While it has not been necessarily confirmed just yet that Charlie Sheen is going to be appearing on the “Two and a Half Men” series finale, it may as well be. Show executive producer / sitcom guru Chuck Lorre did a Q&A session with reporters this week at TCA, and by reading between the lines a little bit, it should be fairly clear that there is an interest in honoring both the original version of the show, and also what it evolved into with Ashton Kutcher for most of the past few years.
What may surprise people is that despite the very-bitter way in which Charlie exited the CBS show, which included bashing Lorre and a series of comments that cannot be repeated here, Chuck was ultimately pretty complimentary of the work that he put into the show for the time in which the two worked together:
“It would be inappropriate to not acknowledge the extraordinary success we had with Charlie, and how grateful I am — we all are – for his contributions. There is nothing but great feelings for the eight-and-a-half years we worked together. But how to wrap the show up? It’s tricky…Because, in a way, the show morphed into something else entirely for the last four years, and its something we love. And we want to honor both. How to honor both is the challenge of this final.”
One other reason why this may be hard, and is not getting the same sort of discussion, is the status of original star Angus T. Jones. While Sheen has remained open to returning to the sitcom for one final appearance, the former child star has remained quiet, other than his previous comments blasting the show as “filth.”
We’ll definitely have more updates on the series finale before it airs, but for now be sure to check out our most-recent episode review at this link. Also, sign up today to get some more TV scoop on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)