Well, the $#*! may have hit the fan. It’s being reported that William Shatner’s sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says, has been cancelled after one season on CBS.
$#*! 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 TV show stars William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Will Sasso, Nicole Sullivan, and Stephanie Lemelin.
Despite people’s doubts that a Twitter feed could inspire a sitcom, the TV series got off to a solid start in September with a 4.0 rating and 12.58 million viewers. The next two episodes fell 18% and 12% respectively but the series was still doing well.
The numbers went up and down a bit over the course of the season but the series still ended up averaging a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.42 million viewers. Since the rest of CBS’ schedule is doing so well, that rating put the series squarely on the bubble. Had it been on NBC, it would have been safe.
The one problem that $#*! My Dad Says had was that it lost a significant amount of the lead-in from The Big Bang Theory. That sitcom averages a 4.0 in the demo so $#*! loses 25% of that prime audience. Despite that, $#*! was reportedly still in contention up until recently, though it was looking like co-star Jonathan Sadowski might have been dropped.
Ultimately, it seems that CBS execs believe that they can do better with another show in the timeslot. Rules of Engagement didn’t perform as well as $#*! but was renewed anyway. The fact that CBS co-owns Rules, which is close to having enough episodes for syndication, likely had a lot to do with that decision.
CBS has cancelled $#*! My Dad Says as well as fellow newbie Mad Love. CBS introduced three new sitcoms this season and only one, Mike & Molly, is expected to survive.
All 18 episodes of $#*! My Dad Says have aired with the series finale having run on February 17th.
We don’t know what Ed Goodson would have to say about this but series co-creator Jonathan Sadowski tweeted, “I regret to inform you that S**T MY DAD SAYS has been cancelled… Thanks for the memories!”
What do you think? Should $#*! My Dad Says have been renewed for season two? Will you miss it?
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found out 2 moths ago it had been cancelled. i couldn’t believe it . who does that, the ratings were not that bad. i think that u should just tell us you don’t believe in the work u do and stop giving us empty suspense
I am very disappointed to find out that this show has been cancelled. This was not only very funny, with lots of wit and good acting but great to have something different to watch. Agree that there are so many other shows that really aren’t as good still airing and this gets cancelled??? Very disappointed!
agree with all of you.. can’t believe they stopped it…OMG ..
I enjoyed this comedy and is the only series i ever watched more than countable. I’M ANTICIPATING SEASON II. If CBS prefer it pronounced or even renamed anything itz fine (dat only afffecting brand marketing, but the content is all we want) just bring back the sitcom. I believe is packed with punch, should we really go and ask in Cambodia??? #Ed’s voice