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Chuck Lorre Plans 'Two and a Half Men' Reboot Without Charlie Sheen

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 28th 2011 3:30PM
Chuck Lorre, Charlie SheenA 'Two and a Half Men' without Charlie Sheen is one step closer to reality.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Men' creator Chuck Lorre is working on a reboot of the popular CBS sitcom. Sheen would have no role in the new 'Men,' but co-star Jon Cryer would.

Cryer has reportedly been presented with the plan, which would focus on his character, Alan, and a new character who has yet to be cast. Lorre has presented the idea to a few other Hollywood players, and the network and studio are aware of his intention to overhaul the series.

No actor has emerged as a front-runner to replace Sheen after reports of Rob Lowe and John Stamos were shot down. The network has yet to schedule the return of 'Two and a Half Men,' but reports indicate CBS could be eying a mid-season launch.

Sheen was fired from the popular series in March after a series of very bizarre public antics and interviews which have culminated in Sheen's cross-country tour, 'Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth.' Depending on the location, Sheen has had bad luck with crowds on the tour.

Prior to Sheen's dismissal, the series went on a forced hiatus after Sheen entered rehab (at his home). For a more in-depth look at the Sheen meltdown, check out our guide.

Sheen and Warner Bros. TV are in litigation, with Sheen suing for $100 million and to get his job back.

Tell us: Will you watch 'Two and a Half Men' without Charlie Sheen?


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Tony

chuck you are a ahole sheen rules

May 24 2011 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alan

I seriously have never understood why everyone believes that Charlie Sheen was the heart of Two and a Half Men. John Cryer was in just as many scenes, is far better at physical comedy, and plays quite a lovable loser. When it comes to the rest of the cast, they are all terrifically skilled actors, especially Angus. Charlie Sheen's character had become repetitive, unlikable, and uncomfortable to watch in what is supposed to be a comedy. I suggested pulling a Bewitched and getting a new Darin. Then, improve the writing for Charlie to give him a bit more dimension.

May 06 2011 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eileen

Well ... as long as he gives it another name, then it won't have quite the same amount of "taint". To reboot the series and keep the name is just pettiness and an opportunity to sink to Sheen's level.
Get a girl in there and call it "2 Men and a Babe" since campy is still selling. Kid's growing up anyway.

May 05 2011 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vdye960905

Never happen! without Charlie Scheen, I'll go back to abc or Nbc

May 04 2011 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sle3plessevraftr

TWO AND A HALF MEN ARE OVER WITHOUT CHARLIE!!! THE SHOW WAS BUILT AROUND HIM!!! IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AND i DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE BOUGHT BACK UNLESS CHARLIE IS. MAKE A NEW SHOW CHUCK!! I'M SURE YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO!!! REMAKING TWO AND A HALF MEN WILL ONLY MAKE THE SHOW CRASH AND BURN!!! JON CRYER'S CHARACTER SUCKS TOO MUCH TO BE THE MAIN GUY. REMEMBER HE PLAYS A LOSER??? WHO WANTS TO WATCH THAT? ALL OF A SUDDEN IS HE GONNA HAVE A LOVE INTEREST OR SOMETHING? I CAN'T SEE HIM TAKING THIS CHARACTER ANYWHERE ELSE... UNLESS NOW ALLAN WINS THE LOTTERY...I KNOW IT'S GONNA SUCK AND I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER NEW SHOW FROM TWO AND A HALF MEN. I'M FINE WITH THE RE-RUNS IF IT COMES DOWN TO IT. HAVE IT YOUR WAY CHUCK! YOU ALL SHOULD OF ACTED YOUR AGE INSTEAD OF GOING BACK AND FORTH. YOU THINK CHARLIE LOST, BUT YOU DID TOO!

May 04 2011 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cindy

I doubt it will be very good without him, but I'm all for bringing in Ted Danson (remember him from Becker and Cheers) as Charlies long lost dad when Charlie dies. He has the charisma and attitude that Charlie had, rude but very likeable, and good looking.

May 04 2011 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Eileen

Cindy. You are amazing. The show can open with the 2 finding a letter that Charlie had to relocate for a job. Ted shows up to pack stuff and then take over the room.
Nice!

May 05 2011 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Judy

It will be a welcome change without Sheen. Sorry, even though I thought the show was hilarious with
Sheen - his character was the same each and every show. Same routine, same jokes, same
scenerios. Now with Sheen gone - the writers can spread their wings and give life to Alan and his son
(the boy is a natural comedian.) I am sure there is life after Sheen for Two and Half Men. Maybe
they can change the name of the show to Raising my Father.

May 04 2011 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rosemaryram

It has been proven time and time again that no one is irreplaceable (remember "Cheers" when Shelley Long left and Kirstie Alley replaced her?) At first I didn't think Jon Cryer's character, Alan, could be strong enough to carry a rebooted show. However, with some inspirational casting, as previously suggested, a Bill Shanter's wild Uncle Billy, anything is possible. Do not write off "Two and a Half Men" yet.

May 04 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
DeezineDeeva

I would watch if it had a hunky star like Jason Gedrick in it who was formerly on" Desperate Housewives". He could be Jason Cryer's hunky NYC cousin or something. Whoa! I'd tune in every night to see THAT!

May 03 2011 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DontBADragJusBAQueen

I think it would be funny as hell if they got MARTIN SHEEN to star in the reboot! Now THAT would be a nice kick in the a$$ to crazy-train Charlie.

May 03 2011 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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