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

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

Notes:

  • :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.

 
  • Jamiestp

    Give up Thursday night comedy and build up their Tuesday night comedy.

  • Dan S

    This just in, Go On, New Normal & Revolution have just been given full season orders. A little surprised at the pickup of NN but the other 2 are not unexpected. Can cancellation announcements be far behind ?

  • Networkman

    @Eddy, I agree about Christina Applegate. I think she should be in a multi-cam sitcom. These single cams are not bringing out her full potential as a comedic actress.

  • Networkman

    I do feel NBC should give up its Thursday Night comedy lineup, but then what do they schedule on Thursday? It is going to be tough to launch a successful drama against Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest and Elementary. The Voice is NBC’s strongest show. They know it can beat X-Factor. Even though it wouldn’t get as big of numbers as it does on Monday, would they consider sacrificing The Voice so they could build up the unscripted programs thoughout the week? Would the other nights collapse without The Voice? NBC is still in some trouble because they have no scripted programs that can carry a night.

  • Brian

    The Monkey will return to low rated Community so that the bear can get it again. I hope NBC has some good comedy replacements handy. Good news for full season orders of Go On, Revolution, and New Normal. That’s 1.5-2 less hours to worry about. Too bad in January, when football is gone and The Voice starts to burn out. Not even Trump can save it.

  • Ultima

    @Networkman
    I do feel NBC should give up its Thursday Night comedy lineup, but then what do they schedule on Thursday?

    The Biggest Loser with comedies at 9pm?

  • rehabber

    Don’t care for the show, but LOVED the monkey. lol

  • My opinion:
    Cancel:
    Guys with Kids
    Whitney
    Up All Night

    Renew:
    Go On
    Animal Practice
    Community
    Parenthood
    Parks & Recreation
    Revolution

    The rest I have no opinion about as I haven’t watch them.
    Make this as a schedule:
    Animal Practice
    Community
    Parks & Recreation
    1600 Penn or Go On
    Smash (? Dunno what else to put. Maybe Go on and Save Me)

    Dunno about the rest..but for midseason
    Add:
    1600 Penn (half hour comedy, right?)
    Hannibal (I guess if Chicago Fire fails)
    Crossbones

  • Rebecca

    I watch all of these except for SVU and Parenthood. Not growing too attached to AP but I do like it. Happy for Go On and Grimm, and I wish more people watched P&R. More Nielsen viewers, I mean. I need to buy season 4 some time soon…finally saw the DVDs on the store shelves.

  • Eddy

    @ Dean-W

    That actually might not be a bad idea as a matter of fact I think if Chicago Fire survives past this season and NBC decides to install a 2-hour comedy block on Fridays they can end it with Chicago Fire. The night can be like a little mini-version of Must See TV with Chicago Fire being a mini-ER.

    @ Networkman

    Yeah I agree that’s the main problem right there a lot of actors just don’t do good without an audience playing in front of them. If you ever rewatch her on Friends and Married with Children she feeds off the audience like a comedian does. I would like to see NBC keep her but use as a lead for a multi-cam and see what happens for her.

    This applies to Matthew Perry who prefers the single-cam but is way better in multi-cams because of the way he always fed off of the audience. Dane Cook is making a mistake having his show formatted as a single-cam. One of the reasons why I like P&R because they have actors who are great at working single-cams and don’t need to feed off an audience that’s really important in making these comedies work.

    @ bob

    Guys with Kids has surprised me a lot it didn’t have a slow start like most of these comedy pilots especially multi-cams have now in days. This could turn into a popular show for NBC if they nurture it.

  • senor chang

    I like Animal Practice so far, shame that it flopped.

    Surprisingly decent for Guys With Kids. Multicam block on Wednesdays with Whitney coming soon?

  • senor chang

    Hell, maybe even give Guys a few weeks behind the Voice on Mondays at 9:30 to boost its viewership a little.

  • Nick

    @Eddy

    That actually might not be a bad idea as a matter of fact I think if Chicago Fire survives past this season and NBC decides to install a 2-hour comedy block on Fridays they can end it with Chicago Fire. The night can be like a little mini-version of Must See TV with Chicago Fire being a mini-ER.

    There’s no way they’d move Grimm for Chicago Fire. Sorry. Ain’t gonna happen.

  • TVDude

    I agree with everyone in that Guys With Kids has potential. It’s funny and is kind of holding its own on Wednesdays. I definitely won’t call its poor ratings good, but it is doing pretty decent creatively for a multi-cam.

    I would do this:
    Wednesday:
    Whitney
    Guy’s With Kids
    SVU
    Chicago Fire

    Friday:
    AP burn-off/Go On repeats
    Community
    Grimm
    Dateline

    I don’t understand why NBC keeps trying to pair single-cams with multi-cams. Whitney probably won’t do much better than AP, but at least it will be predictable and can help prop up Guys With Kids. If they keep AP there, it will probably take Guys with Kids down with it. NBC’s multicams will at least generate some buzz for the network.

    I think Parks will be rather safe this season. It has a following and seeing that they’ve become “final season” heavy recently, I don’t see how they won’t give one to Parks at this point. This is more believable given 30 Rock’s ratings last season. I know Parks is in a better time-slot, but it’s barely in a better one. It’s not like The Office is hitting 4.0 plus ratings anymore.

  • CeeKay

    I found Animal Practice to be one of the funniest, smartest and most charming new shows I’ve seen in a looooong time. Of course it will be cancelled. Can’t possibly appreciate something good!

  • J

    Parks and Rec is such a gem, I don’t understand how not more People watch it. Clever AND funny!!!

  • NE1

    Bye “Up All Night”, not even a little sad to see you go. I’ve tried with that show, it is terrible, and a gross miss-use of Mya Rudolph.

  • NE1

    @J I finally got into “Parks and Rec” this year, and I think it is getting better. It took a while to get it’s footing, it might actually survive without “The Office” if it continues to improve.

  • Multerbrash

    That’s what happens when you hire Gail Lerner as showrunner.

    Even firing her couldn’t save Animal Practice from her unfunny, hack stench.

  • Anthony

    That actually might not be a bad idea as a matter of fact I think if Chicago Fire survives past this season and NBC decides to install a 2-hour comedy block on Fridays they can end it with Chicago Fire. The night can be like a little mini-version of Must See TV with Chicago Fire being a mini-ER.

    They wouldn’t do that because they would have to move Grimm to do that. Also if they deemed Chicago Fire a success after season 1 (by renewing it) why would they want to move it? It isn’t like it has a great lead in (SVU is on it’s last legs) so it is going to sink or swim on it own.

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