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Like House? Try Animal Practice!
Common Ground: Like Gregory House before him, Justin Kirk's Dr. George Coleman is an acerbic misanthrope whose interpersonal flaws are outweighed by his brilliance in medicine.
The Twist: Aside from the obvious (Coleman treats animals, not humans), this series isn't a riff on Sherlock Holmes and is mostly playing for laughs. Coleman's boss is his ex-girlfriend (Joanna Garcia Swisher) and he's surrounded band a kooky veterinary staff that, unless you've been living under a rock, you already know includes an adorable monkey named Dr. Rizzo. (Don’t worry, Robert Sean Leonard; Wilson was cute too.)