If you know anything about Social Media or Twitter, than you probably already know about the phenomenon that is Sh*t My Dad Says.
Justin Halpern created the Twitter account after moving in with his 74-year-old father. Halpern claims that all he does is write down his father’s best quips and then tweet them to his more than 1 million followers.
The popularity of his father’s observations has catapulted Halpern into the world of internet celebrity and now there is even a TV series in the works about his family.
Back in November the family comedy had only been set up with a script commitment. But now, William Shatner has signed on to play Halpern’s grumpy dad giving the series enough clout to get the OK to start shooting the pilot.
Halpern, along with Patrick Schumacker, co-wrote the script and the two will work together as co-execs to produce the pilot. Of course, the title is subject to change, should the show be picked up for a series.
Shatner most recently starred on ABC’s Boston Legal but is, obviously, best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek.
You can check out Helpern’s Tweets here and if you aren’t already following, make sure you read through them to catch recent gems like, “A parent’s only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed” or “No, I’m not a pessimist. At some point the world sh*ts on everybody. Pretending it ain’t sh*t makes you an idiot, not an optimist.”
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