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It's the end of an era for sexual innuendo, babes parading around the kitchen in men's shirts, and the barbershop-style theme song that will forever haunt my existence. CBS has announced that the upcoming twelfth season of Two and a Half Men, the rickety comedy that once dominated the ratings, will be its last. 

The news was buried in the press release announcing CBS's new 2014-2015 schedule, with CBS unceremoniously writing, "... and the long-running hit Two and a Half Men, which starts its twelfth—and final—season." The comedy will air on Thursdays at 9pm staring on October 30, after the conclusion of Thursday Night Football concludes. 

CBS programming boss Nina Tassler spoke about the final season a little more in-depth during a conference call with reporters, saying that creator Chuck Lorre was preparing a "season-long event" to send the comedy off, and that he had some "big surprises" planned. Like the reanimated corpse of Charlie Harper? I wish. 

Around these parts, Two and a Half Men will be remembered for its off-camera drama as much as its filthy humor. The show's run is essentially a historical document that chronicles the downfall of Charlie Sheen at his Sheeniest, including a self-destructive pattern of raging parties, verbal squabbles between Sheen and Lorre, and at least one porn star locked in a closet. Even Angus T. Jones, the titular half man, was not immune from controversy. Just before his dismissal from the show, Jones called the the series "filth" and urged people to stop watching it, despite the fact that he was making six figures per episode. 

But behind all the drama, there was a series that was dominant for so many years. It used to be what The Big Bang Theory is now: a rock-solid performer that anchored CBS's schedule. Even as recently as 2011, Two and a Half Men pulled in 28 million viewers to watch Ashton Kutcher's debut as Alan's new roommate. 

These days, the show is a shell of its former self, with two of the three original stars long gone and the half man replaced by one woman, leaving Jon Cryer as the last man standing to count his paychecks. And it leaves behind a legacy of confusing popularity, behind-the-scenes drama, and maybe even a couple laughs here and there. 

And now I leave you with some classic Two and a Half Men humor:


Tell the truth: Will you miss Two and a Half Men?


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AIRED ON 2/19/2015

Season 12 : Episode 15

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Really missing this show. Ashton was good but he`s not Charlie Harper. Allan was the same leech he was in the previous seasons

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charlie is Not
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Not with Ashton...
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Hi Mrs Charlie Sheen here ;) ;) I have read almost all the comments here, the bashers obviously watched the show ??? and the " winners " know what a great show this is. Charlie was , is , and always will be the best " winner " , but Ashton came in with one hell of a bang and pulled it off perfectly, Charlie is a hard act to follow for anyone so congrats to you Ashton you did good. I'm like Rose, I've been Charlies g/f for 20 yrs lol so I was never going to watch 2 1/2 when he was fired, but from the 1st episode with Ashton I was hooked again for the past 3 yrs. I loved every bit of every season. I wish it wasn't ending. ":(
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I've watched Two and a Half Men since the beginning and consider it one of the funniest shows in the history of television. The first season was a little slow, but I actually preferred Alan Harper as more of a down-on-his-luck character, then the stupid freeloader he evolved into being. But the writers of the show were great and I don't think it ever received the respect it deserved from pompous critics.

But I only watched the show and didn't gossip about what was happening off the camera, because it doesn't concern me. Charlie Sheen has always been a bad actor and the idiotic character he is today, which is what made him great for Two and a Half Men. However, much to my surprise, I found the show better after he left and have to think the critics didn't give it enough of a chance. Charlie was but one character on the show and it never evolved around him.

Yea, it was a show for adults, so it never surprised me to hear complaints from pompous, goody two-shoes out there. What has surprised me a little is how unpopular it seems with younger audiences today, who don't seem to have a clue about what constitutes a good comedy. I suspect part of it is that younger audiences don't remember a time when shows like Two and a Half Men were not allowed on network television, and with all the stupidity online today, they likely don't understand why much of the dialogue was considered unacceptable behavior, either.

Still, I've been watching television for nearly 50 years and Two and a Half Men is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.
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I've only watched the last season but I don't take charlie lovers too seriously. I mean, they complain the content is vulgar, and it is, but it was vulgar from the pilot episode. In fact, it's the entire point of the show. Besides, it was good the show changed with Walden. I mean, the reason shows get cancelled is because they get repetitive and keep doing the same thing. The show still got 9 million viewers consistently. If that is a bad rating, I want an explanation as to why beauty and the beast got renewed for a season 3.
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I'll also say that there are obviously a lot of other huge fans out there like me, because it did last an incredible 12 years.
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This show is indeed filth and its success tells us how our idea of entertainment has changed or fallen to a new low. I know many will shout at me for this. Vagina/Dick talks between siblings, parents and fucking every woman regardless of their relations with the character has become enjoyable to the masses, is beyond me. A female version of this crap is called '2 Broke Girls'.
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I haven't watched it once in 12 years.... so huh NAH! LOL
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I stopped watching when Jake became a teenager. It was much funnier when he was a little kid being exposed to Charlie's lifestyle.
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I ll miss the good old times with Charlie Sheen ! I cant believe that Chuck Lorre is the biggest retard in USA tv industry to let Charlie out cause they didnt get along !
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I'm glad that the show get finally cancelled... Kutcher didn't deserve that huge paycheck.

