The CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men
will return for season 11 in the fall, but without the half-man.
After extensive negotiations, stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher have signed deals to return next season to Two and a Half Men
, but original star Angus T. Jones, who plays the titular half Jake Harper, is not returning as a main character. He will recur as a guest star, but he will not be a series regular in season 11.
Thanks to a very healthy lead-in from The Big Bang Theory
, Two and a Half Men
has maintained an average of around 14 million viewers for its current season, making it the second most popular sitcom on TV.
Now that 60 percent of the show's original title is gone, will fans continue to watch the critically-reviled sitcom? And how much longer can Two and a Half Men
stick around? These are questions only time will tell.CBS Renews 14 Shows>>Two and a Half Men
joins the countless other CBS shows that have already been renewed for next season. Assuming all of its renewed shows are on the fall schedule, and the impending deal to bring back Criminal Minds
actually happens, the network will only have two and a half hours available for new shows. So either CBS will add two new dramas and a sitcom to the schedule, or one new drama and three sitcoms, expanding its comedy domination to a new hour.Two and a Half Men
airs Thursdays at 8:30pm on CBS.
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