ABC orders limited episodes of 'Private Practice'
ABC is hedging its bet on the sixth season of Private Practice by only ordering 13 episodes for the fall.
The decision to pick up a limited amount allowed the network to gamble on a host of new series for the 2012-13 season. It bought 10 new shows — six dramas, four comedies — for its fall lineup (details on those here).
So does this spell the beginning of the end for the drama from Shonda Rhimes? Though the series only earned a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and averaged 8 million this season, there are no plans — for now — to say ta-ta to the medical drama the stars Kate Walsh, a source close to the show stresses.
Meanwhile, co-star Tim Daly told his fans that he is not returning to the show this fall. “Wonderful fans of PP. Shonda [Rhimes] informed my agent today that Pete won’t be returning for season 6,” Daly tweeted. “It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.”
Private Practice will air on Tuesdays at 10 this fall.