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.

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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  1. M Higgins says

    We love this show…great characters! It was so refreshing to see a new comedy instead of all the reality how’s. Was hopeful that Entertainment TV had come back. Bring back Animal Practice Please!

  2. says

    I have gone bananas for this show! I am having withdrawls for the last 2 weeks. I will be so upset if they pull this one. This show is freekin hilarious!

  3. Richard Cole says

    Stop pulling the better shows. You no longer even give them a chance. Let it stay a season or two and the audiences will find the show and start watching.

    This series is so funny. Love the monkey.

  4. Joanie Jadlowski says

    Animal Practice is a great show it is entertaining, has great characters, and is funny.
    It needs to stay on television!

  5. Anonymous says

    This show is great! Hope it finds a audience before they make the bad decision to cancel it. They have to give good shows a chance for people to watch it for a while. The rating system sucks – it never seems to matter what the people like.

  6. heather says

    PLease don’t cancel this show! It’s funny, and the family can watch it together…NOT many of those left lately for sure. Keep up the wonderful work- great casting and scripts are funny.

  7. Pedro Pizarro says

    I love this show the cast is fantastic and Dr.Rizzo is adorable. Please give this show a chance to develop a following.

  8. Cora Marburger says

    What a funny show. I’m addicted to seeing this show every week. What great characters and quality scripts. Keep up the great work! Thanks!

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