Beauty and the Beast: Private Practice
Beauty and the Beast: Private Practice
In BuddyTV’s 2007 Fall TV Guide, we stared at countless photographs of the new show casts to determine which were most pleasing to the eye (the “Beauties”) and which weren’t so pleasant (the “Beasts”). In the end, we settle on Private Practice, Cane and Gossip Girl as having the hottest casts, while Cavemen, Dirty Sexy Money and Back to You all came up short in the looks department.

There are lots of choices of good looking casts when it comes to the new fall shows.  Let's face it, nobody wants to look at a group of ugly people.  Hollywood goes to great lengths to ensure their casts are hot, and sometimes choose looks over talent.  Fortunately, that's not the case for ABC's Private Practice, which combines great acting with great looks.  While you're enjoying a solid storyline, isn't it nice to enjoy the view as well?

Let's start with the star of the show, Kate Walsh.  At 40, Walsh is red hot as Dr. Addison Montgomery.  On Grey's Anatomy, she was given romantic scenes with everyone from McDreamy to McSteamy and then some!  Walsh got a confidence boost when she made Maxim's Hot 100 list this year.  She'll share some steamy scenes this season on Private Practice with co-star Tim Daly.

If you can believe it, Daly is 51-years-old and has been considered a sex symbol for much of his life.  He first appeared on everyone's radar when he landed the role of Joe Hackett on Wings in the '90s.  Recently, he made a triumphant return to television, guesting on The Sopranos, and earning an Emmy nomination.  His failed series, The Nine, may have been a blessing in disguise, paving the way for him to join the cast of Private Practice.  A pilot, a TV writer, a cop, or a doctor, Daly looks good in just about anything.

As Dr. Sam Bennett, Taye Diggs can make any girl swoon.  He got his big break in the late '90s, appearing in the Broadway show Rent as Benny, a role he recently reprised in the big screen adaptation.  His talent and good looks caught the attention of Rent co-star Idina Menzel and the two wed in 2003.  Among a group of men including Daly and Diggs, Paul Adelstein might get lost in the shuffle.  But before you brush him off, watch an episode of Prison Break where he dons aviators and handles a gun.  It'll change your mind.  Playing a pediatrician on Private Practice should warm the hearts of many female viewers.

Female cast members Amy Brenneman and Audra McDonald round out this good looking cast.  Brenneman is  the critically acclaimed star of the shows Judging Amy and NYPD Blue.  McDonald is the Tony-award winning actress, with a voice like you've never heard.  Both have beauty to match their talents.  No matter your taste in men or women, this show has got eye candy for everyone and is deserving of being called one of the best looking casts.

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See the other "Beauty" winners Gossip Girl and Cane. You can also see the casts that weren’t so hot: Cavemen, Back to You and Dirty Sexy Money. Comment and tell us what you think.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer

(Image courtesy of ABC)