Pilot View: CBS’ new comedy, ‘S#*! My Dad Says’

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Editor’s Note: We offer you our first impressions of the original pilots for fall shows. Keep in mind that these are not reviews, and that the networks may make significant changes to these shows before they air. We reserve the right to love them or hate them more later.

'$#*! My Dad Says,’ which CBS insists reads as ‘Bleep My Dad Says,’ is a sitcom based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern that actually uses the expletive CBS is bleeping. Ed Goodson is a very opinionated dad who says politically incorrect things. Henry is his struggling writer-blogger son and Vince is a married realtor/henpecked husband to Kathleen. Because he’s broke, Henry moves in with his dad.
Who’s in it: William Shatner as Ed; Ryan Devlin (‘Cougar Town’) as Henry; Nicole Sullivan (‘Rita Rocks’) as Kathleen; Will Sasso (‘Mad TV’) as Vince.

Who made it: Halpern co-wrote the script with Patrick Schumacker, and it is executive produced by the ‘Will & Grace’ team of David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.


Thumbs up: Honestly, we’ve got nothing.

Thumbs down: Because the Twitter feed is indeed funny and Shatner seemed like a perfect choice, we were looking forward to this one. But 140 characters of Ed seems to be all we can take.

Verdict: Ouch.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

Video Credit: CBS


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