Get ready to to say goodbye to "Two and a Half Men" -- CBS says the hit sitcom will end after its upcoming 12th season. Now the big question remains -- will it be a WINNING season?
The news was announced on Wednesday, May 14, during a network event held before its Upfront presentation, during which its schedule for 2014 and 2015 was revealed. Season 12 premieres on Oct. 30.
"[Creator] Chuck Lorre is creating a season-long event," the Hollywood Reporter quoted CBS Entertainment Chairperson Nina Tassler as saying. " We did very well last year with announcing the final season of 'How I Met You Mother' here, too. Chuck is very psyched about this; he's got some great ideas and very big surprises. We know fans and audiences respond to that and that should really give us a nice boost when we launch our new comedy."
Will one of these "big surprises" be an appearance by Charlie Sheen?
"I would like to see whatever Chuck would like to," Tassler said, according to E! Online. "Chuck knows his show better than me ... he has a lot of surprises in store, I don't know if that's one of them."
Sheen and Lorre have not commented.
The original cast member was fired from the show in 2011 after making negative comments about Lorre in the press and while undergoing what many believed to be a personal meltdown, during which he unleased a series of bizarre rants on TV and online that contained catchphrases such as "winning" and "tiger blood" (check out 22 more wacky quotes from Charlie Sheen). Sheen's character was killed off the show and the actor, who also declared himself a "Rock Star From Mars," then began starring in the FX comedy series "Anger Management."
Cast members Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, who played Sheen's character's brother and nephew, remained on the show after the actor's departure. Ashton Kutcher replaced him in season 9 and plays a different character, Walden Schmidt. In 2013, Jones, who has recently become more religious, left "Two and a Half Men" after slamming the show as "filth" in an interview posted on a Christian website.
(Pictured: Charlie Sheen talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of his new FX show, "Anger Management," in Los Angeles on June 26, 2012.)
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