NBC Cancels ANIMAL PRACTICE, Replaces the Wednesday Time Slot with WHITNEY Starting November 14, Gives COMMUNITY the Cold Shoulder

     October 18, 2012


NBC has put down freshman comedy series Animal Practice, which will continue to air in its 8 pm slot on Wednesday nights until November 7th.  Starting November 14th, NBC, in the network’s infinite wisdom, has decided to start airing new episodes of Whitney.  There is no word yet on when fan-favorite and critical darling Community will return from limbo for its fourth season.  From the way NBC has handled their comedic properties, one would assume that Crystal the Monkey was in charge.  Clearly that’s not the case as Crystal would never cancel her own shows.  Hit the jump to get this sorted out. 

THR reported on the canimal-practice-justin-kirkancellation of Animal Practice, a half-hour comedy series that focused on the men, women and animals of a veterinary practice.  The show starred Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kym Whitley, Betsy Sodaro, Bobby Lee, Tyler Labine, June Diane Raphael and, of course, Crystal the Monkey. Animal Practice started strong but has struggled as of late.  I’m not sure if this is a big loss for the comedic value of television as I’ve never seen an episode, but when a monkey is your highest-testing character, something is not working.  If you enjoy the show, you’ll be happy to know that they’re finishing out their run to end on November 7th.

Whitney, a sophomore comedy from creator, executive producer and star, Whitney Cummings, also starred Chris D’Elia and Rhea Seehorn.  The show was expected to return to television in a new Friday night slot starting October 19th, but now Whitney will make Wednesdays at 8 its new home starting November 14th.

That still leaves Community out in the cold. It’s possible that the Community College comedy won’t return until 2013, where NBC will have to fill the void left by 30 Rock.  It could be a good fit for a familiar show with a fanbase clamoring for its return.  As for Fridays in the interim, NBC will air re-runs of the first season of Grimm from 8-9pm on Fridays, which will lead into new episodes of the supernatural procedural.

Around The Web


Animation Roundup: MINIONS Opens Big in UK, SAMURAI JACK Returns in Fan Film

Plus news on the live-action 'Attack on Titan' movie's debut in North America and the first trailer for episodic game series, 'Minecraft: Story Mode.'

Zachary Levi Talks HEROES REBORN, the TANGLED TV Series, The Nerd Machine, Comic-Con & More

Levi talks about his dark and tortured 'Heroes Reborn' character, the set up for Disney's upcoming 'Tangled' series, developing Nerd HQ, and a lot more.

Comic-Con 2015: 10 Must-See Panels

From 'The Hateful Eight' to 'Hannibal', there's plenty of panels we can't wait to see.

HANNIBAL Season 3 Recap: “Contorno”

"Bowels in, or out?"

ASH VS EVIL DEAD Images Dare to Open the Necronomicon

Go ahead. Read it out loud. Let's see what happens!

DAREDEVIL Season 2: Jon Bernthal Preps for Punisher Role

The Punisher is expected to antagonize Daredevil when the second season returns on Netflix in 2016.

Weekly TV Ratings: ZOO Premieres Soft, Women’s World Cup Dominates

Good job, America!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Recap: “A Tittin’ and a Hairin” & “We Can Be Heroes”

“You can’t spend your whole life holding the door open for people and then being angry when they don’t thank you.”

Watch the Season 3 Premieres of RAY DONOVAN, MASTERS OF SEX Early

Check out both full premiere episodes -- minus some of the bad language and nudity. Both series return Sunday, July 12th on Showtime.

The 17 Best TV Episodes of 2015 So Far

Including selections from 'Daredevil,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'The Americans,' and 'Game of Thrones.'

Page 1 of 70912345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>