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Chuck Lorre solidifying “Men” plans without Charlie Sheen

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: “Two and a Half Men” co-creator Chuck Lorre is taking the first steps to salvage his smash-hit sitcom in the wake of “Hurricane” Charlie Sheen … and it looks like Sheen will have no part to play in what comes next.

Instead, Lorre reportedly is planning to reboot the sitcom with original star Jon Cryer and a new character who has yet to be revealed. THR reports that Lorre “is said to have presented close associates and ‘Men’ co-star Jon Cryer with the plan, and the studio and network are aware of his intentions.”

Meanwhile, THR goes on to add that while CBS has not officially renewed the show for a ninth season, talent reps “say that Warners has quietly begun pursuing an actor to appear in the series next season,” and that speculation “has ranged from the plausible to the peculiar, with names from Woody Harrelson to Jeremy Piven to Bob Saget being bandied about.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • April 28, 2011 | Permalink |

    This is so exciting cant wait i think they should choose someone like Steve Carell he would be great to play a character on the show he has just come off The Office too. I am such a big fan of the show cant wait.

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