Two and a Half Men Is Renewed for Season 11, With a Lot Less Half Man

CBS has renewed its long-running comedy Two and a Half Men for an eleventh season, so you can stop sending packages full of two and a half corpses to CBS headquarters. You win! The network announced the renewal in a remarkably hip way for CBS, via Twitter! It looked like this:


But the show isn't coming back the way you're used to. Angus T. Jones, who plays the half-man Jake, will not be returning as a series regular, says Deadline Hollywood. It's probably a mutual agreement, as Jones has been thinking about going to college and also having trouble wading through the piles of hundred-dollar bills that block the front door to the house. Oh, and he was caught calling the show a huge pile of poo in a video that went viral last year. 

Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher signed one-year deals to make the renewal happen. They are still TV's highest-paid actors, earning about $700,000 per episode while you slave away for chump change. Have a great weekend! 

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R.I.P. Two and a Half Men (2003-2013)
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This was a move by CBS to safe face, if they didn't renew the showing Sheen would be on twitter saying i told the show wouldn't last three season without me! Of course Charlie is right the show hasn't lasted two episodes without him, as soon as he was gone so was I, two and half men sucks with Sheen, Kutcher was a funny actor in That's 70's Show but he isn't in this, it must also bug CBS that Sheen has a better show on FX with Anger management
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Booo! Dear CBS nobody with a brain cares about this show anymore. To quote Stewie. "THAT'S NOT FUNNY" Hopefully you're realize who unfunny this show has become and make it go away
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I agree with Angus! The show is no longer one a watch or DVR anymore. Its turned disgusting and NOT FUNNY! The show should be called two white trash wanna be men. BYE BYE show.
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The show would have probably been cancelled if charlie sheen was not fired. He was perfect for the role but his last paycheck was 1.8 million per episode so i do not think the budjet for the show would have lasted for a 11th season.
Kurtcher's is 0.7 million. He is not that good as sheen, and some of his first episodes on two and a half men where very bad. But he got better later, not that he will ever reach sheen,but as u see the writters have made this show happen for so many seasons.
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It seems stupid to me that they announce Angus is no longer a regular when he hasn't been on all that much in the last 2 seasons.
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this show went downhill when charlie got fired
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I have better things to do than watch Jon Cryer masturbate on TV for another year!
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yes this show is dumb and garbage... and still renewed, but then so is keeping up the kardashasins
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CBS is just afraid to admit what a pile of poo TaaHM has become, so they're doubling down. (Which is strange, because this show is such a mismatch for typical CBS fare.) As for Jon Cryer, is there anything he WON'T do for a paycheck? At this point, I wouldn't go near him without a huge tub of hand sanitizer...maybe a hazmat suit.
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The show is very funny.(also funny is big bang) thats why it is in its 11th season.
Or would u rather watch modern family or the boring cougar town.
Friends got cancelled beacause everyone was making a million dollars per episode,(thats why it got cancelled) only aniston was worth that much the rest where just sidekicks.

That is why good shows get cancelled when money and fame kicks in,that is why actors get kicked out and never have a career after being in a tv series.
Where is sheen now? where are the rest of the friends now(except for aniston)?
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Yes, Cougar Town is funny, and I can only wish it could get 22 episodes a year again..
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Friends did not get cancelled, it was in the Top Ten Nielsen Ratings for all 10 seasons. NBC would've never ended it, especially since that network went to hell after it ended! Plus, unlike the remaining cast of "Two and a Half Men", most of the cast were ready to move on with their lives except Matt LeBlanc.
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I largely agree except for your assessment that NBC never would have ended it eventually. Everything has to end at some point; the budget just gets too high. It just had not hit that point yet. For examples of this see Dallas and Dynasty.
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"Where are the rest of the friends now (except for Aniston)?" NBC has a little show called Go On. Check it out; you might recognize somebody. And while I wouldn't watch it myself, Cougar Town just finished Season 4.
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While his idea for why Friends was cancelled is ridiculous, I do have to agree that most of the Friends cast members career have clearly fallen apart. Everyone except Matt Le Blanc had film careers. Matt Perry is desperately trying to cling to sitcom after sitcom, Courtney's show is on TBS, and Lisa has basically went from A list film star to television..
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Not everyone considers TV to be below film. That's an outdated, priggish model that makes as much sense as believing you need to dress up to ride an aeroplane. And the idiot's argument wasn't actually that the cast's careers have ended, but that it was due to the paycheck they received on Friends. It's more reasonable that they find difficulty disassociating themselves as actors from the well-known characters - that casting directors see Ross, not David, and Phoebe, not Lisa.
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No, I'm well aware of what he argued (i specifically stated that his argument was ridiculous). I simply used it to make a point about how the stars' careers have fallen apart. And I agree, it can vary from tv to film; when it's very good quality tv it can be superior to film. But overall film continues to be considered above television. These actors have resorted to tv because their film careers (which were flourishing when the show was on) have died.

