have slept with at least a couple of their peers, making for some tangled webs of lust and angst, and sexual tension and bedroom antics are used throughout as plot development devices.


Surgical procedures are shown in graphic detail, and when episodes deal with violent content like rape, assault, and attempted murder, these acts are shown as well. Victims are battered and bloodied, and many characters -- including at least one main character -- die.


"Ass," "hell," and "damn" are commonly used.

Social Behavior

The series explores heated topics like homosexuality, incest, infidelity, drug abuse, rape, kidnapping, mental illness, teen pregnancy, and death in a thoughtful, if overly dramatized, manner. Rarely are there clear-cut answers to the moral and legal questions raised in the stories, but it does a good job of presenting multiple sides to each dilemma, which encourages viewers to ponder the issues themselves.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adult characters are shown drinking alcohol in social situations and for relaxation at home, but it's usually in moderation. Drug use is a common topic in this medical-themed show, and some main characters are former drug addicts.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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