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CBS Cancels '$#*! My Dad Says,' 'Mad Love,' 'The Defenders'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 15th 2011 4:15PM
My Dad Says, William ShatnerWhile Fox, ABC and NBC made much of their programming decisions last week, today brings the first scheduling news for CBS.

The network will not go forward with second seasons for the freshmen series '$#*! My Dad Says,' 'The Defenders' and 'Mad Love,' Deadline reports. The fates of CBS's other first-year shows, 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,' 'Mike & Molly,' 'Hawaii Five-0' and 'Blue Bloods' are still officially unknown, though the 'Criminal Minds' spinoff is the only one still in danger of cancellation.

Fox, ABC and NBC made much more drastic adjustments to their schedules, canceling most of their bubble shows. CBS still hasn't officially decided on 'CSI: NY' or 'Rules of Engagement,' but things seem to be looking up for the two veteran series. Of course, that could change at any moment until the official announcements are made.

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John Travolta Turns Down 'Glee' Cameo, Chloe Moretz Books '30 Rock' Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 25th 2011 4:30PM
John TravoltaJohn Travolta won't be jumping on the 'Glee' cameo train. The 'Grease' star told 'Entertainment Tonight' he was asked to cameo but turned down the offer.

"They've asked, but when I do musicals I train for six to nine months ... and a show like that is an on-demand thing," Travolta said. "I really have a criteria or a pride that I would wanna knock 'em dead, and I don't think I'd knock 'em dead in a week."

Travolta's 'Grease' co-star Olivia Newton John has appeared on the show twice. Among other high-profile guests, Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow has a recurring role on the series and Anne Hathaway dreamed up her own role and pitched it to producers.

In other casting news ...

'Kick-Ass' star Chloe Moretz will guest on '30 Rock.' The actress confirmed the news via Twitter last night. "So!! Tomorrow I start filming #30Rock bright and early, so you all should expect tweeting to start before the sun shines...oh yes <3 Night!" [Twitter/MovieLine]

'Dallas' without J.R. Ewing? Not if Larry Hagman has anything to do with it. The 79-year-old actor has agreed to appear in TNT's reboot. "I haven't signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally," Hagman told TV Guide. "I just told them I'd do it and my word's good!" [TV Guide]

Tila Tequila will guest on '$#*! My Dad Says.' Yep, you needed another reason to groan about this show. The reality star will play Ting Ting, the wife of a rich man, on the Jan. 27 episode. [TV Guide]

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CBS Orders Full Seasons of All Five New Shows

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 22nd 2010 8:15AM
'Blue Bloods'Good news for CBS viewers: After a strong start to the fall season, the network has gone all-out and ordered full seasons of its five new shows.

The solid performance of the five newbies -- 'The Defenders,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Mike & Molly' and '$#*! My Dad Says' -- helped CBS nab the number one spot for the first month of the fall season.

Speaking toThe Hollywood Reporter, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler credited the success to the network's strong development, promotion and smart scheduling moves. "It's personally thrilling and extremely satisfying," she added, "I like kept walking around the halls going, 'I want 5 for 5.'"

Although the network hasn't said just how many episodes have been ordered, Tassler wouldn't rule out reducing the episode orders for some series so that they can make room for new midseason shows.

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10/10/10 Thought Experiment: 10 Ways TV Would Be Different If the Internet Never Existed

by Ryan McKee, posted Oct 10th 2010 1:35PM

Today is 10/10/10, a date that means many different things to many different people. We're going to latch onto two elements of the date for a little thought experiment for a meta-TV thought experiment: its decidedly post-apocalyptic feel, and its striking resemblance to binary code. These two factors, combined with many caffeine-fueled conversations with our web geek buds at Urlesque, got us to pondering this question: How would TV be different today is the Internet never existed? (Urlesque will be exploring this concept in great detail tomorrow, so be sure to check that out.)

It's clear that the Internet has changed TV in a multitude of ways. With so much creative content on the Internet now, TV's audience numbers have taken a hit. It's part of the reason that network budgets have decreased, giving executives constant heartburn and causing some of them to focus content on this audience.

Some say the Internet is improving TV. The competition forces networks to work harder. Cyberspace is a great breeding ground for new talent and a platform for proven talent to present quirky concepts. Websites like Hulu allow viewers to catch shows they've missed and message boards let millions of fans interact. It also gives fans a place to congregate the day after and discuss and analyze their favorite shows.

We can't un-invent the Internet, so we can't fully fathom if TV would be better or worse today without it. We do know the following ten things would not have happened. You can decide on your own whether that's good or bad.

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'$#*! My Dad Says' Premiere Review: Don't Do That to the Shat

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 23rd 2010 12:30PM
You know what's funny about William Shatner?

William Shatner being William Shatner.

The Shat uttering contrived sitcom lines, which is what happens on '$#*! My Dad Says' (8:30PM ET Thursday, CBS), doesn't make him funny.

Shatner tries hard to fit himself within the narrow confines of this brittle sitcom, but the entire enterprise ends up working against the enjoyably goofy, spontaneous aspects of his personality.

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Alternate Titles CBS Could Use For '$#*! My Dad Says'

by Bob Sassone, posted May 27th 2010 1:02PM
ShatnerSo CBS has given the green light to a new comedy based on the Twitter account (and I'll never get used to writing that sentence, "based on the Twitter account) S**t My Dad Says. It's going to costar William Shatner, and from the clips released at the upfront presentation a couple of weeks ago, it looks rather awful.

But never mind about all that. What about that title? CBS obviously can't say that first word, so they're going around calling it 'Bleep My Dad Says.' That's how it will advertised and that's how we're all supposed to say it. But oddly, that's not the way it's spelled. The first word is pronounced "Bleep" but is spelled "$#*!" Confusing? Suddenly, spelling the TNT drama 'HawthoRNe' doesn't seem so tedious.

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Sneak Previews: CBS's New Shows

by Allison Waldman, posted May 20th 2010 11:42AM
cbs_logoYesterday was the CBS Upfront at Carnegie Hall in New York, and befitting a network that's number one in total viewers and brimming with confidence based on its lineup of long-term hits, the executives came out swinging. As newsworthy as the programs chosen for the 2010 schedule for CBS is how the network is shaking up the lineup.

However, the most exciting part of the presentation was getting a chance to see glimpses of the new shows: the remake of 'Hawaii Five-O,' new comedies 'Mike & Molly' and $#! My Dad Says,' Tom Selleck's cop drama 'Blue Bloods' and Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in 'The Defenders.'

As for the new shows, the trailers are generally quite good; not a dud in the bunch. Here's my impressions and some clips for you to judge for yourself.

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CBS Adds '$#*! My Dad Says' to Fall Schedule

by Chris Harnick, posted May 17th 2010 4:20PM
William ShatnerCBS has picked up the Twitter-inspired sitcom '$#*! My Dad Says.'

The pilot starred William Shatner and Ryan Devlin, but according to the Ausiello Files, Devlin will be recast when the series heads to air.

The show is based on material from Justin Halpern's Twitter account. Halpern, 29, lives with his 74-year-old father and chronicles his words of advice, rants and everything in between on Twitter.

'$#*! My Dad Says' joins other CBS pickups such as 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Mike & Molly,' 'Defenders' and the 'Criminal Minds' spinoff. For more on those shows check our report here.

CBS will debut its full schedule on Wednesday when it gives its presentation to advertisers. Keep checking TV Squad for more updates.

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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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