Two and a Half Men

American Television series, 2003-2015

Two and a Half Men is an American sitcom which was first shown on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015.[2] The series centers around a man named Charlie, whose lifestyle is interrupted when his brother Alan (who had just been divorced from his wife) moves in to his Malibu, California house, along with Alan's son Jake.

Two and a Half Men
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Created byChuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
Developed byWarner Brothers Television
StarringCharlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
Angus T. Jones
Ashton Kutcher
Marin Hinkle
Holland Taylor
Melanie Lynskey
Ryan Stiles
Conchata Ferrell
April Bowlby
Martin Mull
Theme music composerChuck Lorre
Country of originUnited States United States
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes262 (list of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)Burbank, California, USA[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes approx.
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format480i (Standard-definition television),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2003 –
February 19, 2015
Other websites
Website

The show has temporarily stopped because it was announced that Charlie Sheen is entering rehab.[3]

On March 7, 2011, the network fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. The network did not state if the show would go on or not.[4]

The show is rated M in New Zealand for drug references and sexual references.

CharactersEdit

  • Charlie Sheen as Charles Francis "Charlie" Harper, a ladies man, never married, jingle/children's song writer who picks on his younger brother Alan but really loves him. He likes his nephew Jake and gives him advice.
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Jerome Harper, Charlie's twice-divorced brother, who always has bad luck and is constantly teased by Charlie. After losing his house to Judith after the divorce, he is staying with Charlie. He is a generally nice and polite person but seems to have a weakness for women who treat him badly that comes from the loveless relationship he had with his and Charlie's mom.
  • Angus T. Jones as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, Alan's lazy and stupid son. He spends most of his free time playing video games, eating and watching television. He loves his father and uncle but is often rude to them.
  • Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper, Alan's first ex-wife. She hates Alan and takes every chance she gets to make him look stupid. She was the first woman Alan ever slept with, but their marriage was cold and Alan said that the only time she was ever happy being sexual was when she was pregnant with Jake.
  • Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper, Charlie and Alan's selfish mother, and Jake's grandmother.
  • Melanie Lynskey (Starring Seasons 1-2; Recurring Season 3-), as their neighbor Rose, a sometime stalker of Charlie. She often enters and exits Charlie's house by climbing onto the patio. She has stated that she has a Masters Degree in psychology.
  • Kandi, Alan's young, second ex-wife. After an unplanned wedding in Las Vegas, Kandi divorced him and got their condo, but they continued to have regular booty calls.

Awards and nominationsEdit

The show has received lots of nominations, including 23 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations. Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor were both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, in 2005 and 2007 (and Taylor again in 2008). Jon Cryer was nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series (in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and Charlie Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with two Golden Globe nominations in 2005 and 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Picture Editor Joe Bella received two Emmys in the category Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series, for the episodes "That Special Tug" (2006) and "Release the Dogs" (2007). Martin Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series Emmy in 2006.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Two and a Half Men on IMDb, accessed 2008-05-27
  2. "'Two and a Half Men' co-creator explains his surprising finale ending". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-03-20.
  3. "CBC News - Arts - Charlie Sheen enters rehab". web.archive.org. 2010-04-08. Archived from the original on 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2022-05-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (7 March 2011). "Breaking: Charlie Sheen 'Terminated' From Two and a Half Men".