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Two and a Half Men to end 12-year run
Toronto Star ^ | Wed May 14 2014 | Christopher Palmeri Edmund Lee Bloomberg

Posted on 05/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Two and a Half Men, once the highest-rated TV comedy in the U.S., is ending its run with a 12th and final season as broadcaster CBS revamps its lineup to win back younger viewers.

The show, which starred Charlie Sheen until he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher in 2011, will retain its slot on Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT, the network said in a statement. Series creator Chuck Lorre “will be creating a season-long event to send it off,” said Nina Tassler, the network’s head of entertainment.

“It’s important to keep your fans engaged,” she said Wednesday at a CBS news conference in New York. CBS is seeking to regain ground it lost last season to NBC and Fox. While CBS is still the most-watched network, it had the largest ratings decline for younger audiences among the big four broadcast networks in the past season, with average nightly viewers falling 18 per cent to about three million in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to Nielsen data.

Though Two and a Half Men continued to appear regularly among the top 25 programs in the ratings after the transition to Kutcher, it had been surpassed by CBS hits like The Big Bang Theory. Sheen was fired from the show after making disparaging comments about Lorre.

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1 posted on 05/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
Twelve and a half years too late.

2 posted on 05/14/2014 6:24:05 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It is tied for the longest comedy in history. The problem is I wish it was a better comedy. I guess we could give credit for surviving so long. Most shows don’t. Married with Children lasted a year less....only 11 years.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 6:25:27 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Never watched an episode. Hard to believe this show outlasted Cheers and MASH, which both ran for 11 seasons...
4 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The next to last paragraph in the story:

"The network's sole new fall comedy, The McCarthys stars Tryler Ritter as a gay man at odds with his traditional Boston family..

It never stops..

5 posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:17 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Or WKRP in Cincinnati. "As god as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Still, one of the best lines in any sitcom. :-)
6 posted on 05/14/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Interesting list. Some decent shows in there. I always forget that Hollywooders worked a lot harder years ago then they do now:

Some of the Longest Running Television Comedies

By number of seasons

25+ The Simpsons (Spring 2014)
17+ South Park (Spring 2014)
14 (The Adventures Of) Ozzie And Harriet
13 King Of The Hill
12 My Three Sons, Family Guy (Spring 2014)
11 M*A*S*H, Cheers, The Danny Thomas Show / Make Room For Daddy, Happy Days, The Jeffersons, Married ... With Children, Frasier, Two And A Half Men (Spring 2014)
10 Murphy Brown, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Friends, Family Guy
9 The Beverly Hillbillies, The Love Boat, Alice, Roseanne, Family Matters, Coach, All In The Family, One Day At A Time, Night Court, The Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King Of Queens, The Office

By number of episodes
541+ The Simpsons (Spring 2014)
435 (The Adventures Of) Ozzie & Harriet
380 My Three Sons
336 The Danny Thomas Show / Make Room For Daddy
275 The Donna Reed Show, Cheers
274 The Beverly Hillbillies
264 Frasier
259 Married ... With Children
257 King Of The Hill
256 M*A*S*H
255 Happy Days
253 The Jeffersons
252 Bewitched
249 The Andy Griffith Show
247 Murphy Brown, South Park (Spring 2014)
245 The Love Boat
239+ Two And A Half Men (Spring 2014)
238 Friends
234 Leave It To Beaver
233 The Drew Carey Show
222 Roseanne
221+ Family Guy (Spring 2014)
214 Family Matters
210 All In The Family
209 One Day At A Time, The Facts Of Life, Everybody Loves Raymond
207 The King Of Queens
204 Home Improvement
202 Alice
201 The Cosby Show
200 Coach
199 The Office
193 Night Court, Will & Grace


7 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: Joe 6-pack

I have never watched it either. A couple of times I almost did just to see what it was.

Never did because it just seemed so boring.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BitWielder1

lol


9 posted on 05/14/2014 6:31:05 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ConservativeStatement
A show that took some writing talent to do.

Not the locker room crap on tv today.

10 posted on 05/14/2014 6:32:22 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: ken5050
"The network's sole new fall comedy, The McCarthys stars Tryler Ritter as a gay man at odds with his traditional Boston family..

