Charlie Sheen Is Leaving Two and a Half Men

... Okay, that headline probably should have had a question mark after it, but if People says it's true, it has to be true, right? Charlie Sheen is leaving the hit sitcom at the conclusion of this season, say "sources." Apparently he's "just done" with the show and wants to move on. Move on to what? A life filled with boozin' and whores? [People]

... When Lost fades to black (figure of speech) on May 23, it won't be the very last you'll see of the show. ABC is planning a post-Lost special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, during which Lost cast members and producers will talk about the show. So when the finale is the most disappointing thing ever, you know where to hunt down the responsible parties. [The Live Feed]

... Law & Order is losing one of its vets. S. Epatha Merkerson has asked producers to write her character, Lt. Anita Van Buren, off the show at the conclusion of this season. After playing the same role for almost two decades, I'd want to be written off, too. [THR]

... Damages is one of the best shows on television that no one watches. Just like Friday Night Lights. And just like FNL, Damages may be working on some deal with DirecTV to share production costs in exchange for first-run rights. This whole situation could be avoided if you'd just trust me and watch the show, but nooooooooo, you'd rather watcher Rock of Love 2. Thanks a lot! [EW]

... Hey Joss Whedon nerds, you better call in sick to work next week. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Angel are on Netflix on Demand in their entirety, meaning you can hide in your cave and rewatch the series with no commercials and no interruptions, just how you like them. [io9]

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Two and a half is done without Charlie, and it is a shame cause I loved it, it made me laugh each episode, and I definitely want more!
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I can't trust the judgment of anyone who likes Two and a Half Men--what a horribly unfunny show.
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Damages is #1 - WHY DOES NOBODY WATCH IT? Its not a boring legal show where they are in court. In fact in the show THEYVE NEVER BEEN IN COURT. Its what happens behind the scenes. You always know what happens in the end but you dont know what leads up to it or who and whats going to happen after. TOP 3 SHOWS EVER FOR SURE. Great Writing. Great Actors. Amazing Characters.



WATCH DAMAGES!
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I suppose they will replace Charlie with Emilio Estevez. Ha!
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Without Charlie it would just be half a man because Jon Cryer's character sucks. The show is history if Charlie leaves. Still, Charlie is history without the show. Their fates are interwined.
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without Charlie it would just be 1 and a half men
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I hope Charlie will stay. I'm not sure the show will survive without him.
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Rock of Love 2? you know what? I don't even want to know.
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I wish I could watch Netflix
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Hey Tim, someone beat you with a nasty stick? These remarks in this article are not needed. It says very clearly that Charlie Sheen goes back to rehab every night after he gets off of work. The man KNOWS he has serious problems and wants to work them out, not go out boozin' and whoring and YOU say. And S. Epatha Merkerson has been a wonderful actress on Law & Order. Her fight with cancer on the show has been great for those of US who have gone through the same thing. Go take a nice pill and fine something else to write about, say...sports?
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The Law & Order news doesn't surprise me in the least. Admittedly I don't watch every episode anymore but I have been a fan since the first episode of the first season. With Sam Waterson becoming the DA and the new assistant DA, I'm just not into it like I once was. The chemistry changed and while we've seen many cast changes over the years there was no change this big that I couldn't overcome it. Sure, with the show being older the likely felt it was time for Waterson's character to become the DA and there may have been other reasons that I simply don't know. Nonetheless, the departure of Merkerson seemed obvious and clearly written into the seaon's storyline. I believe it was episode one of this season (20) that her character noted she had cancer. The statement, in that episode seemed a bit useless with regard to the story at the time. My thoughts were that she either wanted to leave the show or it was decided to bring in a new face to spice things up. As much as I have enjoyed the show over the years I will be extremely surprised if they renew the show at the conclusion of this season. Few shows last this long but all good things do come to an end and there are only so many stories that can be told.
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With the exception of that horrid non-chemistry between Chelsea and Charlie, 2 1/2 men has an excellent cast, and they play off of each just

perfectly. If Charlie leaves, stick a fork in it, 'caz it's done. Too bad; it's still a very

funny show.
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You are right about Damages being one of the best, if not the BEST, shows on TV that no one watches. I do not understand, but if you ever watch a whole episode,you're drawn in like a fly to honey. It is just that good. Sure hope it stays on the air. Looking forward to tonight's exciting episode.
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Damages is really good, i dont understand why ppl wont watch it..
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I sure hope People mag got it right and that Charlie Sheen is really gonna quit the dumb show. I couldn't care less abt what he does after that, as long as he's not doing it on our screens.
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the only reason more people are not watching damages ,is because dish and the cable companies are too busy ripping their customers off for the extra channels like fx,at least directtv rips u off up front
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Coming this fall to CBS...One and a Half Men!
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Charlie Sheen leaving the show means two and a half men is canceled rite?
because without the character charlie in it the show absolutely cannot go on...someone please explain...whats gonna happen??
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No Charlie Sheen no Two and a half Men..the whole purpose of this show is about the two brothers and the little dude..one's off..the show's off..I don't know about you but if he goes..I'll stop watching..and there will be more doing the same..then the show will be canceled for sure..
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Charlie Sheen is overrated anyway.
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Can't wait till the Lost finale and Jimmy is sure to be great!
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"Move on to what? A life filled with boozin' and whores?"

