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Chuck Lorre: Rob Lowe's An Interesting Replacement!

3/8/2011 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre has had meetings about producing "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie Sheen, and Chuck's people have been talking to Rob Lowe, TMZ has learned.

Rob Lowe Replace Charlie Sheen

Sources connected with Lorre tell us ... the mega-producer has been holding internal meetings about keeping the show going.  Various options have been discussed, and they have a short list of replacements for Charlie's character.

Our sources say ... Lorre's people as well as honchos from Warner Bros. have been in touch with Rob's agent at William Morris-Endeavor, talking about Rob possibly coming onboard.

There are two stumbling blocks for Rob -- he currently stars in "Parks and Recreation," and he grew up with the Sheen family.

No decisions have been made yet, but it looks like there's a real interest in keeping "Men" alive.

UPDATE: Ashton Kutcher.


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76.

wolfie    

How about making Jake the other "man" and have one of Charlie's young illegitimate kids from one of his liasons come out of the woodwork to be the "half" man. Kinda Cousin Oliver but it's a thought.

1322 days ago
77.

Chris    

Rob Lowe would be good. I think Robert Downey Jr. would be a good replacement, although he does have a history with alcohol and drugs and I'd hate to see him relapse, due to the part. Which I think is probably what happened with Charlie Sheen, his real life and character are too much alike.

1322 days ago
78.

paigehop    

Hey, Rob Lowe could be the long lost brother to Charlie and Cryer!!! PERRRFECT!

1322 days ago
79.

Jim    

Jimmy Fallon needs more acting experience..he couldnt carry the roll

1322 days ago
80.

Ann    

I like Rob Lowe, but the idea of replacing Sheen on the show with anyone is ridiculous.

Ultimately, Sheen has been fired as a result of the actions that he has demonstrated during a manic state. Perhaps Sheen's attorneys would be more successful in their suit against WB if they would have Sheen officially diagnosed with a mental illness (and ensure that he receives treatment) and then focus on Sheen being terminated as a result of his mental illness. This would help Sheen both mentally and financially.

WB execs have taken Sheen's comments and actions personally when their is nothing personal about what he has done. Although I think that Charlie has behaved horribly as a result of his illness, I do not believe that Lorre helped matters by making smart a** comments about Sheen at the end of his TV shows, which then prompted Charlie to begin making very public manic rants, ultimately resulting in him being fired.

1322 days ago
81.

Whatabout    

What about Matt Dillon. He hasn't been in anything in a while. Remember him in SOMETHING ABOUT MARY?

1322 days ago
82.

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1322 days ago
83.

paigehop    

The #1 reason they'll continue this show is to spite Sheen! No doubt about that!

#2 reason will be not to leave the rest of the cast in the lurch.

1322 days ago
84.

Anon    

Yeah, use John Stamos, you guys can have him. He's awesome.

1322 days ago
85.

Anon    

This sucks. So instead of letting this stupid seven year old show die a peaceful death, they take Rob Lowe from Parks and Recreation, a brand new show with new characters, and kill it in its infancy? Stupid. Just let Two and a Half Men die. It's an old show, never watched it. Rob, don't do it! Stay with Parks and Recreation!

1322 days ago
86.

Anon    

This sucks. So instead of letting this stupid seven year old show die a peaceful death, they take Rob Lowe from Parks and Recreation, a brand new show with new characters, and kill it in its infancy? Stupid. Just let Two and a Half Men die. It's an old show, never watched it. Rob, don't do it! Stay with Parks and Recreation!

1322 days ago
87.

Anonymous    

Chuck Lorre does not realize how much this show meant to the people watching the every Monday. We looked forward to watching it because it was so funny and great with Charlie. I have to say that WE WILL NOT WATCH TWO AND A HALF MEN IF THEY REPLACE CHARLIE with someone else. They do not need to replace Charlie. If they keep the same actors then we will watch the show. They could have Charlie away on a vacation. Why not have Herb and his kid move in with Alan because Judith is done with him. He is hilarious and could carry the show easily with John Cryer.

1322 days ago
88.

soulofanangel    


LIFE LESSON?....E V E R Y O N E on this Earth IS replaceable.

Case Closed, Charlie Sheen.

1322 days ago
89.

Whip It    

WoW! Rob Lowe on two and a half men that would be vintage RL, exciting! The RL that digs young chicks, cause the guy he is now is BORING. Again would LOVE to revisit the Brat Club.
Anyone else on the show would suck and i would never watch, but i would go Low to watch Lowe fill Charlie's shoes...

I am no0t going to Bash C. Sheen 'cause i never kick a dog while it's down as the herd/trolls. #Winning


for those that are telling CS to jump off of buildings ect.
your no better than NAZI's and perhaps you should join al qaeda since your so G_d fearless.


~whip it

1322 days ago
90.

Swan    

Matt LeBlanc.

1322 days ago
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