Private Practice announces final episode

Popular medical drama will end this January

Published On: Dec 13 2012 03:30:27 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 13 2012 03:42:50 PM EST

Private Practice, the highly successful spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, will see it's final episode this January, according to

ABC announced the drama would come to an end after six seasons. The final episode will air on January 22nd, and will feature the return of original cast member Audra McDonald.

Show-runners say the end of the program will include a positive ending for Kate Walsh's character, Addison, who started out as one of the most hated characters on Grey's Anatomy.

Private Practice airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays on Local 10.