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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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76.

ReadEmAndWeep    

The success of the show WAS NOT Charlie Sheen, it was a group effort. As we have seen in Sheen's tour, he hasn't got a creative or funny thread in him.
The show will be just fine without him and will continue to get the ratings. This show must go on.

1221 days ago
77.

hfn    

OR.........they could be original and find someone entirely new? i'm ready for a new dean martin type, he's gotta be out there somewhere.

1221 days ago
78.

pap rat    

In the new 2.5 your fired MAN trump stars as sheen`s charlie and is nuts and sees disney cartoons floating inside the show telling him to be president and that he is president and that he has to fire himself and hire back sheen whom has become the devil to trump sliping into madness with platic tatties in towboats all on disney rewritten reruns re-edited into trump sandler disney cartoon seethoughs on top of old sheen bits to drive everyone real nutty cheap and NEW

1221 days ago
79.

Kartrashian Klown    

Woody would be a good choice. Aha, Charlie ended up begging to get rehired-what a dumb"butt"

1221 days ago
80.

GEL    

A 50/50 chance is news? Hell I could have told you that! For those of you who keep saying to "bring back Charlie"...do you have any idea how many viewers the show would lose? Those of you who want him back are in the minority here. THEY AREN'T GOING TO BRING THAT NARCISSISTIC EGOMANIAC BACK. Get over it already!

I say put Bill Murray in there. He looks like he has the potential to be Alan's dad and he sure can play some characters!

1221 days ago
81.

GEL    

@ ReadEmAndWeep 5 minutes ago

The success of the show WAS NOT Charlie Sheen, it was a group effort. As we have seen in Sheen's tour, he hasn't got a creative or funny thread in him.
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I absolutely agree with you. HE DIDN'T MAKE THIS SHOW, the writers did...and the cast as a group. You can't have a character like Charlie without a straight-man like Alan and the rest of the group.

1221 days ago
82.

anony    

If it's between hiring Piven and letting the show die....RIP, Men.

1221 days ago
83.

PAL345    

Bob Sagat ......... retire him too.

1221 days ago
84.

Evan Benz    

They would have to change the name.

Charlie Sheen is a Warlock.
Jon Cryer is a Troll.
Chuck Lorre is a Bad Man.
That Kid is a . . . . well . . . . by now , he's a former child star, like ****ie Roberts.

****IE ROBERTS 2: All Grown Up !!!!

Come On David Spade !!!!! I want ****ie Roberts 2 !!!!!!!
Staring you, David Spade, and that former child star from 2 and a half men.

1221 days ago
85.

michele    

The show is all about Charlie Sheen, it would be a disaster if they replaced him. He is the show. The show is all about his personal life...hello... No one could replace him. How dare they repremand him, when they new all along he was a drinker, womanizer and druggie..So what now that he alittle out of control they bale on him, not..the should have helped him..They made millions of Charlie Sheen..I wont watch it without him..Michele

1221 days ago
86.

anony    

If it's between hiring Piven and letting the show die....RIP, Men.

1221 days ago
87.

Gwendolyn    

Bob Saget would Kill on that show-he would rock it and rock it hard. I would so start watching it again if he were on it. He is so funny.

1221 days ago
88.

BC    

Last episode- Charlie drinks a pint of Tiger Blood, turns into a warlock and leaps out the window yelling "WINNING!"

1221 days ago
89.

francisfirebug    

Why not have William ****ner replace Charlie, he can play their long lost father? He can come back after running away for years, the suicide story would be something that Evelyn made up. He can be the womanizer that moves into the house, and acts like Charlie. You can still leave Charlie's return as possible.

1221 days ago
90.

Pamhiggins    

Without Charlie Sheen,...just let it go. If he could get his act together, bring him back. Ratings would go through the roof, from his fans.

1221 days ago
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