Replacing Charlie Sheen?


LaurenBlair
on Mar 09, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

As you are probably well aware by now, Charlie Sheen has completely lost it. Today, People.com is discussing who they think should replace Charlie on “Two and a Half Men”, what’s your opinion? Do you think John Stamos, Steve Carell or Rob Lowe could do it? Or do you think they should replace him at all?
 

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mamaluv
mixed feelings on Mar 09, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

I've said before that I had stopped watching the show, so take my opinion for what it's worth (not much). I think Steve Carell is absolutely the wrong choice for the role, but I could see John Stamos as the new Charlie.

But I'm also thinking they've had 8 successful seasons - that's pretty close to the lifespan of other hit series like Seinfeld (9) or Friends (10). Yes, they were longer, but I remember thinking at the time that it was dragging on and they should have called it quits sooner.

I guess the difference here is they didn't get a chance to resolve the stories in the same way that other series finales have.
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LaurenBlair
I'm with ya on Mar 09, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

I don't know how I feel about a 'new' Charlie. Like you said, the show has been around for quite a while I can't see them replacing Charlie and proceeding for another 8 years - 2 at the most probably.
If they really want to resolve the series, they should find a way to write a creative half season with the other regulars and let it go - maybe something with Jake going away to school. I think adding a new male lead is a bad idea, they have enough strong characters like the mom and Berta to figure something figure something out without bringing in new people.
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cathy3087
8 years is long enough on Mar 09, 2011 @ 01:52 pm

I think they should call it quits. John Stamos would be the best replacement in my opinion but he still wouldn't be quite right. The reason it worked with Charlie Sheen is because the character he played is pretty much himself.

If they did replace him, I'm sure there would be a lot of people tuning in the first few episodes to see the new Charlie, but it just wouldn't be the same. I agree with Lauren that they should find a way to wrap it up in the remainder of this season.

It's a shame for all the other people who worked on the show, but an 8 season run is nothing to sneeze at!
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LaurenBlair
@cathy on Mar 09, 2011 @ 03:01 pm


You're right, he did play himself.
One of my roommate this morning was asking why Charlie Sheen got fired because she "thought he was suppose to act that way". We had to explain that he had taken his character off set
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LaurenBlair
Just so ya know.. on Mar 10, 2011 @ 09:16 am

Parks and Recreation producer Michael Schur is setting the record straight that Rob Lowe will NOT be replacing Charlie. Here is what the Hollywood Reporter said:

At the Parks panel at PaleyFest on Wednesday night, Schur was adamant that Lowe would not be leaving the show anytime soon, saying he has a "multiyear contract" to remain on the comedy.
"It's going to be hard," he joked when moderator Michael Ausiello made a quip about how Lowe would balance duties on both Parks and Men.
Schur added that "there's no truth" to the rumors. "The Internet lit a match and set itself on fire," he said.



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mamaluv
Ashton Kutcher?? on May 13, 2011 @ 10:20 am

I just read on ET's website that Ashton Kutcher will replace Charlie Sheen on Two And A Half Men.

What do you guys think about that? I for one am thrown. He doesn't seem like the right choice at all....

Source: ETOnline.com
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TammyK
Nobody should replace Sheen.. on May 13, 2011 @ 10:29 am

@mamaluv - ya I also heard about Ashton Kutcher. He is TOTALLY wrong for that role.

I don't think anyone should/can replace Charlie Sheen. They will lose so many viewers. I agree with the rest of you too. 8 years is long enough. Besides..the kid is so old now...won't even be Two And A Half Men anymore it'll be Three Men...
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mamaluv
I wonder how they'll do it on May 13, 2011 @ 10:40 am

I'm thinking since it's such a different character, they'll introduce him as a totally new character. This won't be Charlie 2.0 (and by that I don't mean that they'd bring in another actor to play Charlie himself, but rather that they might have had someone filling a part of the story in a similar way that Charlie did), but maybe a completely new and unexpected person, like a long-lost brother (think Evelyn having had a secret affair years ago and her child tracks them down??).

Ashton is of course a huge draw to the younger crowd and has a massive Twitter following, so bringing him on the show makes sense. Just not if it's to replace Charlie in his character.
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lindsaycyr
Ashton on May 16, 2011 @ 11:59 am

From what I've read Ashton will be introduced as a brand new character, not as a replacement for Charlie. Although I can't really picture the show without Charlie, I must admit I am a bit excited to see how they will write Ashton's character into the show. I can't wait to see what they say about Charlie's character and how they'll explain his absence. I'm eagerly anticipating watching the show when it comes back in the Fall.
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TammyK
So it's final on May 16, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

I just found out today that Ashton Kutcher is officially the replacement (on the subway looking at the papers). This will indeed be very interesting. And like what lindsaycyr said, I'm also interested to see how they'll explain his absence.
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