‘Private Practice’ Arrives on Netflix — Why the ‘Grey’s’ Spinoff Is Your Next Binge

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Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s popular medical drama, found a new generation of fans when it began streaming on Netflix nearly a decade ago. Private Practice, the 2007–13 spinoff of Grey‘s, is now poised to do the same with its arrival on the streaming service.

Peeling herself away from a messy love triangle at what was then known as Seattle Grace hospital, surgeon Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh, above) relocates to California for a fresh start working with her old med school classmates (Audra McDonald and Taye Diggs) at a wellness group.

“Seattle’s rainy; Los Angeles is sunny,” exec producer Betsy Beers told TV Guide Magazine in 2007. “This show’s a little lighter, a little more like L.A.”

Lighter, yes, but it’s just as juicy as the bed-hopping action on Grey’s.

Private Practice cast: Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett, Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace, Caterina Scorsone as Dr. Amelia Shepherd, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner (Andrew MacPherson/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

“When you put anyone in a new situation, they’re gonna freak out,” Walsh said. “[Addison is] trying to reinvent herself, and anytime somebody tries to do that, it’s funny and pathetic – everything that makes a good TV show.”

She’s absolutely right.

Private Practice, Seasons 1–6, Now Streaming, Netflix