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'Two and a Half Men' Cuts Four Episodes, Jesse L. Martin Books 'Hallelujah' Role and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 14th 2011 6:00PM
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half MenCharlie Sheen apparently isn't done making headlines today.

According to TMZ, 'Two and a Half Men' has just chopped four episodes from its production schedule. Following Sheen's Feb. 28 return, the show was scheduled to film eight more episodes to complete its eighth season.

Crew members are outraged, TMZ reports, with one worker telling the site, "We've been left in the dark and now we have no pay for four episodes and all we hear is that Chuck is saying, 'They're not my problem.'"

To his credit, sources told TMZ that Sheen said he would work beyond the scheduled wrap date, plus weekends, to make sure all eight episodes are filmed.

In other TV news ...

The Grammys telecast scored its highest ratings in 10 years. More than 26.7 million viewers tuned in to the 53rd annual ceremony for a 10.0 rating in the 18–49 demographic. [EW]

'Law & Order' alum Jesse L. Martin will star in 'Hallelujah.' The Marc Cherry drama pilot, which "features musical elements," takes place in a rural town being torn apart by good and evil. "Fortunes change when a stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith." Martin will play "a mysterious, charming drifter" who crosses paths with said stranger. [Deadline]

James Tupper is checking in to Seattle Grace one more time. The former 'Mercy' star will reprise his role as psychologist Andrew Perkins on 'Grey's Anatomy' for a multi-episode arc. [EW]

Saffron Burrows has landed the female lead role in Fox's upcoming 'Bones' spinoff, 'The Locator.' Burrows will star as the bar owner / helicopter pilot / boat driver sidekick of the main character. [Deadline]

Fox inked a deal to syndicate 'Glee.' The episodes will air beginning in the fall of 2013. [The Wrap]

If you enjoyed today's 'Roseanne' reunion on Oprah, you'll be happy to hear that Roseanne Barr just landed a new reality show on Lifetime. The show will follow the comedian as she tends to her 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm in Hawaii alongside boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. [The Hollywood Reporter]

E! talk show host Chelsea Handler will go on tour in advance of her newest book release. The 'Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me' tour will start May 10, and will feature frequent 'Chelsea Lately' panelists Brad Wollack, Josh Wolf and Heather McDonald. [EW]

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"bar owner / helicopter pilot / boat driver sidekick"

Yeah, that makes this series sound...stupid.

February 14 2011 at 8:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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