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‘Two and a Half Men’ Picks Up ‘Seinfeld’ Star Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander on Two and a Half Men
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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.

No stranger to the purported ‘Seinfeld’ curse, TV Guide reports that the former George Costanza, Jason Alexander has been tapped to appear in ‘Two and a Half Men‘ for the season’s penultimate episode on May 7.  Details of the role have not yet been released, but it was Alexander himself who first tweeted out the news.

The former ‘Seinfeld’ star marks one of several high-profile castings for ‘Two and a Half Men’s closing run of season 9 episodes, including the news that ‘Harry’s Law‘ star Kathy Bates would appear on the show as the ghost of Charlie Harper, the role made infamous by Charlie Sheen’s very public exit of the show.

As it is now, ‘Two and a Half Men’ has yet to be officially renewed for a tenth season, given that moving forward is contingent on negotiations with Ashton Kutcher to continue his lead role in the series.  Conversely, Jason Alexander is well known for his string of failed attempts to break the ‘Seinfeld’ curse, failing with previous sitcom efforts ‘Bob Patterson’ and ‘Listen Up!’

What say you?  Any theories on who Jason Alexander might be brought in to play?  Could the role turn more serious if in fact Ashton Kutcher decides not to renew his contract as Walden Schmidt?  Perhaps you’d like to see the show off the airwaves altogether, like the rug on Jason Alexander’s head!  Let us know your take in the comments below!

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