$#*! 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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  1. SUE says

    I LOVED THIS SHOW AND WATCHED IT FROM THE START, THEN NOTHING!!WILL IT BE COMING BACK..DOES ANYONE KNOW? WILLIAM SHATNER IS A GREAT COMEDIC ACTOR AND HOPE TO SEE HIM ON THE SHOW AGAIN….THEY REALLY LEFT US HANGING!

  2. celia says

    yea where did the show go it was very funny we miss it very much it certainly different then othe boring sitcoms .william shattner is at his funniest.loved all the characters on the show.hope they bring it back next year

  3. Linda says

    Can’t get enough of this show and cast. They all work great together. Been waiting
    Forever for some great sitcoms to come back to life. This show proves there are some
    Great actors still out there. The show is laughter at it’s best. William Shatner is perfect
    for this part. Thanks and PLEASE keep it going!!!

  4. Jess Ramirez says

    Why doget rid of the good comedies and keep those that aren’t that funny at all. You
    keep that “RULES of ENGAGEMENT” David Spade is not funny, I find that is BORING.
    How I MET YOUR MOTHER is another one . When I see Neil Patrick Harris bragging
    about all the women he’s been with I can’t see that anymore, ever since he came out. So
    get who ever is deciding about tell them to wake up and something about it.

  5. krizaziz says

    This is a G8Tcomedy show!…love the time slot!…love the characters!…funny book!
    Where’s the show? I miss it!

  6. Pam S. says

    Keep It!!!!! It is a breath of fresh air and one of CBS’s funnier shows. It took a while for the cast to relax and not be so stiff but now they are all so funny. CBS needs to give their shows more time to find their audience and settle in to a time slot. Now that the best show on TV, Two and a Half Men, is gone maybe they will bring it back in to that old time slot. Quit cancelling all your good shows CBS! Please do not go the route of the other networks and resort to mind numbing reality shows or singing and dancing shows! That really would be $#*!

  7. Terri in Michigan says

    PLEASE bring this back! I really miss it! This show was a great chaser to Big Bang Theory!!!!! It will never be the same without it!

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