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Two & A Half Men: Is it Over?
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Could this spell the end?
After 8 seasons, Two & A Half Men can be characterized as one of the best comedies on tv in recent times. The show is centered around the life of "playboy" jingle writer Charlie Harper(played by Charlie Sheen), whose life is turned upside down when his brother Allen (John Cryer) and nephew Jake (Angus T. Jones) move in to his Malibu beach house when Allen is dumped by his wife Judith (Marin Hinkle).
Over the years the show takes you through Charlie's sexcapades as he matures from being a womanizer to a man failing at love several times before realizing that his one true love is actually his stalker Rose (Melanie Lynskey).
Unlike the show, which has been very successful over the last 8 years, the main star Charlie Sheen has been on a serious roller coaster ride. First there was his messy divorce from former wife and mother of his 2 daughters Denise Richards and their very messy custody battle which was eventually settled for their children's sake as stated by the actor.
Following this, Sheen's life seemed to pick up as his show had great ratings and was proving to be very successful. From here, Sheen's life continued to pick up as he met and married Brooke Mueller followed by the birth of their twin sons in 2009.
The Downward Spiral
After the high points in his life in early 2009, Sheen's life once again took a downward turn in the latter part of 2009 when he was arrested and charged with domestic violence against Mueller. Since then, Sheen has been in and out of the news and the courtroom, with the show taking several breaks while he underwent rehabilitation treatment.
This however, all came to a head in February 2011 when Sheen decided rant negatively about the show's creator and lead writer Chuck Lorre. This of course led to Season 8 being cancelled with only 4 episodes left to be filmed.
....If that wasn't enough, Sheen once again decided to have a public interview where he demanded that CBS give him a 50% raise for him to return to the show, because the head honchos of the network tried to steal his money and destroy his family.
Is the end in sight?
Well, with all of the acts in front of us, one can easily surmise that it is very unlikely that Two & a Half Men will return for a 9th season. 1. The lead actor pretty much bit the hand that fed him and has insult the creators of the show and the top brass of the network.
2. The main star has pretty much said that he will not retun for anything less than $3 million per episode....I personally don't see him getting that after insulting the bigwigs like that...
3. With is recent rampage, Sheen has lost a huge following and the ratings of the show would most likely decline leading to its unavoidable cancellation.
Although there is nothing to prove that the recent actions of Mr. Charlie Sheen does spell the end of what is classed as one of the best comedies of the 21st century this far, it is possible that he has put the final nail in the coffin and we diehard fans are left to enjoy memories of what was...