Twitter 'Bleep' Inspires CBS Sitcom

The New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:23 AM
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The biggest surprise on next season's CBS schedule is a sitcom tentatively called "Bleep My Dad Says," was inspired by a page on Twitter. It stars which stars William Shatner as the title's dad, Sam Halpern, a 70something doctor exasperated with his 20something slacker son. The CBS show inspired by a popular Twitter page -- whose actual name is decidedly more profane than the "Bleep" title -- is an old-fashioned, multicamera, studio audience comedy, in the mold of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory."

Son Justin started the Twitter page in August at the insistence of a friend. More than 1.3 million people subscribe to the page, which inspired a book and now this show. Thanks to his dad's rude witticisms, Halpern is now a best-selling author and a co-creator of a network sitcom.
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