Here’s an amazing little nugget of casting brilliance to get your weekend started off right. A few months ago, it was announced that the popular Twitter account Shit My Dad Says had been optioned to be turned into a sitcom by CBS. At the time, it didn’t make a lot of sense… how do you make a TV show out of a random stream of hilarious quotes from a guy’s 74-year-old dad? Well, in this case, clearly all that matters is that you find the right man to play that wacky, wise-ass dad… and clearly the right man to play that dad, is none other than William Shatner!
The Hollywood Reporter brings us the scoop that Shatner has been cast in the lead role in the family sitcom version of Shit My Dad Says (henceforth to be referred to on Film Junk as “Shat My Dad Says”). Apparently his Sarah Palin-inspired spoken word performances on Conan O’Brien were a big reason why he landed the gig. This sounds like a surefire hit to me, even though the show is being set up by the guys who did Will & Grace. What do you think? In the meantime, you can follow Shatner’s own ramblings on Twitter, where he curiously ends every single tweet with the phrase, “My Best, Bill.”