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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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Helen March 14, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love this show. Please keep it. Some of the new shows that they are trying just are not as great as this show.

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Sheila March 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I thought that sitcom was great. William Shatner was so funny and great. Better then a lot of the other crappy sitcoms that are on. Hope they bring it back on. What a shame if they cancel that show.

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Terra March 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

My husband and I couldn’t believe they were cancelling this show, we love it! KEEP IT!!!!!

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Amanda Munkler March 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

KEEP IT, Bleep my dad says is awesome. It was refreshing after BBT, 2 of our fave 1/2hr. sitcoms! Please bring it back, my Thursdays just aren’t as funny.

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Tammy March 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Love this show!! I’ve been disappointed it hasn’t been on lately.

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Anonymous March 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm

We love that show…and the time slot after BBT – please bring the show back..we miss it!

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BARBARA MORGAN March 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

This is one of the funniest new shows any network has come up with! It would be a viewing travesty if this one gets cancelled!! The whole cast is wonderful and William Shatner has never been better cast . . . . ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY CREATIVE AND CURRENT!!!

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Nancy March 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Keep Bleep my dad says. I love it. There more awful shows that you could cancel. Two and 1/2 men is one.

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Molly March 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Keep it and replace 2 men and a half

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Molly March 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

KEEP IT!!!!! Don’t just leave people hanging! I want to know if he has another son or not.

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Mark March 8, 2011 at 6:33 am

I love that show. I found this site while researching where it went. The only thing I don’t like about it is, the name makes it hard to find in cases like this.

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Susan March 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

There are few shows that I will go out of my way to watch. This is one of them! Keep it for a good long while.

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anon March 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Keep it!!!!!!!!!

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Patrick King March 7, 2011 at 10:10 am

I found the show “bleep my dad says hilarious! Shatner at his best! I can’t beleive they cancelled it.
Bring it back please!

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a.lugo March 7, 2011 at 1:30 am

Great show. Keep it. William is the, the whole team.

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