sounds good to me
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I watched the entire first season and a few episodes of the second season when I realized I couldn't watch it anymore. It gets such critical praise so I felt obligated to give the benefit of doubt. I was just not interested, and I do not miss it.
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How could no one comment on the Law & Order news? I am not sure whether to be happy or sad- it could either be refreshing to the show or knock it off its last leg. Guess we'll find out.
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No charlie....how about 1 1/2 Men! lame!!
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No Sheen no show, period.
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Ok so just tell me how Two and a half men can continue on with out the main part of the two men? Its his series! If he leaves...I guess we can say goodbye to the show!
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how did u not know they were ending LOST? After ever episode it says x episodes till the series finale.
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Whoah I didnt know they are ending lost :/ A bunch or pricks.
Charlie Sheen leaving Two and a Half Men - end of the series of you ask me.
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Maybe it's time for Two and Half Men to bow out anyway. The half a man is a full man now anyway and the storylines are getting thin. But, just so the show does not go out on a cliff hanger, renew the show for a 9-13 episode order and give Sheen what he wants for those episodes. Just so the story can be ended correctly.
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you know its always sad to see haters of any kind but seriously you ppl make me sick if you dont like the show (an ive said this before) dont watch and keep you opions to you self FFS hounestly its just sad
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'So when the finale is the most disappointing thing ever...' - idiot
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Why would someone with a steady and dependable acting job(S. E M) want to just throw it all away in this economy she should keep hold of it for as long as possible the fact that she has lasted so long when others haven't even come close is a testament to her and the character.
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Charlie Sheen needs to stop working (he has enough money from this show) and take a long, serious look at himself and how he lives his life. He needs to remember that he has four young children that he is responsible for. Grow up already! I am a huge Lost fan, so whether the finale is awesome or terrible, I will watch that Jimmy Kimmel show. Kimmel is a big fan of Lost also, so if the finale is bad, I am sure he will call the producers on it and demand an explanation! :) And, I agree that Damages is one of the best shows on TV. It has such a fascinating way of telling each season's story, and focuses more on character interaction, rather than all that legalese. It really is a great show!!
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"So when the finale is the most disappointing thing ever..."

Do they expect the Lost finale to suck?
Accorrding to its track record, the finale should be an automatic 10/10.
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A true Joss Whedon nerd would already have Buffy, Angel, and Firefly on either blu-ray or DVD. Their inclusion to NoD is for the wannabes. :P
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If it makes you feel any better I started watching Damages based on your recommendation and I'm hooked. I think one of the issues for the program is it is so complex that you can't miss an episode as it will make later episodes difficult to follow. You'd think that FX would make past episodes/seasons easier to find online if they truly want to get more people to watch the show.

I think the main issue with Damages is Glen Close. She is a great actress but I usually avoid her as in my mind she will always be the lady that killed the rabbit in Fatal Attraction. I must admit she is pretty amazing in Damages but it has done little to help her career as someone that people want to pay to see. In fact I think her character in Damages scares me a bit more than her role in Fatal Attraction and I didn't think that was possible.
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Hopefully Charlie's possible exit will be the end of this horrid show.
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They could do the soap opera method. Charlie's character gets into a horrible car crash. You can do at least half a season with his head covered in bandages, then hire whoever'll take the work for cheap to play the "after". Maybe do some stunt casting while his face is covered, and have different actors provide the voice. One week, James Earl Jones. The next week, Gilbert Gottfried. I tell you, this idea is GOLDEN.



Wait, it's the 2nd already? Never mind.
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Damages is without a doubt one of the best shows on TV. I couldn't be more excited if it drew more viewers. Perhaps you would have more luck convincing people to watch if you were a little less snotty about it or do you think it is more important to sound like a snob.
For fans of quality TV, watch DAMAGES, you don't know what you are missing.
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Two & a Half men has a chemistry that I like. The casting has been superb and I find it outrageously funny on many levels. That said, being a person who watches TV shows on a random basis, I haven't seen every episode. Without Charlie Sheen I see absolutely zero way they could keep the show aloat nor do I think people would still watch even if they came up with for Sheen's departure. What I find troublesome is that it wasn't long ago that the show got a multi-year extension and I would assume the actors signed a contract extension, as well. I'd be interested to see how easy it would be for him to back out of his contract without a very legitimate reason.
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Haven't been much of a sitcom fan since WKRP, but Two & a Half was alright. I don't go out of my way to watch it, but, if there's nothing else on, I can deal with it--which is more than I can say for The Office or 30 Rock. By all means, cancel it. There's plenty for syndication already. And I'd like to see what Charlie moves on to.
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I doubt he is going to leave about a Million dollars an episode.
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OMG YES, this is gonna be what finnally gets that horrible two and a half men cancelled. nobody will watch it without charlie, YES YES YES YEEEESSSS!!!
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I was hoping you meant something else when you said that Joss' entire library was online, (Not that his book collection is online.. But I 'unno..) because I already own every season of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly, as well as the movie Serenity, Dr. Horrible, and season one of Dollhouse on DVD..
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ryan stiles could easily take over... love that guy. still the same concept...
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Good riddance Two and a Half Men!
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if he leaves they need to be smart and cancel it. it's called 2 in half men so what's the point of it going on without him. No offence but the other guy Allen he nothing without Charlie Sheen.
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