NBC is replacing “Animal Practice” with “Whitney.” I hope Crystal the Monkey is getting a lot of new offers right now.

NBC is replacing “Animal Practice” with “Whitney.” I hope Crystal the Monkey is getting a lot of new offers right now.

Good morning. Here’s Annie Potts in a bathtub while Crystal the Monkey reads a book nearby in a scene from “Animal Practice” on NBC.
Happy Friday.

Good morning. Here’s Annie Potts in a bathtub while Crystal the Monkey reads a book nearby in a scene from “Animal Practice” on NBC.

Happy Friday.

Fall 2012 medical drama equation time!
"The Mob Doctor"
"Chicago Hope" + "The Sopranos" + "Nurse Jackie" - "Intervention" = "The Mob Doctor"
A Chicago surgeon takes on her brother’s debt to the mob and is forced into a lifetime of coerced, covert service. She often leaves the hospital to sew up mob bullet wounds, gets pressured to “accidentally” kill witnesses, and has to juggle a career in medicine with a life of crime, but no one notices her erratic behavior enough to sit her down and ask her why she’s so stressed all the time.
More new medical show TV equations.

"The Mob Doctor"

"Chicago Hope" + "The Sopranos" + "Nurse Jackie" - "Intervention" = "The Mob Doctor"

A Chicago surgeon takes on her brother’s debt to the mob and is forced into a lifetime of coerced, covert service. She often leaves the hospital to sew up mob bullet wounds, gets pressured to “accidentally” kill witnesses, and has to juggle a career in medicine with a life of crime, but no one notices her erratic behavior enough to sit her down and ask her why she’s so stressed all the time.

Just going to leave this here.

Just going to leave this here.

TV Star Salaries: What Do They Make?
Crystal the Monkey: $12,000 an episode for “Animal Practice”
Betty White: $50,000 an episode for “Off Their Rockers”
Shocks, surprises and more salaries here.

TV Star Salaries: What Do They Make?

Crystal the Monkey: $12,000 an episode for “Animal Practice”

Betty White: $50,000 an episode for “Off Their Rockers”

Shocks, surprises and more salaries here.

Hey guys, it’s fall TV’s hottest star … Crystal the Monkey. Nope, not kidding. Some scoop from “Animal Practice,” her new show.

In a scene featured in the show’s trailers (see the 2:28 mark at the bottom of this post), Crystal is seen in an adorable plastic visor, taking bets on a turtle race in the back room.
Gunderson said that one of the turtles really rubbed her the wrong way because it was determined to veer off course and walk right toward her. He didn’t mention any power plays with the cats, dogs or tiger from the pilot, but he did also note that he had the idea for one of Dr. Rizzo’s more endearing character quirks: He suggested they make her a gambling addict since he knows how good Crystal is at working with props.

Hey guys, it’s fall TV’s hottest star … Crystal the Monkey. Nope, not kidding. Some scoop from “Animal Practice,” her new show.

In a scene featured in the show’s trailers (see the 2:28 mark at the bottom of this post), Crystal is seen in an adorable plastic visor, taking bets on a turtle race in the back room.

Gunderson said that one of the turtles really rubbed her the wrong way because it was determined to veer off course and walk right toward her. He didn’t mention any power plays with the cats, dogs or tiger from the pilot, but he did also note that he had the idea for one of Dr. Rizzo’s more endearing character quirks: He suggested they make her a gambling addict since he knows how good Crystal is at working with props.

Fall TV: Snap Judgements on the New 2012-2013 NBC Shows.
We’ve seen the network’s new fall and midseason pilots, and while they’re not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you.
There are 11 new scripted shows coming to NBC — the good (Ryan Murphy, please don’t mess up “The New Normal”), the bad (“1600 Penn,” you disappoint us!) and the stay-away-from-this-one-at-all-costs (why, “Animal Practice,” why?) — and plenty of varying opinions from HuffPost TV staff Mo Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jaimie Etkin, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Leigh Weingus and Laura Prudom.
Here’s how we broke them down:
Watch It: Awesome show, can’t wait for more
Skip It: It’s either horrible or just totally not their thing
DVR It: There’s potential, will give it a second chance
We started with “Animal Practice.” It wasn’t pretty, despite Crystal the Monkey.

Maureen Ryan: Skip It  MY EYES! MY EYES! Make me not have seen this!

Click here for the full breakdowns.

Fall TV: Snap Judgements on the New 2012-2013 NBC Shows.

We’ve seen the network’s new fall and midseason pilots, and while they’re not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you.

There are 11 new scripted shows coming to NBC — the good (Ryan Murphy, please don’t mess up “The New Normal”), the bad (“1600 Penn,” you disappoint us!) and the stay-away-from-this-one-at-all-costs (why, “Animal Practice,” why?) — and plenty of varying opinions from HuffPost TV staff Mo Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jaimie Etkin, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Leigh Weingus and Laura Prudom.

Here’s how we broke them down:

  • Watch It: Awesome show, can’t wait for more
  • Skip It: It’s either horrible or just totally not their thing
  • DVR It: There’s potential, will give it a second chance

We started with “Animal Practice.” It wasn’t pretty, despite Crystal the Monkey.

Maureen Ryan: Skip It
MY EYES! MY EYES! Make me not have seen this!

Click here for the full breakdowns.

chrisharnick:

Megan Hilty and Crystal the Monkey. (Taken with instagram)

I took this on the red carpet for NBC’s Upfronts. I’d also watch this pairing if they headlined a show.

chrisharnick:

Megan Hilty and Crystal the Monkey. (Taken with instagram)

I took this on the red carpet for NBC’s Upfronts. I’d also watch this pairing if they headlined a show.