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Spring TV: Which Pilots Will Crash and Burn?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 5:32PM

There are two groups of people who get really excited about pilot season: L.A. actors hoping for a break and television writers. Being a member of the latter category, I admit to a tingly feeling creeping over me as word of the shows in development at all the big networks are starting to leak out. While most people are attributing feelings of renewal to the change in the weather, I'm happily anticipating what J.J. Abrams has in store for us this fall.

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Shatner to Say the Darndest Things on New CBS Sitcom

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 19th 2010 3:00PM
Have you ever wished that William Shatner was your dad? Well, for one Twitter star, that dream is about to become a reality.

Yes, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the legendary star of 'Star Trek,' 'T.J. Hooker' and 'Boston Legal' has agreed to terms with CBS to headline their upcoming sitcom 'Sh** My Dad Says.' The series, which is based on Justin Halpern's wildly popular Internet sensation of the same name, was originally given a script commitment by CBS back in November contingent on finding a lead.

With the brilliant casting of Shatner, that issue has been resolved, giving producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (who previously co-created 'Will & Grace') the greenlight to film a pilot for the series. The question now is, what are they going to call it?

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CBS picking up Shit My Dad Says from Twitter account

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 10th 2009 10:41AM
TwitterCBS has picked up a new comedy based on the ramblings of someone's father from a Twitter account called Shit My Dad Says. The title will likely change when it gets to the small screen. Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are behind it so it has some legs.

The creator of the Twitter account, Justin Halpern, has become an Internet star. Actually, this is the second Twitter account to get a sitcom, the first being TextsFromLastNight (which is being produced by Sony TV and Adam Sandler's people).

Based on the sample tweets, I can see this actually working as a sitcom where a twenty-something or early thirty-something is forced to live back with his parents. His father would be a pessimistic Larry David or Ricky Gervais character, saying awkward things all the time to humorous effect. I think the only trick would be to tone down the profanity, or perhaps just use bleeping.

This is why I have to start a Twitter account.

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