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ABC Ending "Private Practice" After This Season

ABC/RICHARD FOREMAN(NEW YORK) -- ABC is shutting down Private Practice.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes has announced on Twitter that the Grey's Anatomy spin-off will end after its current sixth season.

She writes, "There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line."

She also tells fans, "It's heartbreaking to end...It's rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show."

Her statement was accompanied by a photo of the show's cast and crew celebrating the recent 100th episode.

ABC last spring ordered 13 episodes of Private Practice for the current season.  The show's star, Kate Walsh, was set to leave the show following those episodes.  She brought her Grey's Anatomy character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, to Private Practice when it premiered in 2007.

Private Practice has also starred Taye Diggs, Amy Brenneman, Benjamin Bratt and Tim Daly, the latter of whom departed the show after last season.

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Kate Walsh Confirms She's Leaving "Private Practice"

ABC/RICHARD FOREMAN(LOS ANGELES) -- Kate Walsh has confirmed reports she is leaving Private Practice after its next season.

Walsh discussed her impending departure from the ABC medical drama during an episode of Bethenny Frankel's new daytime talk show, airing Wednesday.

The actress, who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery, says, "This is my last season for Private Practice.  It's been an incredible journey, an amazing ride.  I'm hugely, hugely grateful."

She adds that her leaving the show will be "bittersweet."

Walsh initially played Addison on Grey's Anatomy before bringing her character to the spin-off Private Practice in 2007.

ABC has ordered 13 episodes for the upcoming sixth season of Private Practice.  Tim Daly recently announced he won't return to the show.

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ABC Renews Six Shows for Next Season; Two Shows Still Uncertain

Photo Courtesy - Disney/ABC Television Group(PASADENA, Calif.) -- ABC's schedule for the 2011-2012 season is already taking shape.  The network announced Monday that it has renewed Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Castle, Cougar Town, Private Practice and The Middle for another season.

The fate of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters is a little less certain.

Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California on Monday, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said, "Desperate Housewives is doing a great job, as you know.  We have ambitions to pick it up.  We are not quite there, ready to do so.  And Brothers & Sisters has gotten really good numbers this year...But we have not made decisions on them yet, and we are not necessarily ready for them, but we'll see as we go forward."

Also on Monday, ABC Family picked up Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Life of the American Teenager for the 2011-2012 season.

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