Another Twitter feed inspires CBS project
Show will focus on a man who deals with an immature roommate.
Tue, Sep 28 2010 at 5:53 AM
SOCIAL MEDIA GURU: Ashton Kutcher, who has more than 5 million followers on Twitter, is developing a sitcom based on another Twitter feed. (Photo: ZUMA)
Call it "$#*! My Roommate Says."
CBS is developing two new comedies, including a project based off a Twitter feed produced by social-media master Ashton Kutcher.
Following on the successful launch of its Twitter-inspired comedy "$#*! 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.
The CBS version of "Don't Tell Steve" is about man who deals with an immature roommate. Like "$#*! My Dad Says," the Twitter feed's premise is a guy who secretly Tweets the actions of somebody he lives with (in this case, his jobless, drunken roommate). The feed has drawn more than 13,000 followers.
Samples from the feed: "Steve loudly challenging people to a drinking contest. Nobody biting, so he's just doing shots and declaring himself the winner" ... "Steve, just now, yelling from our bathroom: 'Total Asparagus pee bro! Come smell!'" … and his latest Tweet, fittingly for a feed that just landed a CBS sitcom deal: "Steve on TV Premiere Week: You are not making me watch the 'Dancing Washed Up Stars' results show. We're watching 'NCIS.'"
If "Don't Tell Steve" makes it to air, it could serve as a possible companion series to "$#*! My Dad Says" — a sort of Must-Tweet TV.
Kutcher, who has an astounding 5.8 million followers on the popular social media site, is serving as an executive producer.
The second deal is for "Murses," a comedy about two male nurses.
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