Saturday, May 12, 2012
PILOT PICKUPS: Next Caller
So NBC wasn't quite done on Friday as it picked up one final series - single camera comedy Next Caller Please starring Dane Cook. The show was very quiet during upfront season as higher profile projects like Downwardly Mobile and better testing shows like Daddy's Girls were passed over. The show features Cook as a satellite radio show host who's given a new, polar opposite co-host. With this pickup, NBCs likely final tally of new shows is 11 - comedies 1600 Penn, Animal Practice, Go On, Guys with Kids, The New Normal, and Save Me and dramas Chicago Fire, Do No Harm, Hannibal, Infamous, and Revolution. There is also talk of a straight to series order for a pirates drama at midseason plus the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane was delayed and could still get a midseason pickup.