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Animal Practice

Animal Practice TV seriesNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 9 but only six aired (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: August 12, 2012 — October 24, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley, Betsy Sodaro, and Crystal the capuchin monkey.

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TV show description:
This comedic TV series revolves around Doctor George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients. He works at the Crane Animal Hospital — a very busy New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are in charge.

George has an unorthodox style but undeniable gift with animals. Unfortunately, he’s not quite as good relating to humans. Much to his chagrin, George learns that his ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), has inherited the family business and is now George’s boss at the practice. Very ambitious, Dorothy shakes up the hospital as she brings order to the chaos and butts heads with George’s animal-friendly administration.

Interestingly, George is probably the most normal of the hospital staff.

Doctor Doug Jackson (Tyler Labine) is a vet who’s also great with animals but is terrible when it comes to romance. Doctor Yamamoto (Bobby Lee) is devoted to his practice, but is equally devoted to gambling and partying with the rest of the staff.

Nurse Juanita (Kym Whitley) is a take-charge woman who has the unenviable task of trying keeping the peace at the hospital. Nurse Angela (Betsy Sodaro) is an enthusiastic, but eccentric animal handler, who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

Doctor Rizzo (Crystal) is a capuchin monkey and George’s closest companion.

Series Finale

Episode #9 — Turkey Jerky
When George’s Mother invites him to Thanksgiving Dinner, George forces Doug and Doug’s dad to join them only to discover there might be sparks between George’s Mom and Doug’s Dad. Meanwhile, Dorothy spends Thanksgiving with Juanita’s family and Angela sets out to distract Yamamoto from calling his wife.
First aired: November 19, 2012 (released online)


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SD December 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm



MJF October 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm



Pam July 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

You guys (NBC) are really stupid when it comes to programing, you get rid of the good show and keep the crappy one…………….just like with the tonight show……….I like Jimmy Fallon, but I love Jay………….You’re going to be sorry with that one!!!………

But going back to Animal Practice, I loved it and it was really funny…..You don’t have any shows for that kids can watch any more……….what is your problem??


Angela April 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Wasn’t crazy about the show but am really surprised to see that it only aired 6 episode…goodness!


Michele March 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Any chance of TBS picking this funny show up?


Michele March 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

BRING THIS FUNNY SHOW BACK.! Maybe another network will bring it back [hopeful]and give it a second chance. NBC is the worst, no wonder they`re tanking. I would rather watch reruns of this show over and over again than any of their crappy shows. BRING THIS SHOW BACK!


Joyce March 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I really lloved the show. Ilaughedout loud an miss it.


becky c February 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I looked forward to wednesdays nite to watch the show,now I am watching the old
shows over and over again. Please bring the show back please please,don’t take a-
way a good show.


lupe February 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Such a good show! Hate they canceled it


Tamera LeMaster January 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I liked this show and yes I am upset that they canceled it :(
I would of rather had them cancel the new show called The Neighbors.
I hate Reality TV show’s and it seems like that is all they want to produce anymore.


jill January 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I am so upset that animal practice has been cancell
ed. This was a great show. It made wednesdays the best day of the week. I guess ill buy the dvd.


TM January 9, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Uneven episodes, though I appreciated the Scrubs-like direction it was starting to take.


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