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Following on the surprise success of its Twitter-inspired comedy Shit My Dad Says" last week, CBS has made a script deal for "Shh … Don't Tell Steve," based on a Twitter feed by the same name which will be produced by Ashton Kutcher, and his producing partner Evan Goldberg. Transmedia Light?
Steve Roommate@shhdontellsteve Steve's ApartmentThis is a twitter page where I secretly tweet about what my roommate Steve is doing at all times.
The TV show adaptation will revolve around a man who must deal with his immature roommate and the twitter feed has over 20,000 followers before even the launch of the TV show.
The first foray into Twitter fused scripting was Shit My Dad Says is based the ruminations of an old fella' and with close to two million followers the site is growing exponentially.
Justin@shitmydadsaysI'm 29. I live with my 74-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down shit that he says
Some gems from Twitter include:
"Nervous? In 5 billion years the sun will burn out and nothing you did will matter. Feel better?" (Show airs tonight! 830/730c CBS)
"Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit."
Trailer for TV Show starring William Shatner as Ed.