PRIVATE PRACTICE “A Death in the Family” Season 3 Premiere September 30, 2009 Private Practice Watch a sneak peek of PRIVATE PRACTICE season 3 premiere episode “A Death in the Family” which airs on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 p.m. Also check out promotional photos of the episode here. Episode Synopsis: PRIVATE PRACTICE “A Death in the Family” Season 3 Premiere – After Pete discovers Violet dying on the floor of her home, having barely survived a violent attack from her patient, Katie, he rushes her to the hospital where Addison and Naomi fight to save her life. Meanwhile, the whereabouts and condition of Violet’s stolen baby are unknown, on the season premiere of “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Private Practice” stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner. Guest starring Brian Benben as Dr. Sheldon Wallace and Amanda Foreman (“What About Brian,” “Felicity”) as Katie Kent. “A Death in the Family” was written by Shonda Rhimes, Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner and directed by Mark Tinker.