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ABC Rolls Out Plans for Farewell to Long-Running Series TVLine

ABC has unveiled plans to bring closure to a drama series that has been a fixture on the network in recent years. TVLine reports that the final episode of "Private Practice" will air Jan. 22, 2013.

The drama has been canceled after six seasons, as we reported previously. The series will conclude with an episode called "In Which We Say Goodbye." Original cast member Audra McDonald will return for the final episode, the story reports.

The finale is expected to serve as an "uplifting swan song" for Addison, played by Kate Walsh, the story adds.

Show creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine in August: “We’ve watched Addison from the beginning. She started out as one of the most hated characters on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and has grown to be this person that we really love. That character’s journey, I think, deserves a happy ending.”