Back in September, Dane Cook told Laughspin he was “beyond aroused” to have inked a development deal with NBC, to headline his own sitcom. And after shopping for projects in which Cook would fit well, it seems the network has now found one. According to Entertainment Weekly, Cook will star in a pilot titled Next Caller Please, on which he’ll play an “alpha-male” radio host on a satellite station. His foil will be a scrappy, feminist lady co-host.
Cook told Laughspin that he’s honored to be working with NBC, “home to a bevy of famously funny individuals throughout history. “Who knew you could win an NBC development deal from a convenience store scratch ticket.”
After a year hiatus from stand-up, Cook has recently returned to the stage in Los Angeles to work on new material. During his time away from performing live, Cook focused on film work, most recently starring in the drama Answers to Nothing. You’ll also be able to see Cook in the upcoming comedy-horror flick Detention (April 13) and the crime thriller Guns, Girls and Gambling in which he stars opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater. There’s no current release date.