CBS is already known for its crime procedurals and its Chuck Lorre comedies, but it looks like it’s also about to be known for basing shows on joke Twitter accounts:
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.
I guess it’s not a huge surprise seeing as how $#*! My Dad Says pulled in some pretty epic ratings last week, but still…sigh.