Jon Cryer appeared on the Feb. 9 episode of “The View” and more or less shot down the idea of a “Two and a Half Men” reboot ever being made. Cryer starred on the CBS mega-hit sitcom for 12 seasons, eight of which he co-headlined with Charlie Sheen. Ashton Kutcher replaced Sheen for the final four seasons after Sheen exited the show amid controversy over comments he made about creator Chuck Lorre. Production on the show’s eighth season was cut short after Sheen checked into rehab for drugs.
“Oh gosh, oh gosh I don’t know how that happens,” Cryer said about a reboot. “Thing is, Charlie is doing a lot better now which is wonderful. He and I have not spoken in a few years but he’s doing a lot better, which obviously I am happy about. Chuck Lorre, who produced ‘Two and a Half Men’…one of the hardest things for him when ‘Two and a Half Men’ fell apart the way it did is he really thought he was friends with Charlie. And that he lost that was really heartbreaking for him. So that they have reconciled is really lovely.”
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Sheen currently stars on Lorre’s Max comedy series “Bookie,” which recently got picked up for a second season. The show’s pilot episode featured a “Two and a Half Men” reunion between Sheen and Angus T. Cloud, who starred as Jake Harper on the CBS sitcom.
“The thing for me is, when ‘Two and a Half Men was happening Charlie was like the highest paid actor in television – probably ever,” Cryer added on “The View.” “And there has been nobody that has surpassed the enormous amount of money he was making. And yet he blew it up. So you kinda have to think…I love him, I wish him the best and that he should live in good health for the rest of his life, but I don’t know if I want to get in business with him for any length of time. If it was a one-off or…”
“The View” co-host Ana Navarro cut Cryer short and suggested the “Two and a Half Men” cast follow the lead of the “Friends” cast and negotiate for a one-salary-for-all plan to ensure equal pay.
“That sounds fair,” Cryer responded.
“Two and a Half Men” aired on CBS between 2003 and 2015 and was among the most-watched sitcoms of the 2000s. He won two Emmys for his performance on the show, one in the support actor category and another in the lead actor race. He also directed three episodes of the sitcom during its run.
Cryer currently headlines the new NBC sitcom “Extended Family,” starring opposite “Scrubs” alum Donald Faison, Abigail Spencer, Sofia Capanna and Finn Sweeney. The show is created by Mike O’Malley.
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