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Only 22 Eps for 'Two and a Half Men' This Year

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 23rd 2010 10:00PM
jon_cryer_charlie_sheen_two_and_a_half_menToday was the day for CBS and Warner Brothers to get the bad news about how Charlie Sheen's rehab has affected 'Two and a Half Men.' Instead of 24 episodes as planned, Chuck Lorre announced that there will be only 22 episodes of 'Two and a Half Men' this season.

The original plan was that Warner Brothers would deliver 24 episodes of the top-rated sitcom to CBS, a plus because the more they make, the more revenue is generated. That's not just this year, but syndication, as well.

Unfortunately, the reality is that Charlie Sheen's personal life and the fact that he was compelled to go into rehab has cost everyone involved a lot of money. Hell, as one of the highest paid actors on television, this action has cost Charlie Sheen almost $2 million in salary alone!

In an interview with the New York Times, Chuck Lorre spun this development as no big deal. He said, "Instead of doing 24 shows this year, we'll be doing 22. But 22 is a full order. They had asked us to produce two additional episodes, which we normally do. But we won't do it this year."

As of last night, 18 episodes have been aired. There's one more in the can and then there'll be three more before they wrap production in April. Frankly, I'm not too concerned about who's making or losing money on the deal, but I am curious about how the missing two episodes for 2010 will affect story line.

With the four episodes remaining, is Charlie going to reconcile with Chelsea? Are they going to keep that reservation for a June wedding in Beverly Hills? Hopefully, Lorre and company will use the four shows to focus on moving Charlie back into bachelorhood and as randy as ever. That's much funnier than the weeping guy who can't get over being dumped by his fiance.

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MerMer

After learning how much he makes per episode, I will definitely stop watching. $825,000 per episode is too much.

March 30 2010 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
M. Solt

Why is Wpix blacking out all reruns of 2 1/2 men?

March 26 2010 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbra

Martin Sheen is a fine actor, although,, in the past, he has had problems with alcohol addiction. About
Charlie Sheen, as they say, "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree.

Why are these no talent , sex fiend, immoral, egotistical "low lives" paid millions of dollars. FOR WHAT!.....................Can somebody telll me?

Emilio Estevez the brother with the real talent, stays under the radar, and is never in trouble.

March 25 2010 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Reed

The men in black just want to hurt him because he speaks the truth about 9/11.He used his brain to decide the official myth was just that; he had the courage to say so. A mechanical collapse can't fall at free fall speed and turn everything to dust. Only explosives can do that, it's common sense.

March 25 2010 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Reed

The men in black just want to hurt him because he speaks the truth about 9/11.He used his brain to decide the official myth was just that; he had the courage to say so. A mechanical collapse can't fall at free fall speed and turn everything to dust. Only explosives can do that, it's common sense.

March 25 2010 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Me

I agree with the article. Dump the fiance! The only thing funny about Alan is his ex-wife, Judith. And poor Jake. It is just too bad that Jake had to grow up. I love watching the reruns, when Jake was so young. It is the only show on TV that makes me laugh out loud. The character of Jake needs a total makeover - from his looks to his story line. Maybe there could be a spin off with Berta working as the housekeeper for Alan and Charlie's mom. Rose could be an assistant realtor to the mom.

March 25 2010 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bub

Candy has alot of talent.. and Berta is too funny

March 25 2010 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CAROLE

FABULOUS SHOW......LEAVE PERSONAL ISSUES OUT. WE COULD ALL USE A GOOD LAUGH AND THIS SHOW DEFINITELY PROVIDES JUST THAT.

March 25 2010 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
john p dainus

funniest show on the tube... i even watch the reruns!!!! everyone on that show is great!! jon cryer is absolutely hilarious !!! will be missed when they wrap it up...

March 25 2010 at 4:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

I think it is one of the best comedy shows on TV. Keep those episodes coming.

March 25 2010 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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