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'Animal Practice' canceled

By James Hibberd, EW.com
October 18, 2012 -- Updated 1929 GMT (0329 HKT)
Wednesday night's
Wednesday night's "Animal Practice" fell 9 percent to 3.8 million viewers.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NBC is yanking "Animal Practice" from Wednesday nights next month
  • "Whitney," however, is coming back, but there's still no word on "Community"
  • "Animal Practice" will be replaced by "Whitney" starting November 14

(EW.com) -- NBC is pulling the monkey off the stage.

The network is yanking freshman sitcom "Animal Practice" from Wednesday nights next month.

Not only that: The returning NBC comedy that you've all been waiting for finally has a premiere date.

That's right ...

"Whitney" is coming back!

(No, there's no word yet on "Community").

"Animal Practice" will be replaced by "Whitney" starting November 14, which means fans of the wacky veterinarian hospital comedy still get a three more episodes before its gone.

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Networks avoid the c-word when making these announcements, but the show's production is being halted after the eighth episode wraps this week (five have aired, three to go).

Last night's "Animal Practice" fell 9 percent to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adult demo, ranking as the lowest-rated broadcast show in the hour (including The CW). Lead-out "Guys With Kids," by comparison, at least had 4.3 million and a 1.4 rating.

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This marks the second cancellation of a new fall show. Previously, CBS pulled freshman legal drama "Made In Jersey" from Friday nights.

See the original article at EW.com.

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