It never stops..

One of the worst parts of the revamped Two and a Half Men show was the network's apparent need to insert a vile lesbian freak.

The homo agenda on parade.

11 posted on 05/14/2014 6:34:49 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: napscoordinator

Man, Married with Children. Remember how offensive that was, but that, Simpsons made the Fox Network.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 6:35:06 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: MinorityRepublican

I never watched one episode. Is that great or what?


13 posted on 05/14/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: ealgeone

I read that the DVDs of the show had to be altered because of music licensing issues.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I can remember around 20 years ago in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I had a tiny battery powered TV and walked outside to a particular spot which was the only place it would pick up “The Simpsons”.

Now I can get it perfectly clear from a station in Panama City, FL. but no longer even bother. It just seems to have gotten a lot worse. I guess every now and then I still will watch it if I happen upon it while channel surfing. Will not go out of my way to watch it tho.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 6:43:54 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: BitWielder1

I’ll drink to that


16 posted on 05/14/2014 6:44:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Joe 6-pack
Never watched an episode.

Me either. I'd have to be in a coma to watch Charlie Sheen.

17 posted on 05/14/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama
"Me either. I'd have to be in a coma to watch Charlie Sheen."

And Charlie would probably be right there with you, lol.

18 posted on 05/14/2014 6:50:03 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I can proudly say that the time it took to enter this post is the most of my precious time that I have ever wasted on this swill.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 6:57:12 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Or WKRP in Cincinnati. "As god as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Still, one of the best lines in any sitcom. :-)

SNORT!! Him and Herb Tarlik (sp?) covered in feathers ... ROFL!!! Yeah that was classic.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 7:01:25 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: MinorityRepublican

I have never seen the show.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 7:04:23 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: tahoeblue

Shows I have never watched: The Donna Reed Show, Married ... With Children, King Of The Hill, Murphy Brown, The Love Boat, Two And A Half Men, Friends, The Drew Carey Show, Roseanne, Family Guy , Family Matters, One Day At A Time, The Facts Of Life, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King Of Queens, Home Improvement, Alice, The Office, Night Court, Will & Grace


22 posted on 05/14/2014 7:08:16 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh my, how will they ever replace such a family friendly show, that emphasized such strong moral values? I know, maybe they could just film the poor and destitute on skid row. that would probably appeal to their targeted demographic.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 7:14:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Or WKRP in Cincinnati. “As god as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” Still, one of the best lines in any sitcom. :-) “

Still might be the best episode in comedy history. Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory is also up there.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 7:17:16 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: FatherofFive

The Donna Reed Show, Married ... With Children, King Of The Hill, and Family Guy are only ones on your never watched list that I have seen at least once. I will never watch Family Guy again because it had the supposedly urbane and intelligent dog spew out a bunch of lies about Christians, conservatives etc. just like they were the truth and everyone understood that. Instead it made me want to look up the producer and punch him in the nose, more than once.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Or WKRP in Cincinnati...

I'm with you there. Johnny Fever, Venus, and of course Jennifer...

26 posted on 05/14/2014 7:28:59 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I remember encountering the series the very first year it started, as that was back before I just totally gave up and turned off ‘network-tv’ for good. At first I thought it looked to be a potentially promising update of the “Odd Couple” theme, but with the two brothers instead. The two guys did seem to have a bit of chemistry.

But, wow. It dove headlong into the sewer. Just a non-stop stream of tacky put-downs and one-liners. Gratuitous sex and scat jokes every single minute. Pathetic and slimey at the same time. Just watching it instilled in me an almost immediate desire to go take a shower, to wash the filth off. It was that creepily noxious. So obviously, I quickly tuned the show out. And shortly thereafter, all of network-tv. Excised it from my life completely.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 7:32:58 PM PDT by greene66
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To: ConservativeStatement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg

The flying (er...falling) turkeys scene.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 7:37:00 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

“Should have worked.” That’s funny.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 7:45:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

True. DVD release of WKRP has generic music replacing well known songs.

