Hank Stuever
Hank Stuever
Critic

‘Animal Practice’: Monkey don’t

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m., NBC

Hank Stuever

Hank Stuever is The Washington Post’s TV critic and author of two books, “Tinsel” and “Off Ramp.”

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Millions of Olympics closing-ceremony viewers got an unwelcome taste of the tepid pilot episode in August and saw that it’s essentially “Scrubs: Veterinarians,” so now what? The favored fix — put supporting player Crystal the capuchin monkey in every scene — probably isn’t a welcome suggestion at this point. But unless the writers have seriously amped up the second episode, it will be awfully easy to opt for euthanizing the show.

Grade: D

Next: “Emily Owens, MD”

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