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While there are definitely some benefits to Twitter’s cultural ubiquity, the site’s recent foray into television has undoubtedly been one of the more unfortunate side effects. CBS already adapted one Twitter account into a TV show—the popular Shit My Dad Says (@shitmydadsays), which now has close to 2 million followers and a book deal to boot—and the results were catastrophic. The ratings, however, less so. Backed by William Shatner in the titular lead role, $#*! My Dad Says premiered with over 12 million viewers, making it an instant success for CBS.

So instant, in fact, that they’re now developing two more Twitter-based sitcoms. Learn more after the break. Read More »