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Friday, February 25, 2011

Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men-title.png
Two and a Half Men title from short open
GenreComedy
FormatSitcom
Created byChuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
StarringCharlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
Angus T. Jones
Conchata Ferrell
Holland Taylor
Marin Hinkle
Jennifer Bini Taylor(season 7)
Melanie Lynskey (seasons 1–2)
April Bowlby (season 4)
Theme music composerChuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes177 
Production
Executiveproducer(s)Chuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
Eric Tannenbaum
Kim Tannenbaum
Mark Burg
Oren Koules

Don Foster
Susan Beavers
(seasons 6–present)
Eddie Gorodetsky
(seasons 6–present)
Mark Roberts (season 7–present)
Location(s)Malibu, California, United States(setting)
Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California (filming location)
Camera setupFilm; Multi-camera
Running time18-22 minutes
Productioncompany(s)Chuck Lorre Productions
The Tannenbaum Company
Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original runSeptember 22, 2003 – February 14, 2011
StatusSeason 8 Production Suspended
External links
Website
 Two and a Half Men is an American television comedy series which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2003. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the show is about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie; his uptight brother, Alan; and Alan's growing son, Jake. Charlie's free-wheeling life is complicated and altered when his brother gets divorced and moves, along with his son, into Charlie's beach-front Malibu house. In 2011, a news article in New York Times called it "the biggest hit comedy of the past decade." 
There have been seven seasons of Two and a Half Men, with an additional two seasons to come. The show has ranked among the Top 20 programs every season since it first aired. In 2010, CBS and Warner Bros. Television reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the series, renewing it through at least the 2011–12 season. However, CBS decided to end production for the rest of the 2011 season due to actor Charlie Sheen's comments and condition.

Cast and characters

Two and a Half Men characters

Main
Charlie Sheen as Charles Francis "Charlie" Harper, a hedonistic bachelor, alcoholic, jingle/children's song writer and Jake's uncle.
Jon Cryer as Alan Jerome Harper, Jake's divorced father and Charlie's chiropractor brother, who is conscientious but continually stricken with bad judgement.
Angus T. Jones as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, the underachieving son of Alan and Judith.
Conchata Ferrell as Charlie's sharp-tongued housekeeper Berta.
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper, Charlie and Alan's conceited mother and Jake's grandmother. A high powered Los Angeles Broker/Realtor.
Marin Hinkle as Judith Melnick, Alan's vindictive, self-absorbed, humorless ex-wife and Jake's mother.


The main cast of Two and a Half Men (seasons 1-4), from left to right: Melanie Lynskey as Rose, Conchata Ferrell as Berta, Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper, Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper, Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, and Marin Hinkle as Judith Melnick

Recurring
Melanie Lynskey (starring seasons 1–2; recurring seasons 3–present) as the Harpers' wealthy, looney, attractive former neighbor and Charlie's stalker, Rose.
Ryan Stiles (season 2–present) as pediatrician Dr. Herbert "Herb" Melnick, Judith's goofy, train-hobbyist second husband, father to Judith's daughter, and Jake's stepfather. (In season 2 he was known as "Greg Melnick.")
Emmanuelle Vaugier (seasons 3, 5-7) as Mia, ballet teacher, Charlie's ex-fiance.
April Bowlby (seasons 3-4) as Kandi, Charlie's girlfriend, then girlfriend and wife of Alan, then Alan's ex-wife and Judith's best friend.
Jane Lynch (seasons 1, 3–present) as Dr. Linda Freeman, initially as Jake's, then as Charlie's and Alan's adept, incisive, but money-hungry psychiatrist.
J. D. Walsh as Gordon, a pizza delivery guy who appears in seasons 1–3 and season six onwards. At one time, he is Rose's boyfriend, or more correctly her substitute for Charlie.

