Fall TV Preview

Two and a Half Men Wedding Album: Michael Bolton Serenades the Grooms

CBS’ Two and a Half Men kicks off its final season this Thursday at 9/8c, but viewers will have to wait at least another week to RSVP for Alan and Walden’s wedding — which apparently also will be attended by Mr. Michael Bolton.

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What brings the crooner back to the CBS sitcom? Having previously appeared as himself during Season 10 — to (unsuccessfully) help Walden (played by Ashton Kutcher) propose to Zoey, by belting “When a Man Loves a Woman” — this time he’ll refashion that ballad as “When a Man Loves a Man,” possibly helping Alan (Jon Cryer) get over his misgivings about Walden insisting on a pre-nup.

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In previewing the nuptials, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler has explained, “Walden wants to find a way to add more meaning to his life, so he decides he wants to adopt a child. And in doing so, he starts the process and he realizes that it’s very difficult to adopt a child as a single, straight man. So once and for all, he decides, ‘I’m going to propose to Alan. We’re going to get married and adopt a child as a gay couple.’”

105266_WB_0001bAs for possible backlash from the LGBT community for seemingly mocking the right to marry, Tassler countered, “I think [the storyline is] a very positive statement…. In a universe where at one point you couldn’t [adopt a child as a gay couple], and now you can, I think that’s a much more positive statement that he’s making.”

Will you RSVP for Two and a Half Men‘s farewell run?

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15 Comments
  1. Jamie Jones says:

    This is really insulting to the LGBT community.

    • Denny says:

      Well it is Two and a Half Men after all. They’re equal opportunity offenders.

    • Angelskiss says:

      It’s no different than having a storyline about a fake hetero marriage to adopt. That’s been done for years.

      • Cate says:

        Except for how nobody is disputing the right for straight people to marry. And straight people don’t get bullied for being straight.

        Making fun of the (priviledged) majority is always a very different thing than making fun of a minority. Especially when it’s somebody from the majority doing it.

    • drb999 says:

      The show is insulting to humanity of all kinds. That’s kind of the point of the whole series.

  2. P Strickland says:

    Why would any body watch this sick show anyhow! It was the best show on TV for 5-6 years and then they ruined it! It got more ridiculous every year and should have been canceled several years ago.

    • Moment says:

      Why do you think the show is “Sick” do I sense a hint of homophobia in that comment considering the subject covered in the article?

      • ScottJ says:

        The only hint of homophobia is your own. I agree the show is sick..so sick it needs to be taken to the vet and put down.

        • Moment says:

          Do you even know what the word means? I was asking if he/she was offended because of the male/male wedding. Your comment at me is absurd.

  3. So, according to everyone’s standards. It’s okay for someone gay to pretend to be straight and get married, but you can’t pretend to be gay? I don’t understand what the big deal is. IS it s stupid idea? Yes. Is God going to strike Lightning at the moral terpintine? No.

  4. Bob Smith says:

    Gay or not. Offensive or not. This show should have been canceled when Charlie Sheen left. Its been on simmer ever since and not one bit funny.

  5. Piers says:

    Moronic premise. With Walden’s money he could hire a surrogate to carry his child and no adoption would be required.

  6. LaPiquante says:

    2 1/2 Men Farewell run? So someone is finally putting us out of our misery!!!?!

  7. Cathy Martin says:

    Lighten up – not everything is meant to be prejudicial. It’s all about perception – I was offended that I didn’t get to put my hand on Bolton’s butt!