The creator of a comedy series that had a one-season run on CBS trashed his own show during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. TheWrap.com reports that Justin Halpern, who created, co-wrote and co-executive produced the 2010 CBS comedy “$#*! My Dad Says,” made the comments during a presentation for his new show, "Surviving Jack."
His previous show “sucked” and was “really bad,” Halpern said of “$#*! My Dad Says.” The show, which starred William Shatner in the title role, was canceled after one season.
Halpern said the show had the “wrong tone” and that his father, on whom the show was based, is “unintentionally funny.” The show was based on Halpern’s Twitter feed, "Shit My Dad Says."
He added, “That character doesn’t live as well on a multicamera sitcom — it just doesn’t feel organic.”
Halpern clearly “has higher hopes for his new offering, a Fox comedy set in the ’90s that stars ‘Law & Order: SVU’ vet Christopher Meloni as stern but loving father Jack Dunlevy,” the story notes.