Twitter sensation @sh*tmydadsays is becoming a TV pilot with William Shatner set to play the larger-than-life dad at the center, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The CBS’ family comedy project is based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 1.17 million followers since launching in August by Justin Halpern.
The pilot will be executive produced by “Will & Grace” creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Halpern co-wrote the script with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker co-executive produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project whose title is expected to change if it goes to series.
Halpern, 29, had moved back in with his parents in San Diego, and on Aug. 3 he launched @sh*tmydadsays featuring comments made by his 73-year-old father during their daily conversations.