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July 16, 2008

'Private Practice' less soapy next season

TCA -- ABC's entertainment president Steve McPherson says the second season of "Private Practice" will amp up the medical drama.

"The best episodes last season were still an unbelievable medical drama," McPherson says. "When it just became a soap opera it became spending a lot of time in the coffee room talking about angst. Shonda Rhimes was concerned about having to separate the show from 'Grey's Anatomy.' We're going to get Kate's character back in surgery."

Also: “Practice,” along with ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” might have 24 episodes next season instead of the usual 22 due to the strike.

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