'Two and a Half Men' lady: The CBS comedy may be adding a female cast member(Read article summary)
The 'Two and a Half Men' lady in question would be former cast member Charlie Sheen's daughter. The character has not been cast yet.
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Itâ€™s been two seasons since Charlie Sheenâ€™s Charlie Harper character left Two and a Half Men, and while the show has effectively moved on â€“ plugging Ashton Kutcher into the lead role while continuing to perform in the ratings â€“ Chuck Lorre and company now find themselves in a somewhat familiar situation with Angus T. Jones leaving the show, or at least, lessening his presence.
So, whatâ€™s a 10 year old sitcom to do when it loses another one of its three original stars? Well, first they thank their stars that Jon Cryer is as durable as a cockroach in a nuclear war and immune to the allure of a viral video breakdown, and then they go on the lookout for a new cast member â€“ a female cast member who will play Charlie Harperâ€™s grown up secret-sin-baby.
So, which actress will get this plum gig? Unfortunately, we have no idea right now, but with regard to her origins,Â Deadline reports that:
The girl, in her late teens or early 20s, shows up on Walden Schmidtâ€™s (Ashton Kutcher) doorstep searching for her father. She claims to be a daughter of the houseâ€™s previous owner, recently departed perennial bachelor Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). I hear the girl will eventually move in with Walden and her uncle Alan Harper (Jon Cryer).
With Charlie Harperâ€™s penchant for carousing, this development canâ€™t come as a huge surprise. The show even played around with this scenario in the season 6 premiere, â€śTaterhead is our Love Childâ€ť when Rena Sofer appeared as one of Charlieâ€™s many, many ex-flames, brandishing an 8 year old to try and get money out of Harper. This time, though, the writers are obviously choosing to commit a bit more, but the question is, how will they do it?
Will she act like or be made to resemble Charlie Sheenâ€™s character? Is she going to court Walden and/or lovingly pick on Alan? How about this: now that there are two guys and a girl, are we destined to see a Pizza Place? Maybe there will be no real change at all and the successful status-quo will remain.
Sadly, we wonâ€™t know the answer to these questions until next season, but itâ€™s fun to speculate and wonder in which ways this new character will be utilized to try and kickstart a show that may or not need it.
Jason Tabrys blogs at Screen Rant.