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10 Other Twitter accounts that should be turned into TV shows

CBS made this show from a Twitter account? What accounts will they use for show ideas next?

CBS’ new sitcom $#*! My Dad Says starring William Shatner is based on the Twitter account of Justin Halpern, who lives with his 89-year-old father. The show’s premiere brought in 12.5 million viewers last week.

Maybe that’s why CBS is planning another TV show based on a Twitter account, @shhdontellsteve. That one is about a guy writing about what his roommate does and is currently being made into a pilot called “Don’t Tell Steve”.

Now I’m not too familiar with that second Twitter account, but if CBS is so intent on making shows from Twitter accounts, I might as well share a list that the network’s execs can use for future pilot ideas:

1) @WolfBlitzerCNN – Come on, Things Wolf Blitzer Says is sure to be a hit. Watch out William Shatner, Wolfie’s gunning for you!

2) @JohnCMayer – A show about a musician who connects with viewers through Twitter? That could be cool. Oh wait, just like John Mayer’s Twitter account, this show has also been cancelled.

3) @PerezHilton – Sure Perez Hilton initially got famous by drawing penises on photos of Lindsay Lohan and then blogging them, but a show about a gossip blogger becoming famous for his celebrity news tweeting would be cool.

4) @50Cent – I guess its not totally surprising that rapper 50 Cent employs no filter while he tweets, but between all the retweets of half-naked, booty-showing photos of fans he retweets, plus gems like the following, I would actually watch this show: “This b*tch is a super freak for real @beautydiorxz yal want some p*ssy follow this b*tch she crazy as hell look at her page.”

5) @KBurkhardtSNYKevin Burkhardt is the New York Mets’ on-field reporter who happens to tweet in the same way that he reports on the baseball teamĀ  — in a timely, relevant, and totally original manner. I’d love to see a show about an on-the-field reporter who covers baseball from unique angles and eventually earns his way into the broadcast booth.

6) @MollieWestieMollie the Westie is just one of thousands of Dogs Who Twitter. And let’s not forget cats who tweet, like @sockington who loves writing about his kibble! How about a show called Paws to Tweet, CBS?

7) @LilPecan – Speaking of pets with twitter accounts, Lil Pecan is a self-described “social media guinea pig” from Boston with over 3,500 followers, that is often snarky while defending the fact that her human doesn’t write her account, like some other animals. A talking-and-typing guinea pig right there on your television?!? Instant ratings!

8) @ev & @bizEvan Williams and Biz Stone are the creators of Twitter. Could you imagine a show about the guys responsible for the newest way the world communicates these days? Hey, they made a movie about Facebook…

9) @AplusKAshton Kutcher helped put Twitter on the map with his competition to 1,000,000 followers against CNN and his straightforward tweeting. How about a show that focuses onĀ  a celebrity’s struggle with what to share and what to keep private and how it affects his family? Sort of part-reality, part-entertainment? I’m sure MTV has a time slot or two open still.

10) @YOU! – Maybe you are the next tweeter that would make a good subject for a show because you use Twitter in a unique way that is also entertaining. Hell, if I’d follow you, why wouldn’t I also wanna watch a show about you too? At least CBS thinks I should…

What other tweeters/tweeple do you think CBS should consider for their own TV shows based on their twitter accounts? Share in the comments below!

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LOST’s John Locke and Ben Linus reunited on new show?

LOST executive producer J.J. Abrams has pitched a comedic drama (or is that a dramedy?) starring former LOST co-stars Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson.

Since the two actors had such great acting chemistry on LOST as John Locke and Benjamin Linus, many fans have suggested the two do their own show together. And I for one agree — ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!

Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson

Abrams’ show concept supposedly features the duo as retired spies living nearby or sharing an apartment in the suburbs somewhere.

Would you watch a show like this? I’m thinking I would.

Anthony’s Weekly Tweets for 2010-09-19

  • So I ran into the Vice President of Chase Manhattan the other day… #life #interestingexchange #
  • RT @ziggyshea: "You can look like Madonna and party like Tommy Lee." love that that reference went right over 90% of the audiences' heads. #
  • Linkin Park performing now. They can be good. #VMAs #MTV #
  • I love sicilian pizza. Oh wait. Yayy Italy! RT @ziggyshea: HELL YEAH we do! @AnthonyFuria Sicilians rock! RT @ziggyshea: @fifthand56th #
  • A little late to that party, huh? RT @rizzyfreshh: thank you mets, for being terrible. #
  • RT @sebastianzar: VMAs: Deadmau5 is now mainstream. Nikki Minaj carries pillow pockets. Eminem's still the most popular rapper in the world. #
  • I'm still waiting for the #LasVegas movie! RT @steelcorpfilms: @greggrunberg Agreed. #Heroes and #MyNameIsEarl movies are badly needed. #
  • RT @funnyordie: Yo, MTV VMA's- I'm real happy for you and I'ma let you finish but you were a lot more fun to watch when @KanyeWest was drunk #
  • Okay, gotta go to bed. Its been real. Early (and long) day tomorrow. Ciao! #
  • Getting ready to watch the season finale of True Blood with @JustOneMiss for date night! So excited! <# #trueblood #hbo #
  • So cool RT @2HotBloggers: Check out our interview with the awesome folks at @cowineco for our @room704 post this month! http://bit.ly/9FCr7b #

