Is Two and a Half Men Getting the Reboot?

By Tim Surette

Apr 29, 2011

... CBS has a problem: How does it save its hit comedy Two and a Half Men when its star is a drug-snorting, hooker-banging nuisance? Easy... replace him! Show creator Chuck Lorre is busy trying to come up with a new take on Two and a Half Men in time for CBS' important Upfront presentation in May (Upfronts are where advertisers buy ad space for networks' fall schedules are decided), and he's said to be offering a more substantial role for Jon Cryer and introducing a new to-be-cast character to the program. [THR]

... NCIS has renewed the contract of fan-favorite Cote de Pablo for two more seasons, ensuring her character Ziva David won't be killed off the show. Or if she is, she'll appear in tons of flashbacks, or her twin sister Niva David will be hanging around all the time. If you see Pablo out, let her buy the drinks. She'll be making about $120,000 per episode. [Deadline Hollywood]

... In lamer NCIS news, show creator Don Bellisario, who left the show in 2007 over differences with star Mark Harmon, has sued CBS over NCIS: Los Angeles. Bellisario's suit claims his contract said he had "first opportunity" to participate in any spin-offs of NCIS, but CBS denied him that opportunity. CBS said in a statement, "That's total B.S., man." I'm paraphrasing. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Meredith Vieira hast announced that she's leaving the Today show in June. Newsreader Ann Curry will be promoted to her spot and co-host with Matt Lauer, who was also rumored to be leaving but has denied such falsehoods. This all probably makes sense to people who wake up before 10am, so go ask one of them. [THR]

... NBC is considering adapting the John Grisham novel The Firm into a series. The book was the subject of the 1991 movie starring Tom Cruise when he was less crazy, and follows a hotshot young lawyer who doesn't realize he's working for a criminal organization. Oh come on dude, you're a lawyer! All lawyers are criminals! [EW]

... Britain, I'm so sorry. It looks like we're exporting a version of The Marriage Ref your way. Hey, at least we gave you guys McDonald's! [Comedy]

... And here's a rumor that's probably total hogwash, but it's out there so let's talk about it. Supernatural fans, avert your eyes if you don't like spoilers, even the kind that are almost 100 percent fake. Someone tweeted that Misha Collins, who plays trenchcoated angel Castiel, won't be back for the recently announced Season 7 of Supernatural. This all stems from one person's tweet, so let's just assume that person is a huge jerk. [Blastr]

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  • ChrystalPotts Jan 27, 2012

    i think they shoulda just left jake n alan with charlie leaving the house and gradualy brought sumone in. go with the audiances and the peoples choice . ythe fans are who keep two and a half men on air so if the fans arent happy then the show goes no where.

  • PatrickTanas Sep 28, 2011

    Well Iorre after seeing the end on ET last night i got it now.You are the man. But i am not sure why you did not just call the new show.ROPE BACK MALIBU.With Charlie gone Alan come out.And Walden ex-wife fond out he is gay. now all you have to do is put it bed and turn off the light. this show is dead.What Charlie did was wrong.But what you are doing to this show stepping in dog shit. no no stepping in dog shit is a lot better then seeing this show.

  • PamelaDavey Jun 17, 2011

    You really need to get Charlie Sheen back on the show...He makes that show and no one else will be able to make it as funny or entertaining as he does!

  • WinterTebo Jun 06, 2011

    Yay! Misha has to be in Supernatural! I mean come on! He's the Angel-In-A-Trenchcoat! He's Cas! He's Castiel! The whole show currently revolves around him! We need him!

  • MaryLouSlaug Jun 05, 2011

    I think they should somehow have Charlie die on the show, Jake grow up, and a new baby enter the show.....either Alan gets custody of a baby he has fathered that he did not know about or Jake gets a girl pregnant and ends up with the on Raising Hope, but make it different. ....... I wonder how they will explain Charlie's new looks with a new actor that plays his part.

  • OsvaldoCastillo May 02, 2011

    Two and Half men should End for goog before they screw they show. AND NO WAY!!!!!! We want Cas and Misha Collins For the Rest of the Show

  • JessicaLind1 May 02, 2011

    Sheen is destroying his life right now... As much as I like the show I still think he needs to focus on getting his head screwed on straight. For his own health and for his kids too. His personal life is more important than a tv-show.

  • memizz May 02, 2011

    I would most definitly not watch Two nad a Half Men without Charlie Sheen. I don't care what he did. He's half of the show and I would not watch it without him. No way no how. As for Supernatural (best show ever), I love Cas and I'd be sad to see him go...

  • sfnd May 01, 2011

    will not be the same without sheet , so just move on,anything but canceling!!!!

  • ted2332 May 01, 2011

    No Sheen no Men.

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