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NBC orders ‘1600 Penn,’ ‘Animal Practice’

White House laffer, veterinarian-set comedies join 2012-13 slate

NBC has picked up two more comedies pilots: “1600 Penn” and Justin Kirk starrer “Animal Practice.”

The pair of single-camera comedies join pickups earlier in the day of laffers “The New Normal” and “Save Me” and drama “Revolution.”

“Penn” stars Josh Gad and Bill Pullman in a First Family domestic vehicle. “Animal Practice” revolves around a veterinarian who loves his patients but hates their owners.

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