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William Shatner New CBS Sitcom Based on Twitter Page

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William Shatner New CBS Sitcom Based on Twitter Page

Television veteran William Shatner has been picked to star as a real-life angry father in a new CBS sitcom. The Hollywood Reporter announced on February 20 that the untitled show is based on Justin Halpern’s wildly popular Twitter page ‘S**t My Dad Says.’

Halpern’s 74-year-old father became famous for his uncensored rants, which Halpern posted on his Twitter page. The sitcom will be written by Halpern and his long-time writing partner Patrick Schumacker. News of the comedy came after the page hit a million followers, and a book based on the rants was announced.

The older Halpern seems to support the show, as his son told the Los Angeles Times that “He just doesn’t want to have to support me when I’m older.” The comedy will also be focused on unemployment. Famed ‘Will &Grace’ producers Max Mutchnik and David Kohan are also on board for the show. Shatner is known for his work on ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Boston Legal’ and the Priceline.com commercials.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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