NBC Picks Up ‘1600 Penn’ & ‘Animal Practice’ To Series

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NBC has picked up comedy pilots 1600 Penn and Animal Practice (formerly known as Animal Kingdom) to series. These are the latest series orders to come down from the peacock network who, earlier today, picked up Save Me, Revolution and The New Normal. All five series join the previously ordered Go On and Hannibal.

1600 Penn was created by Josh Gad and Jon Lovett and is a family comedy set in the White House, which follows the daily exploits of the President and the First Family. The cast includes Josh Gad, Martha MacIsaac, Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and Andre Holland. 1600 Penn is produced by 20th Century Fox Television with Gad and Lovett serving as executive producers.

Animal Practice (formerly known as Animal Kingdom) has been described as House set in as veterinary practice. The half hour sitcom was created by Alex Tanaka and Brian Gatewood and follows a cantankerous vet who loves the animals he cares for, but hates their owners. The cast includes Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee and Amy Huberman. Animal Practice is produced by Universal Television and Animal Works, with Gatewood, Tanaka, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo serving as executive producers.