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Twitterer With a Not-TV-Appropriate Name Gets Picked Up by CBS for Comedy

Nov 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

A hit Twitter account with a name that can’t be said on network primetime has been picked up for comedy project development by CBS, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The account called “Shit My Dad Says” was launched only in August by 28-year-old Justin Halpern after he moved back in with his parents in San Diego. It consists of colorful sayings from his 73-year-old dad.

More than 707,000 followers are tracking the account and Halpern already sold a book version. David Kohan and Max Mutchnick ("Will & Grace") will executive produce and oversee the writing, which Halpern himself will co-write with Patrick Schumacker.

CBS will change the title if the show gets on the air.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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