NBC Cancels 'Animal Practice,' Schedules 'Whitney' Season 2 Premiere
NBC Cancels 'Animal Practice,' Schedules 'Whitney' Season 2 Premiere
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Another new show has been put down. Following the cancellation of CBS' Made in Jersey, NBC has cancelled its freshman comedy Animal Practice.

Only five episodes of Animal Practice, starring Justin Kirk, made it to air. That's one more than Free Agents did last season for NBC on Wednesday, and three more than I thought it would last.

NBC will fill Wednesdays at 8pm with season 2 of Whitney starting November 14. Whitney was originally slated to premiere this Friday, but NBC decided to hold off so it could be used to fill a programming hole.

Whitney is obviously a better pair for the other Wednesday night comedy, Guys with Kids, since both are multi-camera, laugh track sitcoms.

Sadly there's still no word on when Community will return for its fourth season.

Animal Practice dropped in the ratings every week, reaching a series-low 3.8 million in its fifth and final episode. After getting an unnaturally high Olympics boost for the premiere, the show's Wednesday debut was at 5.2 million viewers.

Animal Practice is the first NBC show and first comedy of the new fall season to get cancelled. NBC previously picked up Revolution, Go On and The New Normal for full seasons.


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