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NBC gives Olympic boost to new comedies

August 8, 2012

LOS ANGELES - Matthew Perry and Crystal the monkey are standing on the shoulders of Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and other Olympic champions.

NBC has vigorously promoted its fall schedule during the network's exclusive Summer Games broadcasts. But it's awarded a preview opportunity to just two comedies: "Go On," starring Perry, and "Animal Hospital," featuring the simian Crystal and assorted humans.

"Go On," with the former "Friends" star as a newly bereaved sports radio host, will air Wednesday following the approximately 11 p.m. EDT and PDT end of the night's Olympic coverage.

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"Animal Practice," starring Justin Kirk of "Weeds" and set in a veterinary hospital, will air after the Olympics closing ceremonies on Sunday, set to wrap about 10:30 p.m. EDT and PDT.



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