Animal Practice returned Wednesday night for the first time since NBC announced it was pulling the freshman series starting Nov. 14. Despite the impending cancellation, the Justin Kirk comedy earned 3.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, up one tenth from last week.
"It may be my favorite picture ever," Annie Potts says. And she's not talking about a photo with her co-star Justin Kirk, but one with that other star of Animal Practice : Crystal the Monkey.
"I've worked with a lot of actors and I have to say Crystal is unbelievably magnetic, gifted, totally natural and she's very direct-able," Potts tells TVGuide.com. "I've had costars that were a lot of more difficult. She's adorable. Almost as adorable as Justin."
Potts has to say that because Kirk plays her son on...
Annie Potts, Justin Kirk
Ever wonder why Animal Practice's Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk) is so good with animals, but so terrible with humans? Wonder no more.
In this exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday's episode (8/7c on NBC), George gets a surprise visit from his outspoken mother Virginia (Annie Potts) and her cat named ... "Cat." Despite their obvious estrangement, Virginia wastes no time bringing out the claws -- and we're not talking about those belonging to her feline friend.
Animal Practice's Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk) loves his four-legged patients. But their owners? That's a whole other story.
In this exclusive sneak peek from Wednesday's episode (8/7c on NBC), George backs up his controversial stance with...
Justin Kirk and Crystal the monkey
There are a lot of actors in Hollywood who would refuse to play second banana to a monkey.
Animal Practice star Justin Kirk, on the other hand, is more than happy to share the spotlight.
"The thing about Crystal [the capuchin monkey who plays "Dr." Rizzo] is, all of the attention that comes to her she deserves and more. She is one of a kind and a national treasure," Kirk tells TVGuide.com. "Truth be told, I miss...
The Botwins — if we can still call them that — said farewell Sunday, with a Weeds series finale that a stoner might describe as... a total bummer, man.
For those who have stayed with Weeds over its eight ever-morphing seasons, it was a nice nugget of nostalgia to hear the original version of "Little Boxes" before the final hour. From there, we flashed eight-odd years into the future, as noted by Stevie's impending Bar Mitzvah. The finale featured several fun, but too-brief cameos from former cast members who breezed in and out as we stumbled toward the main question we hoped this finale might answer: Has Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) learned from her mistakes? And if so, where does she go from here?
Read on to find out where Nancy — and everyone else — ended up:
Justin Kirk, meet your mommy!
Designing Women alum Annie Potts has been cast as...
Crystal, the Monkey and Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk may be on all of the posters for NBC's new comedy Animal Practice, but even he knows who the real star of the show is — industry veteran Crystal the Monkey.
Premiering Sept. 26 at 8/7c, Animal Practice marks the first regular TV series gig for Crystal, a showbiz vet known for her appearances in The Hangover Part II and Community. After 16 years of waiting for her first TV series, Crystal is enjoying every ounce of the limelight thus far playing the...
NBC will surely miss the Olympics ratings bump once the Games are over, with closing ceremony set for Sunday, but the rest of TV is more than ready to get back to business. Even as the torch is being snuffed on NBC, the lights are going on elsewhere.
Including on AMC, which airs one of the most gripping episodes to date — and that's saying something — of its dark masterpiece Breaking Bad (10/9c), in conjunction with the return of the drearily dour Western Hell on Wheels (9/8c) for its second season.
It would be nice to hope, as NBC does, that the ratings magnet of the Summer Olympics, opening Friday, will somehow magically transform the network's sagging fortunes with its "incredible promotional platform" (as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt put it). To that end, NBC will sneak-peek two of its new comedies with commercial-free premieres on pivotal nights of the games, and tease a high-profile new drama on another. Much of NBC's fall lineup will launch ahead of the official premiere week in late September, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum the Olympics provides.