Charlie Sheen is back on TV just a little over a year after getting the boot from his longtime sitcom home, Two and a Half Men. And while many (read: anyone not living under a rock) recall the long, strange trip Sheen took from Men to his new FX sitcom Anger Management (premiering Thursday at 9/8c), we decided to retrace the career highs and lows that came long before his tiger blood-infused media rampage, his standup comedy tour, and his recent resurgence:
As Anger Management launches, Charlie Sheen makes peace with Two and a Half Men
Badlands (October 1973): Look, Dad, I can act! Sheen made an un-credited appearance as...
As his new show prepares to debut, Charlie Sheen is getting nostalgic for his old one. Sheen, who helped pick 24 episodes of Two and a Half Men for FX to air as a 12-hour marathon leading up to the launch of Anger Management on Thursday, is even feeling charitable towards his ex-boss.
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler is proud of CBS's stable, which continues to help make it TV's most-watched network.
Jim Parsons, David Caruso
CBS isn't expanding to a two-hour comedy block on Thursdays next season, but it is making a major move: Two and a Half Men, which has spent its entire run on Mondays, will head to Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c following The Big Bang Theory.
"We've created a super comedy hour," CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl said Wednesday at a press event about the network's fall schedule. "You've got the No. 1 comedy on TV ...
Just after the announcement that Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones will return to Two and a Half Men should it be renewed, showrunner Lee Aronsohn is stepping down from his current role, EW reports.
Aronsohn, the show's longtime co-creator and showrunner, will become an executive consultant on the comedy. In his place, writer-producers Don Reo and Jim Patterson will get bumped to co-showrunners alongside co-creator Chuck Lorre.
Kathy Bates on Two and a Half Men
Look who's causing Alan Harper some misery: It's Kathy Bates as the ghost of Charlie on Two and a Half Men! Here's the first official photo of Bates in character — and yes, she's even smoking a cigar and wearing one of Charlie Harper's signature bowling shirts.
In the episode, set to air April 30 at 9/8c, on CBS, Alan (Jon Cryer) suffers a minor heart attack. That's when Bates, as Charlie's ghost, visits Alan's bedside.
Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men
Talks have begun in earnest to bring Ashton Kutcher back to hit comedy Two and a Half Men for at least another year. Insiders confirm that CBS is busy negotiating with Kutcher's camp.
Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer
Sorry, Walden Schmidt fans. There's still no word if Two and a Half Men or Ashton Kutcher will be back for what would be the series' 10th season.
"I have no idea," Kutcher told fans ...
John Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Chock it up to his induction into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. After a tumultuous year battling his former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, notoriously tight-lipped executive producer Chuck Lorre was in a decidedly chipper mood March 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, cracking Sheen jokes and spilling secrets about his show's upcoming plots.
Brett Butler has joined the cast of Charlie Sheen's FX series Anger Management, Deadline reports.