Comedy Central orders animated pilot based on @DadBoner Twitter feed

Karl-Welzein

Comedy Central is beefing up its animation slate with a pilot order for an animated project based on the popular @DadBoner Twitter feed and the subsequent book it spawned, Power Moves: Livin’ The American Dream, USA Style.

The feed is the brainchild of comedian Mike Burns, who tweets under the pseudonym of Midwest divorcé Karl Welzein. The feed depicts Welzein’s all-American life, which revolves around beer, babes, and upgrading his Chrysler Sebring to a Chevy Camaro. The middle-aged musings of self-described “bad boy” Welzein have gained a cult following on Twitter: He now has more than 148,ooo followers. According to Deadline, Burns and writer Tim Long will team up to write the pilot.

This will not be the first television show developed from a Twitter feed—CBS developed $#*! My Dad Says based on the eponymous Twitter, which ran for one season in 2010.


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