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HALF A DEAL FOR KUTCHER’S TWO AND A HALF MEN?

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ashton Kutcher’s deal to replace Charlie Sheen on CBS’s Two and a Half Men is limited to just one year, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday), citing people familiar with the situation. It was not clear whether it was Kutcher or executives of CBS and Warner Bros. TV who wanted the contract limited to […]

KUTCHER: “I WON THE LOTTERY”

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At CBS’s upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer made their first appearance together since last week’s announcement that Kutcher had been selected to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Joked Cryer to CBS programming chief Nina Tassler: “Did you have to get such a tall guy?” (Kutcher […]

REPORT: HUGH GRANT TURNED DOWN MILLIONS TO REPLACE SHEEN

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If Hugh Grant should show up on the Tonight show any time soon, Jay Leno may very put to him the same questions that he did after Grant made an appearance on his show following his lewd conduct arrest in 1995: “What the hell were you thinking?” Only this time the question would be connected […]

WARNER BROS. REVAMPING TWO AND A HALF MEN

April 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. Television is working on a “reconstruction” of Two and a Half Men that would allow it to continue without Charlie Sheen next fall, the New York Times reported today (Friday), citing an unnamed senior Warner Bros. executive. The executive insisted that despite recent signals by Sheen that he has been in talks about […]

WARNERS TELLS WHY IT FIRED SHEEN

March 8, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The gossip website TMZ has become the semi-official repository for interviews and legal documents concerning the Charlie Sheen/Two and a Half Men fiasco. (Ironically, the site is owned by Warner Bros., whose TV division produces the show and which on Monday fired Sheen.) Following receipt of his termination notice, Sheen sent TMZ a marginally coherent […]

CBS FIRES CHARLIE SHEEN

March 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the time being, the CBS show could be called One and a Half Men, following the decision of Warner Bros. TV to fire Charlie Sheen. The studio issued a terse statement today (Monday), saying: “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.” It […]

TUESDAY IDOL SPECIAL IMPACTS RIVAL NETWORKS

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A special Tuesday edition of American Idol boosted Fox to a first-place finish in the ratings as it averaged 21.26 million viewers from 8:00 -9:30 p.m. While CBS, the usual Tuesday-night winner, drew solid numbers, they were nevertheless down significantly as a result of the stiff competition from Fox’s Idol. NCIS attracted 19.19 million viewers, […]

NO CHARLIE SHEEN COVERAGE HERE

March 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Editor’s Note: While it is tempting to participate in the media’s rubbernecking of the Charlie Sheen pileup, Studio Briefing has decided to opt out and limit our coverage of it only to its commercial effects. We fully agree with Mediaite.com’s Washington correspondent Tommy Christopher, who wrote Monday that those interviewers who are featuring Sheen on […]

SHEEN RANTS; MEN SHUTS DOWN

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days before production of Two and a Half Men was scheduled to resume, Warner Bros. TV and CBS announced that they had decided to close down the series for the rest of the season, citing “the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements” on a radio talk show and the gossip website TMZ on Thursday. In […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN TO RESUME SHOOTING ON TUESDAY

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite remarks on several gossip websites that Charlie Sheen has taken off on a “tropical vacation,” Sheen’s manager and publicist maintained on Wednesday that the actor will be back on the set of CBS’s Two and a Half Men when the show resumes production next Tuesday. The actor, who said last week that he is […]

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