October 19 2012

Animal Practice is the Second Cancellation of the Fall Season

Animal Practice

And the second cancellation of the fall season goes to Animal Practice. Raise your paw if you’re surprised.

After a ton of promotion, and a preview episode that interrupted the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, NBC has pulled the plug on freshman comedy Animal Practice. The last episode will air Nov. 7 with sophomore comedy Whitney taking over the time slot on Nov. 14.

Animal Practice joins CBS’ Made in Jersey on the cancelled roster for the 2012/2013 fall season, but it is technically the second for NBC. Last week it was announced that Dane Cook’s Next Caller wouldn’t even be airing any of its four filmed episodes. This is a problem for the Peacock network as it was attempting ti fire up its comedies again this year, a genre that used to be its hallmark.

In the long run, it would appear that this season could end up being another wash for the network as its results have been a very mixed bag. While Revolution is doing well, Chicago Fire has debuted to lackluster numbers. Go On is doing better than expected, but Animal Practice has tanked. They are quickly running out of shows and hopes for a return to the days of being the number one network.

The good news? With every failed show it improves the chances for Mockingbird Lane.

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