NBC Announces Encore Sampling of New Comedies 'Go On' and 'Animal Practice' For Tuesday August 21

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August 14th, 2012

via press release:


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 14, 2012 – NBC has scheduled encore broadcasts of the pilot episodes of its new comedies “Go On” (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and “Animal Practice” (10:30-11 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, August 21 following early previews of both series during NBC’s coverage of the recent Summer Olympics.

The new broadcasts of the new series will provide additional viewer sampling leading out of a new episode of “America’s Got Talent” (8-10 p.m. ET).

Perry ("Friends," "Mr. Sunshine") stars in “Go On” as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan's alpha-male boss, Stephen (John Cho, "Star Trek," "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"), has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for "life change" where he meets an oddball cast of characters all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss.

“Animal Practice” centers on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, “Weeds” “Angels in America”), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital – a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds – except the human kind.

“Go On” will premiere in its regular day and time on Tuesday, September 11 (9-9:30 p.m. ET) and “Animal Practice” will debut on Wednesday, September 26 (8-8:30 p.m. ET).

  • Oliver

    This replaces a scheduled repeat of Stars Earn Stripes.

  • RJ

    I feel like Animal Practice should air first. Go On already got the bigger sample.

  • kyle

    I can’t wait considering I missed the last 2 airings

  • little_big_man

    Will they start with episode 2 in their September premiere or again (for the third time) with the pilot episodes?

  • Oliver

    Their Fall time-slot premieres are scheduled to be their 2nd episodes.

  • Nick

    Animal Practice had the closing cerimonies at 10:30, while Go On had a regular night with nothing special going on at 11:00. AP got a better slot, but did much poorer. So GO needs to be promoted more, as AP is a failure already.

  • Samunto

    Especially with ‘Animal Practice’ premiering in 5 wks, won’t people have forgotten about it? Either way,it’s still an extra half hour.

  • ALIENincognito

    Unfortunately I did not like either show.

  • Paul

    Go On was really good.

  • Ultima

    Expected move after NBC bumped the originally scheduled encores (after The Voice’s premiere) for Grimm.

    They still have open 10:30p slots during their premiere week, so I’m guessing that Animal Practice will be shown again then so that there won’t be the five week gap between preview and premiere.

  • RJ


    But there were problems with Animal Practice, according to Deadline. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but it may have had an affect on the ratings.

  • a p garcia

    Figures that NBC would cave in to Nobel Peace Prize winners. I wish I had that much pull in getting a job. I wasn’t trilled about both series the first time around, as far as I am concerned, they both interupted the Olympics big time.

  • Ultima

    @a p garcia
    Figures that NBC would cave in to Nobel Peace Prize winners.


    NBC cut one of the multiple encores of Stars Earn Stripes, not the entire show…

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