Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that was first broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003. StarringCharlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the show was originally about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper; his uptight brother, Alan; and Alan’s growing son, Jake. Charlie’s free-wheeling life is complicated when his brother gets divorced and moves, along with his son, into Charlie’s beach-front Malibu house. The series’ premise was revamped in the ninth season, focusing on Alan moving on with his life after the death of Charlie with help from his new best friend and housemate, Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher), who is also dealing with his own troubles following a bad divorce. Alan, Walden, and Jake eventually bond, becoming close friends, forming a surrogate family unit.
In 2010, CBS and Warner Bros. Television reached a multi-year broadcast agreement for the series, renewing it through at least the 2011–12 season. However, on February 24, 2011, CBS and Warner Bros. decided to end production for the rest of the eighth season due to Sheen entering drug rehabilitation and making “disparaging comments” about the show’s creator and executive producer, Chuck Lorre. Sheen was dismissed from the show on March 7. The ninth season premiere, “Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt”, killed off Sheen’s character and introduced Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt, his replacement.
In 2011, a blog hosted by The New York Times referred to Two and a Half Men as the “biggest hit comedy of the last decade”
On May 12, 2012, CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) renewed Two and a Half Men for a tenth season, following the announcement that CBS had closed a one-year deal with stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones.
On January 12, 2013, CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) said it was interested in an eleventh season. It would be the first CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) comedy to reach an eleventh season since The Jeffersons in 1984-1985.
|8||“Thank You For The Intercourse”||James Widdoes||Chuck Lorre & Susan McMartin (story)
Lee Aronsohn, Eddie Gorodetsky & Jim Patterson (teleplay)
|November 7, 2011||14.71|
Episode: 9×08 Thank you for the Intercourse