Newswire: Shit My Dad Says creator takes blame/credit for killing Twitter-inspired sitcoms

CBS’s poorly received 2011 sitcom Shit My Dad Says was, in essence, a finger in the anus of network television, its creator explains in an apologetic essay published in the Hollywood Reporter today. According to Justin Halpern—who managed to parlay the success of his now defunct @shitmydadsays Twitter feed into a career as a television writer—his curated collection of irascible bon mots from his father benefited from a fortuitous right-time/right-place situation as broadcast networks were jealously eyeing the critical successes being mined over at their rival cable networks.

He likened the scenario to a staid and steady marriage between broadcast TV writers and broadcast TV networks, who had long since settled into a routine of safe and friendly missionary position sex once a week before suddenly realizing that there’s more to life. “[T]he broadcast networks see writers and cable networks fucking in all kinds …

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