Regina Barnes, Out of Practice
Regina Barnes (Paula Marshall)
Regina was an ER doctor and an out lesbian, and the show centered around her family, all doctors and very accepting of her sexuality. Regina was depicted as a womanizer and there were numerous mentions and jokes being made about her serial dating. In one episode she saw two of her ex-girlfriends on a date with each other at a bar, in another she was fighting with her brothers for a woman’s attention but ended up leaving with another woman and two men.
Episode 1×09 showed flashbacks of the family celebrating Thanksgiving through the years. One year Regina’s brother Oliver brought his then girlfriend Sharon, not knowing that Sharon was also dating Regina. Regina and Sharon were caught kissing in the kitchen and Regina then came out to her family. The two were still dating the following Thanksgiving but had an argument and broke up.
In 1×19 Regina briefly dated a woman named Carla, but the two broke up by the end of the episode. In 1×22 she dated pharmaceutical sales representative Conner, who had recently broken up with Dana, whom Regina assumed was a woman. She later found out that Dana was actually a man and that he and Conner had gotten back together, and Conner told Regina that she just wanted to “experiment”.
Out of Practice was pulled out in 2006, before airing its final 8 episodes. In December 2009 the complete show was broadcast on Universal HD.
- 21 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Sharon (Kristen Miller, guest, 1 episode)
- Carla Munson (Rebecca Budig, lesbian, guest, 1 episode)
- Conner (Annie Wersching, straight, guest, 1 episode)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.