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    Cool Animal Practice on NBC

    Anyone watch this after the Olympics Closing Ceremony? Frankly, it's going to be the animals that carry the show...not the actors. (Well, except Justin Kirk...he's good.)

    Animal Practice: TV Review



    NBC

    The Bottom Line

    "House," with animals.

    Sneak Peek

    10:38 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 (NBC, following Olympics coverage)
    Premieres

    8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 (NBC)


    Can NBC’s screwball veterinary comedy survive the pitfalls of animal casting?

    There has been a perception of late that NBC is shifting to broader comedies, has no love left for the edgy weirdness of Community or Parks and Recreation and all of a sudden will start throwing pies and spraying seltzer down our collective pants.
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    Animal Practice, which gets a sneak peak Aug. 12 as part of NBC’s Olympics coverage, might not be the show to counteract that perception.
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    The strong cast includes Justin Kirk (Weeds), Tyler Labine and … a monkey (Crystal, the capuchin seen in The Hangover Part II and on Community). The use of multiple animals in, well, practically anything can really spook people. Animals as primary stars pretty much indicates exaggerated scenarios and broad-based humor -- and there’s plenty of that in Animal Practice. You can’t dress up a monkey as a doctor and have him jump around causing mayhem while pretending you’re tapping into the cerebral edge of the comedy spectrum.
    The pilot struggles as it tries to set up the story of Dr. George Coleman (Kirk), who runs Crane Animal Hospital like it’s a singles bar. His ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), reappears in George’s life because the hospital has brought her in to run the facility more professionally and thus annoy him in the process. You know, like House with animals.
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    Like a lot of pilots, Animal Practice is messy, and if you don’t like the monkey, well, you’re probably not coming back. Then again, you don’t really know what can happen in another four or five episodes (which might be asking a lot in a crowded television universe). But if you squint a little and hope for less of Crystal riding on a toy ambulance with a siren, maybe the actors, and the material, can start to stand out.

    Animal Practice: TV Review - The Hollywood Reporter

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    I saw it. Don't think I will go out of my way to watch it.
    I hope it doen't lead to a lot of pet monkeys bought & discarded.
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    saw a preview for this while in a cab, stuck in traffic. it looks retarded. which is too bad, because i have a massive crush on uncle andy and i think he's wasting his talents on such mindless crap.
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