Arlington Native Dane Cook Starring in New NBC Comedy

Cook's pilot, 'Next Caller,' recently got picked up by the network. Will you be watching?

Comedian and Arlington native Dane Cook recently had his pilot, “Next Caller,” picked up by NBC for six episodes.

Cook, who graduated from in 1990, has starred on the big screen, in movies such as “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Employee of the Month,” but this will be his first leading role on TV.

As HitFix.com puts it: “Collette Wolfe and Dane Cook don’t like each other because, see, he’s an unkempt, immature DJ and she’s the blonde, perky new co-host he didn’t ask for. Hilarity ensues?”

Here is NBC’s synopsis:

What happens when a foulmouthed satellite radio DJ - played by the multi-platinum selling artist and outrageously charming Dane Cook - is forced to share the mic with a chipper NPR feminist? It's anyone's call in this sharp new comedy from producer Stephen Falk ("Weeds") and Emmy-winning director Marc Buckland ("Grimm," "My Name Is Earl").

It's her first day in New York City, and 26-year-old Stella Hoobler is ready to take on the world. After a stint on public radio, she's been hired to co-host the no-holds-barred show "Booty Calls with Cam Dunne." Smart, spunky and passionate, Stella is determined to elevate the show beyond its boys'-club-locker-room humor into a respected debate about men, women and the state of human relationships. But there's a problem: Cam! She's going to find out the hard way that he's got no intention of sharing the spotlight, especially with someone like her. It's going to be a tense fight, but with the station's one rule being "make some noise," Cam and Stella could be a winning combination - as long as they don't knock each other out on their way to success.

The show is “coming soon,” according to NBC.

Will you be watching? Tell us in the comments.


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