NBC: 'Animal Practice' Likely To Be Canceled, As The Cancellation Bear Closes In On The Monkey

Categories: Cancel/Renew Index,Cancel/Renew NBC Shows

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October 2nd, 2012

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from September 17-30, 2012):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Up All Night :cry: :cry: 0.63
Animal Practice :cry: :cry: 0.66
Guys With Kids :| :| :| 0.75
Grimm (F) :) :) :) :) 0.75
Parks & Recreation :| :| :| 0.78
Parenthood :) :) :) :) 0.85
The Office final season 0.99
The New Normal :) :) :) :) 0.99
Law & Order: SVU :) :) :) :) 0.99
Go On :) :) :) :) 1.43
Revolution :) :) :) :) 1.76

After starting on the heels of low rated sophomore sitcom Up All Night last week, the cancellation bear is just behind equally low rated rookie sitcom Animal Practice. Enjoy the monkey while you can. Both shows are likely to be canceled before the end of the season in May, 2013.

There will be plenty of shows for the bear to eat out of NBC's line up this season. Who'll be next? Stay tuned.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2013

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ie. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from past television seasons.

  • Lucas

    Wow, not a single 5-green-faces.

  • Baqinardo

    Oh no. Not the monkey >.<

  • Observer

    I’m so glad Grimm is back on Friday!

    Poor monkey. :(

  • Bran

    I thinkk goon should be certain renewal and AP and UAN should be certain cancellation

  • NCJeff

    Joanna Garcia kills another show, faster than ever this time.

  • Ram510

    Just like I said back in August Animal Practice will probably be the first NBC comedy to go

  • Concerned Citizen

    I’m a bit surprised Up All Night isn’t certain to be cancelled. I don’t see any way in hell it comes back from the numbers it’s been putting up.


  • Casey

    Can’t wait for the bear to eat the monkey, at least that will be funny.

  • Max Vrany

    @Casey, Bill is already perusing the Interwebs for the picture. I can feel it.


    Bring GWK with it & I’ll be one happy camper

  • Mel

    When one of your lead actors is a monkey, you know you’re in trouble.

  • Carl


    I think the reason is that it is too early in the season to make such a confident prediction on the fate of a show. We are only two episodes in on most of those shows.

  • SG

    Up All Night, still a great show in it’s 2nd season. Too bad nobody watches.

  • Dan

    Revolution, Go On and New Normal should get full seasons. Parks and Recreation is safe only because its final seasons for 30 Rock and Office, and Up All Night is Dead so the only veteran they have to hold on to is Parks.

    My guess is that when 30 Rock and Whitney finish their 13 episode orders. Go On and New Normal may be moved to Thursdays at 8 and 8:30 to help the block out so NBC can schedule something Tuesdays at 8-10 during The Voice’s break.

    I don’t think GWK is 50/50 and at this point that and Animal Practice should both be near cancellation. Its a matter of how long NBC wants to drag them out.

    Veterans Parenthood and SVU are safe because its NBC and Grimm is doing great for Fridays.

  • Dan

    @SG – Enjoy Up All Night while you can because after this 13 episode season its done.

  • Kenny

    GWK just god awlful even with Anthony Anderson

  • Tom

    So how long until we find out that Whitney and Community have been pulled from Fridays?

    And what do they replace? I think putting Whitney in for AP and keeping Community in reserve seems most likely (multi-cam block, etc.).

  • Klaus

    The monkey isn’t the problem on Animal Practice. I mean c’mon people- he Tebowed (!!) in last week’s episode. The problem is its simply not a good sitcom, and on these ratings it’ll be cancelled within the next few weeks.

  • Greg

    I’ll give Animal Practice another two weeks so it can reach Free Agents ratings and get cancelled, with Whitney replacing it.

    As I said on the Thursday ratings post, I think NBC will air all of Up All Night’s 13 episodes, they just won’t order a back 9. Guys with Kids had dredful ratings and they will likely fall even more, but they were better than AP’s, so for now I say it airs until the end of the year, but Off Their Rockers or a new sitcom replaces it on midseason.

  • tv#1

    Personally, I think Grimm is certain to be renewed. It has proven that it has a stable audience, and it is one of NBC’s best preforming dramas of the past number of years. It will also be valuable for them come syndication time because of its format. NBC will most likely do everything it takes to make sure this show sees at least 4 complete seasons.

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