$#*! My Dad Says

8:00pm Wednesday, August 24 on TV2

The The Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, guest stars alongside William Shatner tonight in $#*! My Dad Says.

Ed turns green with envy when millionaire Don Reger (Majors) vies for the affections of Rosemary (Jean Smart). Meanwhile, Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan) and Vince’s (Will Sasso) former boss, Katie Palmer (Missi Pyle), tries to make amends with an “egg”-centric gift.

8:00pm Wednesday, August 17 on TV2

Tila Tequila (A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila) appears as a guest star in TV2’s popular comedy $#*! My Dad Says this week.

Tequila appears in the show as Ting-Ting, the trophy wife of one of Ed’s (William Shatner) neighbours.

In $#*! My Dad Says, William Shatner stars as Ed Goodson, a cranky 72-year-old who will gladly express his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.

Nobody is safe from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski), a 20-something struggling writer/unpaid blogger, and Vince (Will Sasso).

Also this week, Ed wants to put the brakes on his pursuit of Rosemary (Jean Smart, Designing Women, 24) after she says she would like to be romanced.

And, Vince and Henry have a “‘Stache-Off” to see who can grow a moustache faster.

Helgenberger leaving CSI

Original CSI cast member Marg Helgenberger will leave the crime series halfway through next season. The actress, who plays Catherine Willows, has been on the series since its beginning in 2000.

Two seasons for Beavis and Butthead

Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judges is planning only two seasons worth of new episodes of the cartoon. “[I] figure, get in, get out, quick,” he told Rolling Stone. “I don’t want to do it for years. I think a year or two. I wanted to just do a few more, so that if they do a syndication thing, they could play the music videos – because that was the stuff I was most proud of.”

Shatner speaks over axe

William Shatner believes American network CBS was wrong to axe $H*! My Dad Says earlier this year. Shatner said: “I’m told that it’s in the top ten [rated shows] in Canada, and here it was in the top 20 most of the time, [and] it was in the top 25 all the time. So I don’t understand that [decision].”

Miller returning to Gossip Girl

Actor Simon Miller will return to Gossip Girl after last appearing on the drama in 2009. The actor will reprise his role as Patrick Wilson in the premiere of the new season.

Kardashian wedding screening in October

The wedding of Kim Kardasian and Kris Humphries will screen as a two-part special on E! Channel in October.

8:00pm Wednesday, July 13 on TV2

Cybill Shepherd (Moonlighting) steams up the screen in a guest appearance in the outrageously hilarious S#*! My Dad Says

William Shatner stars as Ed Goodson, a cranky 72-year-old who will gladly express his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.

Nobody is safe from Ed’s (Shatner) rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski), a 20-something struggling writer/unpaid blogger, and Vince (Will Sasso), the meek half of a husband/wife real estate duo – the other half is the domineering Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan). When Henry is laid off from his job at a men’s magazine and finds he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed reveals a soft spot and invites Henry to move in with him. Henry agrees, even though he knows he will no longer have any escape from the verbal assault. Describing their father/son relationship is tricky, but Ed manages a few choice words in his blog. The comedy is based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern.

This week, Bonnie and Vince make a risky career move after attending a motivational seminar held by Charlotte Ann Robinson (Shepherd). Ed confronts the attractive life coach about their decidedly different opinions and giving bad advice, and finds his heart gets a motivational jump start.

Missed an episode of $#*! My Dad Says? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.

House to add cast members

House creator David Shore has confirmed that at least one new female cast member will join the series for the upcoming eighth season to replace departing actress Lisa Edelstein.

Huffman confirms new series

Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman announced at the Monte Carlo Television Festival this week that she is developing a couple of new TV series alongside her husband, William H. Macy, and the TNT network.

Schneider pilot to be re-shot

CBS is reportedly planning to reshoot a comedy pilot featuring Rob Schneider that was first announced last year. The network is still considering picking up the pilot, despite no series order coming during last month’s Upfronts.

