NBC: ‘Animal Practice’ Canceled, Replaced By ‘Community’… OK, No… Just Kidding… It’s Replaced By ‘Whitney’

As we reported yesterday,  NBC was delaying the previously scheduled premiere dates for both Community and Whitney due to the success of their current fall lineup and was waiting for the other shoe to drop on whatever borderline performing comedy the wheels fell off of first which we predicted would either be the awful Guys With Kids or the lackluster Animal Practice.

It certainly didn’t take long for our prediction to come to fruition as NBC wasted no time in reviewing the overnight ratings for Animal Practice and canceling the show immediately. Not a surprise, here, as we noted in our review, there was far too little monkey on this show for it to ever find success. What’s particularly hilarious, though, is that it was placed by the awful (like, one of the worst comedies in the history of television, awful) Whitney and NOT Community!  Community fans, you just can’t get no love.  NBC is probably punishing you for being such a bunch of whiny crybabies.

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 Daze”), 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”) are executive producers along with Cummings executive producer/writer and Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld”) who is the director.

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