'Two and a Half Men' Cancelled? Too Expensive To Renew, Insider Says

Thu, March 15, 2012 3:24pm EDT by 113 Comments
Two and a Half Men Cancelled

A source on the hit TV show’s set tells HollywoodLife.com producers are concerned about the amount of money they’d have to pay Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the cast to stay on the show for another season and are considering cancelling it!

Even huge ratings might not be enough to keep CBS’s hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, afloat. HollywoodLife.com can tell you exclusively it might not be renewed for a tenth season due to the cast’s over all high salary.

“Right now it’s all about the money,” a source on the show tells us. “CBS would have to give Ashton Kutcher a huge raise to stay on for another season, plus the rest of the cast makes a ton a money already. It might just be worth it to end on a huge note.”

After Charlie Sheen left the show in season eight, he was replaced by Ashton, who brought in an average of more than 16 million viewers a week (which was nearly a series all-time high!). However, despite the high ratings, the 34-year-old actor was still paid an estimated $15.4 million for the season, which would only increase.

“Discussions are still happening, but right now it’s looking like it’s 50/50 at best for renewal,” our source says.

Would YOU like to see Two and Half Men renewed for a tenth season? Sound off below!

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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jeff

Posted at 10:21 AM on May 21, 2012  

The show needs to go away. When they started using pot and pot references I lost any and all respect for the show and the network that allows it. To normalize pot it not the message CBS needs to send to the younger generation. It will cost many young kids the chance for a good job when they are tested and fail because of drugs and how CBS makes it look normal and accepted.

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darren

Posted at 9:06 AM on May 16, 2012  

terrible show pathetic, writers and produces should be shot. I used to love cryer and his character. he is a great actor. but this new script makes me sick everytime i watch him play his charater and i want to pound him to the ground. that episode where he faked a heart attack to rip off his friend who feells sorry for him is discusting. cryer save your self and your career

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phillygrl

Posted at 10:28 PM on May 15, 2012  

Had high hopes because the writing was brilliant when sheen was cast. This whole plot makes no sense at all. If ashton had something funny to say or maybe was brought in as a family member..maybe. the character Jake was amazing in the early years… maybe a spin off show for him, shame they made him a pot head… big mistake and the plot and the extra casting is awful

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Sophia

Posted at 1:12 PM on May 15, 2012  

Ashton has NO sense of timing whatsoever and is blatantly UNFUNNY. I don’t get why they chose him – there are somany brilliant comedians out there. He’s not even charming (just thinks he is). :-(

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J Zencka

Posted at 10:41 PM on May 11, 2012  

They need to get rid of Zoey, she is so boring on the show. Let them send her
back to England. She is so not in the same league as Walden and Alan, she is
dragging down the show. I did think the Kathy Bates episode with her coming back as Charlie was funny. We need Charlie back on the show.

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alex

Posted at 4:56 AM on May 12, 2012  

i really do miss charlie sheen so much they should not make anymore seasons and ir’s not the same without charlie

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Andy

Posted at 3:04 PM on May 10, 2012  

I gave the show a chance, like 5 chances. It was funny when it was the angel (alan) and devil (charlie) living together, but now, 2 angels one with more luck than the other? It’s a totally different show! Ashton Kutcher will always be the goofy kid from That 70s Show and he trying to act like Charlie is painful. So he is a Billionaire and sleeps around from time to time, what man wouldn’t? And such a caring billionaire to let alan live there, not realistic and for the money the show was making, lack of hard work from the writers.

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Jess

Posted at 9:39 AM on May 10, 2012  

Read this while watching the Charlie Sheen re-runs, killing him was the biggest mistake ever made! How can anyone even consider the show funny anymore, the day they killed Charlie was the day they killed Two and a Half men!
Bring Charlie back or cancel it all together!

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Matt A

Posted at 6:52 AM on May 8, 2012  

This show just keeps getting worse week to week, who writes this garbage adolecent boys Beavis and Butthead could write better scripts. This show needs a Alpha Male character like Charlie. Ashton and Cryer have FeMale personalities, Berta character has more testostrone than both of them put together. Why not bring Charlie back, Rose said he slipped and fell in front of a train, but instead of him being dead, he’s in a coma or lost his memory,and Rose won’t tell him who he is {she’s crazy, she pretended to be married to a manequin in one episode}. Charlie slips falls down bumps his head, and everything comes back to him. {come on she drugged him in another episode} This would work! Zoey dumps Walden because of Alan, He can’t deal with the rejection, nobody is at home, he walks out in the ocean and commits suicide, {he was going to kill himself over Bridget leaving him, this would work} hours later his body would wash up on the beach, Kill Walden, let Charlie live. This would get rid of the characters Bridget she sucks, Zoey she sucks, and most importantly Ashton Kutcher, he can’t carry a show as the lead character, thats why he worked on the 70 show, their were stronger actors. Beg Charlie to come back Chuck or your once a hit show will be cancelled.

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brenda rose

Posted at 9:19 PM on April 25, 2012  

Kutcher was never meant for this part. No one can replace sheen in any way. May as well give it up and Sheen is WINNING!

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Daniel calderon

Posted at 1:08 AM on April 25, 2012  

I would like to dont really care if they cancel the show unless charlie sheen returns i stoped watching the show after charlie left, charlie was the whole show.

