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.
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.