Every series is bound to have a bit of turnover through the years, particularly shows like 'Two and a Half Men' that juggle a wealth of talented creative minds over nine seasons, not even counting it's most obvious shake-up from Charlie Sheen.  But on the precipice of locking down its cast and crew for a tenth, possibly final season, who's about to jump ship?

According to Deadline, one half of 'Two and a Half Men's show-running team has decided to step down from the series, that of Lee Aronsohn (I know, we were all hoping Chuck Lorre).  Arasohn's announcement comes just days after the show securely locked down lead stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones for next season.

Of course, hope is not lost for 'Two and a Half Men's tenth season, as current executive producers Don Reo and Jim Patterson will step up to fill the void alongside Lorre.  Patterson worked on 'Men' as far back as season 2, rising through the ranks to executive producer for the current season, while Reo served as a consulting producer last season before joining full-time as executive producer this season.  At best, Aronsohn will serve as an executive consultant on the series.

It remains unclear why Aronsohn decided to step down, as the show-runner largely avoided any media firestorms over last year's drama, though Aronsohn found himself in a bit of hot water some weeks back after saying to The Hollywood Reporter of the current zeitgeist of female sitcoms, “Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods.”  Attempts to backpedal were only made worse when Aronsohn subsequently quipped, “We’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.”  Yikes.

What say you?  will a bit of new creative blood be good for the aging 'Two and a Half Men,' or is it a sign of the end to come?  Give us your take down below!