In the past few years, CBS has tried very hard to dump the stigma of their programming being thought of as “TV for old people.” They’ve done a pretty decent job by greenlighting unconventional sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory that weren’t about the same old family problems and the comedic ways people get out of them.
Continuing this trend, CBS picked up $#*! My Dad Says, based on the Twitter account of the same name. The show follows a young man who lives with his 74 year old father, who is constantly saying or doing outrageous things. That father? William Shatner.
On top of the concept of picking up an entire TV show based on a few tweets, CBS has also decided to keep the implied expletive in the title, as opposed to calling it “Stuff” or “Things.” At the risk of their ratings, this has even outraged the Parents Television Council
The rest of the cast reads like a MadTV reunion. Will Sasso and Nicole Sullivan join alongside Ryan Devlin (Cougar Town) and others. Shatner manages to bring the “off the cuff” humor to this new show that made his role as Denny Crane on Boston Legal the legend it is today.
Check out the first behind the scenes clip for the show after the jump, and stay tuned to the network this fall, as $#*! My Dad Says is currently slated for Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30 C.