Joanna Garcia Joins Justin Kirk’s NBC Comedy

Actress Joanna Garcia attends the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Joanna Garcia has joined the cast of Animal Practice, NBC's upcoming vet-set single-camera comedy that stars Justin Kirk and a monkey. You know, that one. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Garcia will replace Amy Huberman, one of NBC's many abrasive blonds of pilot season. Garcia's had a string of one-season shows — Welcome to the Captain, Privileged, Better With You — and her most recent pilot, Oh Fuck, It's You, didn't get picked up. Somewhere, Paula Marshall is passing a torch.