NBC Drops Dane Cook’s ‘Next Caller’

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The NBC Network has decided to drop the Dane Cook (My Best Friend’s Girl) comedy series Next Caller, TV Guide has confirmed. The mid-season freshman series was apparently lacking both the hit ingredients and was not moving in the direction NBC was looking for. The decision came after NBC ordered six episodes, putting a halt on production after viewing the four episodes produced.

‘Next Caller’ featured Dane Cook and actress Collette Wolfe (Fetching) as a pair of dueling radio show hosts that clash. Wolfe’s character Stella is described as a feminist while Cook, who played Cam, is similar to the likes of shock jock Howard Stern. The series also featured actor Trey Gerrald (Welcome to New York), Joy Osmanski (Good Job, Thanks!), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) and Chris Perfetti (Submissions Only).

Dane Cook has previously been seen in FX’s ‘Louie’ and ‘Hawaii Five-O’, with big screen productions that include ‘Detention’, ‘Guns, Girls and Gambling’, ‘Good Luck Chuck’, ‘Dan in Real Life’, and ‘Employee of the Month’. Cook previously appeared in a regular role from 2002-2007 in the TV series ‘Crank Yankers’.

Tell us what you think? Should NBC have given Dane Cook’s ‘Next Caller’ the boot just yet? Weigh in below.

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  • c2theizzle

    i think the whole concept was masterful and the choice in actors was brilliant. someone must have taken his confidence in such a good product right out od it before letting himself have a reall good sense of objectivity on behalf audiences and interested viewers of such a masterful cast. nbc should realize that one person’s opinion shoud not propogate lack of confidence and instead others involved should have deflected such negative thought and built up trust in the product. dane cook is a treasure and this role would have reaped gold is my opinion.. and #nbc is never gonna find that out now because of most likely one person with a subjective view who decided to personalize and instigate such a preposterous decision.

  • c2theizzle

    well maybe not personalize, but probably instigate.

  • c2theizzle

    well.. or just make that choice.. you know what i mean about people..