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Shatner to Star in Twitter Sitcom

| 20 Feb 2010 18:53
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William Shatner, pop culture icon and the original Captain Kirk, is to play the titular Dad in the pilot of Sh*t My Dad Says, the TV sitcom inspired by a Twitter feed.

It's almost too weird to be true, Captain Kirk in a sitcom based on a Twitter feed, but weird or not, it's entirely true. The rise of @shitmydadsays can best be described as meteroic. Originally started back in August by 29 year old Justin Halpern to record the funny things his 73 year old father said, gems such as "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon."

In just a few short months the feed has has attracted more than one million followers and was optioned for a sitcom by CBS in November. The pilot of Shit My Dad Says, which will mirror the background of the twitter feed, a 29 year old forced to move back in with his aging parents and will be retitled should it become a regular show, will star William Shatner as the slightly-crotchety, plain-talking father, and is co-written and co-produced by Halpern.

Source: Coming Soon

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