I guess this is the American dream in 2010. In the world of twitter there exists a funny Shit My Dad Says thing that is very appropriately named as the content consists of shit his dad says. Now it's going to be a television show because there's only like three people in Hollywood that come up with their own ideas and they are all busy doing awesome stuff. Fortunately they have decided to cast the best weird dad I could think of, William Shatner.
The pilot, executive produced by "Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, was originally set up at CBS with a script commitment in November. Now, with Shatner on board, it has been greenlighted to pilot.
Halpern co-penned the script with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker co-exec produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project whose title is expected to change if it goes to series.
Halpern, 29, had moved back in with his parents in San Diego, and on Aug. 3 he launched Shit My Dad Says, a Twitter feed featuring colorful -- often profane -- comments made by his 73-year-old father during their daily conversations. [via the hollywood reporter]
It's a pretty awesome story and a breeding ground for funny material. With the addition of Shatner presumably playing a role not too disimilar from his spoken word appearances on talk shows, I could actually see this working out. Just get prepared for the lame title change like Stuff My Dad Says.