Two and a Half Men
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|Two and a Half Men|
|Created by||Chuck Lorre
|Developed by||Warner Brothers Television|
Angus T. Jones
|Theme music composer||Chuck Lorre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||262 (List of episodes)|
|Location(s)||Burbank, California, USA|
|Running time||22 minutes approx.|
|Picture format||480i (Standard-definition television),
|Original run||September 22, 2003 – February 19, 2015|
Two and a Half Men is an American sitcom which was first shown on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015. 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.
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.
The show is rated M in New Zealand for drug references and sexual references.
Characters[change | change 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 | change 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 | change source]
|Country||TV network(s)||Weekly schedule (local time)|
|Argentina||Warner Channel||19:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays New episodes!|
|Australia||Nine Network||19:00 Weekdays & Tuesdays at 20:30 (Adults Only Hour)|
|Austria||ORF 1||17:30 weekdays|
|Belgium||VTM||18:00 from Tuesday to Thursday|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||FTV||14.30 Weekdays|
|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||bTV, FOX Life||20:30 Friday (bTV), 15:30 Saturdays & 21:00 Sundays (FOX Life)|
|Canada||OMNI.1, Global, CTV||19:00 from Monday to Friday|
|Chile||TVN, Warner Channel||20:00 from Monday to Friday|
|Colombia||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)|
|Costa Rica||Repretel||20:00 from Monday to Friday,Warner Channel 18:30|
|Czech Republic||TV Nova||13:45 weekdays|
|Denmark||TV3+||20.00 & 20.30 Sundays|
|Egypt||MBC4, One TV|
|France||Canal+, Canal+Family, Canal+Décalé, Comédie!, Canal Jimmy||Every weekends on Comédie! and Canal Jimmy and every weeks on Canal+|
|Germany||ProSieben, kabel eins||21:15 Tuesdays (ProSieben), 13:15 and 17:00 weekdays (kabel eins)|
|Greece||Alpha||Daily, start time varies between 04:15 and 05:00|
|Hungary||Viasat 3||20:30 weekdays|
|India||Star World||21:00 Thursday|
|Ireland||TG4, Paramount Comedy 1 and Sky One||TG4 21:00 Thursday|
|Israel||yes stars Comedy||Every day at 23:20|
|Mexico||Warner Channel||19:00 to 20:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays|
|Netherlands||Veronica||20:00 Monday to Thursday|
|Netherlands||SBS6||12:00 Tuesday to Friday|
|New Zealand||TV2||19:30 Wednesdays (7th May Season Premiere double episode)|
|Peru||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)|
|Poland||TVN Siedem||19:30 weekdays|
|Romania||PRO TV||23:15 Tuesdays|
|Spain||Neox and TNT Spain||Everyday|
|Sri Lanka||MTV||20:30 Tuesdays (MTV)|
|Sweden||TV3, TV6||Weekdays at 19:00 on TV3. Mondays 21:00 on TV6|
|Switzerland||SF zwei||15.10 weekdays - 18.15 weekdays|
|currently in repeats
|United Kingdom||Paramount Comedy 1 and Five and Sky One|
|Venezuela||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday|
References[change | change source]
- Two and a Half Men at the Internet Movie Database, accessed 2008-05-27
- "'Two and a Half Men' co-creator explains his surprising finale ending". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/19/chuck-lorre-explains-two-and-half-men-series-finales-shock-ending. Retrieved 2015-3-20.