Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Comedies 1600 Penn and Animal Practice to Series

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Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Comedies 1600 Penn and Animal Practice to Series
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Fall TV Scoop: NBC Picks Up Comedies 1600 Penn and Animal Practice to Series

NBC has picked up two more comedies for fall, the ensemble White House farce 1600 Penn and the Justin Kirk-fronted workplace comedy Animal Practice.

The Washington D.C.-set 1600 Penn centers on a dysfunctional first family and stars Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and Josh Gad. Animal Practice, meanwhile, finds Kirk playing Dr. George Coleman, a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but usually hates their owners.

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That brings to seven the number of new shows NBC has already ordered for fall, joining previously greenlit comedies Save Me (starring Anne Heche), Go On (starring Matthew Perry) and The New Normal, as well as serial thriller Revolution from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke and Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal.

NBC will formally unveil its fall schedule to advertisers next Monday.


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