Animal Practice

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Weekend Review: About a Boy, Fisher Sneak Peeks, Downton Finale

Minnie Driver, David Walton, Banjamin Stockham

This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)

The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.

First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ... read more

Weeds' Justin Kirk, Hope Davis Join Fox's Wayward Pines

Justin Kirk

Weeds vet Justin Kirk and The Newsroom's Hope Davis have signed on for recurring roles on M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Fox event series, Wayward Pines, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Written with Chad Hodge, Wayward Pines is based on... read more

Justin Kirk, Andrew Dice Clay Heading to The Blacklist

Justin Kirk

The Blacklist has booked three major guest stars for an upcoming episode, Entertainment Weekly reports. Justin KirkAndrew Dice Clay and William Sadlerhave all landed roles on NBC's freshman drama.

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Weeds' Justin Kirk to Star in FX Pilot From Homeland Producers

Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk is heading back to cable TV.

The Weeds alum will star in the upcoming FX pilot Tyrant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Tyrant tells the story of... read more

NBC Boss on Big Fall, Revolution's Hiatus, and Revamping Up All Night and Smash

The Voice

"What a difference a year makes," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said during his opening remarks at the Television Critics Association winter previews Sunday.

Of course, he was referring to NBC's huge comeback this fall. On the strength of Sunday Night Football, a fall cycle of The Voice and new drama hit Revolution, NBC ended the fall as the No. 1 broadcast network. In fact, Greenblatt said the network was up 24 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic and 19 percent in total viewers; NBC was also the only network to improve in both measures this fall.

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OWN Schedules Downton-Like Drama From Tyler Perry; Oprah to Interview Whitney Houston's Mom

Tyler Perry, Whitney Houston

Oprah Winfrey's OWN will premiere two new original series from Tyler Perry — including a Downton Abbey-esque drama — on May 29, OWN Presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan announced Saturday at the winter TV previews.

The Haves and the Have Nots will focus on the dynamics and secrets of the wealthy Cryer family and of the family of their maid, Hanna. Love Thy Neighbor, a half-hour comedy, will center on a local diner and all of its zany customers. The two series are part of... read more

Ask Matt: Two and a Half Men, The Killing, Nashville, Mentalist, Boardwalk, More

Angus T. Jones

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I accidentally caught the opening scene of an episode of Two and a Half Men after The Big Bang Theory. There was poor Angus T. Jones telling Jon Cryer that he "had the clap" and was happy about it. I haven't watched the show in many years; I just got tired of it. But in light of the young actor's video declaring the show to be filth, I really had to agree with him. Am I the only one that doesn't want to see a child I've watched grown up in movies and TV talking about VD for a joke? Then I started thinking about the effect nine years of being immersed in nothing but sex jokes might have on your childhood and I started to feel really sad. It's not like I'm a prude, I thoroughly enjoyed an episode of BBT featuring bikini waxing and nude revenge.

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CBS Cancels Partners

Michael Urie, David Krumholtz

CBS has canceled freshman comedy Partners and will take it off the air effective immediately, Deadline reports.

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Nick and JoAnna Garcia Swisher Expecting First Baby

JoAnna Garcia-Swisher and Nick Swisher

It's time to batter up for baby!

JoAnna Garcia Swisher and her husband, Major League Baseball player Nick Swisher, are expecting their first child... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: And the Winner Is...

Jonny Lee Miller, Tracy Spiridakos, Stephen Amell

TVGuide.com users have named their favorite new show!

Fall TV: Get the lowdown on this season's must-see new shows

Over the past several weeks, we've conducted a series of polls in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, asking users which shows they liked and which they didn't. The competition was fierce, but a champion has emerged... read more

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Premiered: August 12, 2012, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A sitcom about an unconventional animal hospital in New York, staffed by a brilliant veterinarian who prefers pets to humans and his quirky colleagues, including a capuchin monkey named Dr. Rizzo.

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