Should I start watching Two and a Half Men now that Ashton Kutcher has taken over for Charlie Sheen?
Full disclosure: I'm a terrible choice to recap the premiere of Men 2.0 really. Did I enjoy watching the show over which Sheen formerly held court? Um, no. Did I watch an episode or two while visiting my parents in Florida for Easter and not really mind it exactly? Sure. Was I a Kutcher fan from his days on That '70s Show? Nope. Will I admit to watching — and moderately enjoying -- Dude, Where's My Car? while home from work hungover sick? OK, fine. That said, my feelings about the merger of the relative pop-culture magnetism of Two and a Half Men and Kutcher can be summarized in one simple word brought to the colonies by my Emerald Isle forebears: meh.
As near as I can gather, Charlie Harper (Sheen) died...
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"It's all about slim chances now, and a slim chance is better than none." This grim, yet hopeful statement wraps up the Season 2 trailer of AMC's The Walking Dead that premiered at Comic-Con on Friday in San Diego. The zombie series is currently in production in Georgia, but the cast and crew took a break from the heat and ticks (yes, ticks) to sit in an air-conditioned ballroom to share a few choice morsels with fans. Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea, promises, "If you're a fan of The Walking Dead graphic novel, you're going to love this season."
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Whether or not you enjoyed watching — spoiler alert — New Directions lose the big competition for a second year in a row on Glee, there's no question that the club's journey to Nationals took a backseat to bullying, the Warblers, religion, drinking, prom and a whole lot more this season. In the end, we still got a moving duet between Rachel and Kurt on Wicked's Broadway stage, a couple of new, pretty good original songs, an "awww" moment between Kurt and Blaine, and an even bigger one between season MVPs Santana and Brittany.
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And yet! While the writers managed to tie up some of their many arcs nicely — Bye Terri! Welcome back, Finchel! — we've come up with seven unsolicited suggestions to help them ease into next season based on what culminated in Tuesday's finale. In no particular order, they are:
Hugh Grant was "deep into final negotiations" to sign on as Charlie Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men, but the deal fell through at the last minute over creative differences, Deadline reports.
According to the site, the broken negotiations are as fresh as Tuesday night, as CBS scrambles to announce the series' return at its fall TV upfront presentation next week. Grant reportedly was offered $1 million per episode...
With American Idol on the eve of whittling down to the final four, an average of 20.55 million viewers tuned in for Wednesday's 90-minute performance show. It also averaged a 6.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — down 10 percent from last week.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
When Law & Order: SVU showrunner Neal Baer began developing a character that would be a master manipulator who prodigiously procreates, he wrote the role with John Stamos in mind — even though that goes against type for the veteran actor.
"We wanted someone completely charming, affable, very handsome, had a way with women, that people could really connect to," Baer said in a recent conference call. "We wanted someone who is very appealing because these guys are often very appealing guys. We wrote it with [Stamos] in mind hoping he would do it."
John Stamos says he doesn't want to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
"I don't want to replace anyone, especially Charlie Sheen," the 47-year-old actor told Ryan Seacrest Friday on his KIIS-FM morning radio show. "It's just not...
While we try to process those terrible images from the Japan earthquake/tsunami, a few thoughts on some of the highs and lows of the week in TV. (And when we speak of highs and lows, of course the subject is Charlie Sheen.)
REMEMBERING CHARLIE HARPER: Malibu is mourning the loss of one of its more colorful residents: jingle writer/children's music composer-performer Charlie Harper (aka "Charlie Waffles"). His passing was confirmed this week in the wake of the career suicide of his notorious alter ego, a self-described Hollywood "warlock" whose overexposed online rants (following a spate of reckless TV and radio interviews) have quickly degraded from the category of morbidly fascinating train wreck to the realm of sick, sad, no-longer-funny joke.
Rest easy, Parks and Recreation fans. Series executive producer Mike Schur says Rob Lowe will not be filling in for Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
Charlie Sheen hopes Rob Lowe replaces him on Two and a Half Men
"This is very silly. There is no truth to that rumor," Schur said Wednesday night during the show's PaleyFest panel. Sheen recently endorsed the idea of Lowe taking his place on the CBS comedy. Both he and John Stamos have popped up as possible contenders for the job in the days following Sheen's termination.
Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen
First John Stamos and now Rob Lowe?
According to TMZ, Lowe is atop the list to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men now that the actor has been fired from the sitcom. Men creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. TV have already approached Lowe's camp about joining the show, which they're interested ...