After about 12 seasons, the comedy bid farewell to its fans in February 2015. The hearty and extremely popular sitcom created by Chuck Lorre captured a permanent space in everyone’s heart. Hence, fans feel the show was gone too soon and want it back on screen.
‘Two and a Half Men’ has seen success and controversy in equal parts. But that has not stopped its fans from wanting more of the show. Rumours are ripe that the show is getting a reboot, especially since Charlie Sheen has expressed his desire to come back to the show. Let’s find out how much truth these rumours hold.
- ‘Two and a Half Men’: A quirky “men’s” comedy
- Will Charlie Sheen return to the reboot?
- Is a reboot in the process?
‘Two and a Half Men’: A quirky “men’s” comedy
‘Two and a Half Men’ is one of CBS’ most successful sitcoms, and for those who are unaware of the show, let us go into a quick little recap. The show began originally as ‘The Odd Couple’ but with a fat kid. Charlie Sheen was seen as a womanizing alcoholic named Charlie Harper who lived with his brother, Alan, a nerdy divorcé played by Jon Cryer. Alan’s fat little son Jake is played by Angus T. Jones, who later in the show reduces his weight but becomes very dumb. Later in 2011, over a backstage controversy, Charlie Sheen was fired from the show with immediate effect and that’s when Ashton Kutcher moved in.
The show witnessed humongous ratings throughout, but when Charlie Sheen moved out, things took a turn for the show. Things became very uncertain for the fans when Harper left the show since he was the lead and the one who kept the chemistry between all the other characters together.
Will Charlie Sheen return to the reboot?
Charlie Sheen, who was a part of the show until 2011, expressed his interest in a possible reboot in April 2019. On the ‘Loose Women’ show, when he was asked about the probability of a reboot for the show, he responded by saying that he is very much interested in it. He said, “I think as long as everybody involved is alive and kicking then there’s definitely a possibility”, he said. “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. 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.”
Though he is the one who pitched the idea, we are not very sure if we will see him in the reboot. Charlie Sheen had slammed ‘Two and a Half Men’ creator Chuck Lorre in a live radio interview in 2011. Sheen was called on ‘The Alex Jones Show’ to discuss his rehabilitation progress after being allegedly held for drug and substance abuse. Not only did Sheen call Lorre a “turd” and a “clown”, but he also went on to say, “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process. Last I checked, Chaim, I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write”.
Though Sheen was later reported saying that he wants to make amends with the showrunner, we are not very sure if Chuck has forgiven Sheen.
Is a reboot in the process?
Ever since the show aired its finale, rumours of a reboot have constantly been in the works. Five years after the show aired its finale episode, Charlie Sheen wants a reboot of the show to give the show the ending it deserves.
Chuck Lorre is already working on a reboot of the show, sources said, but the chances of seeing Sheen on the show is negligible and, not to forget, Chuck Lorre is adamant that the troubled actor won’t be back on ‘Two and a Half Men’. With the portrayal of Sheen after his exit on the show and his reputation with the creator Lorre, a reboot with Sheen seems highly unlikely.
Even though there hasn’t been an official announcement for the revival of the show, there will always be a string of hope. As Charlie Sheen said, “Reboot is in the trend”, we never know when ‘Two and a Half Men’ might just come back.
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