News Briefs: Two and a Half Men Is Adding One Whole Woman

WHAT'S IN A NAME? NEWS

... CBS's Two and a Half Men will add one woman to its formula next season as it scurries to replace Angus T. Jones' departing "half man." And this is what the writers came up with: Charlie Harper's long-lost just-of-age daughter. The character, said to be in her late teens or early 20s, will join the series as a regular when she shows up at Walden and Alan's house looking for her dad. And through comedic circumstances, she'll end up moving in with them. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... Big Brother: After Dark is getting kicked out of Showtime but has found a new home on TVGN (TV Guide Network). BB:AD airs concurrently with Big Brother and features live feeds of the reality show's house late at night. The TVGN version will air two hours per night seven days a week for 13 weeks straight. Sometimes if you get lucky you might see a bare butt! However, will that sauciness go away now that the show is moving to TVGN? Both Big Brother and Big Brother: After Dark will debut on June 26. [TVGN via press release]

... We're already talking about Game of Thrones Season 4? Okay by me! Three new characters have been confirmed for Season 4, which tells the second half George R.R. Martin's novel A Storm of Swords. Martin told convention-goers at ConQuest that we'll be seeing the Magnar of Thenn, Mace Tyrell, and Oberyn Martell next year, and that Bran will look like he's fifty by then. Okay maybe not that last part. The characters shouldn't be a big surprise to those who've read the book, but then again, they shouldn't be that exciting either, except for maybe Oberyn because he [spoiler]s [spoiler] in an awesome [spoiler]. [io9]

... When he's not governing states, smoking the dope, terminating, or having extra-marital affairs, Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently likes to produce television shows. The bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician has sold a drama project called Pump to Showtime, detailing the rise of the fitness industry in the '70s and its origin at a gym called Pump. If it gets ordered to series, Schwarzenegger intends to star in it on a recurring basis. [THR]

... Comedy Central has officially canceled Ugly Americans, instead of unofficially canceling it by not airing any episodes since last April and not ordering any new seasons. [The Comic's Comic]

... Esquire Network, the new manscaped and cologne-wearing version of G4, will debut September 23. Hooray. The network also used its launch announcement to fill us in on two new series in development: Brew Dogs, following two beer afficianados as they tour American towns for some suds, and Horse Players, a docu-drama following horse-racing handicappers. As opposed to horse-handicappers, which would be a totally different and cruel thing. [Esquire via press release]

... Next month, Fox will air four episodes of FX's Anger Management because no one is watching Anger Mangement on FX and millions of dollars were spent ordering 100 episodes of this terrible show and it all stands to be a gigantic financial disaster if people don't start watching it. So please watch Anger Management, for Charlie Sheen's sake. [THR]


CASTING NEWS


... Community's Yvette Nicole Brown (she plays Shirley) will reprise her role as Robyn in TV Land's The Soul Man. I won't pretend to know what this show is actually about if you don't pretend to be interested in it, deal? [THR]

... Showtime's Homeland already likes what it sees from new character Senator Andrew Lockhart. So much so that it's upped actor Tracy Letts, who portrays Lockhart in the upcoming third season, to series regular. Congratulations, dude I don't know whose work I haven't seen yet! [Deadline Hollywood]

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Watch Anger Management? No, thanks!!
Just come of age daughter = Raunchiness. Its a good thing I saw it for what it was (trash) and stopped watching TAHM when I was a kid.
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It's almost embarrassing to see how low 2.5 men has sank since charlie got the boot. it seems like Lorre is just dragging it out to prove it could go on without Sheen at the cost of the show and it's remaining characters.

Berta, Evelyn, Judith, Herb.. remember them? they've just been pretty much forgotten to make room for Waldens "zany group of friends/exes" they should have ended 2.5 men and started a new sitcom with Walden and friends.

