Nellie Andreeva

Up-and-comer Betsy Sodaro has been upped to a regular on NBC’s new single-camera comedy series Animal Practice, which stars Justin Kirk as a House-like veterinarian, who loves animals but usually hates their owners. Sodaro plays Angela, an animal handler. She was a guest star in the pilot, her first ever, and after a strong showing has landed a promotion to her first series regular role. Sodaro is with 3 Arts. Animal Practice, which is recasting its female lead, launches this fall in the Wednesday 8 PM slot. Here is the trailer for the show, which briefly features Sodaro.

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