NBC didn’t even let the caller sell it’s pitch. After ordering a six-episode order in the spring for Dane Cook’s comedy, Next Caller, which was set to air midseason, NBC has reconsidered their decision. According to Deadline sources, production has filmed four of those six episodes and network heads are not pleased with the direction the show is headed. They have since put an end to production and now the series will not see the light of day. It doesn’t look like it might get shopped around either, but it’s too soon to tell.
In case you weren’t aware, Next Caller was about a foul-mouthed satellite radio DJ (played by Cook) forced to share then share his mic with a peppy NPR feminist played by Collette Wolfe. The series was to also star Jeffrey Tambor, Joy Osmanski and Wolé Parks. If you missed the news before, NBC has already given a full season order to new sitcoms The New Normal and Go On.
Here was the trailer for the show if you so desire to see what you’ll miss.