Posts tagged as two and a half men

Being a "Difficult" Woman on TV and the Refreshing Brilliance of 'The Comeback'

When the history of '90s sitcoms is told through televised romans à clef, it is, of course, the writers who get the last word. Tension between writers and stars is nothing new to television — ask any writer of Mork & Mindy what working with Robin Williams was like — but these tensions became more pronounced in the '90s, for two reasons: The syndication money was obscene, and the standup explosion of the '80s led to a demand in star-driven vehicles based on standup routines. This led to inevitable questions of authorship. Carsey-Werner became famous for creating sitcoms around standup performers (Bill Cosby, Roseanne [...]

CBS Passes on 'HIMYD' and Gives 'Two and a Half Men' Its Final Season

CBS announced at their upfront presentation today that their long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men will air its twelfth and final season next year. Co-created and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, Two and a Half Men premiered on the network back in 2003 and has faced several road bumps between Charlie Sheen getting fired in 2011 and Angus T. Jones calling the show "filth" in a strange religious testimonial video in 2012 and officially announcing his departure from the show this year.

In other CBS upfront news, the network revealed its fall lineup and has now confirmed that it's passed on [...]

Roseanne Says Chuck Lorre Stole Her Joke for 'Two and a Half Men'

Over the last three days, Roseanne Barr has been tweeting up a storm about Two and a Half Men creator stealing a joke from her standup act and using it on the show, in a line delivered by Ashton Kutcher. Barr heard about how Thursday's episode of Men had Kutcher say a line about a 91-year-old woman ("I’d imagine that you’re wet in the places you used to be dry, and dry in the places you used to be wet."), which bears a strong resemblance to a line about menopause she's been using in her act since at least 2006 ("I’m wet where I’m supposed to be dry and [...]

Rainn Wilson Follows Angus T. Jones's Lead, Calls 'The Office' "Filth"

Two and a Half Men's half man Angus T. Jones made headlines this week when he encouraged fans to stop watching Two and a Half Men and called the show "filth" in a testimonial for some weird religious cult. You'd think the Angus T. Jones controversy would be a cautionary tale for the stars of other network sitcoms and would make them be more careful about what they say, but that's apparently not the case. The Office's Rainn Wilson released this video via his Facebook yesterday afternoon, in which he also calls his show filth and tells people not to watch it, Thursday nights at 9 on NBC. [...]

America Continues to Love 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Two and a Half Men' More than You Do

Last night's Nielsen ratings are in, everyone! As per usual, CBS's twin tri-camera titans The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men bested the rest of everything on television when it comes to those silly, inaccurate, outmoded Nielsen numbers. In the 8pm slot, Big Bang scored a 4.2 rating and 13.8 million viewers overall, running laps around 30 Rock, which got a 1.4 and 3.8 million. At 8:30, Two and a Half Men got a 3.4 rating and 11.2 million viewers, leaving Up All Night in the dust with a 1.2 and 3.5 mil. The Office and Parks and Rec, along with all of the Big Four networks' shows [...]

CBS's 'Odd Couple' Reboot Will Premiere Before the 'Two and a Half Men' Series Finale

CBS just announced series premiere and finale dates for its Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon-starring Odd Couple reboot and long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men. The Wrap reports that The Odd Couple will air its series premiere on Thursday, February 19th at 8:30pm and will be followed by the hourlong Two and a Half Men series finale at 9:00pm. After Two and a Half Men ends, The Odd Couple will remain at 8:30pm and get a helpful ratings boost from having Nielsen monster The Big Bang Theory as its lead-in.

The Kid from 'Two and a Half Men' Said Some More Religious Stuff, Has a Neckbeard Now

Two and a Half Men's titular half man Angus T. Jones left the show last summer, calling the show "filth" in a testimonial video for a Christian cult he belongs to, and he did a local TV interview in Houston, Texas, out today that gives an update on what's going on with his life:

1) He's still super religious, saying he may return to acting in "Bible-based stories and stuff like that." 2) He still thinks Two and a Half Men is evil ("I was making light of topics in our world that are problems for a lot of people, and I was a paid hypocrite because I [...]

