It's no secret that CBS made a mountain of cash from Two and a Half Men. Then the whole Charlie Sheen-My-Violent-Torpedo-My-Career thing happened and he was let go from the show. Once that happened everyone knew that CBS would do what ever they could to make sure the show still printed money for them. This includes brining in a new actor to take Sheen's place.
Names like Rob Lowe and John Stamos were some of the first to be thrown around. Today The Hollywood Reporter says that Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre is definitely working on a way to bring on a new actor. According to their report:
Lorre is said to have presented close associates and Men co-star Jon Cryer with the plan, and the studio and network are aware of his intentions. According to an insider, Lorre has told Cryer this re-boot would involve a significant role for him and the introduction of a new, yet-to-be-cast character.
Decisions on the show have to be made before the May upfronts. TMZ is reporting that their source says the show may not come back. I don't see that happening.
With our without Sheen, if there is a way to bring the show back for another season it will happen. It can be as far fetched as re-casting the role, or bringing in a long lost brother they never knew about. When it comes down to it, the network could care less if it makes no sense. The bottom line is they want to know that it will bring in advertiser dollars. It's even possible that without Sheen in the cast, they may even bring in advertisers who were reluctant to pay ad dollars with everything he was doing.
How do you think they should bring in a new actor on the show? Do you care?
What say you?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter