Private Practice is an American medical drama television program which premiered on September 26, 2007 on American Broadcasting Company (ABC). A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside Wellness (formerly Oceanside Health & Wellness Group) and chronicles the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery, played by Kate Walsh, as she leaves Seattle Grace Hospital in order to join a private practice, in Los Angeles. Private Practice also revolves around the Addisons co-workers at Seaside Wellness, formally Oceanside Wellness, and how they deal with patients, and the practice while still finding time to live their everyday lives. The series was created by Shonda Rhimes, who also serves as executive producer, alongside Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Mark Tinker and Craig Turk & Steve Blackman, who serve as showrunners due to Rhimes's duties on Grey's Anatomy. On May 11, 2012, Private Practice was renewed for a sixth season.