[Note that Shatner will play the "Dad" part of the title and not the other part.]
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, Shatner's addition lifts the cast contingency on the project and gives it a pilot greenlight.
"Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are executive producing the pilot, which will be written by the Twitter feed's creator Justin Halpern, along with Patrick Schumacker.
The multi-camera comedy will follow the background of the Twitter feed, in which the 29-year-old Halpern moved back in with his parents and recorded the wacky things said by his 73-year-old father.
Shatner established his TV
credentials as Captain Kirk on "Star Trek" and as the title character in the long-running "T.J. Hooker," but it was his turn as Denny Crane that earned him six Emmy nominations and a pair of wins for playing the character on both "The Practice" and "Boston Legal."