That’s me, right, with Crystal, the star of NBC’s new comedy Animal Practice. Pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve had the star of a network series sit on my head.
Animal Practice is one of three new network comedies premiering Wednesday night, the other two being Guys With Kids and The Neighbors. Guys With Kids has previewed once or twice before but now moves to its regular slot, which it will hopefully vacate within weeks.
The entire returning network schedule plus more details on all three new shows can be found below:
Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. on NBC
A New York Veterinarian (played by Justin Kirk from Weeds) has way more time for his animal patients than he does for their owners. Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley, Joanna Garcia and Canucklehead Tyler Labine are among the two legged players; a chimp known here as Dr. Zaius steals most of the scenes.
This series is like those monkey cards you give to friends on their birthday: good for one laugh.
Wednesday Sept. 26, 9:30 p.m., ABC
A family moves from Brooklyn to the pristine, gated community of Hidden Hills, New Jersey, only to discover that every single one of their neighbours is from Planet Claire.
Coneheads meets Third Rock from the Sun. Jamie Gertz, as the normal mom, is about the only name player here (Tyler Christopher, Isabella Cramp, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman and Lenny Venito are also in the cast). This series is so high concept just watching it will give you a nosebleed. Have to say, however, it made me laugh, especially the aliens, who move in unison and have American sports star names like Larry Bird and Jackie Joyner Kersee.