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Two and half men

Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 22, 2003 to February 19, 2015. The series had a total of 288 episodes and twelve seasons.

Summary Edit

Originally, the series was about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper, his uptight brother Alan and Alan's young son Jake.

After Alan divorces from his wife, Judith, he moves in with Jake and shares Charlie's beachfront Malibu house, complicating Charlie's freewheeling life.

Cast Edit

  • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper
  • Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper (Season 1-8)
  • Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (Season 9-12)
  • Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper (Season 1-10, guest season 12)
  • Conchata Ferrell as Berta (Season 2-12, recurring season 1)
  • Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
  • Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper
  • Amber Tamblyn as Jenny Harper (Season 11-12)
  • Melanie Lynskey as Rose (Season 1-2, recurring season 3-12)
  • April Bowlby as Kandi

Seasons overview Edit

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 24 September 22, 2003 May 24, 2004
Season 2 24 September 20, 2004 May 23, 2005
Season 3 24 September 19, 2005 May 22, 2006
Season 4 24 September 19, 2006 May 19, 2007
Season 5 19 September 24, 2007 May 19, 2008
Season 6 24 September 22, 2008 May 18, 2009
Season 7 22 September 21, 2009 May 24, 2010
Season 8 16 September 20, 2010 February 14, 2011
Season 9 24 September 19, 2011 May 14, 2012
Season 10 23 September 27, 2012 May 9, 2013
Season 11 22 September 24, 2013 May 8, 2014
Season 12 16 October 30, 2014 February 19, 2015

Production Edit

In 2010, CBS and Warner Bros. Television reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the series, renewing it through at least the 2011–12 season.

But on February 24, 2011, CBS and Warner Bros. decided to end production for the rest of the eighth season after actor Charlie Sheen entered drug rehabilitation and made "disparaging comments" about the series' creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre. Sheen's contract was terminated on March 7, 2011.

On April 26, 2013, CBS renewed the series for an 11th season after closing one-year deals with actors Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.

Angus T. Jones (who is attending college) was relegated to recurring status for Season 11, but never made a single appearance until the series finale. He was replaced by Jenny (portrayed by Amber Tamblyn), Charlie's previously unknown daughter.

On March 13, 2014, CBS renewed the series for a 12th season, which CBS subsequently announced would be the final season.

On February 19, 2015, "Two in a Half Men" aired after 12 seasons and 262 episodes.

Reception Edit

Ratings Edit

Season Timeslot (ET/CT) Season premiere Season finale TV season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1 Mondays 9:30 pm/8:30 pm September 22, 2003 May 24, 2004 2003–04 15 15.31
2 September 20, 2004 May 23, 2005 2004–05 11 16.45
3 Mondays 9:00 pm/8:00 pm September 19, 2005 May 22, 2006 2005–06 17 15.14
4 September 18, 2006 May 14, 2007 2006–07 21 14.43
5 September 24, 2007 May 19, 2008 2007–08 17 13.68
6 September 22, 2008 May 18, 2009 2008–09 10 15.06
7 September 21, 2009 May 24, 2010 2009–10 11 14.95
8 September 20, 2010 February 14, 2011 2010–11 17 12.73
9 September 19, 2011 May 14, 2012 2011–12 11 14.64
10 Thursdays 8:30 pm/7:30 pm September 27, 2012 May 9, 2013 2012–13 11 13.78
11 Thursdays 9:30 pm/8:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 pm/8:00 pm
September 26, 2013 May 8, 2014 2013–14 27 10.66
12 Thursdays 9:00 pm/8:00 pm October 30, 2014 February 19, 2015 2014–15 23 11.95

Awards & Achievements Edit

Throughout the series' run, "Two in a Half Men" has received multiple award nominations.

It has been nominated for 46 Primetime Emmy Awards (winning six technical awards, one for Kathy Bates for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series" as The Ghost of Charlie Harper and two for Jon Cryer as Alan Harper).

It has also received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Charlie Sheen for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy."

The show won the award for "Favorite TV Comedy" at the 35th People's Choice Awards.

External links Edit

VideoEdit

Two and A Half Men Season 1 Intro

Two and A Half Men Season 1 Intro

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