Dane Cook has landed a starring role on the pilot for "Next Caller Please," an NBC sitcom about a DJ at a satellite radio station who is perpetually unhappy that he has been paired with a feminist-minded co-host, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The pilot, intended to be shot single-camera style (similar to "The Office" and "Community"), would be the stand-up comedian's first starring role on a television series. His other television work includes the HBO stand-up comedy tour documentary series "Tourgasm," and a memorable guest starring role playing himself on "Louie."
Cook's main success has been as a stand-up comedian. His 2006 album "Retaliation" became one of the most successful stand-up albums of all time, and all four of his albums that have charted in the U.S., a rarity for a comedian. His film career includes starring roles in the comedies "Good Luck Chuck," "Employee of the Month" and "My Best Friend's Girl," as well as more dramatic roles in "Mr. Brooks" and "Dan in Real Life."
According to THR, "Cook will play Cam, the disheveled, unshaven, hung-over and purposely detached magnetic grouch who doesn't like that his co-host is a woman." Collette Hill ("Cougar Town") will play his co-host. The show will be produced by Stephen Balk of the Showtime series "Weeds."