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6 TV shows inspired by social media

2014-05-23 06:00
Cape Town – In the world of TV watching social media has become a hot commodity. Research has shown that lots of people love using social media while watching TV.

Some really smart television production companies cashed in on the social media craze and developed some really cool shows based on social media.


ABC is currently producing the sitcom Selfie. It’s about a 20 something woman who is more concerned with being liked online than liked in real life. She suffers a public meltdown and enlists the help of a marketing guru to help her fix her tarnished image!

Rich Kids of Beverly Hills

The E! reality series that follows the lives of five rich twenty-five-year-olds was inspired by the Rich Kids of Instagram blog. The series has been renewed for a second season.


A graduate sold a TV comedy to CBS based on her parody account #hollywoodassistants tumblr account. Details of production of the show have yet to be released.

Shit My Dad Says

The CBS sitcom starring William Shatner was based on a Twitter feed started by Justin Halpern, who was unemployed at the time and had to move back in with his parents. It consists of quotes from his father on various subjects. The show was unfortunately cancelled after its first season.

Shhh ... Don’t Tell Steve

@shhdontellsteve is a Twitter feed in which he secretly tweets the drunken antics of his roommate. CBS had started developing a series based on it but decided not to go pursue the project.

I Fucking Love Science

Discovery will be bringing the popular Facebook page to its Science Channel later this year. The page has over 15 million likes!

(Source: Time)
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