On this edition of TV Bits:
- NBC has pulled the plug on its DC series Powerless
- La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle moves to the small screen
- Jesse Eisenberg teams with Bad Robot to write, direct, and star in a new series
- and more!
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If you’ve been on twitter, then chances are you’ve run across Justin Halpern‘s popular Twitter account shitmydadsays, a collection of crazy and hilarious quotes the 29-year-old writer father says and he publishes online for all to laugh about. Back in November, it was announced that the twitter account was being adapted into a CBS sitcom, and we called it “the end of the world?” Today we’ve learned a bit more information, and it all of a sudden makes sense:
Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are getting ready to shoot the pilot and William Shatner has been cast in the sitcom as the father. Isn’t that the most perfect casting ever? I had no interest in watching this show until now. I even hate sitcoms (of almost all shapes and sizes) and I’m willing to give this a chance. Sadly, the title will probably be changed from Shit My Dad Says to Stuff My Dad Says or Things My Dad Says — it is network television after all.
This has to be a first. Uber popular Twitter account shitmydadsays has already landed 29-year-old writer Justin Halpern a book deal, but today we’ve learned CBS also wants to make a sitcom out of the musings of Halpern’s kooky father. The show will be exec produced by former Will and Grace alums, and Halpern will write and co-exec the script along with Patrick Schumacker. And yes, the title will be changed for television.
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