NBC orders Dane Cook comedy, cancels 'Awake' and 'Bent'

dane-cook-next-caller-please-nbc-sitcomIn a flurry of announcements coming out on Friday (May 11), NBC announced an order for the Dane Cook comedy "Next Caller Please," while cutting freshman shows "Awake," "Are You There, Chelsea?," "Best Friends Forever" (though we kind of knew that) and "Bent."

"Next Caller, Please" is described as "a gender comedy that revolves around a brash alpha male DJ played by Cook and his feminist co-host, per THR. The show marks Cook's series television debut.

They'll join the already announced returning comedies "Parks and Recreation," "Whitney," "Up All Night" and the final season of "30 Rock." The Peacock also already announced pickups for six new comedies, including Matthew Perry's "Go On," Anne Heche's "Save Me" and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's "The New Normal."
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