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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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31.

Nancy    

Can it, replace him, doesn't matter to me. I don't watch sitcoms to begin with - I just don't think that someone who has pulled all the high-profile asinine antics that Chuckie has should be handed carte blanche to "start over."

To begin with, that would involve some heavy swallowing on the part of WB and Lorre - and they're not know for it. In addition, to 'welcome' his butt back would be a major slap in the face to all the cast and crew that had to put up with Chuckie's crap all last year.

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, is announced in a couple weeks.

1281 days ago
32.

ksis    

More TMZ sources?? LOL!!
For the sake of discussion...the show SHOULDN'T come back, unless Charlie comes back with it.

1281 days ago
33.

alyssa    

http://www.listia.com/signup/384959

1281 days ago
34.

TeeCee    

Charlie goes off to a monastery and gives the house to Jake.

1281 days ago
35.

soulofanangel    


So, "the powers that be" want to load up the CRAZY TRAIN with another "of-the-rails" actor? SH*T for brains or what?

1281 days ago
36.

spyke    

What a shame. Another substance abuser ruins a great show, Brett Butler and Ken Whaal(I know that's misspelled) did the same thing. If they bring in pothead Harrelson forget it, hate Piven, and Bob Saget is just annoying. Rob Lowe or Christian Slater would have worked but Slater is in that stupid new series and I guess Lowe is not in the running.

1281 days ago
37.

kat    

they replaced darren on bewitched. they can replace charlie sheen. i love the show. replace charlie. woody could be good as the charlie character. keep the show the same. too much jon cryer might not be good.

1281 days ago
38.

FreeWill    

Bob Saget? hahha c'mon be serious. They can restart the show, and go to a diferent time maybe before the last season and go to the origins of Charlie Harper and Alan, what is for sure is that Charlie Sheen will regret to have quit those 2 million per episode! What a nutcase!

1281 days ago
39.

TJ    

Bob Saget?!?! Seriously?? Yeah, just let the show die if that's the best you can do.

1281 days ago
40.

DatDogBitez    

Bob Sagat? WTF? Seriously? Harrelson or Priven I can imagine... but Sagat? That would be so beyond lame.

1281 days ago
41.

Different Rules Apply    

DON'T CAST BOB SAGET!! For sure that'll kill it. I for one will never watch it if I have to put up with him - he is NOT FUNNY- EVER. I'll watch if Woody comes on board for sure. And note to Charlie - shame on you for ruining a good thing for everyone with your childish rants about your boss- NOT COOL.

1281 days ago
42.

Italia    


I love the show. I started watching it to see Jon Cryer, but came to love all the characters, including Charlie.

I think they should bring the show back WITH Charlie Sheen, but if they have too much hubris to do the right thing, then I think they should expand Herb's role because he is REALLY great on the show and rarely get's enough "face" time.

Herb would be MUCH better than old farts Woody Harelson or Bob Saget who are both already in their 50s.

1281 days ago
43.

bg    

there is no show without Charlie Sheen, i know i wont watch it, its gonna suck without him...

1281 days ago
44.

uma    

A better replacement would be either Adam Sandler or Kevin James.

1281 days ago
45.

janet    

Since when is this news. Re-runs.

1281 days ago
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