Dane Cook Will Star in NBC’s Next Caller Please

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actor Dane Cook attends Google and T-Mobile's celebration of the launch of Google Music at Mr. Brainwash Studio on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) Photo: David Livingston/2011 Getty Images

Back in September, NBC signed Dane Cook to a development deal with an eye toward putting him in a fall sitcom, and now, the network and comedian have settled on a pilot: Next Caller Please, where he'll play a satellite radio D.J. whose crude, sexist manner puts him at odds with his new feminist co-host (Colette Wolfe), who hails from NPR. Hmmm, Dane Cook will have to play a self-impressed loudmouth given to misogynistic humor? But where will he find a way to relate to that character?