Matt Perry continues to desperately attempt new sitcoms after stooping low to play an older Zac Efron in 17 Again. Courtney's show is somewhat good but no where near as huge as Friends (it's on TBS) and she once was a huge film star. Lisa's career was probably the biggest and she now has stooped to (at first) internet tv. I actually think Matt Leblanc has the best quality show of the Friends actors' that are on tv.
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It's a train wreck that show, but must really bring money to the studio because they wouldn't have renewed it.
Happy for Jon Cryer, he's a great guy caught in a bizarre situation.
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They keep this show but cancel Futurama, what the glob!
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it's still a great show.
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I just won 20 bucks from three people. That'll teach 'em to have faith in humanity.
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At least change the title to Almost a Man and That Other Guy...
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But in all honesty, if he feels that stronly about it, than he may not be able to live with himself and do something the he, personaly, feels is wrong for him to do...as a christian. I am a christian, and people make fun of me for avoiding certain places or behaviors most people would see as desirable (at least when they are young and stupid). But you will learn, not being able to look at yourself in the mirror...is not worth any amount of money. Because that will last you longer than those richs. He is a smart kid and willing to take a stand for what he believes in...and going to College. He will make good money in the future with that attitude. Plus, have peace in his heart on how he made it. You will see that can be worth more than money to some people. But if you can have BOTH, thats much better. :)
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I have never seen 2.5 men, is it really that bad. I mean are there people "simulating" having sex on a stage live or something...How bad is it for someone as a Christian to make such a moralistic decesion???
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This show's longevity is further proof that there are a lot of dumb people watching TV.
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Dear Lord, those are some stubborn a$$hat$.
They renewed it - at that price tag- to save face?

I was able to watch almost all of two episodes of the 2.5 men w/ Sheen
Its horrible! And i loved Kutcher before this! (well and Demi... poor Demi)
Any other show on any network would be dead with those ratings-
This show died the day they didn't let Charlie Sheen apologize
(for using the creators REAL name.. yea major offense...not
He offered it though, to save the show- way to kill funny, CBS!He pulled stunts for years and years- and they fire him for that? You gotta be kidding!)

Lorre is incredibly funny - but damn, this show went to pieces without Sheen.
Anger Management, though - is hilarious!!!<3
I cant get enough of Anger Management!!!
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oh FFS- that should read- I was able to watch almost all of two episodes of the 2.5 men w/ OUT Sheen- i hope it makes sense, now, -a month later...lol
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It still makes me laugh... and not so many other shows do. Isn't that the point?
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YES - END IT NOW!!!
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Charlie is gone, Angus is gone Ashton is over-acting and terrible. Get your acts together I love you Chuck Lorre but please end this series misery and pull the plug, there we said it. Do it!
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Less than this season where he amounted to a couple cameo episodes then maybe 30-45 seconds of webcam calls? this stopped being 2 1/2 men when Sheen left. let it die already.
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That show is a complete a waste of time, space and energy.
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Actually Sheen plays Charlie Harper on Anger Management which is definitely better than what this has become. And Two Broke Girls ain't all that much better
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I don't watch Two Broke Girls either. Yay for consistency!
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They should just replace the kid with someone younger and less unfortunate looking.
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Half Men, noooooo!

