From cats and dogs to monkeys, horses, and even bears, animals have long brought both levity and an emotional resonance to TV shows. The latest example of a series making use of their unique ability to affect viewers is NBC's new comedy Animal Practice, which stars Justin Kirk as Dr. George Coleman, a veterinarian who loves animals but can’t connect with humans. The good doc is accompanied by his pet capuchin monkey, Dr. Rizzo, who is played by the same monkey that starred in The Hangover Part II. To get you ready for all the furry shenanigans (Animal Practice premieres tonight at 8 p.m.), Complex counts down The 25 Coolest Animals On TV Shows.

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