NBC hangs up on ‘Next Caller’

Peacock nixes production on mideason laffer

Dane Cook is back on the market for TV work.

NBC on Friday confirmed it has scrapped production on the midseason comedy ”Next Caller” because it was unhappy with the creative direction of the show.

Multiple episodes had been completed but none will air on NBC. The Lionsgate TV/Universal TV series starred Cook as a caustic satellite radio talkshow host. NBC had never firmed up a premiere date for the show.

Lionsgate may yet try to shop the property to other outlets.

News of NBC’s decision to yank ”Next Caller” was first reported by Deadline.

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