'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.





  • Justin

    Just curious, Did anyone think this show would get 10 episodes, let alone a full season?

  • senor chang


    Whitney: 2.0
    Guys: 1.7

  • psychic

    Replaced by Whitney. Ooooh. Insult to injury.

  • Oliver

    I’d guess 1.7/1.5.

    Which would be a solid result for NBC, all things considered, but it’s obviously not going to stay at those levels through spring.

    I do wonder whether they’re missing a trick by not putting them on Friday. Low 1s on Wednesday mean a short lifespan, low 1s on Friday mean renewal until the end of time.

    But I guess papering over the giant ratings void that is 8pm Wednesday is their biggest priority in the short-term.

  • Dan

    Good if only 8 episodes were filmed then all of Animal Practice will have aired by November 7.

    My guess for Whitney is a 1.5-2.0 it wont do worse than Animal Practice but its a better fit with GWK than AP was.

  • Riff Rafferty

    NBC’s new slogan…

    “We </3 Comedy Anymore"

    Or perhaps…

    "Don't Show Me the Monkey!"

  • Riff Rafferty

    Mr. Smith was better

    And there aren’t very many things “Mr. Smith” can say that about!

    Animal Planet should start up some spin-off channel devoted exclusively to monkeys. The Simian Network. I bet they can snag the repeats of “Animal Practice,” “Mr. Smith,” “BJ and the Bear,” “Lancelot Linc,” “Me and the Chimp” and “The Chimp Channel” real cheap.

  • Max

    So glad for Whitney! Such a great show.

  • Murray

    Obviously people who like Whitney are insane. I mean, that’s not even a dispute.

  • Sam

    Whoever approved the concept for Animal Practice should be fired and banned from ever working for any TV companu in any capacity. What a piece of crap.

  • Fake Me Out

    … he said of signing to do the show, “It was a big mistake! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want.” … “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”

    Quote from the lead in Animal Practice? The producers? directors? writers? The monkey? Nope, it’s Chevy Chase speaking about Community and his role on the show. So when even a star of a show is bad mouthing it, and in a round about way any fan who was stupid enough to watch “the lowest form of television” you have to ask why any one is actually watching Community … oh wait, I forgot the ratings, no one is watching … ’nuff said. Perhaps Whitney was the best choice after all.


  • Ann

    There is nothing wrong with this show—it’s a decent show—with I’d say, the same “dry nonsense” humor of all the other NBC comedies. It should have been given a chance.

  • CeCe

    for all you IDIOTS that hate the best show on TV “Animal Practice” you are what is wrong with society???????? you probably love the Kardashians, Jersey Shore, New Jersey Housewives, in other words, LOOSERS???????????????? you would rather watch crap shows with fighting, bitching, poor acting even though they call it “reality” you all probably love Michael Dick as well????????????????????????IDIOT’S???????????????????? no wonder I can’t stand being around younger, dumber people!! Get a clue & while your at it, get a job & get away from the computer & video games!!! REAL LIFE DOES EXIST AWAY FROM YOUR LIVINGROOMS & BEDROOMS LOOSERS!!!!!!

  • CeCe

    OHHH I FORGOT A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HATES ANIMAL PRACTICE!!!! ALL YOU TREE HUGGIN BUNNY LOVIN PETA PSYCHO’S!!!!! You wonder why you get a bad rap??!! Animal lovers love Animal Practice, the rest of you Cretans can go hang out with SNOOKY your so stupid!!!

  • josh h

    whitney cummings is hilarious, nbc did cancel chelsea handler’s show called “are you there, chelsea?”, which was a funny show…if they can whitney, we still have he other hit show called 2 broke girls, my favorite new show

  • josh h

    whitney cummings is hilarious, nbc did cancel chelsea handler’s show called “are you there, chelsea?”, which was a funny show…if they can whitney, we still have her other hit show called 2 broke girls, my favorite new show

  • Galbear

    Animal Practice is a cute funny show. A lot better than I expected. So naturally it’s cancelled and will be replaced by the execrable Whitney? Don’t do it don’t even think about it why do you hate us?

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