Actress JoAnna Garcia Cast in This Fall’s ‘Animal Practice’

JoAnna Garcia

Actress JoAnna Garcia, best known for her comedic role in the long-running sitcom ‘Reba’, has replaced Irish actress Amy Huberman (best known for her role in the Hallmark movie ‘Chasing Leprechauns’ and the award-winning Irish medical drama ‘The Clinic’) in this fall’s new NBC workplace comedy Animal Practice.

The sitcom, which will air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on NBC, stars Justin Kirk (‘Weeds’) as Dr. George Coleman, a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but usually hates their owners. Garcia will take over the role of Dorothy, George’s former girlfriend and current boss at the animal hospital. Well, that won’t be awkward at all, right?

TV viewers will also recognize Garcia from her recent recurring role on ‘Royal Pains’ as well as last year’s ‘Better With You’ sitcom and the short-lived CW dramedy ‘Privileged’. Among her other credits are roles on ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Freaks and Geeks’, ‘Party of Five’ and ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’.

Reportedly, Huberman was let go due to “creative reasons”. [Source: TV Line]