'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.





  • Jerry

    I have actually watched every episode of Animal Practice. There’s a good show lurking in there somewhere with horrible execution. It was actually growing on me until they introduced that new vet last week, something was completely off with the actress and acting

  • a p garcia

    TMD deserves it more than AP.

  • Kyle R

    I suspect that Up All Night will be pulled in the very near future and replaced with Community.

  • Oliver

    30 Rock, until last season, and Parks both got “good for NBC” ratings at a time when the rest of the network was collapsing. They were merited renewals.

  • Ceej

    @Alan Because 1. most of those sitcoms have high acclaim(30 Rock, P&R, UAN) which might explain why shows like Outsourced got cancelled, and 2. NBC likely had more faith in Whitney and UAN then what their comedy development slate was giving them. Hello, they cancelled Next Caller before it EVER AIRED!

  • ILoveSitcoms

    Whitney fits with Guys With Kids better than Community. Watch NBC dump Up All Night soon then switch 30 Rock to 8:30 and put Community at 8:00pm again.

  • JMC00

    The Curse of Tyler Labine strikes again. He has been in the cast of shows cancelled on every network.

    UPN- Breaker High. Lasted one season
    WB- Dead Last. Lasted 8 episodes before being pulled
    ABC- Invasion. Last one 22 episode season
    CW- Reaper. Lasted two seasons. Although it was essentially cancelled before the 2nd season ever aired, although the season was shown.
    FOX- Sons of Tuscon. Lasted 4 episodes before the being pulled. The other 9 episodes were shown in the summer
    CBS- Mad Love. Lasted one 13 episode season
    NBC- Animal Practice. Lasted 5 episodes before being cancelled. (Still unknown if it has actually been pulled or if they will burn off the remaining episodes on air)

  • Ryne

    And the curse of Joanna Garcia strikes again. Very sexy chick but her last 3 or 4 shows have been huge deuces. Tyler Labine (who I like also) hasn’t had a great run of luck with recent tv series’ either.

  • Ceej

    Correction: what Oliver said, they had “good for NBC” ratings as well.

  • Dan S

    Whoooops there it is. I called it forecasting AP to be the next cancellation. My next best guess isn’t Mob Dr but UAN to be replaced by Community staying on Thur. So what does NBC have planned for Fri @ 8 now that Whitney is going to Wed ?

  • ethan

    screw whitey, BRING BACK COMMUNITY ASAP…and, no, whitney is NOT a better show…its utter garbage

  • Ryne

    My bad, someone already beat me to the punch!

  • Greg


    As people said many, many, many times, 30 Rock wasn’t always that much low rated, it just became that way last season.

    As for Parks and Recreation, if you can’t see the difference between the 1.9 the show got for its last episode and the 1.0 Animal Practice did yesterday…

  • Oliver

    Why would they switch 30 Rock with Community? 30 Rock is dead, put Community at 8:30 to see if it can grow away from TBBT.

  • Ryne

    Garcia, Labine and that Kyle Borheimer (sp) are probably the 3 biggest curses on network tv at the current time

  • Barb

    No brainer.

  • Oliver

    Don’t forget David Walton. Heist, Quarterlife, 100 Questions, Perfect Couples and Bent. None of them made it beyond 13 episodes.

  • Nope


  • Networkman

    Well this was to be expected. Not sure why NBC didn’t pair them together for the start of the Fall season. NBC should of at least tried Animal Practice after 30 Rock. Up All Night had all the chances it should receive. It was at least able to air after The Office. I really would hate to see NBC put Community back on Thursday @8pm. Yes, it has a loyal fan base but why not see if the show could do better in another timeslot. I would love to see it after Go On.

  • Kavyn

    So now community is paired with a rerun of whitney? Lol NBC just seems to hate us.

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