Anyone remember when Alan had a job as a chiropractor? Now he's just a caricature of his former self. and thoroughly unlikable.
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Who do you think will play Charlie Harper's daughter in 'two and half men'? I'm rooting for Rumer Willis!
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I'm bummed about Ugly Americans getting the axe, even if I knew it was coming. I hope it gets picked up by some other network. Honestly, it'd be a good fit on FX.
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why dont they just cacel two and a half men
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Isn't 2.5 men due for death? Seriously!!!! Move on!
Now its 2.5 men -.5 men +.75 women= 2.75 WTF!
As a side note, I find Anger Mgmt. far more entertaining and at times quite funny! maybe coz it actually has adult humor!!!!
No one ever mentions The League? The best comedy no one EVER talks about! Just all this other crap!
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Dammit comedy central! Not Ugly Americans! NOOOOOOOO!
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Aha ... kind of stopped anticipating the show once Charly was gone. The other characters have always been no more than additions. They need to rename the show too ... with 1 and a half men gone.
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Two and a Half Men spent a lot of last season dealing with added girl characters, girlfriends, girlfriends' kid, ex-girlfriend's teenage daughter, etc.. I think adding Charlie's long lost daughter is the final straw, the Cousin Oliver to the series. I think I'm out.

Nothing like Schwarzenegger taking his sad old man face and body out of retirement to further embarrass himself again. Thanks for running our state into the ground though, guy.

FUUUUCK YOU COMEDY CENTRAL, Ugly Americans good, CC bad, and Tosh called it on his show's season finale. First Futurama and now Ugly Americans, what does CC have against smart, funny animated fare? Oh, right, the "smart" part.
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Yeah, I really liked Ugly Americans and Futurama. It's a sad world where those two get cancelled while Brickleberry (yeah, it's a Daniel Tosh project and he's my avatar, but god it's awful) lives on.
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Brickleberry tries too hard to be more offensive than Drawn Together and more Family Guy than Family Guy, without any passion for anything it's actually doing. It's probably Tosh's producing/voicing on the show combined with the ultra cheap animation which kept it while killing superior animated comedies. Tragic how blind they are at CC.
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The trouble with 2.5 men is that the funny characters are the ones you hardly ever see.
Berta, Alan's mother and ex wife, Herb etc are way better than the 2 men.
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I love Alan's mother! She's the best I think, very witty! She hasn't been on the show for some time though ...
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Jake probably convinced her it was crap. Holland Taylor is a wonderful comedienne - to good for this show...
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right on....i feel like a kid...I WANT CANDY
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Ain't that the truth!!!
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Why the show is still on air is what Reese would say... Beyond. I got to give it to Charlie he maybe crazy and all but he is effortless in being funny. Ashton is NOT good at all...
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Yeah that'll put butts in the seats. Nobody cares about the show anymore.
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I watched Ugly Americans for the 1st and 2nd seasons, but if became a chore. The premise is so good only to be ruined by so many dick jokes it gives 'the league' a run for its money.
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Dear Two and a Half Men...