I'd like to see them not even bother to justify the title anymore, have Alan finally move out or something and just visit a lot, totally ignore the title. Might as well rename it "yeah, like you won't watch this America, c'mon, who are you kidding?!? Now go make me a sandwich"
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No Charlie, No Angus. No reason to watch this show anymore
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It has been some time now (like 3 seasons) that this show wasn't worth watching (to say it gently..).
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I....I dont get what your trying to say...are you saying the fact that they sell their souls to make a show that has been a train wreck even before they made it worse by bringing in kutcher and get paid a sum that requires them to pay a tax higher than even a lot of "Rich" peoples yearly salary to do it a good thing?
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I actually hoped it would be cancelled, because even though this show has gotten worse since Sheen left I know I proberbly keep on watching it until it is cancelled, even though I agree with Angus it IS a pill of poo.
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I can't believe this how long they are going to drag this thing?
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maybe they are trying to be the next longest running sitcom? (which I hope to God they arent going to do)
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Whoever made that decision, must have been whacked on crack! It should've been cancelled after the first 5 minutes of the very first episode. I'm speechless...
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700 000 per episode? Like I cannot even... imagine that kind of sum of money... pretty craycray
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Well, he's been on and off during last season... so they're just making it official. He was fun years ago when he played the dumb fat kid. Last couple of seasons he wasn't fun anymore.
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I didn't click on this article a bunch of times, and then I did. I think I understand regret now.
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When Charlie was alive, Alan was a metrosexual, but never had any homosexual tendencies. Since Charlie died, suddenly Alan has become bisexual and acts like a gay guy on almost every episode. They completely changed his personality. They even made him dumber. The character as a whole is not consistent with how we got to know him while Charlie was there.
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The transition point must of been Charlie's last, when Alan dressed as woman.
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because f u, that's why
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So I'm confused. Does this mean he's not on the show at all anymore or that he'll only show up as a recurring character
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I think it means he'll be a recurring character. I bet you anything they will find a new kid
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Cousin Oliver!
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My god, this shows been on 11 years!?!?! urgh
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lol Wow.. Didn't realize my little comment would get so many responses. And, yes, you can't compare this show to Cheers, Frasier, Seinfeld, Friends, The Office, Murphy Brown, Simpsons, Law and Order, CSI, or even How i met your mother (which I also don't understand the appeal of). Many of those shows were revolutionary shows for their times and their success was reflective of that. 2&aHM is trite and worst of all, not funny. It's the comedy equivalent of brain-dead reality shows.
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2&aHM is a consistently well written show and nearly every episode is funny. You guys are going to have to admit it: the show will go down as one of the most successful sitcoms ever. It's a solid show that manages to humor the audience it needs to humor. Now does that mean it's the most complex or PG show ever? No. But let's not be snobs or prudes about it. Most of the sitcoms on my list were full of dirty humor and were very simple (remember the character Joey?). If you think the show is as brain dead as reality tv then you must hate all tv before the rise of single camera sitcoms. But you say most of those shows on my list were revolutionary. Not true. Cheers wasn't. Frasier wasn't. Neither was Friends. They were just like 2&aHM; consistenly sharp when it comes to jokes. Cheers was basically a ripoff of its sister ensemble shows Taxi and MTM show. Frasier was often a slightly more complicated Three's Company with a line about Thoreau or Chopin thrown in every now an then. Friends was often very silly and downright stupid. But all that was expected was good humor, then. Now if a show isn't single camera like 30 Rock then you judge it to be terrible. I bet a lot of the commenters on here were big fans of multi cam laugh track shows if we were to go back about five, six years ago.
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wait I really don't see the connection of how Frasier was a more complicated version of Threes Company. Being fans of both shows I really cant see it. If you said that Friends was an updated version of Threes Company I would agree (to a point)
Also Frasier showed that you could have a show with smart intellectuals and still make it funny. (networks really didn't think that people would watch a show about 2 psychiatrists).
I also really don't think people don't like this show solely due to the fact that it is multi cam. Seeing that ppl got mad at you for comparing 2&.5men to older multicam shows, I think its more the content and writing more then anything.
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Well, the reason why I compared Frasier to Three's Company is because of the small cast and the fact that episodes often revolved around "misunderstandings". I don't even see it as that intelligent of a show. Throwing random references to composers and Thoreau don't make only serve to enforce (to the audience) the idea that Frasier and Niles are different from their blue collar father. You really don't need to know anything about those subjects to enjoy the show. That's not where the humor resides. I'm pretty sure networks did think the show would work because it was connected to Cheers and the idea that a psychiatrist sitcom wouldn't work was shot down by Bob Newhart in the 70s.

