Next Fall on NBC: A Dane Cook Sitcom

09.29.11 6 years ago 18 Comments

Great news, everybody. Every date rapist’s favorite comedian Dane Cook has signed a development deal with NBC.

Amid interest from multiple networks, the actor-comedian has signed a development deal with NBC for a half-hour project targeted for next fall. Cook will star in the comedy and produce through his SUperFInger Entertainment banner. [Deadline]

I know that the cool thing for me to do here is to announce my hatred of Cook for his various crimes — the Louis C.K. joke thing, “Tourgasm,” Good Luck Chuck, his fans — but his appearance on “Louie” has softened my distaste for him. He’s actually a pretty decent actor as long as he’s playing someone I don’t like. And while I doubt I’ll want to watch him in a sitcom every week, I’m not going to go out of my way to flame a TV show that doesn’t even exist yet. I mean, I should at least wait to see if it’s worse than “Whitney.”

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