Coming this fall, CBS will
air a new program, “$#*! My Dad Says,” a new comedy based on the popular
Twitter feed “Sh*t My Dad Says.” The show is scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. on
Thursday nights. The program stars William Shatner, who gives politically
incorrect advice to his son. CBS’s tagline for the show is “This Fall the Shat
hits the fan!” Then they have the audacity to say the show is perfectly
suitable for family viewing.
American Family Association
president Tim Wildmon says, "The fact that they have to bleep out the
first word in the title of this show tells you this is highly unlikely to be
family-friendly viewing, no matter what CBS says. It's a big mistake for William
Shatner to step off the bridge of the Enterprise
and take the helm of this piece of dreck."
Monica Cole is director of
OneMillionMoms.com, a project of AFA. "CBS is pushing the envelope to the
max here, and if the network isn't stopped, it will open doors to profanity on
the airwaves that we won't be able to close. We are going to contact all
potential advertisers for this program and let them know we are prepared to
launch a nationwide boycott of any company that pushes money at CBS to help get
this show on the air. This kind of programming is simply unacceptable, and America's moms
- and dads - aren't going to stand for it."
OneMillionMoms.com works to
enlist mothers all across the country in the fight to protect our nation's
children from vulgarity, immorality and violence in the media. OMM has also
launched an online petition to CBS that concerned parents can sign. The group
is prepared to file a formal complaint to the FCC should the show air.
"The American people own
the airwaves," said Cole, "and they don't want those waves used to
subvert the values they're teaching their children. Children and families
deserve much better."