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Exclusive: NBC's Animal Practice Casts a Designing Woman as Justin Kirk's Mom

Annie Potts Animal PracticeNBC’s Animal Practice is about to reveal the underlying cause of its lead character’s hellacious disposition: Annie Potts!

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Designing Woman vet has been cast as Virginia, the intractable mother of Justin Kirk’s grumpy veterinarian, George.

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The moneyed Virginia is described as snobbish, racist, and utterly self-absorbed. But much like her son, deep down she has something resembling a heart.

Potts last appeared in ABC’s short-lived soap GCB.

Animal Practice is set to make its regular time period debut on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c.