Bosses at PETA are celebrating victory over the cancellation of ‘Animal Practice’ by NBC, after the show premiered to low ratings.
The show starred Justin Kirk and Crystal The Monkey (The Hangover Part II) but failed to win over viewers and was axed from the network after just five episodes.
PETA has spoken out about the cancellation, applauding fans for not tuning in and supporting the employment of pets for entertainment.
Julia Galluci said in a statement, “PETA’s staff are celebrating today in response to news that NBC’s Animal Practice has been cancelled. The cancellation of Animal Practice sends the strong message that using animals for cheap laughs on TV shows is archaic and uninteresting to today’s viewers, who are sophisticated enough to know that not only is putting a monkey in a lab coat not funny, it’s also cruel.”
Although low viewership was probably not due to the use of cute animals, but more so that the show wasn’t good, PETA is still claiming victory.
The time slot will be filled with new episodes of ‘Whitney,’ which we are not even sure how is a viable replacement.