First, CBS turned a Twitter account about the caustic and profane things one man’s dad said into a TV show. Now, hot off the premiere of $#*! My Dad Says, the network has made a script deal with the author of a second comedic Twitter feed.
CBS has locked in a deal for @shhdontellsteve, a Twitter account that regales its followers with the antics of one man’s roommate. While nowhere near as popular as @shitmydadsays, the account has more than 14,000 followers.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Don’t Tell Steve will be produced by CBS TV Studios and Katalyst, Ashton Kutcher’s production company. Ashton Kutcher, Karey Burk and Jason Goldberg are executive producers on the project.
Last week’s premiere of $#*! My Dad Says garnered a respectable 12.5 million viewers, which could be an indication to CBS that Twitter accounts really do make for good TV shows. CBS and Katalyst still have to make a successful pilot before Don’t Tell Steve becomes part of the CBS comedy line-up; but clearly, if you have a crazy friend, roommate or family member, tweeting about what he or she says is a winner.