CBCs Two and a Half Men is considered one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. From September 22. 2003 till February 19. 2015 we had 12 seasons with Two and a Half Men. The unique sitcom featured Charlie Sheen Ashton Kutcher and other competent artists. The show is about two adult brothers living together in Malibu with one brothers son. In 2011 Charlie Sheen who was one of the lead actors left the show unceremoniously. Most notably the news not only attracted viewers and made a few headlines but also wrecked the ratings of the show. Even so the series lasted another 4 seasons and entertained the audiences on its terms. With that said lets get into todays list of facts about the controversial sitcom you never knew.
Evelyn Couldve Been Harper
At first the sitcom featured Blythe Danner as Evelyn Harper the matriarch of the family. They even filmed their unaired original pilot. But later Chuck Lorre informed that Blythe had been replaced by Holland Taylor. According to the rumors the Emmy Award Winning actress insisted to make a few changes to some scenes that didnt go well with the producers. And that is why the scenes of Danner never made it to the big screen.
Charlies Idea For A Spin Off Series
The departure of the indisputable lead of the sitcom Charlie Sheen had a considerable impact on the ratings. However the producers reached out to Sheen about a potential appearance in the season finale as he wanted to go forward with the ending he had planned for the show. But Sheen wasnt too keen on the ending and pitched his own idea to start a spin off series called The Harpers starring him and Jon Cryer. No one jumped to this idea and Chuck Lorre went ahead for the finale scene without Sheen squashing any spin offs.
Jon Cryer Turned Down An Opportunity for The Sitcom
Answering a question posed on Twitter about which show or movie they came close to getting Cryer revealed that he turned down a significant opportunity to star in Two and a Half Men. He had a chance to portray Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica but he chose to play Allen Harper instead. Cryer added that it worked out fine since he loved being a part of the sitcom.
Angus T. Jones Was The One
In the case of the two main men of Two And A Half Men Charlie and Alan Harper played the lead roles. The show was built around their shenanigans and there was never a dull moment. But it was the half that stole the show with his comedic timing and charm. That half was 9 year old Angus T. Jones as Jake. What the audiences dont know is that finding such a perfect kid actor was not an arduous process for the creators. Surprisingly Angus was the only one who auditioned and landed the part.