It's the moment you all haven't been waiting for! Welcome to our pick for the worst new TV series of the 2010-2011 season. (And not in a fun trainwreck kind of way either.)
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS)
Premieres Thursday, Sept. 23, 8:30 p.m.
Time-Slot Competition: The Vampire Diaries (CW), Bones (Fox), 30 Rock (NBC), My Generation (ABC).
Cast: William Shatner, Nicole Sulivan, Will Sasso, Jonathan Sadowski
Status: We've seen the pilot episode.
Justin Halpern's hilarious Twitter and his curmudgeonly father's bon mots deserve better than this.
Inexplicably, the network took away all the ammunition from the Halpern pater—his dog, his wife, his grandchild and his bitterness—in $#*! My Dad Says.
Instead, the show features a dull Justin, his fat-joke brother and a greedy, screechy daughter-in-law whose fixation on her infertility only emphasizes the impotence of Shatner's old softy of a character.
Why did CBS even greenlight this series? Do they really believe they'll attract a younger audience with their social media inspiration and racy title? So what if the network can't actually write or say the actual name of the show. It's like Prince's unpronounceable symbol phase when the media had to refer to him as "The Artist Formerly Known As."
Our best answer to $#*! My Dad Says comes from the words of Dad himself, tweeted Aug. 30: "I don't wanna sit around watching you 'give it your best.' Either stop sucking or get the f--k out of the way."
Verdict: Pass; "Gimmie the remote we're not watching this bulls--t."—Samuel Halpern
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