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 »
CBS has released trailers/previews for their new television line-up, which was announced this week. Shows include William Shatner in Shit My Dad Says, the Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci reboot of Hawaii Five-O, The Defenders, Blue Bloods, and Mike & Molly. Watch them now, after the jump.
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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.