"Animal Practice" gets boost from Olympics on NBC

This undated image released by NBC shows Joanna Garcia Swisher as Dorothy Crane, left, and Justin Kirk portraying George Coleman in a scene from the pilot episode of "Animal Practice." Sneak peeks of NBC's new prime-time schedule will piggyback on network coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The unveiling will begin with commercial-free sneak previews of NBC's new comedies "Go On" on Aug. 8, after the evening's Olympics coverage, and of "Animal Practice" on Aug. 12, following the Olympics' Closing Ceremonies. (AP Photo/NBC, Neil Jacobs) Neil Jacobs

Joanna Garcia Swisher as Dorothy Crane, left, and Justin Kirk portraying George Coleman in a scene from the pilot episode of "Animal Practice."
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(CBS News) NBC gave a nice boost to its fall comedy "Animal Practice" Sunday night when it aired the pilot immediately following the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.

The show centers around veterinarian Dr. George Coleman, who appears to get along better with his patients than he does with their owners.

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Justin Kirk of "Weeds" plays Coleman, and the show also stars Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee and Joanna Garcia Swisher. The scene stealer, we hear, is Crystal the monkey, Coleman's pet capuchin.

The series will make its official debut on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. 

Did you watch "Animal Practice"? Will it be a hit this fall?

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