Jon Cryer Losing It

Two and a Half Men Vet Jon Cryer to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot Losing It

Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer is returning to the sitcom fold with a starring role in the ABC comedy pilot Losing It, TVLine has learned.

Written by Up All Night‘s DJ Nash, Losing It centers on three misfit adult siblings and their parents who — between divorce, new parenthood and early-onset dementia — are all losing it in different ways.

Emmy-winner Cryer will play eldest son Andy, a successful acupuncturist who turned to Eastern Philosophy as a way to cope with his crazy family. While he’s close with his mother, his relationship with his father is complicated. Especially since Andy finds himself having to take care of the dad who never really took care of him. A bit of a control freak, Andy believes he can fix anything. Except for maybe his marriage that has been in trouble ever since he caught his wife with another man.

The still-developing cast also includes Natalie Morales (The Grinder, Parks and Recreation) as Andy’s younger sister Charlie.

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  1. Haz says:

    Honestly I hope this doesn’t go to series and Morales becomes a regular on Santa Clarita Diet. I enjoyed her on Trophy Wife and The Grinder, however I cannot tolerate Cryer.

    • Simon says:

      Agreed. Plus everyone is terrific on Santa Clarita Diet. Morales is such a comedy gem, I hope she can get a vehicle that sticks for her.

  2. ScottJ says:

    Divorce and dementia aren’t laughing matters, and crazy families have been done to death. In fact the show’s entire concept seems very familiar. I can’t think why though because I never watch these sort of shows in the first place.

    • Collette says:

      Not being able to find humor in what life throws at you makes one bitter and pessimistic. The crazy uncle or dotty grandmother have been comedy staples forever. Lighten up, you’ll feel better.

  3. quack says:

    “Cryer will play eldest son Andy, a successful acupuncturist”

    So he’s playing yet another quack.

  4. James Moore says:

    Hilarious! Simply hilarious! What a great concept!

  5. Gift says:

    won’t miss it for the world!

  6. Collette says:

    The premise has promise and could work with a good ensemble cast. To me, Cryer is a second banana and can’t carry a show as the lead. Happy Days became the Fonzie show. TBBT became Sheldon & friends. I can imagine that happening here if another cast member has more charisma. Also it kind of sounds a little like Life in Pieces.