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Another star is leaving Private Practice. Actress Kate Walsh confirmed in a new interview that she will be leaving ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.
Walsh was interviewed on Bethenny, former Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, and told Frankel that the upcoming sixth season will be her last.
“This is my last season for Private Practice... It's been an incredible journey an amazing ride. I'm hugely, hugely grateful,” she said, reports TV Guide.
“It's been a long time being Addison,” she added. “I feel incredibly grateful to [show creator] Shonda Rhimes and all the fans that have been there from Day 1 to now. I'm really excited about the last season.”
Walsh’s exit from the show, which will only have 13 episodes this season, isn’t entirely a surprise. Shortly after it was confirmed that co-star Tim Daly would be leaving, Deadline reported that Walsh was ready to call it quits after season six.
It has also been speculated that this will be the last season of the show, which seems even more likely since it would have to continue without its two stars. Rhimes is now the showrunner for three shows at ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, so she could decide to end Private Practice to focus on the other two.
Private Practice will be returning to ABC in the fall in its Tuesday 10pm timeslot.
You can check out Walsh’s interview, which airs Wednesday, below: