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Dane Cook and Whitney Houston’s family get TV shows

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His movie career hasn’t exactly taken off, so comedian Dane Cook is moving to the small screen. NBC announced Friday it has ordered six episodes of “Next Caller Please,’’ a comedy starring the Arlington native as a “brash alpha male DJ’’ and his feminist cohost, played by Collette Wolfe, set in the office of a satellite radio station. . . . Then there’s this bit of Must-Not-See TV news: The family of the late Whitney Houston has agreed to star in a reality series for Lifetime. It will star Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager, her daughter Rayah, Houston’s brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina, and mother Cissy. (There’s no mention of her former husband, Roxbury’s own Bobby Brown.) According to the press release, “ ‘The Houston Family Chronicles’ follows those closest to the pop music icon as they try to pick up the pieces after her untimely death.’’ No, thanks.

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