After losing 1 and a half man this show was never the same.. it became all about Allan... still kinda fun.. but that couldn't last any longer... Ashton Kutcher is sooo overrated.. he's not shiny enought to support an entire show.
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I think it's better without Charlie. Liked it just fine with him, too, but I probably laugh harder now then I ever have while watching the show.
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Didn't miss it when it ended five years ago...
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Can't believe it's lasted this long! Any wonder people want to become actors & get paid ridiculous amounts of money to do this sort of crap & get away with it.
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Yes before anyone has a go at me I know not everyone who wants to be an actor should be or does become successful.
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I'll always be a follower of TAAHM but i'm so happy that it is finally over. To think that this show lasted longer than comedy gems Friends, Seinfeld, Cheers and Frasier is beyond ridiculous. the show should have realistically died with Charlie. I like Walden but even I know the show was a shell of it's former self by the time season 9 came along. I think TBBT should also end ASAP because as much as I love it, it is going down the same route and will last longer than it should have
To think a show as incredible as Community is long gone, yet shows like this keep getting renewed is ridiculous. But then again, CBS love their broad comedy and would've cancelled Community 5 episodes in because it was too intelligent for the CBS viewers who only care about bland procedural cop shows and fart jokes. Eurgh.

I understand i contradict myself here considering i like broad comedy like TAAHM but losing Community has made me very bitter towards comedy on CBS that last longer than they should

Rant Over.
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Seinfield, Friends and Frasier were all overrated. All anyone ever did on Seinfield was complain about things. Most of the popularity with Friends was because it was the first comedy centered around a new generation of young people. Like the rest, Frazier had some funny people on the show, but the show itself was never that funny. The best of the bunch was Cheers and it didn't have the longevity of Two and a Half Men. If it were on TV today, it would probably have low ratings and quickly get cancelled.
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First it's spelt Frasier, there's no Z in it. And the show did in fact surpass it's mother show (Cheers) in terms of popularity and awards

Second it's called Seinfeld, not seinFIELD.

Third - "All anyone ever did on Seinfield was complain about things" Really? did you even watch it? Jerry joked around about everything, Elaine was very self-absorbed so she thought she was basically perfect, George loathed himself which made him hilarious and Kramer was the over the top crazy neighbor who thought he was the sanest person in the room

Fourth - the popularity with Friends is that it was relate able, people aspired to be Rachel so much that her characters' haircut was all the rage at one time.

And finally the fact that you think that Cheers didn't have longevity and Two and a Half Men does makes your whole post redundant. Cheers was insanely good. Funny from start to finish, The writers could've created a spin-off with any of it's main characters and odds are that the spin-off would have worked. Coach was better than any character TAAHM every created.
And your quip about ratings proves you know nothing. we live in a different time now. But still, TAAHM's ratings have plummeted since season 9, ironically season 9's premiere was TAAHM's highest ever rating with 28 million, then after that, the ratings have gone down to 8 million viewers in the 11th season.
Cheers' series finale was the second most watched series finale of all time, I wonder how many people tune in to see TAAHM end in 2015??
The only reason TAAHM has gone this far, is because of it's network, CBS thrives on broad comedy, have you seen some of the crap that network spews out?

Bottom line is, you're defending TAAHM yet saying Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier and Cheers are over-rated, 4 shows that paved the way for shows like TAAHM to ever hit the airwaves, you need a reality check because TAAHM couldn't even lace up the boots for any of those 4 shows.
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First, I'm glad you know how to properly spell the names of these shows. I didn't care enough about them to spell them right.

Second, I'm actually a big fan of several of the comedians on Seinfield. The show was okay, but I just never got into it like others did. The characters all seemed too real to be funny to me and I found it somewhat annoying.

Third, that so many people aspired to be Rachel is proof that Friends viewers are somewhat dumb. Nothing against Jennifer Aniston, because I'm a big fan of hers, but I'm talking about fans of Friend's. It was an okay show, but neither of them were as good as TAHM.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you silly buffoon
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This is the happiest day of my life.
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I feel sorry for you, because that's one sad existence.
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It's the most melancholy existence I've ever experienced.
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will I miss it? God no. I'm surprised it lasted more than 2-3 seasons.
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It feels like Lorre called in as many favors as he could just to keep this going after Sheen left to prove some point. the fact that even the current episodes (3 years later) still take digs at Sheen says this is just a bitter, down on its luck show that should have recieved the Ole Yeller treatment years back.. (like, say, when Charlie left)
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well charlie did say the show wouldn't last 3 seasons without him. lorre proved that wrong.
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Actually he was right, it just refused to fall down is all.
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I disagree. I liked the show with Charlie on it, but thought it improved without him. People are too hung up on his character, for some reason, but they shouldn't be. The writers deserved all the credit and all Charlie did was say what they wrote.
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Hahaha, I never watched this show before, but that clip was HILARIOUS!!
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Hallelujah.

