The cast of NBC's upcoming fall comedy Animal Practice ignored W.C. Fields' advice to "Never work with animals or children," and the result was a Tuesday's monkey-centric Television Critics Association TV fall previews panel.
In particular, reporters wanted the dirt on acting opposite famous capuchin Crystal (The Hangover Part II), who plays the miniature-scrubs-wearing Dr. Rizzo at the quirky veterinarian's office on Animal Practice. "I love the monkey, but I put it in my contract not to be in any scene with it because she is a scene-stealer," cast member Kym Whitley told reporters. "Dr. Rizzo is a mess just like the rest of them."
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Mad TV vet Bobby Lee's untitled narrative comedy project just got a shot in the arm, as Comedy Central execs have ordered a pilot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show, which the cable channel announced as one of its projects in development in March, will bring in Troy Miller (Flight of the Conchords) to produce and direct the pilot. The series will focus on Lee as a Korean in a multicultural world, with the pilot exploring the differences between blacks and Koreans. Adam Bryant