In the months between a pilot getting picked up and production beginning on the show, it’s not unusual for some major changes to be made to the series. The latest casualty of the post-Upfronts shuffle is Wole Parks, who will no longer star on NBC’s midseason comedy “Next Caller” alongside Dane Cook.
Parks played Keith Calhoun, an employee at an NYC-based satellite radio show, led by Cook’s character, which is thrown into upheaval when he gets a new feminist cohost. Previously, Parks starred on “As The World Turns.”
According to TVLine, producers cite creative reasons for the change. No word yet on whether Parks’ character will be recast or simply eliminated from the pilot. Watch a clip from the show below.