Fall Pilot Review – S#*! MY DAD SAYS on CBS

What? $#*! MY DAD SAYS (pronounced “Bleep My Dad Says”), based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, follows Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who relishes expressing his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot. Nobody is safe from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry, a struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger; and Vince, the meek half of a husband/wife real estate duo with domineering Bonnie. When Henry finds he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed reveals a soft spot and invites Henry to move in with him. Henry agrees, knowing that the verbal assault will not abate and now there will be no escape. Describing their father/son relationship is tricky, but Ed will easily come up with a few choice words.

Who? Stars William Shatner as Ed, Jonathan Sadowski as Henry, Will Sasso as Vince, and Nicole Sullivan as Bonnie.

Where/When? CBS, 8:30/7:30c, Thursdays after THE BIG BANG THEORY.

Why (Why Not)? Wow.  This show is not good.  William Shatner is not funny, and while the writing is actually not terrible, he does nothing to make it any better.  The supporting cast is just fine, but I can’t understand how this show is on the air.  It’ll be huge, people will watch it, and I think it’s going to be around for quite some time, but I don’t get it at all.

How? Avoid it – there are plenty of other things to watch at 8:30 on Thursdays.