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'Animal Practice': JoAnna Garcia Swisher holds her own with Justin Kirk and Crystal the monkey

Now more than ever, JoAnna Garcia Swisher knows it takes "Practice" to be a series star.The wife of New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher previously was a regular on "Reba," "Privileged" and "Better With You." Also following a guest arc on "Gossip Girl," she resumes weekly work as NBC gives the fall sitcom "Animal Practice" an early premiere Sunday, Aug. 12 ... also the night the network televises the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.Garcia Swisher plays the new boss at a veterinary clinic where the main doctor (Justin Kirk, "Weeds") gets along much better with animals than with people, including the woman he now must answer to."I knew what I was hoping to bring to it," the actress tells Zap2it, "and I was very blessed to have such a creative and collaborative team behind me." That includes executive producers Anthony and Joe Russo of "Arrested Development" fame.The regular run of "Animal Practice"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/animal-practice-joanna-garcia-swisher-holds-her-own-with-justin-kirk-and-crystal-the-monkey.html

'Animal Practice' Star Marisa Quinn Talks About Her Tiger Costar and Other Tails

When your co-stars are a monkey and a tiger, things are bound to get a little wild. That's what actress Marisa Quinn found out when filming the upcoming NBC sitcom Animal Practice . The sitcom takes place in a veterinary hospital and centers around the zany characters who work within its walls. And things are looking bright for the denizens of Animal Practice . NBC is giving the show a big thumbs-up by airing the pilot episode of the fall series early after the Olympics this Sunday. Marisa Quinn, who will also be appearing in the final Twilight installment, got to log some quality time with tigers and monkeys and star Justin Kirk. Oh my! BuddyTV was lucky enough to speak with Quinn about her experience on the show, monkey-napping from Community and the feel of tiger breath on her face. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/animal-practice/animal-practice-star-marisa-qu-46988.aspx

NBC Sets Premiere Dates of Fall TV Shows, 'Grimm' Returns Early

The network will use its Olympics coverage to debut the second season of the fantasy procedural series, and preview new shows 'Go On' and 'Animal Practice' commercial free. http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00051434.html

Actress JoAnna Garcia Cast in This Fall’s ‘Animal Practice’

Actress JoAnna Garcia, best known for her comedic role  in the long-running sitcom ‘Reba’, has replaced Irish actress Amy Huberman (best known for her role in the Hallmark movie ‘Chasing Leprechauns’ and the award-winning Irish medical drama ‘The Clinic’) in this fall’s new NBC workplace comedy   Animal Practice . The sitcom, which will air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on NBC, stars Justin Kirk (‘ Weeds ’) as Dr. George Coleman, a  House -like veterinarian who loves animals but usually hates their owners. Garcia will take over the role of Dorothy, George’s former girlfriend and current  boss  at the animal hospital. Well, that won’t be awkward at all, right? Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/25/actress-joanna-garcia-cast-in-this-falls-animal-practice/  

Video: Clips & Interviews for NBC's "Animal Practice"

Justin Kirk stars in the new comedy, due this fall on Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c. "Animal Practice" -- Meet Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, "Weeds"), a top-dog New York veterinarian. With an unorthodox style of operating, George's success comes from his undeniable gift with animals of all kinds. That is, all but the human kind. Dorothy Crane once held the key to George's heart, but today she also holds the key to the family business as she takes over Crane Animal Hospital. Not only is she George's new boss, but her romantic history with him and her lack of experience with animals is seriously cramping his style. Dorothy is whip-smart and ambitious, and she's going to make George pay for the past. Needless to say, he's determined not to make any changes in his (animal) kingdom -- which includes poker games with a resident capuchin monkey. Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/13/video-clips-and-interviews-for-nbcs-animal-practice-513413/20120513nbc04/

Animal Practice (NBC) First Look with Justin Kirk

Take a first look at NBC’s new series  Animal Practice  which premieres this Fall 2012 on Wednesdays at 8pm. Meet Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, “ Weeds ”), a top-dog New York veterinarian. With an unorthodox style of operating, George’s success comes from his undeniable gift with animals of all kinds. That is, all but the human kind. Dorothy Crane once held the key to George’s heart, but today she also holds the key to the family business as she takes over CraneAnimal Hospital . Not only is she George’s new  boss , but her romantic history with him and her lack of experience with animals is seriously cramping  his style. Dorothy is whip-smart and ambitious, and she’s going to make George pay for the past. Needless to say, he’s determined not to make any changes in his (animal) kingdom — which includes poker games with a resident capuchin monkey. Also starring are Tyler Labine (“Reaper,” “Sons of Tucson”) as Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet who’s great with animals but hapless in matters of the heart, Bobby Lee (“Harold & Kumar”) as Dr. Yamamoto, and newcomer Betsy Sodaro as Angela. “Animal Practice” is a production of Universal Television and American Work Inc. The executive producers are Scot Armstrong (“The Hangover Part II,” “Old School”) and Ravi Nandan (“ Best Friends Forever ”) of American Work Inc. (“Best Friends Forever”) along with Emmy Award winners Joe & Anthony Russo (“ Community ,” “Arrested Development”). “Animal Practice” was written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (“The Sitter”), who also serve as executive producers. Gail Lerner (“ Happy Endings ”) also is an executive producer. Directed by the Emmy-winning Russo brothers, “Animal Practice” is a comedy where the animals are running the asylum. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/05/14/animal-practice-nbc-first-look-with-justin-kirk/  
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