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‘Animal Practice’: Monkey don’t

TV critic

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

Hank Stuever has been The Post's TV critic since 2009. He joined the paper in 1999 as a writer for the Style section, where he has covered an array of popular (and unpopular) culture across the nation. View Archive

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

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