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NBC Picks Up '1600 Penn,' 'Animal Practice' to Series

Tim Kenneally
May 8, 2012
NBC Picks Up '1600 Penn,' 'Animal Practice' to Series
NBC Picks Up '1600 Penn,' 'Animal Practice' to Series

NBC bolstered its upcoming comedy roster by picking up the White House comedy "1600 Penn" and the office comedy "Animal Practice" (formerly "Animal Kingdom") to series Monday.

The single-camera comedy "1600 Penn," from 20th Century Fox Television, revolves around a First Family in the White House  "where all the kids are far from perfect." Bill Pullman (pictured) stars as President Gilchrist, while writer/producer Josh Gad plays Skip and Andre Holland plays Marshall Malloy and Amara Miller portrays Marigold. Jenna Elfman also stars.

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"Animal Practice," meanwhile, is another single-camera comedy that focuses on a "House"-like veterinarian who "loves animals but usually hates their owners." Justin Kirk from "Weeds" stars as George. The series comes via American Work and Universal Television.

It is not yet known how many episodes each has been picked up for.

Earlier Monday, the network picked up the Ryan Murphy comedy "The New Normal," along with the Anne Heche comedy "Save Me" and the J.J. Abrams project "Revolution." 

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