Chuck Lorre on TWO AND A HALF MEN’s end – exclusive interview

Ashton Kutcher stars in TWO AND HALF MEN | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

With four hit series on CBS, all of which have won Emmys, Chuck Lorre is the indisputable king of comedy at the network. Yes, TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lorre executive-produces and created with Lee Aronsohn, is finishing its twelve-year run with a one-hour special on Thursday, February 19. This still leaves the other shows Lorre executive-produces: THE BIG BANG THEORY, created by Lorre and Bill Prady, now in its eighth season, MIKE & MOLLY, now in its fifth season, and MOM, created by Lorre, now in its second season. When Lorre is at a party thrown by CBS […]Read On »

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TOGETHERNESS Star Melanie Lynskey Talks her new HBO series – interview

Melanie Lynskey as Michelle Pierson on TOGETHERNESS | © 2015 Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

In HBO’s new half-hour TOGETHERNESS, Sundays at 9:30 PM, Melanie Lynskey plays Michelle Pierson. Michelle is a mother of two who starts to examine her marriage when her sister (Amanda Peet) and her husband’s best friend (Steve Zissis) move in with the family. The naturalistic tone of TOGETHERNESS, created by independent feature filmmakers/brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass (who plays Michelle’s husband Brett) is distinctly different from the raucous high style of CBS’ TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lynskey has recurred on for over a decade as Rose, devoted stalker and possibly murderer of Charlie Sheen’s character Charlie. Lynskey, […]Read On »

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TV Review: MOM – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Anna Farris and Allison Janney in MOM | ©2013 CBS

Stars: Anna Farris, Allison Janney, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano, Spencer Daniels, French Stewart Writers: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker Director: Pamela Fryman Network: CBS, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: September 23, 2013 Painfully unfunny and at times uncomfortable to watch, MOM is one of the most depressing half hour comedies debuting this fall. It comes with a rich pedigree – co-creator Chuck Lorre is the mastermind behind TWO AND A HALF MEN and current mega-hit THE BIG BANG THEORY, great comedienne Anna Farris toplines her first regular TV gig and Allison Janney is excellent as her comedic […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CBS / The CW / SHOWTIME TCA Party

The Originals Cast - Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell and Phoebe Tonkin at the CBS/CW/Showtime Summer 2013 Television Critics Party | ©2013 Sue Schneider

On July 29th a big party was held by CBS/The CW/Showtime for the Television Critics Annual Summer Press Tour at The Event, which is actually the upper parking lot where the department store Robinson’s/May in Beverly Hills used to be. Taking pictures before heading inside it was quite a turnout of stars from the three networks of their new shows and returning shows of the three networks CBS, The CW and Showtime. I probably missed a few as I went in as soon as the cast from the CW new show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DAIRIES walked […]Read On »

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TV Review: TWO AND A HALF MEN – Season 10 – “I Changed My Mind About the Milk” – Season Premiere

Michael Bolton, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer in TWO AND A HALF MEN - Season 10 - "I Changed My Mind About The Milk" | ©2012 CBS/Monty Brinton

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchatta Ferrell, Holland Tayler Writers: Don Reo & Jim Patterson, story by Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky Director: James Widdoes Network: CBS Original Telecast: Sept. 27th, 2012 Now I can honestly say that I have given Ashton Kutcher more than a fair shot at salvaging TWO AND A HALF MEN. However, as his second season with the show begins (and the tenth overall), there is still a noticeable void in the show that can never be replaced by any actor. As one of the few who didn’t quite understand how Charlie Sheen […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Dates Kate’s Patient”

Shawnee Smith, Kristen Renton and Charlie Sheen in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 - "Charlie Dates Kate's Patient" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Writer: Shauna McGarry Director: Sam Simon Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: July 28, 2012 Several weeks in and ANGER MANAGEMENT is still struggling to find its voice and tone. There are sparks of potential here and there, but it’s a series that still has an identity crisis. With “Charlie Dates Kate’s Patient” the premise is pretty much laid out in the title. Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has been sleeping with his long time booty call Kate (Selma Blair) for some time. Even after she started to […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation”

Charlie Sheen and Shawnee Smith in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 - "Charlie Tries Sleep Deprivation" | ©2012 FX/Prashant Gupta

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson, Writer:  Dave Caplan Director:  Bob Koherr Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: July 7, 2012 It’s no surprise why the Sheen (pun intended) is off in the second week of the new FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT. Everyone wanted to see what happened after Charlie Sheen was fired from TWO AND A HALF MEN and what jumping into a brand new sitcom would bring. The results were so-so in its first week – nothing earth-shattering funny, some potentially interesting characters yet it was a sitcom still in […]Read On »

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TV Review: ANGER MANAGEMENT – Season 1 – “Charlie Goes Back To Therapy” – Series Premiere

Charlie Sheen in ANGER MANAGEMENT - Season 1 | ©2012 FX/Frank Ockenfels

Stars: Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, Shawnee Smith, Daniela Bobadilla, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Arden, Derek Richardson Teleplay and Television Story:  Bruce Helford Director:  Andy Cadiff Network: FX, Thursday nights Airdate: June 28, 2012 All eyes have been on former TWO AND A HALF MEN star Charlie Sheen ever since last year’s meltdown and his subsequent rehabilitation tour which culminates with the debut of his new comedy on FX called ANGER MANAGEMENT. After getting fired from MEN in one of the most deranged downward spirals in history, Sheen has somehow found a way to rise from the ashes and work through his […]Read On »

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TCA News: Update on new Charlie Sheen FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT

Charlie Sheen at the 2006 Summer CBS Party at the Television Critics | ©2006 Sue Schneider

Even though FX has picked up the new Charlie Sheen sitcom ANGER MANAGEMENT created by Bruce Helford, President and General Manager of the FX network says that he was initially skeptical of the pitch before he heard it. “Charlie was there, as was the creator and showrunner and it was really an excellent pitch,” says Landgraf. “It’s funny, complicated and the character Charlie ought to be playing at this point. He’s playing a character who has a checkered past and wants to do more positive things in life. He has a complicated relationship with his 13-year old daughter and a […]Read On »

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TV Review: TWO AND A HALF MEN – Season 9 – “People Who Love Peepholes”

Ashton Kutcher in TWO AND A HALF MEN - Season 9 | ©2011 CBS/Matt Hoyle

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor Writers: Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eddie Gorodetsky, Jim Patterson Director: James Widdoes Network: CBS, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: September 26, 2011 While last week’s Season 9 premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN was all about shedding the ghost of Charlie Harper (aka Charlie Sheen) from the series, while the second episode, “People Who Love Peepholes”, essentially serves as the official “pilot” episode for the show’s reboot. It’s a brand new show, with actors getting accustomed to either their new characters or their new roles within the […]Read On »

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