NBC Picks Up Comedy 'Next Caller'

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May 11th, 2012

NBC has ordered comedy Next Caller starring Dane Cook to series. Deadline reports it will likely be held for mid-season, and looks like it's only a six episode order.

 
  • Jon23812

    Why doesn’t a network announce all their renewals/pick-ups/cancellations at once?

  • Caringtype1(Save Harry!)

    I heard this show was being called Next caller Please?

  • Lyndsy Fonseca is Sexy

    Lets get real here Dane Cook over Roseanne, what is NBC even smoking?

  • Jared

    sounds like next years BENT…i hope Dane Cook doesn’t quit his day job..

  • Mikey

    won’t last long, i can already tell

  • Mikey

    @kyle , yeah they have ordered about 9 or 10 comedies to their line up for next year. I bet more than 6 of them will be cancelled(wouldn’t be surprised if all of them do)

  • spycomics

    Dane Cook = Poop. Hope this satisfies the guy that was happy no one was bad mouthing Dane Cook…equals Poop.

  • Rebecca

    @Dodge_hickey
    Enjoy Parks & Rec – it’s my favorite comedy.

    Maybe new shows’ descriptions (and/or video clips) will come with next week’s upfronts posts. I think we got short previews of the pilots during last May’s upfronts week.

  • Sheena

    Did the people at NBC not watch “Good Luck Chuck”?

    I used to love Dane Cook (not that I hate him now, I just don’t keep up with his work). He is not the best with scripted stuff. Perhaps if there is a chance for him to improv it could be something.

    From the Tribune:
    “Next Caller,” starring the comedian as an alpha-male DJ.

    Written and produced by Stephen Falk, the single-camera comedy from Universal and Lionsgate finds Cook’s character, Cam, working with a “plucky, feminist co-host” at a satellite radio station, according to the network. Marc Buckland directed the pilot.
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    Alpha male? Plucky? I am guessing they will be a will they/won’t they trope?

  • Mike

    @robertseldman Is there still a chance of downward lay mobile Bering shopped to another network? Do you know if it is completely over for contention in all networks?

  • Mike

    I meant Downwardly mobile. Sorry for the mistakes.

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