JoAnna Garcia Joins Justin Kirk Comedy Animal Practice
JoAnna Garcia has been cast as the new female lead in NBC's new comedy Animal Practice, TVLine reports.
Animal Practice stars Weeds' Justin Kirk as George, a veterinarian who loves animals but despises their owners. The Reba and Better with You alum will play Dorothy, George's ex-girlfriend and his current boss at the animal hospital. "So excited 2 be joining the cast of NBC's #AnimalPractice," she tweeted Thursday. "Job filled w amazingly talented people & endless amounts of animals #Heaven!"
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Garcia, 32, replaces Amy Huberman, who appeared in the original pilot and was let go for creative reasons.
Garcia most recently played a different kind of doctor — a kidney specialist — on Royal Pains last season. She also starred in Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins' untitled comedy pilot for CBS, which was not picked up.
Animal Practice will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC beginning this fall.
Do you think Garcia will be a good match for Kirk? Are you excited to see her back on the small screen?