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 ...
It didn't take long for CBS to start planning life after Charlie Sheen, who was fired Monday off Monday night staple Two and a Half Men. Sheen is already nowhere to be seen in CBS' latest Monday night promo, an ad promoting a comedy lineup partnership with Verizon (currently running on the network's website).
John Stamos will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, TVGuide.com has learned.
Stamos will play an adoption attorney with a secret passion in the episode titled "Bang."Footloose star Lori Singer will also appear in the episode as a new mother who is struggling with her increased responsibilities.
Two and a Half Men
CBS CEO Les Moonves may want Two and a Half Men to return, but TVGuide.com users think the network should just ax the troubled sitcom.
Les Moonves hopes Two and a Half Men returns; breaks silence on Charlie Sheen
In a poll, 51 percent ...