Holy crap! They're actually going through with it!
As we previously reported, the writers of Two and a Half Men and CSI are switching teams for an episode of each others' series to air this May. Well, for the funnymen's CSI installment, it appears that they're sticking with their original plan and killing off their old boss, Cybill Shepherd!
If you'll recall, Two and a Half's main Men, Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, used to exec-produce the laffer Cybill, where their leading lady was said to be, to put it mildly, difficult. Now, according to an early outline of the episode obtained by yours truly, as payback, in the CSI titled "Two and a Half Deaths," the scribes have created an ill-fated sitcom ball-buster named Annabelle Bundt who never met a back she wouldn't stab.
As if the fact that Annabelle's show is named after her isn't enough evidence of the correlation we are supposed to make, the guys have also given their she-devil an even-tempered and "infinitely more talented" on-screen sidekick, Megan Kupowski. Christine Baranski, anyone?
On the other hand, way back when, Lorre's rep called his planned she-devil character "an amalgamation of all the different divas that he's worked with." And given that Lorre also paid his dues behind the scenes at Roseanne and has created a supporting player in his CSI who bears more than a passing resemblance to the domestic goddess' ex, Tom Arnold, she may also have been, at least in part, his muse.
So what do you think, folks? I wouldn't miss this for the world. And I have a feeling neither would Cybill, Christine, Roseanne or Laurie Metcalfe! - Additional reporting by Ben Katner