The main cast of Two and a Half Men (seasons 1-4), from left to right: Melanie
 Lynskey as Rose,Conchata Ferrell as Berta, Charlie Sheen as Charlie
Harper, Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper,Angus T. Jones as Jake
Harper, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, and Marin Hinkle as Judith Melnick
Kelly Stables (season 6–present) as Melissa, Alan's receptionist who briefly dated Charlie before starting an intermittent relationship with Alan.
Jennifer Bini Taylor (seasons 6–7) as Chelsea, Charlie's girlfriend for most of season six, who has moved into his house by the end of the season. She then became Charlie's fiancée in season seven. (While credited on-screen among the main cast during the seventh season, CBS press releases billed her as a recurring character.)
Courtney Thorne-Smith (season 7–present) as Lyndsey MacElroy, Alan's girlfriend and the mother of Jake's best friend, Eldridge.
Graham Patrick Martin (season 7–present) as Eldridge MacElroy, Jake's best friend whose mother Lyndsey is dating Alan.

Episodes

Two and a Half Men episodes
As of 2010, seven seasons have been broadcast and the show has been renewed for two more seasons. Each episode is titled with a quotation from it; unlike most episodic television, the episode title usually bears no relationship to any of the plotlines; the quote fragment being completely out of context. The show's 100th episode ("City of Great Racks") aired on October 15, 2007. To celebrate this, a casino-inspired party was held at West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center. Warner Brothers Television also distributed blue Micargi Rover bicycles adorned with the Two and a Half Men logo along with the words "100 Episodes." Each bicycle came with a note saying "You've made us very proud. Here's to a long ride together." The cast also gifted the crew with sterling silver key rings from Tiffany & Co. The key rings were attached to small pendants with "100" inscribed on one side and Two and a Half Men on the other.
Season 7 premiered on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. ET. CBS initially ordered 24 episodes for the season, but due to Charlie Sheen's personal life in recent months the episode order was cut down to only 22 episodes.
Season 8 premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Crossover with CSI
FTwo and a Half Deaths and Fish in a Drawer
"When Chuck pitched the idea to me ... I thought it was an intriguing idea and walked into Naren's office and he said, 'What a nut.'"
- Carol Mendelsohn
In 2007, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre contacted CSI: Crime Scene Investigation executive producer Carol Mendelsohn about a crossover. At first, the idea seemed unlikely to receive approval; however, it resurfaced when Mendelsohn and Lorre were at the World Television Festival in Canada and they decided to get approval and run with it. When Mendelsohn was giving a talk, she accidentally mentioned the crossover, that same day Variety Magazine was already inquiring about the crossover episodes. Mendelsohn later stated: "We're all used to being in control and in charge of our own shows and even though this was a freelance-type situation ... there was an expectation and also a desire on all of our parts to really have a true collaboration. You have to give a little. It was sort of a life lesson, I think. " "The biggest challenge for us was doing a comedy with a murder in it. Generally our stories are a little lighter," stated Lorre in an interview. "Would our audience go with a dead body in it? There was a moment where it could have gone either way. I think the results were spectacular. It turned out to be a really funny episode. " "Fish in a Drawer" was the first part of the crossover to air, on May 5, 2008, and was written by Sarah Goldfinger, Evan Dunsky, Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. George Eads is the only CSI: Crime Scene Investigation main cast member to make a cameo on Two and a Half Men. Three days later (May 8, 2008) the second part of the crossover, "Two and a Half Deaths" aired, following Gil Grissom (William Petersen) as he investigates the murder of a sitcom diva named Annabelle (Katey Sagal), who was found murdered while she was filming her show in Las Vegas, Nevada; Sheen, Cryer, and Jones all made uncredited cameos in this episode as themselves.

