Animal Practice Episode 5 “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Coleman”

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Animal Practice (NBC) “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Coleman” Episode 5 airs Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 at 8pm on NBC.

Episode Synopsis: When George’s (Justin Kirk) overbearing mother Virginia (guest star Annie Potts, “GCB”) shows up at the hospital with her sick cat, named “cat,” George must heal the cat or risk the alternative – having to keep her company to fill the void. Meanwhile, Dorothy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) counsels Dr. Leiter (guest star June Diane Raphael, Upright Citizens Brigade) who must face the board of directors before she can settle in at the hospital. Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley and Betsy Sodaro also star.

Show Summary: Meet Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, “Weeds”), a top-dog New York veterinarian. With an unorthodox style of operating, George’s success comes from his undeniable gift with animals of all kinds. That is, all but the human kind. Dorothy Crane once held the key to George’s heart, but today she also holds the key to the family business as she takes over Crane Animal Hospital. Not only is she George’s new boss, but her romantic history with him and her lack of experience with animals is seriously cramping his style. Dorothy is whip-smart and ambitious, and she’s going to make George pay for the past. Needless to say, he’s determined not to make any changes in his (animal) kingdom — which includes poker games with a resident capuchin monkey.

Also starring are Tyler Labine (“Reaper,” “Sons of Tucson”) as Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet who’s great with animals but hapless in matters of the heart, Bobby Lee (“Harold & Kumar”) as Dr. Yamamoto, and newcomer Betsy Sodaro as Angela. “Animal Practice” is a production of Universal Television and American Work Inc. The executive producers are Scot Armstrong (“The Hangover Part II,” “Old School”) and Ravi Nandan (“Best Friends Forever”) of American Work Inc. (“Best Friends Forever”) along with Emmy Award winners Joe & Anthony Russo (“Community,” “Arrested Development”). “Animal Practice” was written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (“The Sitter”), who also serve as executive producers. Gail Lerner (“Happy Endings”) also is an executive producer. Directed by the Emmy-winning Russo brothers, “Animal Practice” is a comedy where the animals are running the asylum.

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