Today NBC's Animal Practice got the dubious honor of being the first new comedy of the fall to get canceled (aside from the pre-cancellation of Dane Cook's Next Caller, that is), with the network's announcement that it would be pulled from the schedule after its November 7 airing and replaced by the second season of Whitney. That means that Animal Practice will end up having aired eight episodes, and with production shut down following that eighth episode, there won't even be any leftover installments for fans to look forward to seeing online or on DVD.
As for Whitney, it was originally announced to be premiering on Fridays along with the fourth season of Community, but NBC recently scrapped that plan. This leaves Community still in limbo, but presumably it's in reserve for filling another space, whether that's the cancellation of the low-rated Guys With Kids or the ending of 30 Rock (which is only set for 13 episodes in its final season).
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