Articles for $#*! My Dad Says Season 1

Based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, $#*! My Dad Says is a comedy series starring Emmy Award winner William Shatner as Ed Goodson, an opinionated father who has no qualms expressing his unsolicited observations to anyone, especially to his family.  Read more »
Today CBS announced its plans for the fall, and while the vast majority of the schedule comes from returning shows, some of the biggest series are getting new timeslots.  CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Survivor and The Big Bang Theory are all moving to new nights.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>> Read more »
For some, September is synonymous with school, the last breath of summer, and fall wardrobe shopping (OK, well I don‘t really do that, but I know some of you do.) More importantly than sharpened pencils and sweaters however is that fact that September also signals a slew of TV premiere dates.  Read more »
The biggest gamble of the TV season has paid off. CBS decided to move its hit comedy The Big Bang Theory to Thursday to start a new night of comedy and try to steal the thunder from NBC‘s long-standing Must-See TV lineup.Mission accomplished.  Read more »
Well this news is kind of awkward. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that ABC has plans to turn the hilarious website, Awkward Family Photos, into a TV series. The website showcases some of the most uncomfortable, inappropriate, unintentionally funny and just plain awkward family photos. You could spend hours (and I have) scrolling through the scores and scores of cringe worthy photos. The site is golden, but will it make a funny TV show?This fall we saw the launch of the first ever TV show based on a Twitter feed, $#*! My Dad Says. The show has been universally panned by critics but the people have spoken and $#*! My Dad Says is a hit. The success of the show shouldn‘t be too much of a surprise. Even though I feel the show is abysmal; I can still see the germ of a good TV show there. The problems I have with the show deal more with the writing and William Shatner‘s mugging for the camera than the actual source material. The Twitter feed is highly entertaining and brings a fan base with it, and while not terribly original, the idea of a show about a son and a father reconnecting is doable.  Read more »
Looking for some tasty TV news in 300 words or less? Here you go -- now in available in bite-size! My Name is Earl Raises Hope Jason Lee, currently starring on TNT‘s Memphis Beat, is set to guest star on FOX‘s Raising Hope as Smokey Daniels, a has-been rock star hired as the headliner for "Grocery-Palooza." In the episode, "Burt Rocks," Burt will play backup for Smokey, one of his musical idols. And as an awesome little tie-in, creator of Raising Hope, Greg Garcia, also created Lee‘s former show My Name is Earl. Even more awesome tie-in: Did you catch the My Name is Earl reference in the Raising Hope premiere? A newscaster mentioned a "small-time criminal who completed his list of amendments." So subtle, so brilliant -- which is why we‘re stoked that Hope‘s been picked up for a full season. [Zap2It] Read more »
The fall season got off to a rough start with quick cancellations for FOX‘s Lone Star and ABC‘s My Generation, but things are looking up. Yesterday CBS picked up all five of its new shows for full seasons, and today the CW did the same for its new fall shows, Nikita and Hellcats. In addition, the CW ordered a full season for One Tree Hill.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
As of today, there are four television development projects based on Twitter accounts. Who knew 140 characters could provide so much depth and material? Read more »
Last night‘s People‘s Choice Awards were yet another example of why democracy doesn‘t always work. Sure, it‘s a nifty idea for government, but when it comes to TV, the people typically make bad or confusing decisions. As proof, look at the fact that the painfully unfunny $#*! My Dad Says was named Favorite New Comedy.  Read more »
Imagine it‘s a Tuesday night and you‘re a fan of V, The Good Wife and Parenthood. Like any rabid TV fan, you have a DVR with the ability to record two shows at the same time. V airs at 9pm while The Good Wife and Parenthood come on at 10pm, so recording all three shows is easy, right?Wrong.  Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over now that American Idol has wrapped up, so it‘s time to look back and see what shows and networks were the big winners and losers of the year. Deadline has two fantastic lists ranking over 140 shows in terms of total viewers and the strong demographic of 18-49-year-olds. A quick look at the list for total viewers reveals that reality competitions and CBS crime procedurals are still in power, taking the top 12 spots on the list.  Read more »
Are you a devoted X-Files fan who desperately needs the first season of the show to re-watch your favorite episodes? Or are you searching for your next book and funnyman Justin Halpern is your guy? Either way, our most recent BuddyTV Free Auctions have incredible prizes for our fans! Check out how you can win the complete first season of X-Files on DVD or Justin Halpern‘s I Suck at Girls. Want both prizes? If you have enough Buddy Tokens they can both be yours. Keep reading to find out how they can be yours - for free!  Read more »
They say the way to a man‘s heart is through his stomach-- this rings true with ABC Family‘s upcoming series, Young & Hungry, a light-hearted romantic comedy starring Emily Osment and Jonathan Sadowski. Read more »