Hopeful thoughts go out to Eddie Pepitone, Fahim Anwar and the rest of the cast of NBC's sitcom pilot, Family Practice, which tapes tonight before a live studio audience in Studio City, Calif.

The potential sitcom stars Andrew J. West as a doctor who leaves his job to return home and join the family business of doctors, which includes his parents (played by Jean Smart and Jere Burns) and grandfather (Christopher Lloyd).