Exclusive: 'Private Practice' Paging Grant Show…

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Grant Show is trading in his polyester suit for some circa-2008 scrubs.

The Swingtown stud-muffin has signed on to appear in an early Season 2 episode of ABC’s Private Practice, sources confirm to me exclusively. I’m told his character, a charming and flirtatious doctor, has ties to a Practice regular. 

Fans of Swingtown need not panic though. Since this is just a one-off guest stint, it wouldn’t interfere with Show returning for a second season of the CBS romp. Of course, given the show’s dwindling audience, that’s probably a moot point anyway.

Luckily, viewers won’t be left hanging if the Aug. 29 season finale ends up being the last episode ever. "The season ends with a cliffhanger, but it’s also a completely satisfying ending," exec producer Alan Poul told me at press tour. "So, if we go forward, there are many new things that are set up to explore. And if we don’t go forward, there’s no feeling that we’ve been left with something incomplete."

Getting back to Private Practice, any thoughts as to which Oceanside staffer has a skeleton in his/her closet resembling the pinup formerly known as Jake Hanson? And should Swingtown bite the dust, could you see him fitting in alongside Addison and Co. on a more permanent basis? Comment away!


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  • ILUVONJ

    Hope you’re wrong about Swingtown heading out — it’s a show that I’ve become addicted to over this summer. Better than a lot of the regular season crap on the airwaves. Plus, for those of us who prefer not to watching dancing reality shows and could care less about who’s going to release the next mediocre pop album, this show fills a void.
    Though, it seems my friends and I might be the only ones watching. Get with the program (literally), people. This show rocks!

  • Delon

    CBS please don’t cancel Swingtown. PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE !!!!

  • J

    Oh he is cute! I think he is there as a possible love interest for Addison. Shonda and Kate said Addison would be dating more.

  • Kristoffer

    It seems like its been so long since all these regular shows were on the air. I forgot her name on the show and who plays her – but she was always upset about someone leaving her. I bet he will play the boyfriend that left her.
    As far as Swingtown goes – Of course they will cancel it – because it’s actually a good show! Why keep a good show when you can have some reality trash on instead. Bring on more “I was a Bachelor Farmer who Wants a Wife that Danced with a Star on a Japanese version of Wipeout”

  • Catherine

    “Oh he is cute! I think he is there as a possible love interest for Addison. Shonda and Kate said Addison would be dating more.” –> Possible, but if he really just stays for a guest appearance Addison won’t be too happy with him.

  • Remus Lupin

    Sorry, Swingtown fans, it doesn’t matter how good you think the show is, the fact is that the ratings STINK. STINK STINK STINK. They really are utterly terrible and do NOT deserve renewal. Seriously, the show is bringing in like 4 million viewers for an episode… that is super pathetic. Horrifying numbers. It’s a goner, 100% certain.
    I hate to crush your hope and all, but the facts are facts. False hope isn’t a good thing.

  • Kathy

    I hope this show stays on. I love the development of the characters and can’t wait to watch every week. I actually watch it again via my computer a couple days after the show airs. I just can’t get enough.

  • UhhhhDUH

    Well of course the ratings for Swingtown have been terrible, they moved it to Friday nights. Summer shows struggle enough as it is without being put in the graveyard.

  • Jane

    Swingtown’s numbers were horrible even before it moved. In fact, it’s horrible numbers were why it was moved. I will agree that the move didn’t do the show any favors though. Last week it was the lowest rated show on the network (including in the demo) aside from the Saturday shows.

  • Tear

    I hope they don’t cancel Swingtown, I love this show! Grant Show is Hot, Hot, Hot in his short shorts!

  • Carol

    Well good for Grant for parlaying his current visibility into another gig. I was a huge Melrose fan and it has been nice meeting up with him again on Swingtown.
    I will also be very sad if it’s not renewed: I have really come to care about the characters and will miss them if they don’t come back. Everyone I know loves the show, how can the ratings be so dismal?? Would it be better off on cable or another network?

  • Amber

    On private practice, i bet he has a love connection with Violet. Everybody else has a love story as of now except her… he should be quite intresting on the show…

  • yolanda

    Grant is sexy and I would love it if Swingtown is renewed, but hey I watch PP as well so if he lands on there permanently the ratings will surely go up.

  • Marie

    Great News – He would make a fantastic Dr. on a permanent basis and what would make it even a terrific series, bring Daphne Zungia (Melrose Place) in as a nurse and love interest for Grant. WOW!!

  • Dduellman

    Swingtown is dumb. I watched the first two episodes and decided not to waste my time. I grew up in the 70’s and I didn’t recognize a single character who remotely resembled anyone in my life.

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