NBC Drops Dane Cook’s Next Caller

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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.