Twitter TV: CBS Buys Show Based on 'Don't Tell Steve' Account
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has now inked a script deal to produce a new series based on the Twitter account @shhhdontellsteve, a handle that provides semi-amusing stories about one man's roommate. The new show will reportedly be produced by CBS TV Studios and Katalyst, a production company owned by Twitter aficionado Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher and his team of executive producers, of course, will still have to come up with a convincing pilot before the show gets the green light, and constructing a compelling script around bro-centric one-liners certainly seems like a challenge. But, after some 12.5 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of '$#*! My Dad Says,' CBS must feel confident that people actually want to watch a Twitter-themed program -- regardless of how terrible it is.