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Practice" review by Suzanne
September 26, Wednesdays 8/7c on NBC
This is a terrible, terrible show. It was so bad, I
couldn't even finish watching the whole first episode. The
show takes place in a vet's office in New York City. The
lead vet, George (Justin Kirk), is an egomaniac. He's a
ladies' man and thinks he always knows best. Then there are
other doctors, and George's ex-friend, Dorothy (JoAnna
Garcia Swisher) inherits the practice, and she makes it run
better. Of course, they fight about this. It is a
"zany" show with lots of silliness. Its zaniness is not as
good as the Monkees, but then again it has an actual monkey!
The animals are cute. That's about all I can really say
for it. How desperate is NBC? The sitcoms they canceled last
year may not have been that funny, but they were way funnier
than this crap.
Poor Tyler Labine...he is great but can't get a great
show that doesn't get canceled. This won't be it.
It'll be lucky if it lasts until Thanksgiving.
"ANIMAL PRACTICE" "PILOT"
08/21/2012 (10:30PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : When successful
veterinarian Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, "Weeds") learns
that his ex-girlfriend Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher,
"Better with You") has inherited the hospital where he works and
is now his boss, he is less than thrilled. George, who would
rather spend time with his animal patients than with their human
owners, is a stark contrast to the cheerful and optimistic
Dorothy, who immediately inserts herself into the hospital
business. As the sparks fly between George and Dorothy, the rest
of the staff members struggle to maintain composure and do their
jobs, including Dr. Doug Jackson (Tyler Labine, "Reaper," "Sons
of Tucson"), Dr. Yamamoto (Bobby Lee. "Harold & Kumar"), Juanita
(Kym Whitley, "We Bought A Zoo"), Nurse Angela (Betsy Sodaro,
"The Nick Show Kroll") and last but not least, "Dr. Rizzo," the
resident capuchin monkey at Crane Animal Hospital and George's
closest companion (Crystal, "The Hangover II," NBC’s
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