15.6 Million People Watched Robin Williams' New Sitcom; Twice As Many As Michael J. Fox's

Robin Williams' new sitcom The Crazy Ones debuted on CBS last night after uber-hit The Big Bang Theory and did very well for itself, drawing 15.6 million viewers overall. Though it didn't hold onto to all of Big Bang's 18.9 million viewers, it easily beat its NBC competition, the premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show, which pulled in 7.3 million people. The Michael J. Fox Show's lead-in, the always ratings-challenged Parks and Recreation, managed only 3.3 million viewers, while CBS's 9:30 show Two and a Half Men drew 11.54 million people.

'Two and a Half Men' Star Angus T. Jones Says Stop Watching 'Two and a Half Men'

"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men, I'm on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth… People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch."

-Two and a Half Men's half man Angus T. Jones, railing against the evils of Two and a Half Men in a religious testimonial of some kind.

Relax, NBC Comedy Fans, CBS’s Monday Night Sitcom Block’s Ratings Are Down Too

Just a few days after NBC’s Thursday night comedy block returned to less-than-stellar ratings, CBS’s Monday night sitcom bunch came back to a cold reception too. This was the first time the Monday block hasn’t included Two and a Half Men, which scored sky-high Nielsens in the 9pm timeslot for nearly a decade before CBS moved it to Thursdays for this season, so that may have something to do with the dip.

The season premiere of How I Met Your Mother received a 3.4, down significantly from the previous season’s 4.7 rating with adults 18-49, followed by new series Partners, which got a 2.4. 2 Broke Girls, [...]

Master of Dated Humor Chuck Lorre Just Made His First "'Two and a Half Men' Is Bad" Joke

"To do a show about people trying to redeem their lives and to salvage and repair the damage they’ve done — for me, it’s an opportunity to apologize for Two and a Half Men."

Two and a Half Men/Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre, proving his love for dated comedy knows no bounds by making his first-ever "Two and a Half Men is bad" joke like it's 2003 or something (via Variety).

CBS Renews 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Millers', 'Mom', '2 Broke Girls', and 'Mike & Molly'

CBS today announced the early renewal of 18 shows, including five comedies, for the 2014-2015 season. The five renewed comedies are veteran series Two and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, and Mike & Molly and new shows The Millers, starring Will Arnett, and Mom, starring Anna Faris. The Big Bang Theory received a massive three-season renewal from the network yesterday, so producer Chuck Lorre still has four sitcoms on the network.

This leaves the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar series The Crazy Ones and the upcoming midseason sitcoms Friends with Better Lives and Bad Teacher as the only comedies CBS has yet to renew. How I Met Your Mother [...]

Angus T. Jones Likely to Leave 'Two and a Half Men' After This Season

Two and a Half Men's half-man Angus T. Jones made headlines earlier this week when he called the show "filth" and encouraged people to stop watching it in a testimonial video for a Christian cult, fueling speculation that he'd be leaving the long-running series soon. HuffPo now reports that Jones will probably be departing after the current season, the show's tenth, in which he won't be appearing in every single episode anyways. CBS has yet to renew Two and a Half Men for an eleventh season, but considering how long it's been running and that Angus T. Jonesgate is coming in the wake of ex-star Charlie Sheen's [...]

Miley Cyrus Leads CBS to Weekly Ratings Victory Over NBC's Thursday Comedies

It's tradition at this point for CBS's one-two punch of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men  to trounce NBC's chunk of Thursday night sitcoms in the ratings, but this week, CBS had a little help from Miley Cyrus. According to TV By the Numbers, Big Bang scored a 4.7 rating with adults 18-49, up 4% from last week, and Two and a Half Men earned a 4.0, up 14% from last week thanks to a guest spot by Miley Cyrus. NBC's 8pm hour competition, 30 Rock and Up All Night, achieved a 1.3 and a 1.4, respectively, with 30 Rock staying steady from last week's ratings [...]