NBC gave a last-minute series order to a comedy pilot centered on a popular comedian, Deadline.com reports. The project is “Next Caller,” which stars Dane Cook.
The show, a single-camera comedy, was picked up for six episodes, the story says.
Deadline calls the show a “gender comedy focusing on a brash alpha male DJ (Cook) and his new, plucky, feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe) set in the offices of a satellite radio station. There had been talk that NBC liked the premise but was considering redeveloping it. That is still a possibility given that fact that the order is for 6 episodes, likely for midseason.”
The word now is that NBC’s other comedy pilots will not be picked up, according to the story. “That includes the multi-camera Kari Lizer project starring Minnie Driver and Andrea Anders and ‘Daddy’s Girls’ starring Scott Bakula, which may be shopped elsewhere,” Deadline reports.