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March 29, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

In consideration of those who are offended by obscene language, let us just say that the New York Times has learned that CBS has decided on a new title for a comedy series based on a Twitter feed that uses a word that could be described as the present-tense version of the first four letters of William Shatner’s surname. “The working title, internally, is Bleep My Dad Says,” the newspaper reported on Saturday, adding that a CBS spokesman had said that “bleep” is “not the official moniker” — yet. A pilot for the series, starring Shatner as the physician/dad, whose often obscene witticisms are relayed by his son on Twitter to 1,254,046 “followers,” was scheduled to begin shooting over the weekend. In reporting on the pilot, Times TV writer Brian Stelter commented on his Media Decoder blog, “Decoder’s not in the business of marketing TV shows, thankfully, but Bleep My Dad Says sounds like the kind of show that would sell itself pretty effectively.” (However, judging from the Twitter feed, CBS may have to bleep a lot more than a word in the title.)