The truth is content and writing is very strong on Two and a Half Men and up to the same par as many of the shows on that list. The reason why I said people don't like it b/c it's multi cam is because I tend to see that everywhere all across the internet. The tendency is to overly criticize any multi cam in comparison to many revolutionary single cams irregardless of the quality of the writing and content. The standard has changed. I've even heard exaggerated criticism of How I Met Your Mother, which is one of the most revolutionary ideas ever in sitcom history. The idea that a sitcom has to be single cam, without a laugh track or it can't be funny isn't true as long as it's sharply written. The truth is many sitcoms on that list weren't that revolutionary or complex (like 30 Rock) to begin with and 2&aHM is on that same par and many of you would probably be more open minded about the show if this was 05 or 07.

But that's not even what I said to begin with. I never compared the quality of those shows. I compared the length of the show. The people you said were mad simply didn't understand (and overeacted to) the post I made, just like with statements I made about why it was renewed (profit, duh) or confusing that with a statement about quality because they chose to ask one thing but mean another. But I don't mind, I'm enjoying this.
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You're surprised, really? Wait until the Big Bang Theory makes it that far. Cheers and Frasier (11 seasons), Seinfeld (9), Friends (10), The Office (9), Murphy Brown (10), Simpsons (20+), Law and Order (20), CSI (13) How i met your mother (9)
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Honestly I would never put big bang or two and half men in the same league as the ones you've mentioned in that list. Big Bang and Two and a Half Men are complete dirt
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dirt can be very profitable
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TBBT is good.
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old two and a half men deserves to be in that list, just crappy new ashton kutcher taahm and the last season with charlie ruined everything the show once was
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wait are you actually saying that Two and a Half Men are on the same grounds as those other shows uve mentioned?
(cept maybe CSI but thats cuz I personally cant stand it)
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nope
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Also love the fact that you seem to be the only one defending the renewal
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Can't compare cartoons to shows featuring real life people, totally unfair comparison.
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yeah simpsons is much better :D
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Simpsons in the 90s maybe but Simpsons (last ten years) no way
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how dare you compare this mess with any of those shows.. one and half of the men aren't even in the show for the 11th season, yet it still continues..
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But people are missing from those shows as well. Cheers had a completely different cast (and minus a lead) by the end. L&O and CSI: constant turnover. Murphy Brown lost Miles. The Office Steve Carell.
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10) South Park (20) Family Guy (12) Supernatural (9) even Dexter is about to hit Season 8. crazy stuff
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But there's good shows that makes it that far, and then there's the decent ones and then there's the ones between mediocre and crap...
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It got renewed because it gets good rating sin the 3's and has around 14 million people watching every week.
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You hit the nail on the head.
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HOW?? HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?!?! I don't understand how this show gets 11 goddamn seasons when EVEN THE ACTORS ON THE SHOW think it's garbage, but SO many other shows that are actually funny/worth watching are cut before they even get a chance. Disgusting.
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They're called advertising dollars. High ratings increase them. Otherwise...corporate network sad!
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As long as there are folks who watch the show, it will continue to be renewed. It is that simple. Just because you find a show worth watching doesn't mean that millions of others do. It is a numbers game.
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All I can say is WHY? man so many better shows get canned and this still gets renewed.
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It's profitable, those other shows aren't.
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I know that. I guess I just don't understand why people don't watch those other shows
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maybe I should have mentioned before that my question was more rhetorical then anything. b/c I actually do know how buisness works.
"It really isn't any different from ... any other classic comedies"
ummm not really isnt true. If you compare it to a real classic like All in the Family there is a huge difference. In the long run I dont think this show will stand the test of time b/c really what new thing did it bring to the table?
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I guess people just like simple things; they don't want to think too hard or put in the time and energy to follow something more complicated. Although, I would say as simple as it is, Two and a Half Men has held up pretty well IMO. It continues to be consistently funny and that's all I ask for.
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Ben,

