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Hillary Busis
May 30, 2012 AT 03:44 PM EDT

When Private Practice fans last saw alternative medicine guru Pete Wilder, he had just returned from jail and reunited with his wife Violet (Amy Brenneman). But though Pete’s storyline still has more than a few loose ends, viewers shouldn’t expect to see them get tied up neatly: According to Tim Daly, the character he plays will not return for the medical drama’s upcoming sixth season.

“Wonderful fans of PPP. Shonda [Rhimes] informed my agent today that Pete wont be returning for season 6,” Daly tweeted late last night. “It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.”

Daly’s departure comes on the heels of two high-profile exits on a different Rhimes drama — Grey’s Anatomy‘s explosive eighth season finale revealed that both Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver are leaving the show.

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