A brand new TV pilot based off a Twitter phenomenon has just found its crazy dad. According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Shatner will star in the new CBS pilot, Shit My Dad Says.
The pilot is based off the Twitter account created by Justin Halpern, a 29-year-old who moved back in with his parents and posts bizarre, profane statements that his 73-year-old father says in their daily conversations. Halpern launched the account in August and has amassed 1.1 million followers since then.
Halpern co-wrote the pilot script with Patrick Schumacker and both will executive produce the pilot with Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The project received a script commitment in November but with Shatner on board, the pilot has been greenlit for production. It was said, though, that the title will likely change if the pilot goes to series.