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OT: Dane Cook's show canceled before it aired

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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012, 3:11:03 PM PST
Donkey Punch says:

In what's been a season full of unorthodox decisions by NBC, the Peacock Network's latest maverick move is canceling one of its new comedies before it even airs. In May, NBC ordered six episodes of a Dane Cook sitcom called Next Caller, in which the polarizing standup played a brash, misogynist radio DJ forced to co-host his show with, get this: a female feminist. Now, Deadline reports the network is canceling the show after only four episodes have been filmed (none of which will air), due to being unhappy with the series' creative direction. Yes, NBC expected a Dane Cook sitcom to have a "creative direction." The best part of this news is that Jeffrey Tambor played a supporting character on Next Caller and is now free to devote more time to Arrested Development's new season. It's highly unusual for a network to cancel a show before airing it (nets often burn off shows they don't like in the summertime), but maybe NBC is developing a new prank show as a companion to Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in which the network mistreats its various shows for laughs. NBC still has two midseason sitcoms, 1600 Penn and Save Me, but I wouldn't be surprised if the Peacock execs opted to make a last-minute decision to force the shows to swap titles or to air in black-and-white.

Below, find Dane Cook takin' his frustration to Twitter with a couple of Classic Cook Quips™, and all the promos NBC released from Next Caller Please, offering our only glimpse at what the show would have been. Somebody get on it with that Facebook petition already!

Ha ha ha ha ha

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 3:15:37 PM PST
Couldn't have happened to a better person.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:18:08 PM PST
This means there must be a God up there looking down on mankind.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:19:20 PM PST
Good. He is SOOOO annoying. He does not need to be on my tv. Thank you, NBC.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:30:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012, 3:30:40 PM PST
Voice of god says:
NBC already has a sitcom about a radio host. And it's actually good rather than Dane Cook pretending to be edgy.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:30:46 PM PST
Don Squeek says:
And his 15 minutes are up..........................................................................................................................now.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 3:50:50 PM PST
Ham Salad says:
I saw an article about this at least a month ago.

I never understood his appeal in the first place. Plus he stole jokes from Louis C.K., which is completely unconscionable.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 4:00:01 PM PST
B. Hoover says:
Thank god.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 4:05:35 PM PST
Why all the Dean Cook hate? Does the VGF not enjoy British sitcoms??

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 4:29:15 PM PST
Ice King says:
Knowing how NBC is run, this was probably going to be good.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 4:46:18 PM PST
Donkey Punch says:
The dude is a hack. He's been caught stealing jokes multiple times.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 4:48:40 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Because he's turrible?

I completely didn't get the love that guy got when he was popular.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 4:48:41 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 4:49:36 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Then he's got bad taste in jokes as well, lol. I would have at least stolen good ones.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 4:50:08 PM PST
I don't usually give props to the G-Man but I think he deserves credit on this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 5:00:37 PM PST
Does he even write his own jokes? I thought that was the sitcom writers?
He's not anything special and I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to see him, but he doesn't inspire any hatred.
I watched a few episodes of "Time Gentlemen Please" and saw him in "Bear Behaving Badly." Not good, but not all that bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 5:19:59 PM PST
Voice of god says:
The guy he stole jokes from's show is funny.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 5:25:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012, 5:26:00 PM PST
WizardPlus says:
There's a difference between stealing jokes ala Carlos Menedes and using jokes shared throughout the comedy circuit and re-interpreting them with your own spin.

Dane Cook is funny and is among the comedic community, one of their own. I could be wrong, and not know all of the inside info on this matter, but I know comedy and he is funny. Granted, his movie roles always have him playing a mean douche bag... Which probably means he is one, but that doesn't mean he isn't a funny guy. In addition, my favorite comedian is George Carlin, RIP.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 6:33:31 PM PST
Donkey Punch says:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 6:34:20 PM PST
Donkey Punch says:
You're wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 6:45:39 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 6:55:33 PM PST
Anthony says:
ha ha ha ha ha.

wait, let me say that louder:


Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 6:57:15 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 6:57:45 PM PST
Anthony says:
anyone else miss News Radio?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 6:58:55 PM PST
DVvM says:
I've missed it ever since Phil Hartman died.
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