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TV Tonight: "Private Practice"

TV Tonight: "Private Practice"

There are a few high-profile premieres tonight — NBC's sci-fi update "Bionic Woman" and ABC's glitzy "Dirty Sexy Money" among them — but I doubt any of them will get more scrutiny than "Private Practice." I mean, we've been talking about this show since February, we watched (or, some would say, suffered through) the backdoor pilot, and we've gotten an almost endless stream of promotion for the show and its star, Kate Walsh.

Now it's time to see if all the hype translates into a good show. I haven't seen the full first episode, but most of the reviews I've read say it's still not very good (though a few have said it could redeem itself). My biggest fear is that Addison will turn into a dumbed-down ditz, which seems entirely possible from the previews I've seen so far. (Dancing naked? And then babbling about how hot you look naked? Really, is this the same tough Addy who tormented Izzie and Meredith for the better part of two years?)

Still, I'll be tuning in tonight, even as I brace myself for a letdown. Are you game for giving this spinoff a try? To watch a preview, just

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