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Betsy Brandt Returns To "Private Practice" Tonight

January 19th, 2012 4:46pm EST
Private Practice
Breaking Bad star Betsy Brandt returns to ABC's Private Practice tonight.

In the episode, entitled "Losing Battles," she reprises the role of Joanna Gibson. After first meeting Violet (Amy Brenneman) in the fifth-season premiere, Joanna returns "pregnant and badly beaten, and in need of Violet's help. Joanna is a smart, successful lawyer and the ending will certainly prove that...in more ways than one."

The episode has a special start time of 10:02 PM ET/PT on ABC.

Brandt also appeared in an episode of Brenneman's previous series Judging Amy back in 2001.

She recently completed the ...
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Amy Brenneman's Secret Surgery Fixed Her Intenstines

September 17th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Amy Brenneman
Actress Amy Brenneman has opened up about the secret surgery she underwent in January, revealing she had an operation to cure her from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The "Private Practice" star previously refused to go into detail about what ailed her after she spent several days in hospital to correct a "longstanding and chronic problem".

But now she's gone public with her health battle - she was suffering from painful symptoms of IBD, a disease which can inflict sufferers with ulcers or open sores on their large intestine or colon.

She says, "I had a big old operation. I'd been suff...
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Slideshow: Famous Amys

August 27th, 2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

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Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

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Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

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'Private Practice' Falls Short Of Its Potential

January 7th, 2008 9:01am EST
Private Practice
When ABC announced that the extremely popular show "Grey's Anatomy" was to have an official spin-off, starring the lovely Kate Walsh as the tragically flawed but brilliant Addison Montgomery, fans had mixed reactions.

A two-part episode named "The Other Side Of This Life" aired during the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" to give the viewers a taste of what was to come. "Private Practice" debuted on September 26, 2007, and had nine episodes before the writers' strike put a halt on production.

The show has endured harsh criticism but also a fairly decent number of viewers on an av...
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Starpulse TV Season In Review

December 5th, 2007 9:20am EST
Private Practice
It's been a bumpy television season full of winners, disappointments and a lot of forgetful folks. Some shows stumbled right out of the gate while others took steady steps towards a full-season pickup.

The TV season is nearing the halfway mark when most of the shows go into reruns, an indefinite period of torture this year thanks to the writers' strike. At least the respite provides the perfect time to take a look back at the season so far. This TV season, the TV gods brought us...

...9 new winning series.

The delicious guilty pleasure Gossip Girl redefined what it means to ...
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Production Begins In LA On New ABC Drama 'Private Practice'

July 19th, 2007 8:43am EDT
Kate Walsh
Production has begun in Los Angeles on "Private Practice," a new drama from the creator of "Grey's Anatomy," Shonda Rhimes, featuring an all-star cast that includes Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of "Grey's Anatomy," comes a story about finding a way to begin the res...
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Amy Brenneman And Jimmy Smits Star In 'The Jane Austen Book Club' Out September 21 In Limited Released

July 14th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Jane Austen Book Club
As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels.

Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), is shocked when her husband Daniel (Jimmy Smits), leaves her after 20 plus years and three children. Jocelyn (Maria Bello), her unmarried best friend, distracts herself from her unacknowledged loneliness by breeding dogs. Prudie (Emily Blunt) is a young French teacher, in possession of a worthy husband yet distracted by persistent fantasies about sex with another man. The many times married Bernadette ...
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Seven New Dramas & Four New Comedies Join ABC’s Slate Of Returning Shows

May 15th, 2007 9:08am EDT
Michael Vartan stars in Big Shots
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule. Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy series: "Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Miss/Guided" and "Sam I Am"; along with seven new drama series: "Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies" and "Women's Murder Club." Alternative series "Oprah's Big Give(tm)" is also slated to debut.

In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for "Brothers & Sisters," "Men In...
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
Capote
The Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more fir...
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