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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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Harold Petrak March 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

better than 2 & 1/2 men

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Dan March 27, 2011 at 5:44 am

William Shatner is me in this show. Leave him on so I can learn to change!

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Terry O'Hanlon March 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

is e of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a long time. It’s irreverant and seems like it may be so close to real life that some folks will disapprove. Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!1

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candy & alan mcguigan March 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

we love this show, it is unique, tired of all the other crap out there. keep it on

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carol March 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

keep this show

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Jer March 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

keep it

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Richard March 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Bleep My Dad Says , is a great comedy show. Especially after you introduced Jean Smart. Bet if you kept her in it as his sly girlfriend the ratings would be higher. Big mistake canceling this show.

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Lonardos March 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I’ve never been a super fan of William Shatner but I LOVE him in this show. You have to keep it going, he makes me laugh out loud, even when I’m alone. It’s a great show to have follow Big Bang Theory, another of my favorites.

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Delgado Household March 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

Religiously TiVo’ed this show to watch on Friday mornings with my husband. Its the only day of the week we get to eat breakfast together. To our sad surprise the show finished! :(
Friday morning breakfast will never be the same! I will never know what happened with Vince and Bonnie’s pregnancy. How was the relationship between Ed and his neighbor going to untangle itself? Does Henry EVER get a steady girlfriend? Will Tim be the maid forever??
Questions that will never be answered! Cry!

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Rosalind March 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Please do not cancel the show. I looked forward to watching it each Thursday. It was hilarous in spots–and very funny in the rest.

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Idk March 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

The show is awesome, not as good as big bang theory but still good and it left off on a epic cliffhanger

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Patricia Branning March 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I really love this show, my husband and I have always been followers of William SHATNER, we love him in this show, please do keep it going, so refreshing! We have never missed an episode, or even a rerun…

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beep my dad says great show March 25, 2011 at 10:56 am

Networks or becoming cancel crazy. Perhaps Networks make more money off the SPONSORS by airing so many new shows. Networks are airing lots of new shows,about ever 4 months. and being canceled shortly after. Then they repeating this process Perhaps to keep us confused. A diversion, hoping we want notice most of the show want be coming back. Then giving us some bs about Neilsen rating. I found they are not discriminate on which type of show I’m watching, rather it to be Sitcoms, Drama or Fiction, The show I’m watching, is in crisis or its, r already gone. I notice the Networks have more Reality shows, Adult Cartoons, Game&Talk Shows & shoveling these type of shows down our throats. Keeping lower budgets shows, cancel series show. Not all the time but “Sometimes” they bring a series back a show, if , enough people protest the cancellation. Some or not coming back no matter how many of viewers complain. I wonder if its because the longer a series runs, the more valuable actor becomes. You know, 2 million is lot of money to pay an actor verses, low budget with the redneck writers and rehearsed drama, you know, those so called, “Reality shows”. I only watch series show so I’m devastated to see so many new series show being tossed.
Hopefully they will bring Series type shows to the internet. If Entertainment like Series shows go to internet, it would replace TV, like TV did to Radio.

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Sue DuBois March 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

U just have to keep the show going. It’s a blast and my husband an I watched every Thursday without fail, never missed a show. Please don’t cancel the show, we need a good laugh in this day and time, dont take it away from us!!

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Mary Bernhardt March 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

My favorite show this season. Always looked forward to Thursday night to watch it. Really miss it already. Please don’t cancel.

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Jack March 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Please keep it. My wife and I love the show.

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