PLEASE just END ALREADY! You were funny when Charlie was on, but post-Charlie you made everyone unlikable and the show's last few episodes are almost unbearable to watch. I know you decided to continue the series as a "screw you" to Charlie Sheen, but enough is enough! When the Two and a Half Men becomes Two Men and a Woman, YOU GOTTA STOP!
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Besides - Chuck Lorre - you won this one. Apparently nobody is watching Two and a Half Shinks, but they're still watching this dreck, but not because it's good. They're just too lazy to change the channel - which is pretty damned lazy...
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If Judith's husband were made a regular and somehow moved into the beach house, couldn't Alan be the half a man? Why not throw in a pizza parlor while they're at it? I doubt any of that would make any less sense than bringing in Charlie Harper's heretofore unknown daughter. Then again, who thought the show would last two seasons without Charlie Sheen?
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I want Kandi to return to 2 1/2 men. She was the funniest ever on that show.
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As much as I like Kutcher, him being under-rated as an actor, I think it time they canned Two and a Half. This just reeks of desperation. They need to give up the ghost on Two and a Half Men. Maybe give Cryer a series where he actually gets the money he deserves. Jon has always been the most talented cast member in the show.
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In a few years it will be Three and Half People and a Quarter Dog, at which point every character currently on the show will have been killed off and/or replaced. They get a miniature beagle (yes, those exist) that turns out to be the best actor and most charismatic/likable character on the show. The humans will be played by Nicholas Cage, Megan Fox (who will assume the role of Alan, don't ask me how that worked out), Dolph Lundgren, and a clone of age ten Haley Joel Osment playing the half man.
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The worse is: I'd watch that.
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Honestly, so would I.
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I absolutely LOVE the future title of the show lmao!
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I'm really excited to see Oberyn in next season, I can't wait for [spoiler] to to get what's been coming to him for so long, plus he kills him in such an epic way. PS I figured Ugly Americans was cancelled and I'm glad that we finally have a conclusive word on it but I'm still pissed, that was a good show. I thought it was doing well?
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I do watch Anger Management for Charlie Sheen's sake. I think it is great that FX has gone full in on charity Work, and having that trainwreck on your payrole should be considered charity work. :-)
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Fuck Anger Management. I don't waste my time on ego-maniacs with no discernable talent. I hope it's a fiscal crisis; they only ordered so many episodes to assuage Sheen.
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No discernible talent? Mr. "no discernible talent" got Chuck Lorre to the top so he could make The Big Bang Theory. Two and a Half Men the first five seasons was pure comedy gold. No discernible talent my ass. And Anger Management would be a hit too if there wasn't so much "discernible" hate involved...
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Shh. Nobody tell Muderboy that Chuck Lorre is not involved with "Anger Management".
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Really, JT, that's what you think I said? Read it again then go stand in the corner...
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I honestly don't think Charlie Sheen is "acting" sleazy, that's just him, and I personally don't enjoy watching it.
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"It's still Charlie Sheen being sleazy", that's what I got out of the first few episodes before I bolted, it feels VERY similar to Two and a Half Men, even his living room set and how it was used is remarkably similar. I didn't enjoy it though, the writing wasn't tight enough and the characters didn't do much for me in the first 4, maybe 6 episodes.
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Actually it isn't bad. It's still Charlie Sheen being sleazy, which he does well, and the group is pretty funny. Twom and a Half Men was essentially done, when he left. Unfortunately the CBS minions are still watching this crap and I'd say Anger Management is way better than what Two and a Half Men has become...
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My point was that Anger Management isn't very good despite cribbing heavily from Chuck Lorre who is also hated by critics, guess that was lost in the attempted brevity.
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So a young woman is moving in with two older guys with one of them being Alan? Not creepy at all....
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Yeah, they've really made Alan creepy these days, haven't they - not that I ever watch anymore...
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I cannot wait to see how they force the woman in Walden's house. It will feel so forced and far-fetched that it's gonna be ridiculously funny lol
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I've tried a few times to watch 2.5 men since Charlie left, but I still think Ashton Kutchner is one of the worst actor's on tv. I'm watching reruns of That 70's show and he's just a younger version in there. He can only play one irritating kind of man/boy (even Punkéd was kinda like that), it must be how he is: really himself.
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Plural of actor is actors (not actor's).
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You are a wiseguy aren't you.........

Most of the times I think that, being Dutch and therefore non-native English, I'm doing allright. You did understand what I meant.
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Good to know...
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How is Two and a Half Men still funny? This show died when Charlie Sheen was fired. If they want to improve the show kill Alan, who has always been more annoying than funny. And while this crap get's makeovers and renewed, great comedies get cancelled.
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That's the thing, it's not still funny, hasn't been for a long time and even when it was it wasn't all that funny.
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Half a man is replaced by one woman? So according to the show two women are equivalent to one man. Reminds me of the teachings of a certain religion...
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Which one of the big three?
I really can't say... they're all the same on that matter.
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Depending who the actress is, it might actually be entertaining.
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Seriously,Two and a half men will NEVER die!!Ugh
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OMG Two and a Half Man is getting more ridiculous with every year.At this point canceling it will be the best thing for the show.
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Oh. My. God.

Why won't Two and a Half Men just DIE already?!!! I have never had such hatred towards a TV show as much as I do for this poisonous, filthy series. Even the actor playing Jake admits that it is filthy and people should not watch it.

