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$#*! My Dad Says: William Shatner in a Sitcom; Cancel or Keep It?

$#*! My Dad SaysIf you thought a sitcom based on the Geico Cavemen was strange, one that’s based on a Twitter feed seems really crazy. $#*! My Dad Says also certainly wins the prize for having the most awkward title in TV history (CBS maintains that it should be read as Bleep My Dad Says). In any case, the show finally debuted last week. How did it do in the Nielsen ratings? Will it last or be quickly cancelled?

$#*! My Dad Says revolves around a young struggling writer who’s out of money and must move in with his cranky and opinionated father. The new TV show stars William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Will Sasso, Nicole Sullivan, and Stephanie Lemelin.

In its first week on CBS, $#*! My Dad Says did very well, despite some poor reviews. In its Thursday night timeslot, the sitcom attracted a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.58 million total viewers. That was enough to put the show in first place in both categories.

What do you think of $#*! My Dad Says?

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On the negative side, though a 4.0 rating is still great, it did lose almost 20% of its lead-in audience in the demographic. The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.9 rating.

The real question will be to see how many viewers return to watch week after week. The show is obviously benefiting from its timeslot, sandwiched between Big Bang and CSI. With such a great timeslot, the network’s expectations are high but for now, $#*! My Dad Says certainly looks safe from cancellation.

But, what do you think? Is $#*! My Dad Says worth watching week after week? Should it be kept or cancelled?

 

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Rushman October 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

CBS
I have to say that I have never been more disappointed in a canceled show. Why are you so worried about what a few think of you. This country and the shows on TV would not be what they are today unless people took risk. I am a career Navy man and I know alot of Sailors that loved this show. For instance 5,000 on each carrier in the Navy. Please bring this show back. This country is so sinsative that I am beginning to wonder how we got where we are today.

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admin October 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Rushman » The show was cancelled because the ratings weren’t high enough. Nothing more than that.

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tracy September 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

love this funny show keep it on!

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Judy August 23, 2011 at 4:26 am

I was lazy and only now looked to see when “Bleep” would come back only to see it was cancelled!
What a shame. We (72 and 86) loved it…roared with laughter. We considered this, along
with Two and a Half Men and Big Bang, to be one of your best. Please reconsider.

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John Ruland August 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I think the show should be called (Things my dad says) and keep it on, it started out good and 18 was good but there was never the next one to find out who the son was. So everyone is wondering who it could be. So it just can not end there. Make some more

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Shelly June 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I loved the show. I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t come back

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trucks May 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Keep it

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Erick Berdugo May 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

Keep the show. Change the actor who plays is his son. He’s just annoying and tries to hard to keep up with the other actors. The story lines are too much like the ‘Big Bang Theory’, that is trying to run several independent stories. Problem, BBT has enough characters to run different lines. With Bill Shatner you I think you need more of a Lucy and Ethel one story line approach. However, as far as the BBT goes : Sheldon and Penny should end up together. Lose the Indian girl. I like the different story line play, but its getting to the point where you have too much going on to see where your going. Again Sheldon and Penny. or Walowitz and Penny. Tell Galickie to stop being too annoying. His is the straight character let him be that and it will work out.

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Tricia May 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Loved this show. Keep waiting for it to be back on. Was very funny. Not to many of those left any more. Bring it back.

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verne April 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Welcome to “TV HELL!”
Here is a site with a list of canceled series, since @1998-2011 TV HELL.net With sites like FaceBook, MySpace,Twitter and YouTube exposing the Networks. The goal is to let Networks know of online eye site content expose the Networks and bring them back to the mother ship. Networks has 300 canceled examples of quality series shows that didn’t reach mass audience base on the Nielsen Rating system. They just replace series with 300 more shows. It keeping repeating. Do they not know someone out there that can do the math? The Networks rating and entire TV productions are being determined by a few percent of the households with a Nielsen box. Instead of fixing this system risking the viewer protest. Leaving us guessing what were their motivate. Do the NETWORKS” “MAKE” more MONEY off the “SPONSORS” by throwing “SOOO MANY new SERIES SHOWS”? Have you noticed we have four season mostly with brand new shows on. Perhaps this is just a diversion just to keep us confuses so we want notice that, most of the last season show, want be coming back. If they bring back a show, may wait 6 month or so before it airs again. It could smell of
death for that show. Plus most never get over 20 episode. Not giving enough time to grow as if they dont want SERIES SHOWS TO GROW.

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karl April 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

The Network draw me in, as the spider did the fly. Networks, tease me, with a few episodes. The Networks,Wine and Dine me without no happy ending..The Networks, played with my emotion. Killing cupid, breaking my heart again and again. Leaving me frustrated, wondering have you canceled another Drama/ Sitcom show. Treating me as if, was a stepchild. As if , I was yours to knock around, whenever you wanted too.

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