Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New CBS Sitcom: Shit My Dad Says starring WILLIAM SHATNER!

the CBS fall Lineup hasn't been announced yet, but I am immediately most intrigued by this new show!

James Burrows to direct and 1 of the writers from Will & Grace is involved. I could see CBS putting this on after Two and a Half Men as that show gets away with a ton of questionable language, sexuality and themes that this show it may sound like could do as well.

The title may be changed to "Crap My Dad Says" or maybe even "(Bleep) My Dad Says"

if only "frak" wasn't licensed, lol.

CBS will air a sitcom in which William Shatner plays a cranky old fogie whose rants are captured by a Twitter-obsessed son with a million followers. No, we're not kidding.

The program is based on the real-life Twitter feed shitmydadsays, which claims more than 1.3 million followers. It was started last August by Justin Helpern shortly after he went to live with his father, who it would seem rarely misses a chance to volunteer patronizing one-liners in doses small enough to fit Twitter's 140-word limit.

Shatner reportedly will play the father in a series tentatively titled Bleep My Dad Says. He announced the news on his own Twitter account.

"I pushed for Mr. Shatner," Helpern told The Chicago Sun-Times. "He's been fantastic. He's like my dad in that he says what he wants to say when he wants to say it."

Shitmydadsays has already interjected itself into popular culture with a book that's now No. 8 on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. It's based on the younger Helpern's relationship with Sam Helpern, a retired doctor of nuclear medicine.

ABC and whatever network gets announced tomorrow should be coming soon, as it's been a rather busy night with Lost, NBA playoffs + lottery (Wolves draft 4th, blech!) and all the activity online.