Anthony’s Weekly Tweets for 2010-09-05

  • Why? RT @lessthanjill: Places I love: 1. Hicksville 2. Oyster Bay 3. Sag Harbor. ;) #
  • Err, great. Just got home and realized I forgot to tape the Emmys! Was Jimmy Fallon funny? #emmys #awards #tv #nbc #conan @jimmyfallon #
  • Haha, well then. Maybe I didn’t miss anything. Heard Conan lost too. RT @CriticalOutcast: @citycynic I got bored and stopped watching. #
  • Way to go, Al! RT @alroker: Ran 16 mi. From Santa Monica Pier to Venice, to Will Rogers Beach, back to the Pier http://yfrog.com/afgykwj #
  • Ah, and the TiVo deleted my Mets game too? Great, just frakkin great. #whyme #tv #tivo #mets #baseball #err #
  • And its related tweets annoys 20 million. RT @antderosa: Foursquare passes 3 million users (via @laureni) http://bit.ly/adPF6t #
  • Watching the new #TrueBlood with @JustOneMiss. Hopefully @EricNorthman doesn’t hurt @SookieBonTemps! #trueblood #hbo #tv #yayy #
  • Yeah… RT @mr_jbrown: My #braves are hanging on to that NL East lead for dear life. Hope we don’t pull a #Mets and choke it away. #MLB #
  • Wow, zuppa toscana soup outside of an Olive Garden?!? :) Whoa, RT @Epiphora: Making Zuppa Toscana soup and breathing after a day of work. #
  • I know, what is THAT about? I wanna know what happens!!! RT @JustOneMiss: TWO WEEKS True Blood??! Not cool. #
  • RT @redlotusmama: Dear @cowineco, Thanks so much for helping us with our @room704 Sept. vlog & for always pouring good wine! ~ Miss & Nic #
  • This is funny on many levels. :) RT @adamlevine: @SaraBareilles talking shit! Awesome #
  • Nobody liked hurricane season! RT @alroker: Earl is a Cat. 4 hurricane and TS Fiona forms. Yikes #
  • You can do it! RT @adamjackson: Breathing and trying not to get too overwhelmed. Moving my life across country in 3 days. Wow. #
  • RT @MetsWFAN: Shulman open for ESPN: the Mets have been reduced to role of spoiler- I know that & you know that but did he have to say it #
  • Very true! RT @iMaDHaTTa Only in #NYC can you see cookie monster and a chicken playing music on the subway!!!! http://twitpic.com/2is7q6 #
  • CNNs Chad Myers saying Hurricane Earl likely to impact the East Coast if not direct hit. Wolf Blitzer asks if it will affect his US Open tix #
  • Its time for METS BASEBALL! GET UP, GET EXCITED! LETS GO METS! LETS GO METS! LETS GO METS! PUT UP OR SHUT UP TIME! #mets #braves #
  • Angel Pagan starts off the game with an infield single! Yes, we’ll take it! LETS GO METS! GOTTA SWEEP! #mets #braves #
  • Why do you say that? RT @lagranderusty: @citycynic it’s gonna be a very quiet 2 hours and 45 minutes #
  • You’re missing out on SNY’s coverage! RT @KCMichelle: Mets on ESPN. Oh look, it’s my favorite broadcasters ever. #sarcasm #
  • RT @citojm: I didn’t know Morgan Freeman is the manager of the Mets… that’s amazing!! #
  • David Wright goes down swinging. Guess he wanted to remind us that he’s NOT CLUTCH. Geez. Way to come through for the team. #mets #braves #
  • Ike Davis goes down looking, stranding 2 on base and now we are set up for what is likely to be a very very long game. Sigh. #mets #braves #
  • WE TRADE IKE?!? RT @jmcginley73: My love affair with Ike Davis officially lasted 3 months. What do u think he’d bring back in a trade? #Mets #
  • There goes the no-hitter. First batter, too. #mets #braves #
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