Could ABC be doing a little timeslot experimenting with Thursday dramas like CBS has?
The Grey's Anatomy repeat and Private Practice original on Thursday, April 22 will have their timeslots flip flopped. Or, it could just be a "let's not follow a repeat with a new episode" move.
Here are the ABC press releases:
VIOLET IS BACK HOME AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT,
ESPECIALLY ADDISON, ON ABC’S “PRIVATE PRACTICE”
“Second Choices” – After her open-ended escape to Costa Rica, Violet has finally returned home and to the practice. Everyone treads a little lightly around her, especially Pete and Addison who have mixed feelings about Violet’s desire to reconnect with Lucas. Meanwhile Amelia butts into Sam’s personal life, pointing out that he can mend hearts in the OR but can’t seem to do that for himself; and Sheldon encourages Charlotte to reconcile with Cooper, while Cooper deals with a young patient who eats everything in sight, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This program was originally scheduled for 10:00 p.m.
“Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.
Guest cast includes Caterina Scorsone as Amelia, Brian Benben as Sheldon, Bobby Coleman as Oliver, Perrey Reeves as Kelly, Ken Wilder as Scott, Aaron Ashmore as Carl, Camille Chen as Lucia.
“Second Choices” was written by Patti Carr and Lara Olsen, and directed by Jeff Bleckner.
“Private Practice” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
For more information on “Private Practice,” visit ABC.com.
DEREK TRIES TO CONVINCE RICHARD TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR HIS DRINKING,
EARN THE RESPECT OF THE HOSPITAL STAFF AND AVOID A POTENTIAL LAWSUIT,
ALL ON HIS FIRST DAY AS INTERIM CHIEF, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest Starring Kim Raver (“24,” “Lipstick Jungle”) as Teddy Altman
“State of Love and Trust” – As Derek begins his role as interim chief, he faces a potential lawsuit when Bailey and Meredith’s patient awakens from anesthesia mid-surgery. Meanwhile, Teddy refuses to place Cristina on her service, as Arizona tests Alex out in Pediatrics, and Mark refuses to speak to a heartbroken Lexie, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 2/4/10)
Note: This program was originally scheduled for 9:00 p.m.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins.
Guest starring Kim Raver as Teddy, Mitch Pileggi as Larry Jennings, Robert Baker as Charles, Sarah Drew as April, Jesse Williams as Jackson, Nora Zehetner as Reed, Jason George as Ben, Spencer Garrett as Jim and Chastity Dotson as Leslie.
”State of Love and Trust” was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Jeannot Swarzc.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.
For more information on “Grey’s Anatomy,” visit ABC.com.