Production

International broadcasting

Country / Region Network(s) Series aired Aired as Notes
Argentina Warner Channel Two and a Half Men Aired every day
Telefe Dos Hombres y Medio No longer transmitted. Dubbed in Spanish.
Australia Nine Network 2004–present Two and a Half Men
GO! 2010–present
Arena 2009–10
Fox8 2005–09, 2010–present
Austria
ORF 1 Two and a Half Men / Mein cooler Onkel Charlie
(My cool uncle Charlie) Dubbed in German.
Brazil SBT Dois Homens e Meio Aired sometimes. Dubbed in Portuguese.
Warner Channel Two and a Half Men Aired daily
Bulgaria bTV
bTV Comedy
Fox Life Двама мъже и половина
(Two and a Half Men) Dubbed in Bulgarian
Canada CTV / A Two and a Half Men Aired in English
V Mon oncle Charlie
(My Uncle Charlie) Dubbed in French
Omni Television Alternates between Omni 1 and Omni 2 at different times.
China Xing Kong 好汉两个半
Croatia HRT2 Dva i pol muškarca
Czech Republic Nova
Nova Cinema Dva a půl chlapa
(Two and a Half Guy)
Denmark TV3
TV3+ Two and a Half Men
Estonia Kanal 2 Kaks ja pool meest
(Two and a Half Men)
Finland MTV3 Miehen puolikkaat
(Halves of man) Aired on Tuesday afternoons. (Currently airing Season 6.)
Sub Aired daily at 7:30 p.m. (Currently airing Season 6.)
France Jimmy
Canal+
Comédie! Mon Oncle Charlie
Germany ProSieben 2005–present (new episodes) Mein cooler Onkel Charlie
(My cool uncle Charlie)
(season 1)
Two and a Half Men
(season 2–present)
kabel eins 2009–present (older episodes)
TNT Serie 2010–present (season 1–4)
Greece Star Channel
Hong Kong aTV World October 2010–early 2011 宅男一PAIR半
(A pair and a half of nerds) Season 1 to 3
Hungary Viasat 3 ???–present Két pasi meg egy kicsi
(Two guys and a small one) Dubbed in Hungarian.
Iceland Stöð 2
India STAR World India Two And A Half Men Currently airing season 7, in English, with English subtitles
Ireland Viva
Comedy Central
TG4
RTE One Two and a Half Men
Israel Yes Comedy שני גברים וחצי (Two Men And A Half)
Italy Rai 2 2006–present Due uomini e mezzo
Two and a Half Men
Joi 2009–present
Japan Super! Drama TV 2008–present チャーリー・シーンのハーパー★ボーイズ
(Charlie Sheen's Harper Boys)
Latvia LNT Divarpus vīri
Macedonia A1 Два и пол мажи
Mexico Warner Channel Two and a Half Men
Netherlands Veronica. Two and a Half Men
New Zealand TV2 Two and a Half Men
Norway TV3 Two and a Half Men
Panama RPC TV Dos Hombres y Medio
Poland TVN 7
Comedy Central Dwóch i pół
(Two and a Half)
Portugal RTP2
Sony Entertainment Television Dois Homens e Meio
Russia НТВ Два с половиной человека
Saudi Arabia Middle East Broadcasting Center 2008–present Two and a Half Men
Serbia RTV Pink Dva i po čoveka
Slovakia Markíza Dva a pol chlapa
(Two and a Half Men) Seasons 1–7
Slovenia Kanal A December 2009–January 2010 Dva moža in pol Season 6
South Africa M-Net Two and a Half Men
SABC 3 shows older seasons
Universal Channel shows older seasons
Spain Clan TVE ??–2010 Dos hombres y medio
TVE 2 2006–present
TNT Spain ??–present
Neox 2010–present
Sri Lanka STAR World 2009-Present Two And A Half Men Currently airing season 7, in English, with English subtitles
WB Channel 2010-Present Older Seasons
Sweden TV3
TV6 2004–present 2½ män Currently reruns. Season 8 premiers in March 2011
Switzerland TSR 1 Mon oncle Charlie
(My Uncle Charlie) French speaking Switzerland, aired in French and English
SF zwei Mein cooler Onkel Charlie
(My cool uncle Charlie) German speaking Switzerland, aired in German and English
Turkey CNBC-e Two and a Half Men
Taiwan Star World 好漢兩個半/男人兩個半
Ukraine 1+1 Два з половиною чоловіки
United Arab Emirates Orbit Showtime Network Two and a Half Men
United Kingdom Viva
Comedy Central
MTV Two and a Half Men
United States CBS
FX
FOX
2003–present
Speculation of Charlie Sheen's departure
Following a February 2010 announcement that Charlie Sheen was entering rehab, filming of the show was temporarily stopped. Filming of the show resumed on March 16, 2010. On April 1, 2010, People.com reported that after 7 seasons Charlie Sheen announced he was considering leaving the show.
According to one source Sheen quit the show after filming the final episode of Season 7, purportedly due to his rejection of CBS' offer of $1 million per episode as too low.Sheen has since stated that he will be back for two more seasons.
On May 18, 2010 New Zealand website "Stuff" reported that a press release issued by Charlie Sheen's publicist confirmed that Sheen had signed a new contract for a further two years at $1.78 million per episode. "To put a fitting end on the two and one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I'm looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights," Sheen was quoted as saying.
On January 28, 2011, Charlie Sheen entered a rehabilitation center voluntarily for the third time in 12 months. According to Warner Bros. Television and CBS, the show has been put on hiatus for an unknown amount of time.
On February 24, 2011, CBS announced that Two and a Half Men would cease production for the season, due to Charlie Sheen's verbal attacks on the show's producer on The Alex Jones Show. 

