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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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46.

Jay    

Sucks for that kid who was pulling in a mil per episode was it?

1212 days ago
47.

MikeF    

Jeremy Piven would be AWESOME in that part. Make the move.

1212 days ago
48.

DatDogBitez    

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

You are aware that Ryan Stiles is in his 50's, aren't you? Anyway, John Cryer's role is that of the nerd... playing him against another nerd wouldn't give the show its edge. They need a counter character, a playboy devil-may-care type. You know... The Odd Couple with a teenager in the house.

1212 days ago
49.

patty    

Charlie Harper is Charlie Sheen, without Sheen the show is nothing. And all 3 choices are horrible replacements. I will not watch without Charlie, I will stick to the re-runs.

1212 days ago
50.

Eman    

It maybe a snoozer or lost its luster or whatever you want to call it, but the ratings would say otherwise.

1212 days ago
51.

rico    

GOOD RIDDANCE.....

1212 days ago
52.

CacaPooPoo    

Who cares. That show was awful anyway. Not even remotely funny.
Want laughs? Watch Community, Modern Family or reruns of Arrested Development. Want to stare at a TV and wonder what the hell is supposed to be funny about a show.. tune into Two and a Half Men.

1212 days ago
53.

bobbie shubeck    

Warner Bros and Chuck Lorre need to get over themselves, and bring back charlie. Do this, or let it die, as no one can replace Charlie. It's all about Vanity at this point...Hey guys, think about the money, isn't this what it's all about anyway?

1212 days ago
54.

bobbie shubeck    

Warner Bros and Chuck Lorre need to get over themselves, and bring back charlie. Do this, or let it die, as no one can replace Charlie. It's all about Vanity at this point...Hey guys, think about the money, isn't this what it's all about anyway?

1212 days ago
55.

ELIZABETH MURPHY    

spin-off with Jake going off to college

1212 days ago
56.

ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

why even bring it back if there will not bean original cast member....to me this is sailing into dead waters and wasted money...it wont last...it is not the original show that we are used to seeing.....oh well charlie has it in his contract that oif they proceed with the show he gets paid....he called it the michael j fox clause....so the winner here will be charlie sheen again! it will be a watered down show of the original!

1212 days ago
57.

pap rat    

TRUMP could play charle`s role and his plasticboobras could be the female leads..trump would make a better charlie than sunkissed and he could act like he`s the president of the united states of marica so everybody would be happy.Hell they could even tell him that the role WAS the real presidenta he`d never know any differ at his advanced age YEA I LOVE it trump as charlie would be even better eh could fire everyone and rewrite the show himself untill the real sheen shows up and shots him in the tassside ah ha ha ha ha he he he president charlie trump sheenie

1212 days ago
58.

Skeep    

cancel it already.. who cares.. let's let him get a real job! -- I used to like the show as well as other people,but am really over it and his f'ing ego!

1212 days ago
59.

GADI    

WORST CASE SCENARIO BRING IN ROBBIE WILLIAMS AS A LOVE CHILD FORM EVELYNS PAST, EXTEND IT FOR 5 -10 EPISODES WHILE THE NEGOTIATE WITH CHARLIE SHEEN/HARPER, IF NOT POSSIBLE KILL IT, NO CHARLIE NO SHOW.

1212 days ago
60.

GADI    

WORST CASE SCENARIO BRING IN ROBBIE WILLIAMS AS A LOVE CHILD FORM EVELYNS PAST, EXTEND IT FOR 5 -10 EPISODES WHILE THE NEGOTIATE WITH CHARLIE SHEEN/HARPER, IF NOT POSSIBLE KILL IT, NO CHARLIE NO SHOW.

1212 days ago
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