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Dane Cook series for NBC canceled before first airing

11:28 AM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
Dane Cook in Next Caller (NBC)
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(WXIA) - According to the Los Angeles Times, NBC has pulled the plug on the midseason replacement series "Next Caller," with comedian Dane Cook before it even aired a single episode.

"Next Caller" was greenlighted last May by NBC for a six episode run as a midseason replacement this year. But according to the Times, the network felt the series was not going in the right direction. They said the four episodes already filmed would not see air.

The show starred Cook as a brash, crude radio host forced to team up on the air with a peppy feminist who cut her radio chops at National Public Radio.

This marks the second midseason replacement pulled by NBC before reaching the air this season. "Mockingbird Lane," a midseason replacement series that was touted as an update of the 1960s series "The Munsters" and starring Jerry O'Connell and Eddie Izzard was also canceled before hitting the air. Only the pilot episode of that show will be seen by audiences.

The show will be seen on NBC and 11Alive as a Halloween special on Friday, October 26.

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