Notable guest stars

Guest stars have included:
Martin Mull as Russell, Charlie's drug-addicted, unethical pharmacist (seasons 6, 7, and 8)
Richard Kind as Artie, Charlie's manager (season 5, episode 8)
Richard Lewis as Stan, Charlie's accountant (season 1, episode 14)
Enrique Iglesias as Fernando, Charlie's carpenter/handyman (season 4, episode 23)
Morgan Fairchild as Donna (Charlie's ego) (season 4, episode 16)
Katherine LaNasa as Lydia, Charlie's Oedipal girlfriend and Evelyn's doppelgänger (season 4, episodes 6 and 10)
Ming-Na as the Hon. Linda Harris, Superior Court judge, adjunct law professor, and Charlie's girlfriend (season 5, episodes 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Isabella (season 3, episode 6)
Denise Richards as Lisa, Charlie's former girlfriend (season 1, episode 10, and season 2, episode 9)
Emily Rose as Janine (season 6, episode 12)
Jeri Ryan as Sherri, Charlie's girlfriend (season 2, episodes 5 and 19)
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Mia, Charlie's ex-fiancée (seasons 3, 5, 6, and 7)
Susan Blakely as Angie, an author Charlie met at a bookstore (season 5, episodes 18 and 19)
Chris O'Donnell as Jill/Bill, Charlie's ex-girlfriend who since became a man (season 1, episode 18)
Rena Sofer as Chrissy, the "mother" of Charlie's "son" (season 6, episode 1)
Katy Mixon as Betsy, a married woman whom Charlie purports to marry after his break-up with Chelsea (season 7, episodes 7 and 16)
Diora Baird as Wanda, a girl who wants to have Charlie when he is engaged to Chelsea (season 6, episode 16)
Paget Brewster as Jamie Eckleberry, Charlie & Alan's high school classmate (season 2, episode 12)
Emilio Estevez as Andy, Charlie's long-time friend who predeceases him (season 6, episode 11)
Elvis Costello as himself, Charlie's poker and cigar buddy (season 2, episode 1)
Sean Penn as himself, Charlie's poker and cigar buddy (season 2, episode 1)
Harry Dean Stanton as himself, Charlie's poker and cigar buddy (season 2, episode 1)
Steven Tyler as himself, Charlie and Alan's neighbor and Berta's one-time employer (season 1, episode 4, and season 4, episode 2)
Brooke Shields as Danielle, Charlie and Alan's neighbor (season 4)
Michael Clarke Duncan as Jerome Burnett, Charlie and Alan's neighbor, and the father of Celeste Burnette (season 6)
Tinashe Kachingwe as Celeste Burnette, Jake's ex-girlfriend (seasons 6 and 7)
Cloris Leachman as Norma, Charlie and Alan's neighbor, Alan's "sugar momma", and Charlie's former "sugar momma" (season 3)
Jenna Elfman as Frankie (season 1, episode 15 and 16)
Josie Davis as Sandy, a girlfriend of Alan's (season 3)
Allison Janney as Alan's online dating partner (season 4)
Kimberly Quinn as Donna, Alan's girlfriend (season 5)
Graham Patrick Martin as Eldridge McElroy, friend of Jake and son of Alan's love interest, Lyndsey (seasons 7 and 8)
Eddie Van Halen as himself (season 7, episode 1)
Carol Kane as Shelly, Melissa's mother (season 6)
Amy Hill as Mrs. Wiggins, Alan's receptionist after Melissa leaves him (season 7)
Frances Fisher as Priscilla Honeycutt, Alan's patient (season 7, episode 19)