Will they kill off Alan?
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This is about the only comedy I do watch so I'll definitely miss it. I actually think Ashton Kutcher is a better fit. Charlie and his womanising began to grate after a bit.
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Yea, I agree. It was funny for a while, but then it became loathsome. I don't know if Kutcher is a better fit, but I think the show is as funny as it ever was.
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I've been missing "Two and a Half Men" since Charlie Sheen was fired. The show went downhill really fast without Sheen.
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I loved the show, but I was never attached to Charlie the way some of you are.
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While switching channels this evening (Europe!), I happened to see a few minutes of Walden and Alan. Alan threatened to leave the house and Walden reacted in the same way Charlie had done it so many times. But when Charlie did it it was funny, Walden just isn't funny. Charlie did it in a smart way, Ashton in a dumb way.

And yes, I tried numerous episodes over the last years to see if it became better, but no. I believe Kutcher is a very, very overpaid, seldom funny dreadful actor who always plays the same dumb roles. So I'm glad it's over and I hope he doesn't get anew series. Let him be the houseman at home for Mila.
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The show isn't just about Charlie or Ashton's characters. It's like some of you were in love with Charlie and had your heart broken when he left.
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I mention two things in my comment, one being that I think Charlie delivers his comedy better then Ashton and one being I think Ashton is not funny at all. So yes, I was sorry when Charlie left and was replaced by Ashton. And no, I am not in love with him.

I do not talk about the show or about the other characters. But as you're asking, Charlie and Ashton are 70% of the show and should carry it. So if one of them isn't good, the show isn't good. The others are supporting characters and would in my opinion never be able to carry the show own their own.
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Well, first off, I don't think Charlie or Ashton were/are 70% of the show. Charlie Sheen is an awful actor who only worked well on TAHM because he was playing himself. He was good in the role, but he was also given too much credit for the show's success.

I'm not really a huge Kutcher fan, either, but I think he also does well on the show. In fact, I sort of find it nice that Charlie is no longer involved, because now everyone's not focused solely on him. I think all the characters on the show are good, but if I were to give someone the most credit, then it would go to the writers, because they're the ones responsible for it being such a funny show. All Sheen and Kutcher do is recite the lines.
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big check for ashton not being funny charlie is crazy but he is good here. it's a waste of airtime and money for cbs.
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This made me happy
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no
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I still love the show!

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Same here. It has a bit different quality now without Charlie, but I still enjoy it. I'm quite happy they got 3 more seasons after season 9. One thing i'm not to keen on, is Alan being all super- ridiculous. He used to be the voice of reason, trying to save Jake from Charlies influence. Now, he's just a silly puppet who'd do anything for a dollar. Although The Big Bang Theory is a better show in general at this point, there were times when I liked TAAHM (with Walden) better. 12 years of great fun nonetheless.
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I totally agree! I just wish alan's mom was there more, she's hilarious! I'm not so keen on Jenny though. You can see she's just there to replace Jake
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Same here. I think it's better then it ever was with Charlie and would like to see more of Rose.
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Rose is awesome! And a real basketcase!
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Is Charlie's show "Anger Management" being canceled as well? I heard a rumor that the sole reason the show still exists is because Lorre wanted to prove to Sheen that the series could not only survive without him but actually outlive Sheen's new show. FX made the mistake of ordering 50 episodes of "Anger Management" after the pilot episode was a success, but on the second episode viewership dropped dramatically and FX was stuck airing 48 more episodes of a show no one wanted to see. I think Mr. Lorre was just getting the showed renewed until FX burned out the last "A.M." episode, which would allow Lorre to drop the dead horse of a show and could still brag that his show outlasted Charlie's new show. It's a very petty theory but it makes sense.
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Don't know about that, but I was excited about Anger Management, only to be greatly disappointed
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Makes no sense to me.

How is Chuck Lorre supposed to keep CBS from canceling his show(s)? I don't think that a Chuck Lorre can get his show(s) renewed because he wants them to be renewed.
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The show ended when Charlie Sheen was fired left. I've heard rumors about Sheen appearing in the last season, my question is how ? He was killed by Chuck Lorre Rose. Oh well, we will always have its re-runs of the earlier seasons.
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I am 100% sure you didn't mean it, but "Sheeniest" sounds like an awful lot like an antisemetic slur.

