Private Practice (season 1)

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Private Practice Season 1
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DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 9
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) – December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05)
Season chronology
Next →
Season 2
List of Private Practice episodes

The first season of Private Practice premiered on September 26, 2007 and concluded on December 5, 2007. The season consisted of nine episodes.

Plot[edit]

The first season deals with Addison's move from Seattle to Los Angeles and her attempts to adjust to a very different type of working environment at Oceanside Wellness Group, a co-op private practice. The first season also deals with her budding relationships with her new co-workers. Among them include her best friend Naomi Bennett, a fertility specialist, and her ex-husband Sam Bennett, who specializes in internal medicine. Also working within the practice is psychiatrist Violet Turner, pediatrician Cooper Freedman, alternative medicine specialist Pete Wilder, and receptionist Dell Parker. It is revealed early on that the Bennetts established the practice with the rest of the doctors owning a share of it as well. Charlotte King, who serves as chief of staff at St. Ambrose Hospital, works with Oceanside Wellness through her dealings with Sam and her sexual relationship with Cooper.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26) 14.41[1]
Addison resigns from her post at Seattle Grace and pursues the job at the Oceanside Wellness Center in Santa Monica. Upon arrival, Addison is given a case that may jeopardize her future at the center. Addison learns that she and Sam are neighbors.
2 2 "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor" Tony Goldwyn Mike Ostrowski October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03) 12.30[2]
Jealousy ensues between Addison & Naomi when Cooper hires a stripper for Sam. The doctors work together to find a diagnosis for a baby's illness.
3 3 "In Which Addison Finds the Magic" Mark Tinker Shonda Rhimes & Marti Noxon October 10, 2007 (2007-10-10) 12.40[3]
Addison confides in Pete while treating newlyweds who are experiencing difficulty in their relationship. Cooper attempts to investigate why four sisters share the same sickness.
4 4 "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together" Arvin Brown Andrea Newman October 17, 2007 (2007-10-17) 11.81[4]
Addison invites her fellow Oceanside Wellness co workers to her house for a get together, but no one RSVPs, the wife of Violet's ex-boyfriend visits the wellness center for medical treatment and Violet is none too happy about it. Cooper counsels a young patient who is lovesick, and Sam appears on his first talk show promoting his self-help book.
5 5 "In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead" Julie Anne Robinson Shonda Rhimes & Marti Noxon October 24, 2007 (2007-10-24) 11.77[5]
With all the encouragement from her friends, Addison can’t stop thinking of Pete. Cooper is not happy to see Allan, Violet’s ex, at the clinic. Naomi and Sam's daughter, Maya, secretly seeks Addison's medical advice.
6 6 "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole" David Solomon Jenna Bans October 31, 2007 (2007-10-31) 11.21[6]
Charlotte seeks Pete's help in treating her insomnia. Naomi goes on her first date since college while Cooper suspects that his patient's injuries aren't an accident and a patient asks Addison and Naomi to conceal her fertility from her husband.
7 7 "In Which Sam Gets Taken For a Ride" Jeff Melman Emily Halpern November 14, 2007 (2007-11-14) 11.45[7]
While Sam finds himself in the midst of a dangerous house call, love—or at least sex—is in the air at Oceanside Wellness Center, as Pete and Addison decide to take their relationship to the next level, and Violet enters a "friends with benefits" pact with Cooper.
8 8 "In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm" Mark Tinker Lauren Schmidt November 21, 2007 (2007-11-21) 8.44[8]
Cooper returns to online dating with surprising results; Addison dates one of Violet's patients; Naomi and Sam make a house call at a convent; and Addison and Pete participate in a Safe Surrender program and come to the aid of a teen mother.
9 9 "In Which Dell Finds His Fight" Wendey Stanzler Ayanna Floyd December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05) 10.36[9]
Oceanside focuses on fertility and starts a dads-to-be class; Sam and Naomi struggle to figure out where their relationship is heading; Addison is conflicted about her status in the dating world; Cooper begins a secret affair with a colleague.

Ratings[edit]

U.S.[edit]

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18-49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m) Weekly Rank (#)
1 "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else" September 26, 2007 Wednesday
9:00 P.M.
9.7 14 5.2/13 14.41 12
2 "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor" October 3, 2007 8.3 13 4.3/13 12.3 17
3 "In Which Addison Finds the Magic" October 10, 2007 8.2 13 4.8/12 12.4 18
4 "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together" October 17, 2007 8.1 13 4.3/11 11.81 23
5 "In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead" October 24, 2007 8.1 12 4.5/11 11.77 24
6 "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole" October 31, 2007 7.7 13 3.8/10 11.21 25
7 "In Which Sam Gets Taken For A Ride" November 14, 2007 7.9 12 4.2/10 11.45 22
8 "In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm" November 21, 2007 5.7 9 2.6/8 8.44 41
9 "In Which Dell Finds His Fight" December 5, 2007 7.1 11 3.8/11 10.36 20

United Kingdom[edit]

In the first season, Private Practice aired on Tuesdays at 10pm on Living, with the episode airing again (which aired that night) on Living+1 an hour later.

# Title Timeslot Air date Viewers (000s)

Living/+1

Weekly Rank (#)
1-01 (1) In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else Tuesday 10.00 P.M. July 15, 2008 340 #3
1-02 (2) In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor July 22, 2008 344 #3
1-03 (3) In Which Addison Finds the Magic July 29, 2008 376 #3
1-04 (4) In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together August 5, 2008 396 #3
1-05 (5) In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead August 12, 2008 389 #3
1-06 (6) In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole August 19, 2008 342 #2
1-07 (7) In Which Sam Gets Taken For a Ride August 26, 2008 280 #5
1-08 (8) In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm September 2, 2008 283 #9
1-09 (9) In Which Dell Finds His Fight September 9, 2008 344 #5

DVD Release[edit]

Private Practice: The Complete First Season- Extended Edition
Set Details Special Features
  • 9 Episodes (2 extended episodes)
  • 3-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Kate Walsh: Practice Makes Perfect
  • Alternative Ensemble: Behind the Scenes of Private Practice
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Commentaries
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
September 16, 2008 March 16, 2009

References[edit]

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