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NBC Cancels Dane Cook Show Before It’s Too Late

In what’s been a season full of unorthodox decisions by NBC, the Peacock Network’s latest maverick move is canceling one of its new comedies before it even airs. In May, NBC ordered six episodes of a Dane Cook sitcom called Next Caller, in which the polarizing standup played a brash, misogynist radio DJ forced to co-host his show with, get this: a female feminist. Now, Deadline reports the network is canceling the show after only four episodes have been filmed (none of which will air), due to being unhappy with the series’ creative direction. Yes, NBC expected a Dane Cook sitcom to have a “creative direction.” [...]

Pop Quiz: Which NBC Pilot Pickups Are Real?

It's time for another round of everyone's (my) favorite game, Which New Show Pickups Are Real? This time: Which NBC Pilot Pickups Are Real? (Don't click that link unless you want to skip the game. Coward.)

1. Reduce, Reuse: a cranky garbageman's route is shaken up when his new partner, an eager young waste disposal student, starts advocating environmentally friendly policies. From Parks & Rec writer Alan Yang.

2. Friday Night Dinner: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky family has dinner together every Friday night.

3. Sunday Brunch: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky group of friends [...]

Just to Keep You Guessing, NBC Also Just Picked Up Dane Cook's Sitcom (and Renewed 'Whitney')

NBC, in addition to renewing basically all of their sitcoms with the exception of BFFs, Bent, and Are You There, Chelsea? (Whitney's second season just became official too!), has now picked up seven new comedies. The seventh? Next Caller Please, a single-camera sitcom from comedic pariah Dane Cook. Written and executive produced by Weeds' Stephen Falk, it'll be "a gender comedy that revolves around a brash alpha male DJ (Cook) and his feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe) set in the office of a satellite radio station." Now keep an open mind, people! This is the network that just renewed all of your favorite shows that nobody but you [...]

Dane Cook Could Be Coming to Your TV Set

Today's surprising casting news is that Dane Cook is starring in NBC's Next Caller Please pilot. You know, the one about the alpha male radio DJ forced to deal with a feminist co-host? It would be Cook's first regular role on a TV series, though he's starred in movies and made guest appearances on shows like Louie. Are you rooting for this pilot's success? (Keeping in mind that it might mean Cook has less time to do standup, whether that's a plus or minus in your book.)