>Dead to Me

>My friend Rebecca sent me this link this morning from AVCLUB.COM, which I appreciate because now I don’t need to go dig up the articles I read yesterday. Here’s the dirt:

Stuff My Dad Says?: CBS picks up beloved Twitter feed for sitcom deal

by Noel Murray November 10, 2009

A month ago, 29-year-old Maxim.com editor Justin Halpern landed a book deal for his popular Twitter feed shitmydadsays, on which he dumps the irascible, profane mutterings of his 73-year-old father. Now CBS has signed a deal with Halpern to develop a sitcom based on the feed, with the help of Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The project is still in the script-development phase, which means casting, shooting a pilot, ordering a series and changing the name are still a long way off. Still… a show based on a Twitter feed. That’s where we are.

Normally, I’d think this was a good thing. But I feel betrayed. I thought this thing, which I’ve reference more than once on this very blog, was the work of just some “normal” 28yo guy living with his parents. Learning the guy is a Maxim.com editor really triggers my bullshit detector. Is it just me, or is the whole thing feeling even more contrived than it did all along?

There. I just unfollowed him. I sure showed him! Take that Maxim.com, you villain!

3 thoughts on “>Dead to Me”

  1. >Well, if it makes you feel any better, Rebecca, I was already planning to make that post. Like I said, you just made tracking the link back down easier!

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