Report: NBC Axes Dane Cook Comedy Next Caller

NBC’s Next Caller is now nothing but dead air.

The Dane Cook-led sitcom, which was slated to premiere at midseason, is no longer part of the network’s lineup, according to our sister site Deadline. 

The single-camera comedy from Weeds‘ Stephen Falk follows Stella (Cougar Town‘s Collette Wolfe), whose dream job at a satellite radio station is marred by the fact that her co-host (Cook) is a chauvinistic jerk.

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Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) was to play their boss, with Ryan Devlin (Brothers & Sisters) guest-starring as Cook’s nemesis.

Though the show shot four episodes of its six-episode order, NBC will not air them; the sitcom reportedly wasn’t moving in the direction the network desired.

The cancellation follows the network’s announcement that its Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane, will air as a Halloween special instead of a series.