Popular Twitter account to get sitcom adaptation
From Twitter to the tube: CBS has ordered a script for a domestic comedy inspired by the popular Twitter feed “Shit My Dad Says.”
Warner Bros. TV project will be exec produced by “Will and Grace” alums Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Justin Halpern, a 29-year-old senior editor for Maxim.com who pens the feed of musings from his 73-year-old father, will write and co-exec the script with Patrick Schumacker. Mutchnick and Kohan will exec produce.
Halpern launched the feed in August after moving from L.A. back home with his parents in San Diego. After he began posting near daily doses of statements and observations from his father, Sam, the feed has quickly gathered more than 700,000 followers.
A recent pearl from Sam: “Oh please. You practically invented lazy. People should have to call you and ask for the rights to lazy before they use it.”
In September, Halpern landed a book deal for “Shit My Dad Says” with HarperCollins’ It Books imprint.
A CBS rep was quite to point out that the title will be changed for TV — natch.