'Animal Practice' Canceled by NBC, Replaced by 'Whitney'

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October 18th, 2012

Update: Whitney will replace Animal Practice on November 14. NBC's press release is below.

The Cancellation Bear finally ate the monkey. NBC has canceled Animal Practice. 

via press release:



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 18, 2012 -- NBC announced that its second-year comedy series "Whitney" will return to its primetime lineup on Wednesday, November 14 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) replacing “Animal Practice.”


Whitney Cummings stars in the title role in the multi-camera series which is a look at modern-day love and relationships which centers around Whitney (Cummings, "Chelsea Lately") and Alex (Chris D'Elia, "Glory Days"), a happily – newly “married” couple. Surrounded by a quirky group of friends, Zoe Lister-Jones ("The Other Guys"), Rhea Seehorn ("The Starter Wife"), Dan O'Brien ("How I Met Your Mother"), and Tone Bell (new to the second season of the show). The series is produced by Universal Television and Stuber Television. The executive producers are Scott Stuber ("The Breakup"), Quan Phung (“My Boys”), Wil Calhoun (“Friends”) and Barry Katz ("Last Comic Standing"). Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") is the director and an EP.





  • RyanCanada

    FYI its official WHITNEY is moving to Wednesdays as of November 14, replacing Animal P

  • C4mp

    RIP. Hope the monkey gets better projects, it was the only thing that was half decent on this

  • Steven Leitner


    Entertainment Weekly reports that Whitney will take over Animal Practice’s timeslot starting next month.

  • Percysowner

    And the Cancellation Bear gets another meal.

  • RyanCanada

    @Alan whitney preformed better than UAN and Community

  • tahina

    I bet we will see more cancellations coming our way past the elections.

  • Mark L

    They’re replacing an occasionally funny show with one which has never been funny, ever. Poor channel.

  • Taco R.

    It is a shame, Animal Practice is the best new show on TV.

  • Potato

    As much as I like community, I have to concede that pairing the multi cameras up just makes sense.

  • Ceej

    @Alan My guess is that Whitney’s a *ahem* better fit for GWK since both are multi-cams, unlike Community, which could take 30 Rock’s spot once it’s over unless UAN totally tanks, then the four star sitcoms of NBC’s “smart” brand can be together for one last time.

  • chezmoi

    Bedtime for Bonzo is associated with President Reagan. So it is ironic that Animal Practice is now cancelled. However, I will be surprised if any of the cast becomes president. :-)

  • AppleStinx

    Readers have so far wasted their next-to-be-canceled votes on ‘The Mob Doctor’ in – what?? 4 polls?!? Next poll! :grin:

  • RyanCanada

    why do people think multi cam or single cam make a difference what day its a better fit for? weird.

  • chezmoi

    ….because the presidential debates are still going on.

  • Greg

    It was about time!

    FOX probably won’t even bother cancelling The Mob Doctor until November, when it’s supposed to be back on the air.

  • Honey Badger

    @ Amanda Kondolojy @ Sara Bibel @ Robert Seidman, @ Bill Gorman

    Could tvbythenumbers.com please have a poll for next Tuesday’s X Factor on Fox vs. an all-new The Voice on NBC at the same time.

    I would like to see what people think about this, and also read their comments.

    The results of this standoff will help settle the debate on which show is better X Factor on Fox or The Voice on NBC.

    This helps make tvbythenumbers.com the fun fun site it is

  • Alan

    NBC have shown that they will stand by certain sitcoms despite low ratings (30 Rock, Parks&Rec, giving Up All Night a second season, etc) but not others.

    I’m not disputing this methodology because I am very grateful for NBC’s long support of 30 Rock, but I just find it curious.

    Any ideas why NBC stands by some low rated shows but not others?

  • Remote Patrolled

    Love all the people cheering for Whitney and Community as if these two shows are going to be ratings saviors for NBC!

  • Potato

    @Remote Patrolled

    No, it’s because we want them back

  • Tom

    I am mildly surprised that they would do this now. I see that AP is staying on through the 7th (while they burn through the produced episodes), but they still won’t have enough Whitneys to run through the year.

    Are we looking at Off Their Rockers, Community, or additional Whitney episodes come March 6th or so?

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