Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CBS Sitcom Inspired by Justin Halpern’s Twitter Page - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times…  (Check out the book sample on Amazon)

Yes, the anyone-can-make-media spirit of the Web has made it to prime-time network television, and probably not in the form Internet tycoons would have predicted. 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’s hugely popular “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

The only difference, perhaps, is that the actor playing the title dad, William Shatner, will be reading lines supposedly uttered by Sam Halpern, 74, a retired doctor, and posted online by his son Justin, 29, who 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.

CBS Sitcom Inspired by Justin Halpern’s Twitter Page - NYTimes.com

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