You're confused. The problem is you can't separate a good business model and quality tv when in fact you can. This is a great business decision and I said that in response to commenters' questions as to why it would be renewed. I'm pro people making as much money as their value gets them and I'm pro good quality. So yes, I support a channel's right to make reality tv. I said Two and a Half Men was of decent quality because I think it is. But I wasn't originally responding to comments about that was I? They are two separate things you've tangled and allowed to create a mental block in your mind. And that's what my first response to Gilda sought to make a point about. I'm afraid the owls aren't what they seem, Agent Cooper.
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You want to have your cake and eat it too. Either you value a successful business model irrespective of quality, or you believe in (and support) a show that is good quality irrespective of success. If you were really as pro-profitable tv as you claimed then you would have championed reality tv shows instead of dismissing them as you did in your last comment. It would be more honest to admit that your personal like of Two and a Half Men is what's driving your comments and that your 'financial success' arguments are sophistry.
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ben45tpy, gilda, and vicky,

No, business isn't everything but it's why things are renewed or not. You asked, I answered. But I support their decision to make as much money as possible while they still have value. The world isn't black and white, it's grey and complex. You have to separate the logic of why it gets made, why people continue to watch it, and whether or not the quality is good. It is a simple show but that's only in comparison to single cams like 30 rock, AD, etc. When this show first started it was critically praised; the jokes are still very sharp. It's no where near as bad as a reality show. You say it's pandering to the lowest common denominator but most stuff does to a degree. Just because it's not rocket science doesn't mean it's not funny. It really isn't any different from Friends or any other classic comedies. Let's not just shoot from the hip and act like there's nothing there. It's a solidly run show.

"But Jimmy has fancy plans and pants to match!" -Jimmy James
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"Two and a Half Men has held up pretty well IMO"
I guess it is kind of hard to sink in quality if your pandering to the lowest common denominator.

Idk ive always seen two and a half men as a show aimed at 15 yr old boys
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"I guess people just like simple things; they don't want to think too hard or put in the time and energy to follow something more complicated. "

I thought that was what reality tv was for;-)
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Ah, now I understand. You LIKE the show; so all of that business-is-everything spin was pure speciousness.
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$700,000 per episode?! Excuse me while I go throw up.
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I would probably pay them more, it's been well worth the investment.
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I know it makes sense as a business decision. But that doesn't make it any less sickening.
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We should wish them well. They deserved it and I support their decision to make as much money according to their value while they still can.

"Jimmy has fancy plans...and pants to match! - Jimmy James
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ben45tpy,

Quality of the acting isn't bad. But the show's about the quality of jokes, one liners, and funny situations. The quality of those are still very high.

" I never doubted myself for a minute for I knew that my monkey-strong bowels were girded with strength, like the loins of a dragon ribboned with fat and the opulence of buffalo dung." - Jimmy James
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I don't watch the show but I agree with the philosophy of your comment.
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You have monkey strong bowels! Donkey. Donkey donkey!
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Lucky that you don't factor the quality of acting into your conclusions.
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The show was crap to start with, and it's only gotten worse with age, just put it and the viewers out of their misery already. I can respect wanting to make money, but you have to take your self respect into account.
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Money can buy a lot of self respect.
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True, which is a damned shame...
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Only problem is it's the viewers who keep watching that keeps getting it renewed. I hear so many people talking about how bad it's gotten- If you don't like it stop watching people!
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There's the rub, everybody rags on Keeping up with the Kardashians yet it's still on the air, by the will of some evil force it's still on the air. There's market for everything, and the market for stupidity is one of the largest out there.
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CBS is garbage.
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If I could 'vote up' your comment more than once... I totally would.
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Although very profitable garbage. Les Moonves is Wayne Huizenga.
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Excellent news about the half man. Angus T. Jones is an ungrateful prick! As far as the renewal is concerned, I am happy about it, as I've been watching the show since season 1. Has the show gone worse post Charlie Sheen's departure? Hell yeah! Is it still funny and enjoyable? Yes. That said, I wouldn't cry if the show was canceled though.
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$700 000 per episode. Fucking ridiculous.
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your comment was the last I read and at the bottom of the page despite summing up the article the best. With that said I couldn't of said that better myself. Looks like a lot of people agree with you.
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