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October 9, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES Arrow: This new action drama, adapted from a DC Comics character, stars Stephen Amell as a billionaire playboy who returns home after five years as a shipwrecked castaway determined to right the wrongs of society in general and his past in particular. Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy and David Ramsey also star (8 p.m. KTLA). Nature: Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan searches for the Siberian tiger in the season premiere (8 p.m. KOCE)
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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY It's "Super Bowl XLVII. " San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his brother John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, could settle the whole thing themselves by kicking field goals, say best of five, but where would be the fun in that? (CBS, 3:25 p.m.) Sure, the Super Bowl's halftime show will feature Beyoncé's reunion with Destiny's Child … but "Puppy Bowl IX" has puppies!
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September 25, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Crystal nibbles on some yogurt and nuts as her eyes dart around the room. A wardrobe person comes by with an outfit to wear in the next scene but it is too big to fit her slim figure and Crystal seems less than thrilled. "She has no shoulders," the wardrobe person is told by a member of Crystal's entourage. On set, Crystal is aloof. She typically ignores the other actors and producers and will take direction only from her manager. Between scenes, while the rest of the cast and crew make small talk and crack jokes with each other, Crystal is hustled to her own private area where she waits for someone to bring her yet another costume and, of course, has another bite to eat. Normally, such diva-like behavior would lead to a tense set, but Crystal is a Capuchin monkey and a star of NBC's new sitcom "Animal Practice, which debuts in its regular time slot Wednesday.
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December 3, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Bob Costas has never been bashful about speaking his mind, whether the issue at hand is gravely serious ( Jerry Sandusky ) or decidedly less so ( NBC's short-lived sitcom “Animal Practice ”).  But during halftime of Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, the longtime NBC sportscaster took an unexpected leap into the gun control debate, making an impassioned speech about the death of Jovan Belcher that was, even by his own outspoken standards, unexpected.
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October 19, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before trying to pick some of Lance Armstrong's endorsement deals. The Skinny: Another long week is in the books. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, Wall Street's obsession with the TV season and NBC not monkeying around anymore with "Animal Practice. " Daily Dose: Sports radio personality Dan Patrick may be getting a new TV home but he's staying put on the radio, at least for now. Patrick's popular morning show had been carried on television by Fox Sports but that deal ended this week (his show will remain on DirecTV's Audience Network)
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October 18, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
The outlook for monkeys working in Hollywood got a little bleaker today: NBC has bumped the zany veterinary sitcom “Animal Practice” from its lineup to make room for the Nov. 14 return of "Whitney. " Following heavy promotion during the London Olympics, the series debuted to strong ratings (and dreadful reviews ) on Aug. 12, but numbers have declined precipitously since. Wednesday night's episode was the lowest-rated network broadcast during the hour, drawing just 3.8 million viewers.
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August 11, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The second of NBC's new comedies centered on Someone We All Wish Would Find a Successful Network Comedy is airing Sunday night. The first was "Go On," featuring Matthew Perry; this weekend it's "Animal Practice," starring Justin Kirk. A critic's darling, and rightly so, ever since he blew our collective minds as Prior Walter in Mike Nichols' TV adaptation of "Angels in America," Kirk has spent the better part of the last seven years shoulder to shoulder with Mary Louise Parker as Showtime's groundbreaking and often quite amazing"Weeds" sprouted, bloomed and then wilted a bit before returning to the dust from whence it sprung.
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December 3, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Bob Costas has never been bashful about speaking his mind, whether the issue at hand is gravely serious ( Jerry Sandusky ) or decidedly less so ( NBC's short-lived sitcom “Animal Practice ”).  But during halftime of Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, the longtime NBC sportscaster took an unexpected leap into the gun control debate, making an impassioned speech about the death of Jovan Belcher that was, even by his own outspoken standards, unexpected.
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November 16, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
CBS is breaking up its low-rated "Partners. " The network is canceling the comedy about the professional and personal relationship of two male friends -- one of whom is gay. The show, from "Will & Grace" co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, was the lowest-performing show on the network's Monday hit comedy bloc, which includes "Mike and Molly" and "2 Broke Girls. " "Partners" is the third new show to be canceled this season. CBS yanked "Made in Jersey" while NBC pulled "Animal Practice.
