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Posts Tagged ‘$#*! My Dad Says’

Major Networks Announce Fall Shows

Monday, May 16th, 2011

More news on shows involving Star Trek actors, producers or writers has emerged from Hollywood, with some shows making the cut while others got the ax.

From the three big networks, first up is CBS, which announced that William Shatner‘s $#*! My Dad Says has been cancelled after airing eighteen episodes.

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Shatner: $#*! My Dad Says’ Ed Goodson

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Fans of William Shatner‘s Denny Crane may notice some similarities between the political incorrect and larger-than-life character from Boston Legal, and $#*! My Dad Says’ Ed Goodson.

That is not exactly just a coincidence, according to Shatner, who explained the relationship between the two characters. “Third cousin by his mother’s marriage,” he said.

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$#*! My Dad Says Sweepstakes

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

A new sweepstakes offers William Shatner fans the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to see the taping of CBS’s $#*! My Dad Says.

Fans are urged to “send us the funny sh*t your dad says…(in no more than one hundred-and-forty characters, of course)” to have a chance to win the trip for two which will be scheduled for this fall.

Although only one lucky person will win the trip, don’t despair. Three runners-up will each receive a signed copy of Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. In addition, Justin will pick some of the best entries received to appear on his blog.

Shatner: Aftermath, $#*! And Twitter

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

At seventy-nine, most successful actors might want to kick back and enjoy retirement in some pleasant locale, but that’s not the case for William Shatner, who is busier than ever with his established and new television shows.

Shatner spoke recently about his most recent show, Aftermath with William Shatner; a new show to debut this fall, $#*! My Dad Says; and his experience with Twitter.

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Shatner Response To PTC Boycott Campaign

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Last week, the Parents Television Council (PTC) called for a boycott of $#*! My Dad Says, but the star of the show, William Shatner, thinks that too much is being made of the bleeped out profanity.

PTC President Tim Winter is upset over the profanity, even though the profanity is not even being used in the title of the show, being replaced by $#*! instead. “Parents really do care about profanity when their kids are watching TV,” said Winter. “All parents? No, but something like eighty or ninety percent of parents. Putting an expletive in the title of a show is crossing new territory, and we can’t allow that to happen on our watch.”

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Call For Boycott Of $#*! My Dad Says

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Even though though the show is airing on broadcast television, not cable, a group of unhappy parents want a boycott for $#*! My Dad Says, on which William Shatner will be starring beginning next month.

The Parents Television Council (PTC) has written to around three hundred companies who advertise on television in hopes of getting them to “send a message” to CBS.

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Shatner: Exploring New Frontiers

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

In his work on $#*! My Dad Says, William Shatner is exploring a whole new frontier in a new age of television show production.

Shatner began his career on live television, but how shows were made was very different back then. “I was there when the cameras were as big as this table had internal fans that were whirring because of the heat of the tubes and had to come as close as this for a close up,” he said. “Now we’re talking about green screen and putting us on locations we’ll never visit, unfortunately. We can put us in Paris on this show and never leave the warmth of Warner Bros. It is beyond irony. It is trying to catch the tiger by the tail. The miracle is our inventiveness and the tragedy of our lives is the inventiveness. It’s beyond irony. It’s whatever term you guys can come up with.”

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Profane Dad Cool With Shatner

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Although William Shatner was Justin Halpern‘s first choice to play his sharp-tongued and profane father on $#*! My Dad Says, father Sam Halpern had another actor in mind.

$#*! My Dad Says will air September 23, and had Halpern senior had his way, he would have been played by someone associated with another famous sci-fi franchise.

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$#*! My Dad Says Trailer Online

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Fans waiting for CBS’s $#*! My Dad Says can watch a new trailer uploaded to YouTube.

According to CBS, the Shat hits the fan this autumn, but fans of Justin Halpern‘s father’s utterances can get an idea now of what to expect when the show airs.

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First Photo: Shatner As Ed Goodson

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A detailed description of $#*! My Dad Says and a photo of William Shatner who plays the opinionated father have been released.

$#*! My Dad Says, which will air this fall on CBS on Thursdays from 8:30-9:00 PM, is based on a popular Twitter feed of Justin Halpern, who chronicles his father’s profane and often opinionated utterances.

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$#*! My Dad Says To Air This Fall

Monday, May 17th, 2010

$#*! My Dad Says, a new show starring Ryan Devlin as the son of a profane and funny father played by William Shatner, has been picked up by CBS and will air on the fall schedule.

Based on a true life son and father, $#*! My Dad Says began life as a Twitter feed begun by the son, Justin Halpern, in 2009.

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