'Two and a Half Men' bows out of Emmy race early

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"Two and a Half Men" will not be among the nominees for Best Comedy Series at the 2011 Emmy Awards.

In what we're going to go out on a limb and refer to as a classy move, Deadline reports the show's producer, Warner Bros. TV, did not submit the series for consideration -- despite being eligible and scoring three nominations in the category during its first seven seasons.

The story cites the very public backstage drama surrounding Charlie Sheen's departure and row with creator Chuck Lorre as reasons for the move. "Men" halted production in January, finishing its season early with only 16 produced and aired episodes.

But that's not to say they're out of the running completely. Deadline also reports that the studio will be campaigning for co-stars Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor, Angus T. Jones and Conchata Ferrell to all receive nominations.

Cryer has been nominated for the role every year since 2006, winning an Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy series in 2009.
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