The show's creator Shonda Rhimes posted on her WhoSay account:
"I'm sad to say that Private Practice's run will end after episode 613 this season. There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line. Creatively, we are all extremely proud of the show and especially proud of this season — which you will all soon discover is a creative renaissance. I can't wait for you to see it."
Ah well, there's always Private Practice's parent show Grey's Anatomy to turn to for some doctor on doctor lovin' and anxiety-causing medical drama…
Although now with McSteamy dead and gone, the show has lost some major SEXXX appeal!