Charlie Sheen has expressed his willingness to bring the show back and give it the ending it deserved. However, there might be some obstacles still. Scroll down for complete story!
One of the most popular sitcoms CBS has ever produced, ‘Two and a Half Men’ has gone through its share of ups and downs. The series that launched Chuck Lorre on his trajectory to fame almost came to a halt when, in 2010, Charlie Sheen was fired from The Two and a Half Men for gross misbehaviour. However, the show continued with Ashton Kutcher as the new parallel lead and the rest is history.
- ‘Two and a Half Men’: Easy. Effortless. Entertaining.
- “Of course, he’s dead” – The innuendo-filled scandalous finale
- Charlie Sheen’s 2011 meltdown
- The probability of season 13 coming back to end the show differently?
The show’s monumental success can be attributed to its succinct, humour-infused writing, and acclaimed actors. However, it is quite evident that the show would have ended on a very different note had there been no falling out between Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre. Now that Charlie Sheen is eager to mend ways, will creators agree on the thirteenth season of the sitcom with an ending that would have otherwise happened in Sheen’s presence?
‘Two and a Half Men’: Easy. Effortless. Entertaining
The premise that a 10-year-old boy, Jake Harper, was being raised by his father Alan and uncle Charlie, first attracted viewers to this fun fest of a show. The show focused on the different kinds of relationships these three people had with different women. While Charlie was a typical rich playboy having casual relationships throughout the show’s run, Alan had a complicated relationship with ex-wife, Judith. The story was well-received by the viewers and it became a rating mammoth for CBS. This plot continued till its eighth season during which Charlie Sheen, who played Charlie Harper in the series, was fired due to his infamous 2011 meltdown.
The makers agreed that to sustain the show it was imminent that they gave it a makeover. Hence, Ashton Kutcher, in the role of billionaire Walden Schmidt, was introduced to the mix, a strategy that indeed paid off. With Kutcher as the new lead, the show went on for another 4 seasons successfully. However, the hiccup with Sheen forced the makers to make changes to the show that weren’t originally in the plan. It’s safe to say that the show would have ended quite differently had Sheen continued to play the lead.
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“Of course, he’s dead” – The innuendo-filled scandalous finale
In 2011, Sheen was axed from ‘Two and a Half Men’ when he did a series of interviews calling the show’s creator Lorre offensive names such as “maggot”, “loser”, “talentless” amongst others. The relationship between the two never mended after that.
The final episode, “Of course, he’s dead”, that aired in February 2015, took a lot of digs at Sheen. The episode initially showed that Charlie Harper was still alive and had been kept captive by former stalker Rose. After escaping from confinement, he went straight to his old mansion where, after ringing the bell, a piano fell on his head and he finally died. Lorre said that Sheen had been offered to do the cameo but refused and so a body-double was brought to do the same in his place.
It was met with mixed reviews and was the talk of the town for its crass and controversial finale.
The probability of season 13 coming back to end the show differently?
In an interview with “Loose Women”, Charlie Sheen admitted that he would be up for a reboot of the sitcom to end the show the way it would have originally ended. He expressed, “I think as long as everybody involved is alive and kicking then there’s definitely a possibility. Of course [I would like it to], because there’s a trend towards reboots these days, and I think that would be one that folks might tune in for”. He continued, “It doesn’t have to go on for another five years, it would just be nice to do a couple of seasons and end it as it should have”.
In 2018, Sheen went on record to say that he was quite willing to fix his relationship with Lorre. This excited the fans who ever since have been waiting for a revival of the show with Sheen back in it. However, even if Sheen mends his relationship with Lorre, bringing him back might not be that easy. Lorre has previously stated that Sheen’s character was killed permanently in the series finale, thus, making it difficult to bring back the character. Also, considering that there is no official news on the possible reboot, fans might have to wait for a long time before a season 13 actually happens.
Would you like to see a Two and a Half Men season 13 happening? Do you want to see Charlie Sheen back in action? How do you think can his character be brought back? Write to us in the comments section.