Shatner to guest on Pysch

William Shatner has landed a guest role on comedy series Psych. The actor, whose $#*! My Dad Says was recently cancelled, will play a con man on the series.

8:00pm Wednesday, June 8 on TV2

$#*! My Dad Says is TV2’s outrageous new comedy starring William Shatner as Ed Goodson, a cranky 72-year-old who will gladly express his unsolicited and often wildly politically-incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.

Nobody is safe from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski), a 20-something struggling writer/unpaid blogger, and Vince (Will Sasso).

This week, Ed tries to teach Henry a lesson about borrowing his clothes, however, his plan backfires when he inadvertently lends Henry’s jacket to a friend. Meanwhile, Vince regrets asking Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan) to tell him all the juicy details about a previous relationship.

The show is based on a popular Twitter feed which was turned into a book, then the $#*! My Dad Says sit-com.

Shatner spoke to collider.com about the challenge of performing in his first sit-com after more than 50 years as an actor.

“We went through the week of rehearsal,” he says. “Then we got on the floor with the cameras, which I’m used to because of my experience in the old days. Then came camera day, with an audience, and it was stunning.

“The fourth wall was totally gone, and I was talking to the audience. We now correct all the lines and the writers come up with other lines to try. The audience is aware of the process.

“It was stunning, enthralling, exciting and chaotic. I had never experienced anything like that before, as an actor. I was part minstrel, part actor.”

Brooklyn Sudano from My Wife And Kids guest stars in this week’s episode of $#*! My Dad Says.

Off The Map axed

New Zealander Martin Henderson will be looking for a new job following the cancellation of his new medical drama series Off The map. The series ran for only one season.

Sheen happy with Kutcher replacement

Charlie Sheen believes  that Ashton Kutcher is the right man to replace him on Two and a Half Men, tweeting over the weekend: “#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew…CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk [Kutcher]!! The show must go on… You got the right guy! c (sic).”

Brothers and Sisters axed

Brothers and Sisters has been officially axed by ABC in the US, alongside V and No Ordinary Family.

Charlie’s Angels picked up

The Charlie’s Angels reboot has been picked up by ABC for a series order. The pilot featured Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor as the three lead characters.

$#*! My Dad Says cancelled

New comedy series $#*! My Dad Says has been given the axe by NBC in the US after airing only 18 episodes.

8:00pm Wednesday, May 11 on TV2

$#*! My Dad Says is TV2’s outrageous new comedy starring William Shatner as Ed Goodson, a cranky 72-year-old who will gladly express his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot.

Nobody is safe from Ed’s rants, including his sons, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski), a twenty-something struggling writer/unpaid blogger, and Vince (Will Sasso), the meek half of a husband/wife real estate duo – the other half is the domineering Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan).

When Henry is laid off from his job at a men’s magazine and finds he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed reveals a soft spot and invites Henry to move in with him. Henry agrees, even though he knows that he will no longer have any escape from the verbal assault. Describing their father/son relationship is tricky, but Ed manages a few choice words in his blog. The comedy is based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern about the outrageous rants and behaviour exhibited by his father, Samuel Halpern.

William Shatner revealed to the American TV Guide the awful truth about working on a sit-com at the age of 79. “I took this job because I thought it would be easy, but this situation comedy thing is ridiculously difficult! But I’m glad to be working. Most guys my age are starting to dribble. And I don’t mean basketball.”

Shatner is renowned for playing controversial figures, like the politically incorrect Denny Crane from Boston Legal, and the mischievous actor admits Ed doesn’t exactly break that mould. “Ed’s like one of those bubble machines,” says Shatner. “He sends one [bubble] out, it hangs there for a while, and when it explodes there’s pithy and inappropriate little remark inside.”

Shatner also admitted when he met Samuel Halpern, sparks did not fly. “He had a real firm handshake. That was it. He didn’t want anything to do with me.”

Missed an episode of $#*! My Dad Says? Full episodes will be available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘Ondemand’ button.