The Kate Walsh medical drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes seemed likely to be on its way out. Never having captured the buzz of mothership show Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice has nevertheless been a decent performer for ABC. But the show's modest ratings and lack of buzz seemed to finally be catching up with it. Plus, going into its sixth season the show seemed a bit long in the tooth. However, ABC, perhaps to keep up relations with mega-producer Rhimes, decided to give the show another season. So expect Addison back on your screens this coming fall.