From 'Grey's' to 'Scandal': The Best & Worst Shonda Rhimes Characters
Best: Cooper Freedman ("Private Practice")
Signature Shonda Quirk: Has a dysfunctional co-dependent relationship with his best friend.
Why We Love Him: Even though his story line is remarkably similar to Dell's (surprise tween kid he never knew about; child's mother is unable to care for it), we're sure this nice guy is in it for the long haul. His marriage to Charlotte has turned her into a more humane person, which we can respect, and he's a very caring pediatrician who will go above and beyond to protect his patients.