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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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211.

Autumn_in_Michigan    

"The list of potential actors does not include several of the names that have been floated as possible replacements for Mr. Sheen. The executive specifically ruled out Jeremy Piven of “Entourage,” Woody Harrelson of “Cheers” and Bob Saget of “Full House.”

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/studio-eyes-a-revised-sitcom-without-sheen/?partner=rss&emc=rss

1180 days ago
212.

Chris Katsis    

The way I see it - I love Chuck Lorre's productions....

I love 2.5 men....

The only way it could work is if they dump Chuck Lorre from the show and get Charlie back....

Seriously - you always get a couple of guys who create a show - and the other feckers do the majority of the writing....

Chuck still has the Big Bang Theory / Mike + Molly...

Just let someone else write Two point Five and produce it - and keep Charlie in it...

I love the fact that Bree Olsen is a spokeswoman for condoms - (she won't do it without) - yet do a Google and you can watch 8 black dudes shoot venom up her jacksy without protection...

LA is screwed

1180 days ago
213.

drmo    

I kinda' liked the suggestion that Judith throws herb out and he moves into Charlies' house with Allen and Jake , while Charlie is "working out of town. Trying to recast Charlie will fail, and fail quickly. and maybe in a year he could reappear,or make cameo appearances for a insanely high salary, what fan wouldn't watch those episodes?

1180 days ago
214.

sue    

I wont watch the show without Charlie. He is the star of Two and Half Men.

1180 days ago
215.

Bobbie Gilligan    

HELLO, WHY DONT YOU PEOPLE EXPAND YOUR MINDS, THE ANSWER IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE--EMILIO ESTEVEZ--- YOU KNOW CHARLIES GORGEOUS BROTHER!!!!!!!!!! BING!!! LIGHT BULB.. GAWD IT TAKES THE SIMPLEST MINDS TO ANSWER THE MOST DIFFICULT QUESTIONS OR GIVE THE BEST RESPONSES...

1180 days ago
216.

The Truth    

If it was really about the fans and the show then CBS/Warner/Lorre would swallow their pride and bring back Sheen - if only for a few more episodes so that the show could end in a decent manner.

If they try re-tooling the show without Sheen it will go down faster than the 9th season of Scrubs...

1180 days ago
217.

The Truth    

If it was really about the fans and the show then CBS/Warner/Lorre would swallow their pride and bring back Sheen - if only for a few more episodes so that the show could end in a decent manner.

If they try re-tooling the show without Sheen it will go down faster than the 9th season of Scrubs...

1180 days ago
218.

midwest    

John Cryer needs a show of his own. Cancel 2 1/2 Men...never any new storylines...always the same thing.

1180 days ago
219.

Casey    

If the Show moved to HBO so Bob Saget can drop 4 F Bombs in every sentence then retool it other wise Woody would be the only way this might would. And I would not both Sagat and Piven are NOT pg13 type guys.

Best thing to do is to just hug it out and put the past in the past add new clause in contract for piss test to check Charlie for hard drug use at any time with out warning.

1179 days ago
220.

kerejava    

Charlie Sheen has received so many blessings in life,

and in return he spouts cures.

Charlie is so mean spirited,he attacks and demeans those who have given him

the most (the mothers of his children, his employers).

Charlie has enjoyed the role and pay check that so many actors would be grateful for.

Your 45 years old Charlie, be a man, grow up,& move on with some grace and humility.

1178 days ago
221.

Thano    

Agree with Gadi, Chuck Lorre stop being a jew, hire Charlie Sheen back and continue the show,any other plans will just FLOP the show. and no im not anti-semetic

1178 days ago
222.

anneka juilus    

Someone told me they're getting Dean Cameron from Summer School out of retirement. He was in a movie with Charlie Sheen, too!

1178 days ago
223.

Tracy Croll    

Charlie maybe you should try herion! it may bring your brain chemical balance back to normal! you fool!

1178 days ago
224.

Tracy Croll    

confirmed!

1178 days ago
225.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

Jon Cryer's role is the Most obnoxious one on TV. Can't stand him! Chuck Lorre, you are brilliant man. You will come up with new shows. Two and a Half Men needs to slink off into the Sunset. With the same old plot lines, really unlikable characters - it should end.

1177 days ago
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