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NBC Drops Dane Cook-Led Comedy NEXT CALLER

October 12
9:36 2012

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According to Deadline.com, NBC will not move forward with the new comedy series Next Caller, starring Dane Cook. The midseason show was originally booked for six episodes.

"After filming four of them, I hear network brass had decided that creatively the series was not going in the direction they had hoped for," Deadline's Nellie Andreeva wrote.

Read the original report here.

On the show, a foulmouthed satellite radio DJ - played by multi-platinum selling artist Cook ("My Best Friend's Girl") - is forced to share the mic with a chipper NPR feminist played by Collette Wolf. Jeffrey Tambor, Joy Osmanski and Wolé Parks are also featured in the cast.

Production on Next Caller has now come to a halt. The series was created and executive-produced by Stephen Falk ("Weeds") and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Marc Buckland ("Grimm," "My Name Is Earl"), who also served as executive producer on the pilot. "Next Caller" is produced by Lionsgate Television and Universal Television.

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