Well F#*%: DVRs Can't Find $#*! My Dad Says

Poor CBS. Just when they thought they'd gotten around the sticky problem of adding a bleep-ably titled show to their lineup, it turns out that the cure might be worse than the disease. Turns out DVRs don't know $#*!.

Here's the issue: by replacing the not-ready-for-prime-time language of Shit My Dad Says with symbols, CBS made it incompatible with many DVR search tools that only recognise alphanumerics. Obviously, if you want to record the show - which is highly debatable - you can still do so through the program guide. But if you're hunting for William Shatner saying ridiculous things in a hunting vest, you're better off searching for T.J. Hooker reruns. [NY Times via SplitSider]

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