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