Ut oh, someone told CBS executives about Twitter, and now they want to get involved. Don't worry; they aren't starting accounts or anything. They're just purchasing the rights to the notion of a dad saying humorous things and developing the funny, popular account shitmydadsays into a sitcom:
CBS has picked up a comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 700,000 followers since launching in August and has made its creator, Justin Halpern, an Internet star.
"Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are on board to executive produce and supervise the writing for the multicamera family comedy, which Halpern will co-pen with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker will also co-exec produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project, which has received a script commitment.
The comedy's title will change if it gets on the air.
Wow, that sounds like it will probably be terrible. But I suppose it makes sense. Television can't survive more than a couple years without seeing Jerry Stiller as a screaming father.