Kate Walsh Confirms She's Leaving 'Private Practice'

Tue, June 12, 2012 4:21pm EDT by 3 Comments
Kate Walsh Leaving Private Practice

Kate, 44, broke the big news on Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk show! Do you think she’s making a huge mistake?

Rumors of Kate Walsh‘s departure from Private Practice have been buzzing for a while, but now it’s official: The upcoming sixth season of the ABC medical drama will be Kate’s last. The actress made the announcement on Bethenny Frankel‘s syndicated talk show Bethenny on June 12.

“It’s been an incredible journey and an amazing ride,” Kate said. “I feel incredibly grateful to [Private Practice creator] Shonda Rhimes and all the fans that have been there from day one ’til now.”

Watch Kate’s big announcement below, then vote: Will you miss Addison (assuming the show continues past season six)?

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— Andy Swift

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Aileen

Posted at 5:09 AM on June 14, 2012  

Staying on this sinking show would be a mistake.

You go Kate. This fan will follow you anywhere.

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Kyle

Posted at 3:31 PM on September 21, 2012  

I think staying on a show that you started is a sign of commitment to your character and dedicated fans. You took stride and pride in the show, if you realize that it is sinking then as a cast you should end the series (which would be 6) I think the series is great with the cast, losing Addison (Kate) is a big dig and the shock will be felt. However, I see a lot more for the other characters. BUT this is what happens when writers try to throw in so many new shows… all the others start to sink. (Look at fringe when J.J. Abrams brought in newer shows… he spend less and less time of dedicated writing and now the show is ending). I miss the days when actors and writers dedicated to their shows… their characters. And felt the waves of success and failure. But clearly that admirability is no longer felt.

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Katie

Posted at 4:34 PM on June 12, 2012  

Aww, I loved Kate Walsh on Private Practice! Addison’s story line had slowed down a little this past season, but she’s always seemed like the ‘mother bear’ of the group to me. Wish her well in all that she goes on to do!

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