ITV2 acquires Animal Practice and Up All Night

ITV2 has acquired the UK free-TV premiere broadcast rights to US comedies Animal Practice and Up All Night from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution.

Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Angela Jain said, "I am thrilled to have acquired two comedies for ITV2 that are both different and distinctive from each other. This is part of our strategy to introduce scripted comedy to the channel and I hope our audience like them as much as we do."

The lead character in Animal Practice is Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk – Weeds, Angels in America), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital - a bustling New York City veterinary practice, where it often seems as if the patients are running the place.

George has an unorthodox style and an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds – all, it seems, except the human kind. AndaArriving to shake things up, much to his chagrin, is George’s ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (Better with You), who has inherited what is her family’s business and is now George's boss.

Up All Night is an irreverant look at modern parenthood.Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party – who has recently become a mum.

Determined not to compromise her career or cool reputation to the cliches of motherhood, Reagan adjusts to life with a baby and returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris (Will Arnett). As Reagan and Chris figure out their new life, self-doubt, sleep deprivation and the pressure of today's parenting protocols rattle their confidence.