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?
Two and a Half Men
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.
Ever-more comfortable in its evolving cast, it's been some time since 'Two and a Half Men' confirmed that its eleventh season would feature the addition of Charlie Harper (Sheen)'s long-lost daughter to the cast, a role yet to be filled. Series creator Chuck Lorre recently spoke to the media about the new dynamic arriving from Charlie's daughter, and a potential role for 'Anger Management' castoff Selma Blair.
Earlier this year we heard that 'Two and a Half Men' had begun preparation for its latest creative shakeup, adding Charlie "Harper" Sheen's previously unknown daughter to the mix in a recurring role, potentially taking the title slot from departing Angus T. Jones as a series regular. Now, new details about the character have emerged, and Charlie's daughter appears to have a soft spot for the fairer sex, as well.
The Upfronts may have passed us by with all of the major networks unveiling their 2013-14 lineups, but CBS has jumped ahead in the 2013 race by releasing its full fall premiere schedule. The new CBS lineup will premiere after the 2013 Emmy awards, kicking off with an hour-long final season premiere for 'How I Met Your Mother,' and a host of other changes.
As if the jokes about 'Two and a Half Men's increasingly misleading title weren't prevalent enough with series star Angus T. Jones' growing older (he's 19 now), the long-running CBS comedy may well have just become "Two and a Half Chromosomes." New reports reveal that season 11 will add a young female series regular as a replacement of sorts for Angus T. Jones...none other than Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen)'s long lost daughter!
Moving right along the major network pantheon, CBS is the latest to give out its lineup for fall 2013-2014 in advance of today's big Upfront presentation. No major shakeups, other than an expanded comedy block on Thursday nights and moves for both 'Person of Interest' and 'Hawaii Five-0,' but Chuck Lorre's 'Mike & Molly' will sit the fall out, while still producing a full season. Find out CBS' fall changes inside!
Late last week word broke that CBS' long-running powerhouse 'Two and a Half Men' would return for an impressive 11th season, though conflicting reports emerged about "Half Man" Angus T. Jones remaining with the series or not. Now, CBS has stepped in to officially confirm the series renewal, including stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, clarifying what role Angus T. Jones will have going forward as well. Get the scoop on 'Two and a Half Men' season 11 inside!