Ashton Kutcher’s sitcom return behind Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men departure seemed like a welcome bit of nostalgia, one Netflix aims to double down on in returning Kutcher to TV alongside his That ‘70s Show castmate. Danny Masterson will join Kutcher on new comedy The Ranch, which also brings with it a new distribution model for Netflix.
Two and a Half Men
We’ve mostly stayed away from any ‘Two and a Half Men’ hubbub since Charlie Sheen’s crazy days settled down, and Angus T. Jones similarly talked himself out of a job, but with the CBS comedy’s series finale firmly set for February 19, we’re at least curious if Charlie Sheen can negotiate a return appearance. Judging by Ashton Kutcher’s coy performance in a recent ‘Ellen’ interview, that looks to be the case.
HBO surprised the TV world yesterday with the announcement of a standalone streaming option for the reclusive network, but it isn't the only TV giant looking to secure a streaming future. CBS has announced (and launched) its own pay-service to give non-cable users access to their library of content, calling the new innovation "CBS Access."
Now that 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' seems to have fallen through, the CBS lineup looks a little bereft of anything we might normally follow. And now with CBS' acquisition of Thursday Night Football, the full fall 2014 schedule looks a little jumbled with 'The Big Bang Theory' filling in for 'HIMYM' Mondays, while 'Elementary' and others move to October to accommodate football.
Among the last, but certainly not least, the eye network CBS has officially gotten in on the Upfront 2014 game by releasing their schedule for the fall, and full trailers for the newest series. Few major surprises (minus that 'How I Met Your Dad' pass), but take a look at the future of CBS with new trailers for Halle Berry's 'Extant,' sporting family sitcom 'The McCarthys' and more!
Whereas CBS' decision to not move forward with 'HIMYM' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' proved pretty surprising, the fate of 'Two and a Half Men' was long overdue. The Ashton Kutcher comedy will indeed return for season 12 this fall, though the network finally confirmed that one of Chuck Lorre's flagship vehicles will come to a merciful end with a series finale thereafter.
Year after year, this becomes almost painfully unsurprising. Following an impressive three-season renewal for CBS comedy juggernaut 'The Big Bang Theory,' the network granted an additional 18 renewals to its drama and comedy lineup for 2014-15, including (but not limited to) 'Two and a Half Men,' '2 Broke Girls,' 'Elementary,' 'NCIS' and 'The Good Wife.' So, who's missing?
Normally we'd consider CBS' long-running 'Two and a Half Men' out of our wheelhouse, particularly given how unrecognizable the series has become from its original inception, but the latest casting coup is too retro to ignore. Ashton Kutcher will reunite with his 'That '70s Show' co-star (and now fiancee) Mila Kunis for an arc later on this season, but what does it mean for the show?
Hard to believe we're still writing about 'Two and a Half Men' by the 11th season, though the upcoming CBS run of the longrunning comedy may prove its most-watched in years after yet another main character leaves the show behind to become less of the original 'Two and a Half Men.' We know Amber Tamblyn will join the series as Charlie's long-lost lesbian daughter, but what does her first appearance look like?
Long in the tooth though it might be, CBS powerhouse 'Two and a Half Men' has just found its next (more chromosomally literal) half-man. After an extensive search for an actress to portray Charlie Harper (Sheen)'s long-lost lesbian daughter, former 'Joan of Arcadia' and 'House' star Amber Tamblyn has been selected to fill the recurring role when 'Two and a Half Men' season 11 picks up this fall.