Kate Walsh confirms she's leaving 'Private Practice'
"Private Practice" star Kate Walsh confirmed rumors about her departure from the ABC medical drama during a visit to Bethenny Frankel's new daytime talk show "Bethenny."
"This is my last season for 'Private Practice,' yes," she told Frankel during Tuesday's visit. "It's been an incredible journey and an amazing ride. It's been a long time being Addison and I feel incredibly grateful to Shonda Rhimes and all the fans. ... I'm really excited about the last season."
Reports first surfaced in late May when word leaked that Walsh would not return for more than 13episodes of the long-running medical drama -- itself a spinoff of Rhimes' "Grey's Anatomy," where Walsh's Dr. Addison Montgomery first appeared.
"I have been told that I'm not allowed to think of us only doing 13 episodes," she said.
Walsh, during the interview, did not confirm just how many episodes she'd be involved with.
Rhimes noted that budget constraints might have played a role in her decision to end Daly's time with the series. "There's a lot of budgetary issues on that show. We need to make sure the show is viable and that we can produce it. I feel as though Tim's character had a wonderful journey," she told TVGuide.