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October 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs Val Zavala and KNBC investigative reporter Joel Grover will be presented with the Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by an advocacy organization chaired by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Community Advocates Inc. will honor the two journalists Nov. 15 at the Taper Auditorium of the Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. KNBC's Fritz Coleman will serve as master of cemeonies for the event, which is free and open to the public (RSVPs are required)
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November 16, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
CBS is breaking up its low-rated "Partners. " The network is canceling the comedy about the professional and personal relationship of two male friends -- one of whom is gay. The show, from "Will & Grace" co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, was the lowest-performing show on the network's Monday hit comedy bloc, which includes "Mike and Molly" and "2 Broke Girls. " "Partners" is the third new show to be canceled this season. CBS yanked "Made in Jersey" while NBC pulled "Animal Practice.
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October 23, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Animal Practice:   Dorothy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) agrees to judge the hospital's pet costume contest and is soon offered a bribe in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Nature: The new episode "Magic of the Snowy Owl" takes a look at the bird made popular by the Harry Potter books and movies (8 p.m. KOCE). The Neighbors:  The Weavers introduce the aliens to Halloween, in this new episode (8:30 p.m. ABC)
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October 19, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before trying to pick some of Lance Armstrong's endorsement deals. The Skinny: Another long week is in the books. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, Wall Street's obsession with the TV season and NBC not monkeying around anymore with "Animal Practice. " Daily Dose: Sports radio personality Dan Patrick may be getting a new TV home but he's staying put on the radio, at least for now. Patrick's popular morning show had been carried on television by Fox Sports but that deal ended this week (his show will remain on DirecTV's Audience Network)
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October 18, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
The outlook for monkeys working in Hollywood got a little bleaker today: NBC has bumped the zany veterinary sitcom “Animal Practice” from its lineup to make room for the Nov. 14 return of "Whitney. " Following heavy promotion during the London Olympics, the series debuted to strong ratings (and dreadful reviews ) on Aug. 12, but numbers have declined precipitously since. Wednesday night's episode was the lowest-rated network broadcast during the hour, drawing just 3.8 million viewers.
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October 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs Val Zavala and KNBC investigative reporter Joel Grover will be presented with the Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism by an advocacy organization chaired by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Community Advocates Inc. will honor the two journalists Nov. 15 at the Taper Auditorium of the Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. KNBC's Fritz Coleman will serve as master of cemeonies for the event, which is free and open to the public (RSVPs are required)
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September 25, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Crystal nibbles on some yogurt and nuts as her eyes dart around the room. A wardrobe person comes by with an outfit to wear in the next scene but it is too big to fit her slim figure and Crystal seems less than thrilled. "She has no shoulders," the wardrobe person is told by a member of Crystal's entourage. On set, Crystal is aloof. She typically ignores the other actors and producers and will take direction only from her manager. Between scenes, while the rest of the cast and crew make small talk and crack jokes with each other, Crystal is hustled to her own private area where she waits for someone to bring her yet another costume and, of course, has another bite to eat. Normally, such diva-like behavior would lead to a tense set, but Crystal is a Capuchin monkey and a star of NBC's new sitcom "Animal Practice, which debuts in its regular time slot Wednesday.
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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY It's "Super Bowl XLVII. " San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and his brother John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, could settle the whole thing themselves by kicking field goals, say best of five, but where would be the fun in that? (CBS, 3:25 p.m.) Sure, the Super Bowl's halftime show will feature Beyoncé's reunion with Destiny's Child … but "Puppy Bowl IX" has puppies!
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September 13, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sportscaster Bob Costas was mostly happy with the way NBC handled the 2012 London Summer Olympics, but during an appearance on "Conan" on Wednesday night, he couldn't help but express his irritation at one major programming choice. "I thought were doing well headed to the finish line," Costas told host Conan O'Brien about the coverage. "We get right to the end of the closing ceremony. They extinguish the flame. And the final act in a closing ceremony that had iconic British pop acts ... the final act is the Who. And NBC decides at that moment that they should provide America with a sneak preview of "Animal Practice" and come back an hour later and have the Who. " O'Brien, no fan of NBC himself, urged Costas to go on, which Costas obliged.
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