Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men title card
Created byChuck Lorre
Lee Aronsohn
Developed byWarner Brothers Television
StarringCharlie Sheen
Jon Cryer
Angus T. Jones
Ashton Kutcher
Marin Hinkle
Holland Taylor
Melanie Lynskey
Ryan Stiles
Conchata Ferrell
April Bowlby
Martin Mull
Theme music composerChuck Lorre
Country of originUSAborder|20px|class=noviewer|baseline|Flagge USA United States
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes262 (list of episodes)
Production location(s)Burbank, California, USA[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes approx.
Original networkCBS
Picture format480i (Standard-definition television),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseScript error: No such module "Infobox/dates".
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Two and a Half Men is an American sitcom which was first shown on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015.[2] The series centers around a man named Charlie, whose lifestyle is interrupted when his brother Alan (who had just been divorced from his wife) moves in to his Malibu, California house, along with Alan's son Jake.

The tapings of the show have temporarily stopped because it was announced that Charlie Sheen is entering rehab.[3]

On March 7, 2011, the network fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men. The network did not state if the show would go on or not.[4]

The show is rated M in New Zealand for drug references and sexual references.


  • Charlie Sheen as Charles Francis "Charlie" Harper, a ladies man, never married, jingle/children's song writer who picks on his younger brother Alan but really loves him. He likes his nephew Jake and gives him advice.
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Jerome Harper, Charlie's twice-divorced brother, who always has bad luck and is constantly teased by Charlie. After losing his house to Judith after the divorce, he is staying with Charlie. He is a generally nice and polite person but seems to have a weakness for women who treat him badly that comes from the loveless relationship he had with his and Charlie's mom.
  • Angus T. Jones as Jacob David "Jake" Harper, Alan's lazy and stupid son. He spends most of his free time playing video games, eating and watching television. He loves his father and uncle but is often rude to them.
  • Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper, Alan's first ex-wife. She hates Alan and takes every chance she gets to make him look stupid. She was the first woman Alan ever slept with, but their marriage was cold and Alan said that the only time she was ever happy being sexual was when she was pregnant with Jake.
  • Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper, Charlie and Alan's selfish mother, and Jake's grandmother.
  • Melanie Lynskey (Starring Seasons 1-2; Recurring Season 3-), as their neighbor Rose, a sometime stalker of Charlie. She often enters and exits Charlie's house by climbing onto the patio. She has stated that she has a Masters Degree in psychology.
  • Kandi, Alan's young, second ex-wife. After an unplanned wedding in Las Vegas, Kandi divorced him and got their condo, but they continued to have regular booty calls.

Awards and nominations

The show has received lots of nominations, including 23 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations. Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor were both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, in 2005 and 2007 (and Taylor again in 2008). Jon Cryer was nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series (in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and Charlie Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with two Golden Globe nominations in 2005 and 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Picture Editor Joe Bella received two Emmys in the category Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series, for the episodes "That Special Tug" (2006) and "Release the Dogs" (2007). Martin Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series Emmy in 2006.

International broadcasts

Country Premiere
23x15px United States 22 September 2003
23x15px New Zealand 2004
23x15px Brazil 5 January 2004
23x15px Iceland 23 January 2004
23x15px Sweden 6 February 2004
23x15px Norway 18 March 2004
23x15px United Kingdom 5 July 2004
23x15px France 1 February 2005
23x15px Netherlands 4 March 2005
23x15px Austria 12 March 2005
23x15px Germany 12 March 2005
23x15px Finland 1 September 2005
23x15px Slovenia 27 October 2005
23x15px Mexico 15 February 2007
23x15px Hungary 25 February 2008
23x15px Czech Republic 6 March 2008
23x15px Estonia 2 September 2008
23x15px Japan 14 October 2008
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  1. Two and a Half Men on IMDb Script error: No such module "EditAtWikidata"., accessed 2008-05-27
  2. "'Two and a Half Men' co-creator explains his surprising finale ending". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-3-20. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (7 March 2011). "Breaking: Charlie Sheen 'Terminated' From Two and a Half Men".