Heather Locklear as Laura Lang, Esq., Alan's divorce attorney (season 1, episode 21 )
Steven Eckholdt as Brad, Alan's lawyer, and Chelsea's replacement for Charlie (season 7)
Christopher Neiman as Joel, Kandi's lawyer whom Alan dislikes and nicknames "The Jackal" (season 4)
Camryn Manheim as Daisy, Berta's sister (season 2)
Sara Rue as Naomi, Berta's daughter (season 4)
Megan Fox as Prudence, Berta's granddaughter (season 1, episode 12)
Judy Greer as Myra Melnick, Herb Melnick's sister, Jake's step-aunt, and Charlie's one-night fling (season 4)
Teri Hatcher as Liz, Judith's sister (season 1, episode 19)
Annie Potts as Lenore, mother of Judith & Liz (season 7)
Christina Moore as Cynthia Sullivan, Judith's best friend (season 5)
Tricia Helfer as Gail, Chelsea's friend (season 7)
Meagen Fay as Martha Melini, Chelsea's mother (seasons 6 and 7)
Stacy Keach as Tom Melini, Chelsea's father (season 7)
John Amos as Ed, boyfriend of Chelsea's father Tom (season 7)
Gail O'Grady as Mandi, mother of Kandi, ex-wife of Andy, and brief love interest of Charlie (season 3)
Kevin Sorbo as Andy, father of Kandi, ex-husband of Mandi, and brief love interest of Judith (season 3)
Orson Bean as Norman, an old man who is married to a woman with whom Charlie had sex (season 2)
Carl Reiner as Marty Pepper (season 7)
Wayne Wilderson as Roger, Evelyn's co-worker (season 4)
Tony Tripoli as Phillip, Evelyn's hairdresser (season 4)
Austin Lee as Changpu, Phillip and Roger's "son"
Martin Sheen as Harvey, father of Rose, and Evelyn's fling (season 3)
Robert Wagner as Nathan Krunk (alias "Teddy Leopold"), Evelyn's fifth husband (later revealed to be a con artist), who died late in season 5 (seasons 4 and 5)
Jenny McCarthy as Nathan Krunk's lover and grifting partner, Sylvia Fishman (alias "Teddy's daughter", "Courtney Leopold") (seasons 5 and 8)
Julia Campbell as Francine, Jake's teacher (season 3)
Missi Pyle as Delores Pasternak, Jake's teacher (season 2 and 7)
Alicia Witt (season 6) as Delores Pasternak, Jake's teacher who became a stripper
Judd Nelson (season 8) as Chris McElroy, ex-husband of Alan's love interest, Lyndsey.
James Earl Jones, Justin T. Milner, and ZZ Top have also appeared as themselves.
As part of a crossover from the writers and executive producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, George Eads made a brief cameo appearance on the May 5, 2008 episode.
Charlie Sheen's real-life brother Emilio Estevez has guest-starred as an old friend of Charlie's; his father Martin Sheen has appeared as Rose's father. Sam Sheen, the real-life daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, has appeared as Lisa's daughter on November 22, 2004.

Reception

The New York Daily News has described the sitcom as "solid, well-acted and occasionally funny." Conversely Graeme Blundell, writing for The Australian, described it as a "sometimes creepy, misogynistic comedy".
The show has received multiple award nominations. It was nominated for 30 Primetime Emmy Awards (winning four technical awards), and has also received two Golden Globe nominations. The show won the "Favorite TV Comedy" award at the 35th People's Choice Awards.

