After running for 12 successful seasons, ‘Two and a Half Men’ ended in 2015, but it’s fans lived on. And in this century of reboots, did ‘Two and a Half Men’ also get hit with the bug?
Some sitcoms face much more road bumps than others. ‘Two and a Half Men’ has faced many obstacles on its way, but continues to live on in the heart of its fans. What started as a smooth sail at first turned quite messy towards the end. But a slight accident here and there couldn’t take away Two and a Half Men’s dedicated fan base.
- ‘Two and a Half Men’ is still popular
- Charlie Sheen Is The Last Half Man Standing In ‘Two and a Half Men’
- Will Season 13 of ‘Two and a Half Men’ Feature Sheen?
This is perhaps the reason behind rumours that Chuck Lorre (also creator of ‘The Big Bang Theory’) might be considering bringing ‘Two and a Half Men’ back.
But who will make up the cast? Read on to know more.
‘Two and A Half Men’ Is Still Popular
Two and a Half Men premiered back in 2003, way before Hollywood was familiar with the term ‘politically correct’. With a new idea in mind, Chuck Lorre commissioned a sitcom that centres around two guys, that too brothers.
What worked for the show was the undeniable chemistry between Charlie played by Charlie Sheen, the infamous playboy, and his “loser” of a brother- Alan, played by Jon Cryer. ‘Two and a Half Men’ centred around them, with a constant flow of women who mostly went on without much notice- by either Charlie or the audience.
So, it wasn’t exactly a familiar sitcom troupe but Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer, with the adorable kid Jake, made up for more than the loss of familiarity. Which is why ‘Two and a Half Men’ went on to age gracefully for eight years, without any single hiccup and a never faltering viewership, tuning in every week.
But the studio laughter and great chemistry on screen is hardly ever a clear representation of what goes on behind the camera. Pretty soon, secrets were spilling around faster than a freshly opened champagne bottle spilling on the floor.
Charlie Sheen Is The Last Half Man Standing In ‘Two and a Half Men’
Speaking of champagne, Charlie Sheen, somewhere in the middle of shooting ‘Two and a Half Men’, fell victim to an alcohol and drug problem. From showing up to the set drunk and arguing with everyone on the set, things got a bit out of hand and Chuck Lorre had to step in.
But not only did Sheen’s bad-mouthing Chuck Lorre got him fired from the show, but it also sabotaged his career. Sheen was then diagnosed with HIV.
Getting fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’ did lead Sheen to self-analysing his past mistakes, and the actor is doing better than he was a while ago.
Him getting fired from the show also led to the untimely demise of his character in ‘Two and a Half Men’ where his character was killed by a train. And then, in the series finale, from a falling piano, because of which Sheen feels that the character never got to tie the loose ends.
Well, is this is a hint at a possible reboot?
Will Season 13 of ‘Two and a Half Men’ Feature Sheen
Well, after Ashton Kutcher joined ‘Two and a Half Men’, as Sheen’s replacement, we hardly ever heard the name ‘Charlie’ again. And when we did, let’s just say Sheen was not in Chuck Lorre’s good books.
But Sheen has professed his desire to get back on the show and tie the loose ends that his character left by suddenly dying. Sheen said that the path that his character took after he left was “absurd”. And although Charlie has long been dead (Season 8-12) there is always a way to make just about anything happen in the world of sitcoms.
The ball is in Chuck Lorre’s court. What is it going to be? Forgiveness and a chance to make millions, or has this bottle of champagne long been over? Do you want a reboot for ‘Two and a Half Men’? Let us know in the comments below!