Two and a Half Men Sets Date To Resume Production... On Four Fewer Episodes

In a case of good news/bad news for the crew of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, TVLine has learned that following a month-long hiatus precipitated by Charlie Sheen’s semi-voluntary at-home rehab, TV’s most watched sitcom will resume production on February 28 — though for four fewer episodes than planned.

Were the series to fulfill its original 24-episode order, it’d crank out another eight half-hours upon getting the band back together. Instead, the plan is to bank just four new shows for this season, taping on March 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Sheen recently claimed (during a call-in to DirecTV’s The Dan Patrick Show) that he was rarin’ to return to work, only to find the studio doors closed to him.

“It’s like I heal really quickly,” he said of his inclination to resume production sooner than his bosses wanted. “But I unravel pretty quickly. So get me right now, guys.”

Sheen, however, claims to have been “supremely grateful” for the intervention. “Basically, [CBS] showed up at my house and said, ‘Dude, it’s getting really obvious, and we’re really worried about you. We don’t give a rat’s patootie about the show, we care about your health.’ So… just man-to-man they said, ‘We have to shut it down.'”

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  1. AJ says:

    To be honest the best news will be when this wreck finally gets cancelled.

  2. Vincet says:

    This can only be good, since the less episodes of this god awful series the better. But then, CBS can just run reruns and no one will know the difference.

  3. Valerie says:

    Thank you SO much for the correct grammar in the headline. So refreshing! :)

  4. Allie says:

    1) If you hate the show so much (which means, you aren’t watching it any more, if you ever did), why comment on this story? Just saying. 2) Charlie has been looking sickly thin on the last few new episodes they’ve aired. He obviously needed the intervention.

  5. :( says:

    I can see why they are doing this, but ill say this, Two and a half men is the funniest show running, i mean this is really great! Hope Charlie gets better so he can come back to work!