They’re making TV shows based on Twitter accounts now? Hold on, let me just get my stationary out.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter sensation Shit My Dad Says is headed to television.
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.
Don’t get me wrong, that is a perfectly funny Twitter account. I’m sure it would make a perfectly decent coffee table book. But a whole TV show? So it’s a show about how dads say stuff? I’m glad Arrested Development got canceled and that The Wire is over, this engrossing idea is going to require all my attention! Although it is going to have to share some of my overwhelming enthusiasm with another show based on a Twitter feed (basically):
Shit My Dad Says is the second hot Internet property to land at a broadcast network this development season as a potential half-hour series.
Fox is developing a multicamera comedy based on popular Web site TextsFromLastNight, with Sony TV and Happy Madison producing.
“Four friends live together in a cell-phone as they try to find true text in the big BLAH.” LOL Smiley Face, indeed.