Justin Kirk Books NBC Pilot

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 18: Actor Justin Kirk arrives at the 'L!fe Happens' World Premiere during the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival held at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on June 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Photo: Angela Weiss/2011 Getty Images

Justin Kirk has booked a comedy pilot on NBC, according to TV Line. He'll play the grouchy veterinarian on Animal Kingdom, a single-camera series from Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka (The Sitter). What does this mean for his character on Weeds, which is crawling into its arthritic eighth season this summer? Possibly nothing, depending on shooting schedules. Don't confuse this show with Showtime's Animal Kingdom TV show, which is not a comedy and is instead based on the gritty Australian crime drama from a 2010. Different! Very, very different.