'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.





  • don juan

    i watch the middle, arrow, and Whitney. now i have a dvr conflict :(

  • Justin121

    Since it’s official that Whitney will air on Wednesday,

    I wonder what will replace 30 Rock AND Up All Night on Thursday?

    Community and Betty White’s Off Their Rockets?

  • Dan

    I called this, I said today Animal Practice would be replaced by Whitney. Its smart of NBC to pair Whitney and Guys With Kids but they should have moved Animal practice to burn off on fridays with Up All Night so Community can premiere in that slot.

  • eridapo

    How is Whitney an improvement.

  • MJDB

    @don juan

    Watch one show live and dvr the other two.

  • Jon

    So I something to watch at the 8 o clock hour now…

    Oh you say the Middle…I hate it more than Whitney.

    Oh you say Arrow…well, I’m in the dreaded region that blocked the CW from my cable.

    Oh you say Survivor… really, Survivor… the fact it’s getting above a 2.0 at this point is still surprising.

    Community needs to replace Up All Night ASAP. I liked Up All Night last season but this season sucks ( lets take off what was funny * the Ava show parts* and focus more on the parents…which was the boring part of the show)

    Bring On Community!!!

  • Kyle

    I watch Animal Practice I do not watch Whitney. To be Honest they both should be cancelled.

  • Jared

    I love Joanna Garcia but she sure knows how to pick stinkers.

  • that dude

    @Justin NBC won’t move them away from The Voice. They are going to protect them and grow their audience. Lol you listed Revolution, Go On and TNN for cancellation, but they have been picked up. And say Smash and Chicago Fire are good? Dude, put down the pipe

  • ccemerson

    Maybe the monkey will get cast in The new show BJ and the Bear. HeHe Loved that old series !!!

  • Jon

    666 Park Avenue ( I liked the show I just can’t seem to follow it….it’s so AMHS- lite) followed by the Mob Doctor( finally), then Partners, Emily Owens and finally Last Resort.

  • Bern

    It was a good show but it could have been better. Now this means my only show on NBC is Revolution and Grimm.

  • Tim

    So will they air the rest of AP’s filmed episodes until November 14?

  • Cancel that Monkey

    Yes they finally got rid of the monkey!

    The bear will have a nice healthy meal now.

    What’s even more great about the move it was the move that most people predicted with Whitney and Guys with Kids connected together that should help GWK get back to 1.6 or better.

  • Chris

    Really bad show.

    Almost as bad as Whitney.


  • richard

    no surprise there. i dont watch community but in theory if it did well and was renewed for a 5th season, would they consider bringng dan harmon back?

  • Rebecca

    Yes, they will air three more episodes of AP through 11/7….Zap2it has an article about it today. Then on 11/14 Whitney will air instead.

  • ann

    This was a bad ideal that needed to go away.

  • Joseph

    I’m sure gonna miss Rizzo the monkey! he was hilarious! at least they will be on the air for like 3 goodbye more episodes until the premiere of Whitney. :(

  • Grey

    Good. That’s what they get for interrupting the Olympics’s closing ceremony for that crap.

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