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.

  • dantas

    Thank God, The New Normal! I thought it was in danger…

  • Petar Ivanov

    I think new NBC scheduling chief came from ABC right? So he developed the revenge strategy move from 10 pm to 9 pm in sundays, right? And now RVN numbers are even better than revenge last season in 10. I mean why they must wait for spring where all 10 pm shows fall to low 2s and below and than make moves. Although for Revenge works well and now hit second best ratings after its premiere, but still in the spring Revenge hit even below 2s i think one or two time hit 1.8.

  • Eddy

    NBC is at a point since Whitney and Community are ready to come out of the bullpen in a couple of weeks that they need to make a decision pretty soon on Animal Practice. So AP might only have just tomorrow to prove itself.

    I would like to see NBC keep Whitney there on Fridays for now and move Guys with Kids over on the 19th just to test the Friday waters.

    Maybe have AP run its 13 episodes then cancel it and move Community over to Wednesdays to fill Guys with Kids’ spot.

    UAN will be done too after its 13 episodes, no point in keeping it around at this point as I think Dane Cook’s Next Caller Please will replace it.

  • Petar Ivanov

    My opinion from page:

    I think NBC must think where they can move RVN THIS season. I mean in 8 or 9 pm. Unfortunately NBC are without Once upon a time like ABC have for Revenge so may be as Eridapo said before couple of days they can try with RVN in 8 like lead-in in tuesday, wed or thur. Its risky but still better than 10 pm wich in the spring will kill all the momentum that show have.

  • Eddy

    @ dantas

    I think they’ll keep New Normal for the rest of the season but its gonna keep slipping I think it might end up like Up All Night and get cancelled by the mid-part of next year because it won’t be protected by The Voice again as NBC will rotate that spot with new comedies or dramas.

  • Tom

    It’s too bad that a comedic actress as gifted as Christina Applegate keeps getting stuck in dull shows like Up All Night. A few years ago, she did a guest shot as Rachel’s sister in “Friends” that was genius. Too bad no one has written anything like that for her since.

  • Eddy

    @ Tom

    It really is sad for Christina she’s had some major flops lately since Married with Children and Friends.

    I think if Christina wants to break the streak she should try a CBS sitcom.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    That’s one ugly-assface-looking monkey… :-)

  • Reed Addison

    I already knew Animal Practice was gone before it even started. Greenblatt wasted that post-Olympic spot on it still pissed about that.

  • Brandon

    When Animal Practice is cancelled I think the Monkey should become the cancellation bear’s sidekick!

  • merraanga

    dane cook has a tv show? ok, im canceling my cable.

  • Dan

    I really don’t want Up all Night to be canceled,but it’s really going that route.

  • Dean-W

    NBC should move Chicago Fire (If It’s renewed) to Friday at 10/9c

  • Fake Me Out

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

    Dude, this is network TV All lead actors are monkeys!


  • j

    Wow relatively speaking their best scripted performers are all from the last 2 seasons: Revolution, Go On, Grimm.

  • Vance

    I would list Up All Night and Animal Practice as certain to be cancelled. There’s almost 0% chance of them returning for another season.

  • Allen

    Welp, looks like the monkey will have to go back to Community.

  • john

    I may be in the minority but I think Animal Practice is kind of funny. We are not talking award winning tv by no means but it is entertaining.

  • bob

    I happen to like the show guys with kids. It should have 4 stars…it received even a higher rating then the program before it…That could be the first show in history to accomplish that tough feat….Renew this wonderful show.

  • Kavyn

    That’s unfortunate, considering AP and Go On are the only NBC comedies I like. I think AP just has a terrible pairing personally and would have worked pretty great along with Community (Community fans would tune in alone for the monkey considering she was in some Community episodes too).

    Oh well, I’ll enjoy the show while it lasts.

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