I’m guilty of doing this as much as the next snarky media figure. You see a headline like “NBC cancels Last Caller before it airs” and you just go “hah, Dane Cook sucks,” and don’t think about it past that.
But there’s a human side to stories like this that we don’t see. Not until now, actually. In a very emotional blog post, Last Caller creator and EP Stephen Falk detailed the feelings behind a move like this. What it means to work on something so hard just to have it tossed away on the whim of a network.
It’s a pretty sad read, but will give you a better sense of how the industry works. Check out the whole things which I’ve transcribed below: