Seems like NBC may be falling into some financial issues. With 12 crew members hacked from The Tonight Show and iron-jaw Jay Leno’s salary halved all odds point to impending foreclosure. The Munster redux series has been changed into a Halloween special from a planned series and Dane Cook was cancelled.
Say what NBC?
Dane Cook, the poster child of comedy, and his show Next Caller have been dropped from NBC’s mid-season premier line-up. Yet to be aired, the show was passed filming its fourth episode when NBC decided to drop the call.
“After 4 episodes, Next Caller has been politely asked to leave the building,” Cook tweeted to his millions of followers.
Maybe network television is just too inept to handle the eerily familiar dynamics of the show. A cool and sarcastic satellite radio DJ (Cook) obscenely ranting about female inferiority roomed with a geriatric conservative co-host played by Jeffery Tambor.
The edgy opposites attract.
Perhaps NBC finally put two and two together and realized that breeding Howard Stern, Dharma, and Greg together was probably a flopping mistake. Or maybe higher-ups realized how much of a spin-off the show would have been from the zeitgeist of radio personality Tom Leykis.
Although the surface of Cook’s boy-band like reputation was scratched, NBC’s pockets will remain intact for now.
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