All over the web I can find the story about the show’s playing of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” It was widely credited with helping the song become a major U.S. hit, and the band’s record label Chrysalis Records presented the producers with a gold record award for the album Parallel Lines, on which the song appeared. This gold record can be seen hanging on the wall in the “bullpen” where Les, Herb, and Bailey worked in many of the episodes in the second, third, and fourth seasons.

Can’t find this on the web but I read years ago that the show wasn’t supposed to play “Heart of Glass” when they did. They were supposed to wait a couple of weeks to air the show to coincide with the song’s radio debut. It accidentally got played so it premiered on WKRP first.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 7:48:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I can't believe some of those artists WOULDN'T be tickled pink by the DVD release of WKRP with songs intact.

When's the last time you heard My Sharona?

The Knack went...nowhere after 1980.

31 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Interesting. I will try to search into that matter as well.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 7:58:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: boop

The Knack had their second biggest hit ( top ten ) in 1990.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pir69Od-y0s&feature=kp

Have to love a babe sitting on my favorite missile.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 8:08:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

How can you leave out Bailey Quarters?


34 posted on 05/14/2014 8:19:36 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

tiresome and predictable.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 8:20:26 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Huh, interesting. Thanks for the info. But I'd STILL lay good money that The Knack would like some of that sweet, sweet $.

Who are the "holdouts" on WKRP music rights?

And O/T, but I've noticed that when cable runs movies like Where The Buffalo Roam, and Hollywood Knights, that they have all the original music.

Where The Buffalo Roam was a favorite of mine, BECAUSE of the awesome soundtrack.

Honestly it salvaged a rather crappy movie.

First time I'd heard "Highway 61" by Bob Dylan.

One movie totally RUINED is Heroes, with Henry Winkler.

In the original theatrical release the closing theme is "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas.

I've seen versions where they have some dopey second rate song dubbed in.

36 posted on 05/14/2014 8:24:46 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: boop

I remember watching “Slapshot” on TV and they had removed “Right Back Where We Started From” from the soundtrack; you can’t do that!


37 posted on 05/14/2014 8:27:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MinorityRepublican
Sheen was fired from the show after making disparaging comments about Lorre.

He was fired because he was so stoned most of the time that he couldn't do his job.

38 posted on 05/14/2014 8:31:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dfwgator
For real? That was the Charlestown Chiefs traveling song!

"Back Where We Started From" is the anthem for Slap Shot.

39 posted on 05/14/2014 8:31:48 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Jennifer? It was Bailey Quarters!
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3310922496/nm0810453?ref_=nm_ov_ph


40 posted on 05/14/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: boop

I know. It just wasn’t the same.


41 posted on 05/14/2014 8:33:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
The best! My entire family, ages 10-54 were just about crying we were laughing so hard!

And I as a kid always laughed at Les Nessman’s imaginary office walls and door!

42 posted on 05/14/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: ConservativeStatement

And came from an actual turkey drop event in the early 60s.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 8:40:45 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: chaosagent

Because I’m an imperfect flawed human! {Sound of palm smacking forehead} Of course Bailey was hot and smart in her own way.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 9:31:53 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Good riddance to that vulgar trash.


45 posted on 05/14/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: MinorityRepublican

without Charlie, the show was crap and died the death it deserved

looks like Charlie won ... while pissing off a big Hollywood lib

I love a happy ending (so does Charlie ;)


46 posted on 05/14/2014 10:02:50 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: MinorityRepublican

THANK GOD.
12 years to late.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 10:27:01 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: MasterGunner01

I never watched one either.
My previous comment was based on just their commercials.


48 posted on 05/14/2014 10:31:19 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: usconservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg


49 posted on 05/14/2014 11:32:57 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Moonman62
He was fired because he was so stoned most of the time that he couldn't do his job.

Even stoned, aside from Conchata Ferrell, he was the funniest one on the show.

I watched one and a half (ha!) episodes after Charlie left. Literally turned it off in the middle of the second episode and haven't seen it since. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did without Charlie.
50 posted on 05/15/2014 12:11:50 AM PDT by HoneysuckleTN (Where the woodbine twineth... || FUB0! 0MG! AB0! || Palin 2016)
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