Two and a Half Men Halted As Sheen Heads to Rehab

... The Charlie Sheen saga may finally have come to an end. Two and a Half Men will suspend production and go on hiatus while Sheen enters rehab for substance abuse. It's unclear how long Two and a Half Men will be interrupted. Get well Charlie, you knucklehead. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Vampires are now lame, and werewolves are played out. Zombies, however, are all the rage (until they inevitably become lame a few months from now). The CW is boarding the zombie train with Awakening, a new project in development at the network. The story is about "two sisters who face off against one another just as a zombie uprising begins." Sounds like someone was getting blank stares during a pitch meeting and then added "...and there's a zombie apocalypse!" to spice things up. [TV Guide]

... Aaron Sorkin, one of the few truly gifted writers in Hollywood today, is setting up a project at HBO. The writer of The Social Network, The West Wing, Sports Night, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (see? I told you he was good) has penned a show about a nightly cable news series, and HBO has ordered it to pilot. Assuming it makes it to series, this should be good. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The Bones spin-off that's percolating at Fox has its lead: Geoff Stults. Who? Geoff Stults. He starred in October Road and on the spin-off will play Walter Sherman, also known as "The Locator," a man who can find just about anything. He joins the previously announced Michael Clarke Duncan on the series. [TV Line]

... NBC has ordered a pilot for Grimm, focusing on cops who work a beat in a world populated by characters from Grimm's Fairy Tales. [EW]

... ABC has ordered My Frickin' Family to pilot. The comedy sees a couple with a newborn deal with the kid's four culturally divergent grandparents. The network has also ordered a pilot for Bad Mom, about a mother whose two kids have mostly been raised by their grandmother. But when grandma decides she wants more freedom, the mother has to step in and raise her kids herself. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Lea Michele will act like a stuck-up diva sing at the Super Bowl (Feb. 6)! The Glee actress is currently booked to sing "America the Beautiful" during pregame festivities. Singing the national anthem will be Christina Aguilera. Butchering the halftime show will be The Black Eyed Peas. [E! Online]

... Lucy Lawless (Xena) is joining No Ordinary Family for at least five episodes. Lawless will play a powerful adversary to the super-powered Powells through the end of the season—if the show makes it that far. Lawless is also appearing in Starz's Spartacus series. [TV Line]

... ABC has scheduled Missing for a summer run. The drama is about a former CIA agent who must track down her missing son in Italy. [EW]


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Grimm is interesting....it will be either awesome or terrible. Since it's NBC and not FX or HBO, I'm going with "mind numbingly awful", but we'll see.

The zombie show sounds terrible and I hope it will get canceled after 2 episodes.

2.5 men is lame, anyone who likes it is a brain-dead idiot.

Can't wait to check out what Andy Sorking has to offer, i sounds interesting and has the potential to be a great show.
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Guys check it out at www.bigtvshows.com/Two-and-a-Half-Men , watch it for free.
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Couldnt they just write it into the show. you know uncle charlie got into trouble nows hes in rehab. Ps. that zombie show sounds stupid as hell.
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Sack Charlie Sheen, cancel Two and a Half Men, and put poor Jon Cryer in a better show already!
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The only reason Charlie sheen is so good as Charlie Harper is because he's basically playing himself. I don't know why so many people like Charlie Sheen he is so full of himself.
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Think it's great Sheen is entering rehab. Hope all his demons are exorcised, and he turns his life around, like Robert Downey,Jr. managed to do before him.
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**The ONLY vampire show I have found remotely interesting during this whole fad was called Moonlight and, airing in 2008, it was ahead of it's time. **Love Lucy Lawless in general. **"Missing" sounds like it has potential, but also kinda smacks of "the Forgotten."
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they should just write that into the show! oops, uncle Charlie is in rehab again. they may be able to carry a couple episodes without him!! LOL the audience is going to lose interest in the show since it is barely on anymore. :-(
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Isn't this just Charlies yearly rehab holiday? Jan/Feb last year he went into rehab so they ended up dropping 2 eps from the season. You have to salute (/loathe) any actor that has to play characters named after him so as not to confuse him and relentlessly pursues both sex and drugs at an age when he should be chilling out and taking care of himself!!!! He'll be back and the writers of Two and a Half Men will still show him as a drunken degen whether he cleans up or not. Anyone else think they do it to have a dig at him?
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Love anything written by Sorkin - looking forward to new series. The Bones spin-off sounds lame and the lead Geoff Stults, who was pretty terrible in Happy Town, won't make it any better.
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Why should "No Ordinary Family" continue to sit there being lame? If Michael Chiklis and Julie freeqin' Benz can't make it acceptable (and I gave them a good long time to try), adding even Lucy Lawless is not going to help. The main problem with the show is terrible writing and an actively useless science consult and it should taken apart and sold for parts.
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Charlie Sheen is just doing some character research.
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Ooh, Lucy lawless.
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The HBO Cable News Show sounds interesting. And HBO can/will do so much more with it than a mainstream network...
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ditto what Tur42 said
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After previous events, I would have thought that Two and a Half Men would have made some sort of plans at the start of the season should Sheen not be available. I don't see the show coming back next year with Sheen, if it does come back. I'm sort of interested in Grimm, although I think it's got little chance of getting anywhere.
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"ABC has ordered 2 pilots for shows which we've allready seen before a gazillion times with different actors, but with an added element that supposedly makes them 'unique'. Both will be cancelled before they make a full season run". I think that's what you meant to write Tim? :)
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I hope Two and a Half Men will not be closed. Love it, so Charlie, get better and get back to work.
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Grimm sounds like fun, if they don't overreact with the theme and start showing Rapunzel everywhere, because that would be just uninspired. It could have some really great potential.
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Awesome, Walk-and-talks will be back! I really hope HBO makes it a show, because I think HBO would be a very good fit for Sorkin. I already own most of Sorkin's stuff.
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Grimm could be good.
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heh i might just have to watch no ordinary family if she's gonna be in it it will likely be epic XD
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good for Charlie Sheen with getting help, too bad the show is just on hiatus and not ending though.. the new zombie CW show sounds stupid, i also find it funny how they take women like their current lineup except Fridays and then throw in zombies to attract the Friday night male audience. Grimm sounds interesting, but then it being NBC has me thinking it'll suck.
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Dang Charlie, first SuperNatural really messed up and now my other show, Two and a Half Men is going to be a while. Well, I hope you get the help you definitely need. As for the Awakening, I hope it's just as good as The Walking Dead on AMCTV, otherwise, it will be just a waste of money.
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Glad Charlie Sheen is going into rehab he needs to take care of himself. He's got kids he needs to think about. So hope he get stays get the help he needs.

Some of those shows sound pretty good mayhe there is hope.
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