Thus, it’s the beginning of the end for the show that was once TV’s highest-rated comedy. Considering that two out of the three original stars — Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones — have left the cast, this isn’t a big surprise.
How will “Two and a Half Men” end? According to CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, executive producer Chuck Lorre is planning a season-long “event” to close the show. Whether that is a single, coherent story — like “How I Met Your Mother” did in its final season — or merely a big theme is unclear.
One thing that fans might not want to expect is the return of Sheen to his former show. When asked about whether or not that was a possibility, Tassler merely replied, “I would like to see what Chuck would like to do.” Things didn’t end well between Lorre and Sheen — and the Charlie character is dead on the show — so that probably means it’s a no.
Despite the plans for the end, it will be awhile before “Two and a Half Men” takes its final bow. CBS is devoting Thursday nights to the NFL for several weeks in September and October, with the comedy block and “Elementary” returning Oct. 30. Only “The Big Bang Theory” will have an early fall premiere, shifting over to Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT during the football season.
The final “Two and a Half Men” season will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT when it does return to CBS.