Next Caller (TV series)

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Next Caller
Next Caller promo.jpg
Created byStephen Falk
StarringDane Cook
Collette Wolfe
Jeffrey Tambor
Joy Osmanski
Desmin Borges
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (never aired)
Executive producer(s)Stephen Falk
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Lionsgate Television
Universal Television
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Next Caller is an unaired American television comedy series that was scheduled to premiere mid-season on NBC as part of the 2012–13 television schedule.[1] The network placed a series order in May 2012.[2][3] Season one was set to feature seven half-hour episodes.[4]

On October 12, 2012, NBC announced the cancellation of the series after only four episodes had been filmed, citing creative differences with star Dane Cook, and that the filmed episodes would not be aired.[5][6] It became the second series of the 2012–13 television season to be canceled, after Made in Jersey.[7][8] [9][10]


A very unlikely pair of satellite radio disc jockeys are forced to share the microphone for a relationship call-in show in New York City. Cam (Dane Cook) is crude, egotistical, and unwilling to share the spotlight, while Stella (Collette Wolfe) is a perky feminist who has just moved over from NPR.



Episode Number Title Production
2"Rent Control"[12]102[12]
3"The Tude and the Prude"[12]103[12]
4"Amber Week"[12]104[12]


  1. ^ "NBC Reveals Its 2012-13 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (May 11, 2012). "NBC orders series from Dane Cook". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2012). "NBC Picks Up 'Next Caller' To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2012). "Upfront 2012: More Returning Than New Series With Shorter Orders This Year". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 12, 2012). "NBC Pulls Plug on Dane Cook Comedy 'Next Caller'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  6. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 12, 2012). "NBC Cancels Mid-Season Comedy 'Next Caller' Before It Airs". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 14, 2012). "Bubble Watch: I'm Still Not Sure About "Revolution's" Prospects But I Didn't Run Over Your Dog!". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "NBC Drops Dane Cook's 'Next Caller' - TV Equals". 19 October 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 November 2012). "'Next Caller' Creator Sounds Off On Series Demise". Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  10. ^ Masters, Megan (September 5, 2012). "TVLine Items: Fringe's Observers Issue Warning, Justified Boss Spies Retro Spy Series and More". TVLine. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Reg. #V3624D848". U.S. Copyright Office. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Reg. #V3624D848 in the U.S. Copyright Records database

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