PRIVATE PRACTICE Recasting News....NO!! - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


June 29, 2007 by  

Now this one is really bumming me out. Ausiello has just learned that Merrin Dungey, who played Addison’s best friend in the pilot episode of PRIVATE PRACTICE, is being replaced with Broadway actress Audra McDonald. WHAT?! Nooo…I was so excited to have Merrin Dungey back on TV. We haven’t seen much of her since ALIAS ended, and I think she’s great. I happen to be a huge fan of Audra McDonald, but I can’t see how she is right for this role. I just don’t see it.

Bye Francie. I hope we see you soon!

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23 Responses to “PRIVATE PRACTICE Recasting News….NO!!”

  1. PRIVATE PRACTICE Recasting News….NO!! — All This Nonsense on June 29th, 2007 11:00 pm

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  2. Helen on June 29th, 2007 11:41 pm

    No, don’t get rid of Francie!! I was also really excited to have Merrin back on TV. I’m not quite as excited about Private Practice now….

  3. tara on June 30th, 2007 10:56 am

    great choice. i didn’t really care for merrin in the sneak peak show, and i LOVE audra mcdonald. i’m a native new yorker and i know my broadway- and she was amazing in 110 in the shade. She’s excellent, i’m sure everyone else will love her to!

  4. meredith on June 30th, 2007 4:26 pm

    that is total crap. I definitely won’t be watching now.

  5. jojo on June 30th, 2007 6:10 pm

    I’m glad she got replaced I know her from King of Queens and I didn’t really see the chemistry between her and Kate Walsh.

  6. kristin on July 1st, 2007 1:27 am

    AMAZING! I LOVE AUDRA MCDONALD ….Audra and Taye will have to sing a duet together how amazing would that be

  7. Christina on July 1st, 2007 8:10 am

    Private Practice looks like rubbish anyway.

  8. Shari on July 1st, 2007 1:04 pm

    Merrin Dungey is & was great in Alias, blah blah blah, but I personally agree w/ this move. YES she’s a great actress but I don’t think she and Kate Walsh had ANY chemistry, certainly not in a believable way of them being ollldddd best friends from medical school. Dunno if Kdubb and Audra will be any better together, but I’m willing to give her a shot cuz I LOVE HER and think she’s a FANTASTIC actress.

  9. Terra on July 1st, 2007 2:47 pm

    I’m with you guys. Dungey didn’t really work for me on the show. I really hope it improves from the pilot!

  10. Más cambios de última hora en algunos pilotos at maybe tomorrow on July 2nd, 2007 8:54 am

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  11. Lauren on July 2nd, 2007 10:31 am

    Merrin Dungey was a regular guest on King of Queens.

  12. duckyxdale on July 2nd, 2007 10:55 am

    Yeah, I wasn’t feelin’ Dungey at all during the spin-off quasi-pilot. She had little chemistry with Addison, and I really think that she and Taye Diggs had even less.

    Now, I don’t know that Audra McDonald is any better mind you. Some people should stick to Broadway. All I’m sayin’

  13. Ducky Does TV » Fall Recasts on July 31st, 2007 6:55 pm

    […] PRIVATE PRACTICE: Remember how excited everyone was to see the new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off? Remember how excited everyone was to see an Alias alum finding yet another show? Remember watching the quasi-pilot and finding zero chemistry between said Alias alum and the shows uber star Kate Walsh? Yeah, no need to worry any more because ABC has recast the role of Naomi Bennett. While I love me some Evil Francie, Merrin Dungey just didn’t seem to work in that Grey’s episode. She was angry and stilted and a little too cute to be backup for Addison. For all the scoop and to see who’s replacing Francie, head on over to […]

  14. D on September 19th, 2007 9:26 pm

    This sucks. I was really excited about seeing Private Practice. I’m sitting here watching “Come Rain or Shine: From Grey’s Anatomy to Private Practice” now. Honestly, I don’t even care to watch it now. Merrin Dungey was one of my favorite characters on Alias as Francie/Allison.

  15. barbara on September 27th, 2007 12:33 am

    I will not be watching.. I was willing to give the show a chance with Merrin Dungey, hoping the show would click.. after a few shows.. The show tonight with Audra McDonald, is just as bad .. no chemistry between any of the the cast. Addison should pack her bags and go back to grey… Merrin Dungey will be glad she was let go..once they cancel this.. lousy show..

  16. VJ on September 27th, 2007 4:21 pm

    Replacing Merrin was a horrible mistake. She was the perfect package of brains, beauty and intellect, and now we are supposed to believe that Sam would have married the manly new Naomi? The reality factor plummeted to zero.

  17. VJ on September 27th, 2007 4:22 pm

    Replacing Merrin was a horrible mistake. She was the perfect package of brains, beauty and confidence. Now we are supposed to believe that Sam would have married the manly new Naomi? The reality factor plummeted to zero.

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