• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. 37
    Practice is still terrible, and I'm still not ready to give up.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    33
    The combined writing talents of creator Shonda Rhimes and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mainstay Marti Noxon cannot resuscitate the ailing subplots now infecting the Oceanside Wellness medical practice.
  3. 30
    The show remains a poorly conceived piece of work that throws a whole mess of relationship and medical cliches at us and hopes for the best.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    25
    After nine tepid episodes (and a subpar season of Grey's) last year, there's less reason than ever to care about the dramedies and quirky cases of sexy doctors at a ritzy "wellness center," and the return episode trudges along like a 44-min. chore.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. ShayS
    Sep 19, 2009
    9
    I can only use 7 to describe this show - A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
  2. matthewm
    Jan 3, 2009
    7
    Last season of Private Practice was pathetic. But in the second season premiere of the show, it proved they aren't trying to be Last season of Private Practice was pathetic. But in the second season premiere of the show, it proved they aren't trying to be Grey's Anatomy, and shouldn't. They are they're own show, and it's not great but it's good, and good is good enough for me. Full Review »
  3. AimeeP
    Oct 10, 2008
    9
    I enjoy this show very much. The only thing that throws me off is the fact that it five minutes too long. If it's an hour show leave it I enjoy this show very much. The only thing that throws me off is the fact that it five minutes too long. If it's an hour show leave it as an hour show don't add five minutes to the end. It's just plain annoying. Full Review »