Primetime Emmy Awards
Year Category Nominee Result
2004 Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Lee Aronsohn, Grant Geissman, Chuck Lorre Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series Steven V. Silver
for "Camel Filters And Pheremones" Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series John Shaffner, Ann Shea
for "Alan Harper, Frontier Chiropractor" Nominated
2005 Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Holland Taylor
as "Evelyn Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Conchata Ferrell
as "Berta" Nominated
Outstanding Multi-camera Sound Mixing For A Series Or Special Robert LaMasney, Charlie McDaniel, Kathy Oldham, Bruce Peters
for "Can You Eat Human Flesh With Wooden Teeth?" Won
Outstanding Multi-camera Picture Editing For A Series Joe Bella
for "It Was Mame, Mom" Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series Steven Silver
for "Back Off, Mary Poppins" Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-camera Series John Shaffner, Ann Shea
for "It Was 'Mame' Mom"/"A Low, Guttural Tongue Flapping Noise" Nominated
2006 Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Jon Cryer
as "Alan Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Multi-camera Sound Mixing For A Series Or Special Bob La Masney, Charlie McDaniel, Kathy Oldham, Bruce Peters
for "The Unfortunate Little Schnauzer" Nominated
Outstanding Multi-camera Picture Editing For A Series Joe Bella
for "That Special Tug" Won
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series Martin Sheen
as "Harvey" Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series Steven V. Silver
for "Carpet Burns And A Bite Mark" Nominated
2007 Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Holland Taylor
as "Evelyn Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Conchata Ferrell
as "Berta" Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Jon Cryer
as "Alan Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Multi-camera Picture Editing For A Series Joe Bella
for "Release The Dogs" Won
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-camera Series Steven Silver
for "Release The Dogs" Won
2008 Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Holland Taylor
as "Evelyn Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Jon Cryer
as "Alan Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (half-hour) And Animation Bruce Peters, Kathy Oldham, Charlie McDaniel, Bob La Masney
for "Is There A Mrs. Waffles?" Nominated
Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-camera Series Or A Special (non-prosthetic) Janice Berridge, Peggy Nichols, Shelly Woodhouse-Collins, Gabriel Solana
for "City Of Great Racks" Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-camera Series Or A Special Pixie Schwartz, Krista Borrelli, Ralph M. Abalos, Janice Zoladz
for "City Of Great Racks" Nominated
Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Jon Cryer
as "Alan Harper" Won
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
2010 Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Jon Cryer
as Alan Harper Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Holland Taylor
as Evelyn Harper Nominated
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series Jane Lynch
as Dr. Linda Freeman, for "818-jklpuzo" Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series Steven V. Silver
for "Crude and Uncalled For" Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special Pixie Schwartz, Krista Borrelli, Ralph Abalos, Janice Allison
for "That's Why They Call It Ballroom" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation Bruce Peters, Bob LaMasney, Kathy Oldham
for "Fart Jokes, Pie and Celeste" Nominated

Golden Globe Awards
Year Category Nominee Result
2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
2005 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year Category Nominee Result
2005 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated
2010 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Charlie Sheen
as "Charlie Harper" Nominated

Syndication

Two and a Half Men entered local United States syndication in 2007, with the first seven seasons currently available to local stations (largely CW affiliates in the major U.S. TV markets). On September 6, 2010, FX began airing the series daily on cable television nationwide.
The show also airs on the Nine Network, Go! (Australian TV channel), and Arena (TV network); the equivalent to Bravo (US TV channel) in Australia.

