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The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies

Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows? 

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The Pile of $h*! That Was '$h*! My Dad Says'

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where Brilliantly Canceled comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

Writers adapt all types of stories to the screen. Whether they be based on works of fiction, like novels, comics, or plays; myths, handed down from generation to generation; or even real stories that happened to real people. All of them, however, communicate the subtle and not-so-subtle moments of [...]

CBS Puts $#*! My Dad Says Down

$#*! My Dad Says, the Twitter-based Shatner-fronted comedy on CBS that consistently pummeled 30 Rock in the ratings, has been cancelled, mercifully.

Your Weekly $#*! My Dad Says vs. 30 Rock Ratings Battle Update

We're back after missing a week due to 30 Rock's Halloween hiatus, but don't worry, the battle is still raging. Last night, 30 Rock drew a respectable 5.3 million viewers, which is a 9% increase from 2 weeks ago. $#*! My Day Says, however, pulled in a much more respectable 10.9 million viewers, which is a 10% increase over last week. God dammit, Shatner.

In other Thursday night ratings news, it's a good thing NBC ordered two new episodes of Community before last night's episode, as its viewership dropped 21% from last week. But to be fair, it was at 8:30 last week and not up against [...]

Your Weekly $#*! My Dad Says vs. 30 Rock Ratings Battle Update

Ratings last night were pretty awful all across the board, with nearly every show taking a tumble compared to previous weeks. Included are our headline fighters, $#*! My Dad Says and 30 Rock. $#*! My Dad Says dropped about 15% to 9.78 million viewers. Unfortunately, 30 Rock fell even further, dropping down to 4.92 million viewers, down from 5.69 million last week. It's ugly out there, folks.

'Surviving Jack' Co-Creator Justin Halpern Reflects on the Show's Cancellation in a Funny and Insightful Piece

Yesterday, Fox canceled its freshman sitcom Surviving Jack, and today, the show's co-creator, Justin Halpern (Shit My Dad Says), wrote a Tumblr post reflecting on the cancelation of the show and how good a time he had working on it. Check it out, it's an interesting and unexpectedly positive look into what happen when a network axes a show.

Fox Buys Two Sitcoms, Including One from Bill Lawrence; NBC Buys One from Cee Lo (Yes, that Cee Lo)

- Fox has purchased a new single-camera comedy from Bill Lawrence called I Suck At Girls. The show is based on a book by the creator of Shit My Dad Says, Justin Halpern, who will also co-write the pilot, and focuses on the growing up of a boy through manhood and eventually fatherhood.

- Fox has ordered a pilot script for Bastards, a single-cam family comedy about "a family who has never met." Jason Micallef, writer of the upcoming feature Butter, and Seth Gordon, director of Horrible Bosses, created the show.

- NBC is working with Cee Lo Green to produce a sitcom because…umm. The show [...]

Your Weekly $#*! My Dad Says vs. 30 Rock Ratings Battle Update

Things got a little closer this week between our storied competitors, with $#*! My Dad Says pulling in 9.7 million viewers to 30 Rock's 5.7. Say, that's only a 4 million viewer difference! OK, so it's not great. And because the NBC affiliate in Baltimore carried the Ravens game instead of the normal comedy lineup, the numbers for the NBC shows are likely to be adjusted downwards. Sigh.

Your Weekly 30 Rock vs. $#*! My Dad Says Ratings Battle Update

Last week, 30 Rock enjoyed a huge ratings boost thanks to their live show. This week, it came crashing back to Earth, losing 20% of their audience. 5.26 million people watched 30 Rock last night compared to 10.91 million watching $#*! My Dad Says.

In other discouraging ratings news, Community fell 14% to 4.56 million viewers and The Office dropped 11% to its lowest-ever number of viewers at 6.82 million. Dark days, my friends. Dark days.

Your $#*! My Dad Says vs. 30 Rock Ratings Battle Update

A quick update on the epic ratings battle between $#*! My Dad Says and 30 Rock: Shatner dropped 18% to 10.44 million viewers and Liz Lemon held steady at 5.69 million viewers, so there may be hope in the world after all. I mean, $#*! My Dad Says still handily won the time slot, but not by nearly as much. Don't worry, I will keep you updated on this important fight every Friday.

Talking to Justin Halpern About the Rough Time He Had Turning 'Shit My Dad Says' From a Twitter Account to a TV Show

Two weeks ago, Brilliantly Canceled took us all the way back to that time two years ago when a twitter-based sitcom, $h*! My Dad Says, hit television. A few days later, the show’s creator, Justin Halpern (whose new show Surviving Jack premieres next season on Fox), reached out to me, and after assuring me that he didn’t want to kill me, provided some insight on the history of the show, multi-camera sitcoms, how to tell if your project is going south, and why it was canceled.

How did Shit My Dad Says go from twitter to TV? 

When the twitter feed got popular I got a lot of incoming calls, [...]

Sh*t My Dad Says Creator Talks Failed Sitcoms and Anxious Writers' Rooms

Peep this essay from Justin Halpern, the creator of Shit My Dad Says (canceled) and writer on How to Be a Gentleman (canceled), for the perspective of someone who's made it from Twitter into the glitzy, glory-filled world of TV writing but hasn't hit on a show with staying power. It paints a good picture of the writers' room on a show everyone knows is going to be cancelled:

“Where does it go in the second act?” one of the senior writers asked, as we were trying to outline the next episode.

“What if in the second act, he turns to the girl he’s with and he’s like, [...]

Proving Scientifically That 30 Rock Is Better Than $#*! My Dad Says

After noticing CBS’ S#*! My Dad Says has been destroying NBC’s 30 Rock in the ratings from week to week, I decided to take a closer look at each of the shows. While I agree with most critics that 30 Rock is far superior (despite the lower ratings), I have to admit that such comparisons are subjective, based on personal tastes in humor and biases against shows inspired by Twitter feeds. Therefore, I set out to prove quantitatively which show deserves the better ratings. The fairest way to do that, I concluded, was by counting the number of jokes per episode.

I will use pure, unbiased science [...]

Your Weekly $#*! My Dad Says vs. 30 Rock Ratings Update: Live Show Edition

So last night 30 Rock went all-out and did two live shows, one for each coast. A real piece of event television! And you know what? It did a whole lot for their ratings, giving them a 40% boost over last week with nearly 6.7 million people turning in. Awesome!

The bad news? $#*! My Dad Says still handily beat poor live Liz Lemon, somehow getting 10.1 million viewers. Shatneeeeeer!

In other positive ratings news, Community's excellent Apollo 13/KFC episode delivered them a nice 16% bump in the ratings from last week, which were not good. So stop worrying about Community getting canceled, because it doesn't seem super [...]