But man, we stopped watching WAY before he said that. I mean, WITH Charlie Sheen, the show wasn't that "interesting" to me but I guess it was tolerable (no, no, there has to be another word because it wasn't even tolerable back then) but WITHOUT him, and with Ashton Kutcher...man, I don't wanna curse this early in the morning. And now, withOUT Jake (perhaps the only good thing on this show?) and with some other woman (who will, of course, end up living with them because, I mean, c'mon...), it's just sad to even hear that someone in the world out there watches this thing still.
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I think they should change it to "Two men, a woman, another woman, Will Arnett, a baby, and 8 script doctors" by combining the remains of Up All night and Two and a Half Men.
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Maybe the woman will find out that she's pregnant with a boy, so technically you can still call it two and a half men, or two and a half men and mom
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so now a girl with two men ..
if they cast her , she better have a penis ..
because its pointless to call the show two and half men
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You mean like "Laverne & Shirley" without Shirley?
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Or the Valerie Harper show without Valerie???
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They're gonna need to change the name into Two Men And a Girl: DP
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No! People, please don't watch Anger Management on Fox. Please don't watch it even on FX. Let the bad ratings teach the corporation a very harsh lesson that it shouldn't give such ludicrously huge episode commitments to its singularly worst program.
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Oh, they don't care that some dumbass greenlighted this. Just the cost of doing business in Hollywood...
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I agree with the comments below. I watck them both from time to time, just because I don't like saying that I hate a series without having watched it.Then I have to watch like two good shows right behind to regain my sanity in wanting to be fair to this ( not a nice word).
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Man, I have a weird fascination with BBAD. I put it on while I'm reading. U-Verse doesn't carry TVGN so looks like I'll have to listen to Mozart or something when I read.
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Charlie Harper's long lost daughter...

Greed forces people to do some pretty terrible things, hey Moonves?
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...and her name is going to be Cousin Oliver...
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Two and a Half Men is a train wreck. Meanwhile, Anger Management has been constantly improving.
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I didn't know anybody actually watched that show.
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Yeah, it's not as bad as they say. Just too much hate involved...
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Any bets this was Asthon's idea of nailing the actress?
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Yeah, Ashton Kutcher should be in charge of everything, don't you think?
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I can't wait for big brother!!!
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I hate this idea of adding Charlie's long lost daughter. If they proved anything last year when Jake didn't appear as much, it's that they don't really need a third person on the show. Why not just have frequent recurring guest stars? It'd be cheaper.
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I'm going to miss Ugly Americans.
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Indeed. It was no Superjail! (from the same studio) but it definitely had its charms. Strange that this announcement comes 13 months after the last new episode aired. Only The Venture Brothers can be off that long (actually, close to *three* times that long, in their case) and still not be dead.

At least UA seemed to have a pretty good idea that its time had come and ended on a high note. Still, it's sad to see CC cleaning house on much of its better animated fare while allowing the insipid Brickleberry to continue to air.
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Love Superjail! So disturbingly twisted...yet delightfully brilliant!

The 13 months thing reminds me of the fact that it took so long to hear news about IFC's Bunk, which allegedly has been cancelled (according to its star) but no announcement was ever made mainstream. I thought it was hilarious but I guess it was simply overshadowed by the also brilliant Comedy Bang Bang!
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Bunk had its moments but I had a gut feeling that it wouldn't live to a second season. Comedy Bang! Bang!, however, was comedic gold. Every single episode was a solid winner from start to finish and I'm counting the days until it returns for S2.
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You call Anger Management terrible? It's just Charlie Sheen being Charlie Harper - very sort of. Two and a Half Men is dead - somebody tell them, please...
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Then an awful lot of people like watching a corpse...
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Walking corpses are quite popular on television right now.
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2 and a Half Zombies
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Sad, isn't it?
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I'm beginning to wonder what will eventually kill the show since ratings are so strong. I'm guessing it will end up like Frasier, Dallas, and ER, cancelled due to the longevity making the costs too high to make a profit despite the fact that the ratings would normally merit renewal.
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It ALSO truly sucked BEFORE Charlie left, so they've been able to keep the show's quality the same...
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Why is it still getting ratings? It truly sucks since Charlie left...
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speaking of anger management, WTF did noureen dewulf do to her face by way of her lips? went from gorgeous to straight up fugly. good job.
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I want to pee. On the Esquire network.
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Why can't this show just DIE!!
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Nobody told them and their corpses are rotting in the sun - shovel, please...
Charlie Sheen may not have won this one but he did take 'em out when he left...
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So are they going to change the name. It is no longer Two and a Half Men. Now it is Two Men and a Woman, and that sounds naughtier.

And the Esquire Network is going to be an epic disaster of a channel. Just sell it to Nerdist and be done with it already.

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Don't spoil it. She's got a thingy.
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That was my first thought. With jake leaving shed thus be the half
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Ugh, the Martells are so [spoiler].
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Two and a Half Men needs a good smack with the back end of a shovel. So much hate for that stupid, diseased excuse of a comedy show.
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No, they need to dig a hole with that shovel...
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sadly I was only able to give you one thumbs up
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Just refresh and click it again, see I just gave you two thumbs up.
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I appreciate the love for my hate guys!
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