Two and a Half Men

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Two and a Half Men
Format Sitcom
Created by Chuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
Developed by Warner Brothers Television
Starring Charlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
Angus T. Jones
Ashton Kutcher
Marin Hinkle
Holland Taylor
Melanie Lynskey
Ryan Stiles
Conchata Ferrell
April Bowlby
Martin Mull
Theme music composer Chuck Lorre
Country of origin United States United States
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 155 (List of episodes)
Production
Location(s) Burbank, California, USA[1]
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (Standard-definition television),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 22, 2003 – present
Other websites
Official website

Two and a Half Men is an American sitcom which was first shown on CBS on September 22, 2003. The series centers around a man named Charlie, whose lifestyle is interrupted when his brother Alan (who had just been divorced from his wife) moves in to his Malibu, California house, along with Alan's son Jake.

The tapings of the show have temporarily stopped because it was announced that Charlie Sheen is entering rehab.[2]

On March 7, 2011, the network fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. The network did not state if the show would go on or not.[3]

Characters[change | edit source]

  • Charlie Sheen as Charles Francis "Charlie" Harper, a ladies man, never married, jingle/children's song writer who picks on his younger brother Alan but really loves him. He likes his nephew Jake and gives him advice.
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Jerome Harper, Charlie's twice-divorced brother, who always has bad luck and is constantly teased by Charlie. After losing his house to Judith after the divorce, he is staying with Charlie. He is a generally nice and polite person but seems to have a weakness for women who treat him badly that comes from the loveless relationship he had with his and Charlie's mom.
  • Angus T. Jones as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, Alan's lazy and stupid son. He spends most of his free time playing video games, eating and watching television. He loves his father and uncle but is often rude to them.
  • Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper, Alan's first ex-wife. She hates Alan and takes every chance she gets to make him look stupid. She was the first woman Alan ever slept with, but their marriage was cold and Alan said that the only time she was ever happy being sexual was when she was pregnant with Jake.
  • Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper, Charlie and Alan's selfish mother, and Jake's grandmother.
  • Melanie Lynskey (Starring Seasons 1-2; Recurring Season 3-), as their neighbor Rose, a sometime stalker of Charlie. She often enters and exits Charlie's house by climbing onto the patio. She has stated that she has a Masters Degree in psychology.
  • Kandi, Alan's young, second ex-wife. After an unplanned wedding in Las Vegas, Kandi divorced him and got their condo, but they continued to have regular booty calls.

Awards and nominations[change | edit source]

The show has received lots of nominations, including 23 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations. Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor were both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, in 2005 and 2007 (and Taylor again in 2008). Jon Cryer was nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series (in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and Charlie Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with two Golden Globe nominations in 2005 and 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Picture Editor Joe Bella received two Emmys in the category Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series, for the episodes "That Special Tug" (2006) and "Release the Dogs" (2007). Martin Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series Emmy in 2006.

International broadcasts[change | edit source]

Country TV network(s) Weekly schedule (local time)
Argentina Argentina Warner Channel 19:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays New episodes!
Australia Australia Nine Network 19:00 Weekdays & Tuesdays at 20:30 (Adults Only Hour)
Austria Austria ORF 1 17:30 weekdays
Belgium Belgium VTM 18:00 from Tuesday to Thursday
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina FTV 14.30 Weekdays
Brazil Brazil Warner Channel, Later SBT Repeats: 19:00 - 20:00 from Monday to Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays (Warner Channel) - New Episodes, Sundays (SBT)
Bulgaria Bulgaria bTV, FOX Life 20:30 Friday (bTV), 15:30 Saturdays & 21:00 Sundays (FOX Life)
Canada Canada OMNI.1, Global, CTV 19:00 from Monday to Friday
Chile Chile TVN, Warner Channel 20:00 from Monday to Friday
Colombia Colombia Warner Channel 19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)
Costa Rica Costa Rica Repretel 20:00 from Monday to Friday,Warner Channel 18:30
Croatia Croatia HRT 2
Czech Republic Czech Republic TV Nova 13:45 weekdays
Denmark Denmark TV3+ 20.00 & 20.30 Sundays
Egypt Egypt MBC4, One TV
Finland Finland Sub
Germany Germany ProSieben, kabel eins 21:15 Tuesdays (ProSieben), 13:15 and 17:00 weekdays (kabel eins)
Greece Greece Alpha Daily, start time varies between 04:15 and 05:00
Hungary Hungary Viasat 3 20:30 weekdays
India India Star World 21:00 Thursday
Republic of Ireland Ireland TG4, Paramount Comedy 1 and Sky One TG4 21:00 Thursday
Israel Israel yes stars Comedy Every day at 23:20
Mexico Mexico Warner Channel 19:00 to 20:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays
Netherlands Netherlands Veronica 20:00 Monday to Thursday
Netherlands Netherlands SBS6 12:00 Tuesday to Friday
New Zealand New Zealand TV2 19:30 Wednesdays (7th May Season Premiere double episode)
Norway Norway TV3 18:00 weekdays
Peru Peru Warner Channel 19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)
Philippines Philippines Jack TV
Studio 23
20:30 Fridays
21:15 Sundays
Poland Poland TVN Siedem 19:30 weekdays
Portugal Portugal RTP2 13:20 weekdays
Romania Romania PRO TV 23:15 Tuesdays
Serbia Serbia RTV Pink
Spain Spain Neox and TNT Spain Everyday
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka MTV 20:30 Tuesdays (MTV)
Sweden Sweden TV3, TV6 Weekdays at 19:00 on TV3. Mondays 21:00 on TV6
Switzerland Switzerland SF zwei 15.10 weekdays - 18.15 weekdays
Russia Russia НТВ
Thailand Thailand True Series
STAR World
currently in repeats
20:30 Thursdays
Turkey Turkey CNBC-e 20:30 Wednesdays
Ukraine Ukraine 1+1
United Kingdom United Kingdom Paramount Comedy 1 and Five and Sky One
Venezuela Venezuela Warner Channel 19:00 from Monday to Friday
France France Canal+, Canal+Family, Canal+Décalé, Comédie!, Canal Jimmy Every weekends on Comédie! and Canal Jimmy and every weeks on Canal+

References[change | edit source]

  1. Two and a Half Men at the Internet Movie Database, accessed 2008-05-27
  2. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2010/02/23/charlie-sheen-rehab.html
  3. http://www.tvline.com/2011/03/breaking-charlie-sheen-terminated-from-two-and-a-half-men