Contact Us

Dane Cook Lands NBC Sitcom, Audible Groan Heard Throughout Country

Dane Cook
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Like it or not, America, the three-camera sitcom is here to stay, and in the wake of its problematic ratings NBC is looking to make further strides into the genre even beyond the tepidly received ‘Whitney’ and ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’

And clearly, someone somewhere must have asked aloud the question, “how could they get any worse,” because the TV gods have very much set their sights on punishing us for tempting fate.  Dane Cook is coming to NBC.

No mere comedy special or ill-conceived reality series, comedian Dane Cook has landed his own pilot sitcom amongst the peacocks for the coming season!  According to the scoop report from TVLine, Cook will star in ‘Next Caller Please,’ a three-camera sitcom wherein a Colorado radio host (‘Cougartown”s Collette Wolfe) lands her dream-job with a New York satellite radio station, only to have her hopes dashed by her abrasive, hard-drinking sexist co-star, Dane Cook’s character.

Of course, as much as we’d like to believe the very idea came from Hades itself, ‘Weeds’ producer Stephen Falk takes credit for penning the pilot episode.  So to answer your question, yes, we live in a world where ‘Community’ endures low ratings and a hiatus casting doubt on a potential fourth season, while Dane Cook makes repetitive screaming nonsense at NBC executives.

To his credit, Dane Cook most recently appeared on the tubes as himself in a brilliant FX ‘Louie’ vignette which saw the comedian openly addressing accusations of plagiarism and selling out from fellow popular comic Louis C.K.  The episode was critically well-received, offering hope that Cook at least knows how to utilize his public image.

What say you, sitcommers?  Would you tune in to watch Dane Cook flail around in an NBC sitcom, or are you hitting up the nearest Virgin flight off this rock?  Give us your scathing reactions or manically boisterous praise in the comments below!

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!