American television ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Two and a Half Men on CBS.
Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Season Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st Mondays 9:30 pm/8:30c September 22, 2003 May 24, 2004 2003–2004 #15 15.3
2nd Mondays 9:30 pm/8:30c September 20, 2004 May 23, 2005 2004–2005 #11 16.5
3rd Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 19, 2005 May 22, 2006 2005–2006 #17 15.1
4th Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 18, 2006 May 14, 2007 2006–2007 #19 14.4
5th Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 24, 2007 May 19, 2008 2007–2008 #16 13.6
6th Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 22, 2008 May 18, 2009 2008–2009 #10 15.1
7th Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 21, 2009 May 24, 2010 2009–2010 #11 14.95 
8th Mondays 9:00 pm/8c September 20, 2010 February 14, 2011 2010–2011 TBA TBA
For the week ending December 21, 2008 (which episode featured a cameo by Emilio Estevez), the series was first in households (10.7), with viewers (17.92M), with adults 25–54 (7.3) and with adults 18–49 (5.7). It was the series' best delivery in households and adults 18–49 since February 5, 2007 (the night after the 2007 Super Bowl), with adults 25–54 since February 27, 2006, and viewers since May 16, 2005 (the night of the Everybody Loves Raymond series finale). This is the largest audience for the series in the 9:00 pm time slot.

DVD releases

DVD name Ep # Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 24 September 11, 2007 September 12, 2005 February 15, 2006
The Complete Second Season 24 January 8, 2008 August 28, 2006 September 6, 2006
The Complete Third Season 24 May 13, 2008 May 19, 2008 July 23, 2008
The Complete Fourth Season 24 September 23, 2008 October 6, 2008 October 8, 2008
The Complete Fifth Season 19 May 12, 2009 April 13, 2009 July 1, 2009
The Complete Sixth Season 24 September 1, 2009 October 19, 2009 March 3, 2010
The Complete Seventh Season 22 September 21, 2010 October 11, 2010 October 13, 2010
Season 1 extras
Four disc set
Two Adults, One Kid, No Grown-Ups – behind the scenes with the cast and crew.
Backstage tour with Angus T. Jones.
Gag reel.
Season 2 extras
Four disc set
2½ Days in the Life of 2½ – viewers are invited for a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day in the life of cast members Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones.
The Serious Business of Writing Comedy – a hilarious look at what it really takes to write a comedy show.
Gag reel.
Season 3 extras
Four disc set
Gag reel.
Season 4 extras
Four disc set
Two men talking about Two and a Half Men – Creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn talk about the show.
"Tucked, Taped and Gorgeous" commentary with Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn.
"Mr. McGlue's Feedbag" commentary with Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones.
Gag reel.
Season 5 extras
Three disc set
Two and a Half Men at 100 – featurette on the show's 100th episode.
The Lore of Chuck Lorre: Must Pause TV – the genesis and evolution of his vanity cards at the end of each episode.
Dying Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard – chronicling the crossover episodes between writing teams of Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Bonus episode: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – "Two and a Half Deaths."
Season 6 extras
Four disc set
Growing Up Harper - The evolution of Jake Harper and the actor who portrays him, Angus T. Jones
The Women of "Two and a Half Men" - Interviews with the women
Gag reel
Season 7 extras
Three disc set
Ghosts of Charlie's Girlfriends Past Featurette
Gag Reel

Two and a Half Wits

A caricatured version of the characters from Two and a Half Men, called Two and a Half Wits, was placed in MAD Magazine issue #450. The artwork was done by artist Tom Richmond, who, himself, found the show very amusing. The show's creator, Chuck Lorre, was very excited about Two and a Half Men being in MAD Magazine. Before the issue was published, he contacted MAD Magazine for the original artwork and sent a copy of the art signed by the main cast.
Also, in 2010, Lorre acquired the original art of the MAD parody of another one of his shows, The Big Bang Theory and also sent a signed copy of the artwork to Tom Richmond.

Notes

^ a b Prior to appearing as the main character Chelsea from season 6 onwards, Jennifer Bini Taylor had appeared briefly in four previous episodes as three different minor characters: as Suzanne in the series' pilot (season 1), as Tina in "Last Chance to See Those Tattoos"(season 2), and as Nina in "Our Leather Gear Is in the Guest Room" (season 5).
^ Prior to appearing as the main character Kandi in season 4, April Bowlby had appeared briefly as Kimber in the season 3 episode "Madame and Her Special Friend".


(source:wikipedia)

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