Though the negotiation efforts were far tamer than last year's mad dash scramble to replace Charlie Sheen in CBS' most popular sitcom, now 'Two and a Half Men' fans can rest easy that Walden, Alan and Jake will return for a tenth season of the long-running series. Whether or not they secured the lucrative pay hikes sought, is another matter.
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We're definitely at that time of the season where all the network shows have started barreling toward their season finales, but still not quite far enough along that we don't have time to wait. But why toll in uncertainty over the season finales' of 'Two and a Half Men,' How I Met Your Mother, and 'The Big Bang Theory,' when we've got the scoop right here?
Fear not, 'Two and a Half Men' fans. Where one year ago it seemed the long-running CBS sitcom was desperate to put a lead actor in place after Charlie Sheen's famous departure, the current incarnation of Chuck Lorre's prize-winning sitcom will soon secure its future for a historic tenth, and by no means final season.
Juicing toddlers with sugar, paying for a dead woman's underwear, remaking a film before it's even hit theaters? That's just the tip of the iceberg (our hearts will go on). Last week just got ridiculous, and not in the good way.
You're all familiar with 'Two and a Half Men,' the head-scratchingly popular show that used to star Charlie Sheen, abuser of women, and now stars Ashton Kutcher, abuser of fame. The show's co-creator, Lee Aronsohn, recently had some despicable things to say about female-centric television from his throne of male righteousness.
And it seems like only yesterday we were reporting about the exorbitant amount of money the cast of 'Modern Family' sought to gain in their contract re-negotiations. What? It was? So that must mean that TV's other sitcom behemoth 'Two and a Half Men' must be due for some serious...really? No? Hmm.
Well, if former 'Seinfeld' stars have such a difficult time launching their own sitcoms after the end of Larry David's pop-culture phenomenon, it makes sense to latch on to already-established TV's most successful shows, right? There's no way they can ruin things, at least more than Charlie Sheen did.
...It's been something of a long day and our heads might not be screwed on correctly right now, so bear with us as we try to get out this next sentence:
'Two and a Half Men' is bringing back Charlie Sheen, but giving the role to Kathy Bates. Nope, it didn't sound any less crazy that time either.
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying that CBS is the most-watched network out these days, with their plethora of unforgettable programming like '2 Broke Girls,' and...well, 'Unforgettable.' So it should come as no surprise that when CBS looks to announce their 2012-2013 lineup, they're going to go big.