• 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. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Rhimes (who co-wrote the premiere with Marti Noxon) weaves the dense web of life-or-death medicine and romantic whimsy well enough, and the program is so slickly written and performed it's easy to overlook the familiar patterns that are emerging; still, it would behoove both the characters and show to take a deep breath and find the key players some kind of extracurricular hobby--even if that just means lusting after strangers, perhaps, instead of co-workers.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Creator Shonda Rhimes promised deeper, sharper medical stories this season to tether this show to the ground, and tonight Private Practice delivers those - even if the so-called "moral gray" area of each feels contrived.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    42
    I'm still waiting for this overqualified cast to get material that allows them to act like grown-ups as opposed to squabbling, whiny, gossipy, neurotic, sex-obsessed nimrods.
  4. 40
    Though it’s better, Private Practice is not good enough.
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 »