NBC Drops Dane Cook’s Next Caller

Comedian Dane Cook attends the party hosted by the Weinstein Company and Audi to Celebrate Awards Season at Chateau Marmont on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images

Five months after placing a six-episode order, the network has pulled the plug on Dane Cook's Next Caller. The first four episodes of the comedy, which is about a foul-mouthed radio host, were not "heading in the creative direction" NBC had in mind, says The Hollywood ReporterIt's not clear what they were expecting from Cook — his stuff is nothing if not consistent — but the series has been removed from the network's midseason lineup. So far, there's no word as to whether anyone else is interested in picking up the concept.