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Harry

Posted at 10:37 AM on April 21, 2012  

Bring back Charlie. All the actors are great but Charlie really made the show. It’s his show and will always be his show.
The writers could make it that Rose faked Charlie’s death and left him overseas with no money. Thus the time it took to get home.

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bettye britt

Posted at 10:27 PM on April 18, 2012  

Only sheen lovers would not like this show. Its way better than charlies stupid one night stands. Watched every episode since it aired in 2003. Cryer drew me to the show and i fell in love with the whole cast. I thought charlie was funny but cryer and supporting cast made that show. Now they bring in one of my favorite actors Kutcher and i feel like i one the lottery. No more one night stands with an unattractive alcoholic but now a good looking extremely talented actor makes me longing for monday night to roll around. Never was a monday person but look forward to them now with Ashton on board with a cast i already love.

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Joe

Posted at 5:56 AM on May 6, 2012  

Are you serious???? I’ve watched every episode to and its not the same without charlie! The show Is so lame. But I still watch it with hope the morons will realize charlie needs to be bk!

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Ashton sucks charlies nuts 4 free

Posted at 3:38 AM on May 7, 2012  

FAIL!!!!! Thas how you know ashton lovers are idiots, when they can’t even spell ‘won’ (“one”) the lottery!!!!!!!!! Ask Charlie, he’ll teach you how to spell “WINNING”, duh!!!!!!!!!

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Adeena

Posted at 7:47 AM on May 17, 2012  

Oh please..you can .masturbate to a poster of Ashton,he doesen’t have to ruin the show so that you can be pleased!!!!…he sucks!

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lin333

Posted at 3:20 PM on April 18, 2012  

Ashton Kutcher is absolutely terrible as an actor and is not at all funny. I have many friends who just prefer to watch the reruns with Charlie Sheen-that is where the real humor is! I agree-and the show should be canceled. Not worth watching, and just not funny. I feel bad for Jon Cryer, who should be cast in a different sitcom because he is very funny!

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Jack Campbell

Posted at 5:32 PM on April 16, 2012  

I don’t understand why people think this show is no good because Charlie Sheen left. This show has never been funny. When you consider how good Big Bang is its almost inconceivable they’re made by the same people. If I had my way the last episode of this crap would have been the pilot.

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Joe

Posted at 6:00 AM on May 6, 2012  

Big bang sucks! Your a joke u butt pirate!!!

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Renee

Posted at 1:10 PM on April 16, 2012  

This show sucks without Charlie Sheen. If Chuck is doing any of the writing he needs to stop. This show is stupid in its direction Waldo really? Jake as a stoner nothing funny about that. Jon Cryer could have carried this without Ashton. Smart move Chuck cancel this and give us more Big Bang Theory!!!!

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Adeena

Posted at 7:57 AM on May 17, 2012  

Big Bang Theory SUCKS…nothing funny about that show!!!!

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Tiffany

Posted at 10:11 PM on April 14, 2012  

Bring Charlie back, what a big mistake thinking Ashton would ever be better than Charlie sheen. He’s cute but he’s no Charlie!!!

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Reed McEwen

Posted at 2:11 AM on April 14, 2012  

if the powers that be were wise. they would have kept Alan as one of the two men, elevated Jake so he was one of the titular two men and brought in another young child actor to become the half a man like Jake was in the early seasons.

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Jess

Posted at 11:29 AM on April 13, 2012  

Bring Back Charlie! The show is not the same with out him!

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Lorraine Albino

Posted at 7:51 PM on April 5, 2012  

I feel the show is not the same with out charlie sheen.

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John Williams

Posted at 11:49 PM on April 4, 2012  

I stopped watching the show after Charlie Sheen left. SO did all of my friends and family. So I really don;t care what direction the show went in. The show is nothing without Charlie Sheen. Bad move.

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BT Goldman

Posted at 8:06 PM on April 4, 2012  

Killing off Charlie Harper killed the point of the series, & Ashton Kutcher is a dreadful actor. The sharp writing, which has kept the show alive, has dumbed down greatly. The raunchy humor went from clever innuendo to blunt, unfunny gags that are dirty for the sake of it. Although I like Charlie, he did deserve what he got, but if Lorre & CBS had any dignity, they’d have canceled the show.

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Helen

Posted at 10:34 PM on April 24, 2012  

A lot of people keep saying that Charlie got what he deserved without “really” knowing what happened. You only got bits and pieces from the media (with lots of innuendo thrown in). So how can you make such a statement?

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rik

Posted at 7:02 PM on April 4, 2012  

The show sucks so bad now I can’t even watch the reruns. Please stick a fork in it…its done.I actually hate the show now.

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David

Posted at 8:51 PM on April 1, 2012  

Would love to see it if you brought Charlie Sheen back. Ashton drags the entire thing down. Fire Lorre for being a spoiled brat.

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palermo

Posted at 11:14 AM on April 1, 2012  

Without Charlie the show sucks.

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Con Santos

Posted at 4:09 AM on March 31, 2012  

I only watch reruns cos Charlie’s in it. The show’s much funnier with him. Bring back Charlie! Bring back Charlie! Bring back Charlie!

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