There have been announcements all over the place the last two weeks about shows that are coming back next season and others that are going away, with all of the news there are some fans who have been upset while others just moved along treating it as business as usual. (usmagazine) Today CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has announced that the upcoming season of Two and a Half Men will be the show’s final run. (yahoo) When looking back on the show it’s somewhat hard to believe that it’s approaching it’s twelfth season, even more shocking is the fact that the primary star of the show left and the program was able to continue on for another four seasons after the departure of Charlie Sheen’s character of Charlie Harper was “killed off.” (examiner) Charlie Sheen made the proclamation that the show wouldn’t survive without him after he was let go, and while it didn’t last another eight seasons as it did with him aboard, they did make it half way to that mark, which is more than most people were expecting it to accomplish. (dailymail) Twelve seasons is a rather amazing feat for a show to pull off, there aren’t a ton that have been able to make it to the ten year mark, much less past that point, so the stars and producers should be commended for that great achievement. (ranker)
Two and a Half Men has been able to weather some rather turbulent waters and still find a way to come out clean on the other side, chief among them being the meltdown of Charlie Sheen that led to the cast shakeup that added Ashton Kutcher to the lineup. (theguardian) Charlie Sheen went off the deep end, causing a lot of concern among the fans of the show, and Sheen as an actor, during this breakdown he launched shots at Chuck Lorre which eventually led to his being let go from the show as they had his “stalker” throw him in front of a train, killing him off leading into the 9th season. (abcnews) As if this wasn’t enough, another star of the show went off the rails during the run, Angus T. Jones, the young man who played Jake Harper went on a religious tirade about how horrible the show was and how people shouldn’t watch. (people) Even through all these issues the show soldiered on, surviving the trouble created by the actors and their eruptions. While it’s been a solid show, all good things must come to an end, it’s time to move past the Harper family as they ride off into the sunset.