Anyway, good riddance, the show was able to survive a little with Kutcher but it wore out its welcome as it kept changing and changing, so now it just feels pathetic and out of gas.
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And there was much rejoicing...
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I will miss it.Since Charlie left the show has been dumbed down and the humor is crass,but overall I still like some of the characters and get a couple of laughs each episode.
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About time! I don't know the details about Sheen and Lorre fight, I only know that they keep mentioning Charlie Sheen's character because I'm afraid he was the core of the show and it's a miracle they've managed to go on for so long without him, He certainly was my favourite, so I'm not sad at all this sit-com is coming to an end and I'm not watching the final season, already decided so after last week ridicolous finale. Once again.
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This is such a good show. So sad its the end....
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Not as good as it use to be but which comedy is after so many years? To be honest that last season with Charlie was not all that great, and I think Season 10 was one of the best, so both pre and post Charlie had its ups and downs. I am a huge fan, and I will miss it, however, I am glad it is ending, it really is time. I am glad they are not just cancelling it last minute but giving it a full year send off. I hope Angus and Charlie agree to do even just a cameo in the finale.
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Sad. While the show was always funny, I could relate more to Walden than to Charlie. I will miss it. But we should keep in mind that it had a long and strong run. 12 seasons isn't something many shows can do and I am sure if the actors weren't set on their high salaries we could get some more seasons. But the way it is things are just too expensive. So let's see how they wrap things up.

I do hope they have a Charlie Sheen cameo of some sort in the finale. How about a reveal that Charlie never died but has been trapped by Rose in a cellar. He could knock on the door after a failed attempt to unlock the door with Alan and Walden opening and Charlie screaming out "What are you still doing here? And who the hell are you?"
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Ugh, so undeserved. Just kill it now, kill it with FIRE!!!
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Hurrah, finally!!!
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They also passed on the very funny "My Wife Left Me For Bucky Dent" - oh well...


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Great Show, Up until Charlie Sheen left. That's when I stopped watching. Don't care much for Ashton Asshole!
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My problem has never been Ashton replacing Charlie. To be honest I kind of like Walden. My main issue with the post-Charlie episodes is that they cranked up Alan's unlikability up to 11. Alan was always a mooch but he at least had a moral compass in the Charlie era. With Walden the compass is gone and Allen pretty much beats you over the head with how money grubbing he is.
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The end comes twelve seasons too late.
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thank you so much! finally.
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I'm just seeing comment's from people who didn't actually follow the show or have not followed the show in recent times. TAHM has always been funny from the days of manly man Charlie and Ashton has not done so bad either. Jon Cryer has been amazing for the last 11 seasons. There's always a story to tell. I will miss that show when it ends.
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Yea, I can't help but to wonder what these people who didn't think it was funny, actually did think was funny. It's like people don't know good humor anymore.
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"barbershop-style theme song"?! Apparently, American pop critics and reporters haven't the slightest idea what "barbershop style" is (or for that matter, what doo-wop is). Or at least this one doesn't.
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You never heard of a barbershop quartet? Maybe you're listening to too much pop?
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It's easy to say about time and indeed it is but credit where credit is due, this show will have lasted for 12 seasons when all is said and done... Which show that premieres these days will make it to even 6 seasons? And as much as I do not watch it, Two and a Half Men did reinvent itself after Charlie's demise successfully enough to last an additional 4 seasons...
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Does people really find it funny when this series keep on coming with "jokes" like these "Dude where's your car" or other real life/Other characters played by Ashton jokes.

I mean stuff like Walden saying to Mila Kunis about marriage, do they think people think (Its funny because its true in real life). And there's been tons of other stuffs these last two seasons that they make the punchline as compared to real life incidents of Ashton Kutcher.

God when Charlie was in the series, THAT was comedy.
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This show was dead when Jake hit puberty, I haven't seen it in 7 seasons..
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They should have just cancelled this when they cancelled everything else, and kept a freshman show like The Crazy Ones (which was 100x better then Two and a Half Men). Na lets just give one last season to a show that should have ended a long time ago!
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The Crazy One's eventually grew on me, but you're the crazy one if you think it was better then TAHM. That's why one lasted 12 years and the other didn't receive a second season, all on the same network.
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EXACTLY! I'm gonna miss the Lewis, Roberts + Roberts gang so much!
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how can crap like that last for 12 years?
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It appealed to viewers who understood good comedy. You should have watched it more to learn.
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By being a ratings juggernaut and being relatively inexpensive to produce by comparison.
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The season final was again oh Allen finally is leaving the house and get married only to again crash the story last minute like always
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since charlie departure i did not watch it any more so No i will not miss the show . the show now sucks bad
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How do you know it sucks bad if you do not watch it anymore?
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Finally!
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