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'Two And A Half Men'

On the Chopping Block

4/28/2011 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There's a 50/50 chance "Two and a Half Men" will not come back for a 9th season ... people connected with the production tell TMZ.

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There are certain things we know for sure ...

-- Charlie Sheen will NOT be coming back to the show
-- Chuck Lorre has a plan for re-tooling the show, but no deals with replacement actors have been made.  In fact, no offers have even been put on the table.
-- A decision on the fate of "Men" will be made before May 18.

The Hollywood Reporter says Lorre is thinking of beefing up Jon Cryer's role and bringing a new actor onboard to replace Sheen.  H.R. is saying some of the candidates are Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven and Bob Saget.

One well-connected source tells TMZ, "There really is a good chance the show won't come back."

Stay tuned...

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181.

leslie    

how sad warner bros and chuck lorre have decided to get rid of one of the best shows on tv. the interactions of sheen, cryer, mom, berta and jake having made an intimate family. don't understand y they would fire sheen for saying angry things. there must be a desire to get rid of the show and making sheen the scapegoat. crazy how it goes this way. idiots

1253 days ago
182.

di    

this didn't have to be if the producers really cared about the fact that the fans like this show as is regardless of charlie sheen's temporary situation. Charlie made the show and all the other actors were a perfect mix with him and his character. i place responsibility for the end of this show with the producers who have the power to heal and move on with the same case but chose not to do so. it's the producers fault, not charlie's.

1253 days ago
183.

HM    

Please.

None of those three actors.

Please.

1253 days ago
184.

Rabbitt    

So? It's just a sitcom. Next season there will be a new big sitcom...and no one will give a crap Two and a Half Men ever existed. It ain't Roots for godssakes.

1253 days ago
185.

jenny    

with out Charlie there is no show it was made around him and everyone knows once you start changing characters the show is dead Charlie has his problems but he made the show but they do need to beef up Jon Cryer make it where he moves out with Jake have a spin off or something but don't replace Charlie it will not work.

1253 days ago
186.

Melanie    

SCREW EM!!! GIVE BERTA HER OWN SHOW!!! SHE is the funniest person on there ANYWAY!!! I have a FB group if anyone agrees!!!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_103357319749759

1253 days ago
187.

HM    

I enjoy the Berta character, too, but in small doses. A show centred around her would be...well..."Roseanne".

1253 days ago
188.

ecaz    

I was a huge fan of the show, but not so much now. I think sheen's Douchiness now makes me not want to watch the re runs. The only way the show would survive for at least a few more seasons would be with WOODY! Jermey is a Douch and Bob Saget? Really how did his name even get in the running??

1253 days ago
189.

PokerStar    

Those three? Wow, CL must be crazy pissed. The show is better off shutting down.

1253 days ago
190.

PokerStar    

How about James Spader or one of the original brat pack actors?

1253 days ago
191.

ksis    

DUH. WINNING.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlie-sheen-gets-show-back-183377

1253 days ago
192.

ksis    

Why am I not surprised that WB-owned TMZ does not cover THIS about Charlie Sheen? It makes him look too good for your bosses' liking, huh?

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/04/charlie-sheen-san-francisco-giants-charity

1253 days ago
193.

camaguey    

How about Robert Downey Jr to replace Charlie Sheen.

1253 days ago
194.

ram711    

Regardless of who they cast to replace Charlie the show will never be the same and won't be worth watching!

1252 days ago
195.

lisa    

i hope they bring it back, if it's canceled you will never hear the end of charlie!

1252 days ago
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