Two and a Half Men was a CBS network sitcom created by Chuck Lorre that starred Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor and Marin Hinkle. The show premiered on September 22, 2003.
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.
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.
- Jon Cryer as Alan Harper
- Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper (2003-2011)
- Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (2011-2015)
- Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper (2003-2013)
- Conchata Ferrell as Berta
- Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
- Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper
- Amber Tamblyn as Jenny Harper (2013-2015)
- Melanie Lynskey as Rose (2003-2015)
- Courtney Thorne-Smith as Lyndsey Mackelroy (2010-2015)
|Season||Timeslot (ET/CT)||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Ranking|| Viewers|
|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 & AchievementsEdit
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.