Two and a Half Men facts for kids
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Two and a Half Men title card
|Created by||Chuck Lorre
|Developed by||Warner Brothers Television|
Angus T. Jones
|Theme music composer||Chuck Lorre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||262 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Burbank, California, USA|
|Running time||22 minutes approx.|
|Picture format||480i (Standard-definition television),
|Original release||September 22, 2003 – February 19, 2015|
Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that originally aired on CBS for twelve seasons from September 22, 2003, to February 19, 2015. The series centers around a man named Charlie, whose lifestyle is interrupted when his brother Alan (who had just been divorced from his wife) moves in to his Malibu, California house, along with Alan's son Jake.
On March 7, 2011, the network fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men.
In April 2013, CBS renewed the series for an eleventh season after closing one-year deals with Kutcher and Cryer.
Cast and characters
- Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper (seasons 1–8), a bachelor, jingle/children's songwriter, Alan's elder brother, Jake's uncle and Jenny's father.
- Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Charlie's younger brother, a struggling chiropractor, Jake's twice-divorced father, Walden's best friend and Jenny's uncle.
- Angus T. Jones as Jake Harper (seasons 1–10; guest, season 12), the slacker son of Alan and Judith and older half-brother (or brother, if Alan's paternity claim is to be believed) of Milly and cousin of Jenny.
- Ashton Kutcher as Walden Schmidt (seasons 9–12), Alan's best friend, roommate and ephemeral husband.
- Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper (seasons 1–9; recurring, seasons 10–12), Charlie and Alan's vain mother and the grandmother of Jake and Jenny.
- Marin Hinkle as Judith Harper-Melnick (seasons 1–9; recurring, seasons 10–12), Alan's selfish, mean-spirited ex-wife and Jake and Milly's mother.
- Conchata Ferrell as Berta (seasons 2–12; recurring, season 1), the family's outspoken housekeeper and close family friend.
- Melanie Lynskey as Rose (seasons 1–2; recurring, seasons 3–12), the Harpers' strange neighbor and Charlie's stalker and friend.
- April Bowlby as Kandi (season 4; recurring, season 3; guest, seasons 10 and 12), Charlie's dimwitted girlfriend, then later as Alan's girlfriend and second wife and also Judith's best friend (for one episode).
- Jennifer Taylor as Chelsea (season 7; recurring, season 6; guest, seasons 9 and 12), Charlie's girlfriend for most of season six, she has moved into his house by the end of the season.
- Amber Tamblyn as Jenny (season 11; recurring, season 12), Charlie's long-lost illegitimate daughter who shares many personality traits with her father.
- Edan Alexander as Louis (season 12), a six-year-old boy whom Walden adopts.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||24||September 22, 2003||May 24, 2004||14||9.9|
|2||24||September 20, 2004||May 23, 2005||11||10.6|
|3||24||September 19, 2005||May 22, 2006||13||9.7|
|4||24||September 18, 2006||May 14, 2007||14||9.1|
|5||19||September 24, 2007||May 19, 2008||15||8.5|
|6||24||September 22, 2008||May 18, 2009||12||9.1|
|7||22||September 21, 2009||May 24, 2010||12||8.9|
|8||16||September 20, 2010||February 14, 2011||16||7.7|
|9||24||September 19, 2011||May 14, 2012||11||9.1|
|10||23||September 27, 2012||May 9, 2013||10||8.7|
|11||22||September 26, 2013||May 8, 2014||27||6.8|
|12||16||October 30, 2014||February 19, 2015||23||7.5|
Awards and nominations
The show has received lots of nominations, including 23 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations. Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor were both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series, in 2005 and 2007 (and Taylor again in 2008). Jon Cryer was nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy Series (in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and Charlie Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with two Golden Globe nominations in 2005 and 2006 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Picture Editor Joe Bella received two Emmys in the category Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series, for the episodes "That Special Tug" (2006) and "Release the Dogs" (2007). Martin Sheen was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actor - Comedy Series Emmy in 2006.
|Country||TV network(s)||Weekly schedule (local time)|
|Argentina||Warner Channel||19:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays New episodes!|
|Australia||Nine Network||19:00 Weekdays & Tuesdays at 20:30 (Adults Only Hour)|
|Austria||ORF 1||17:30 weekdays|
|Belgium||VTM||18:00 from Tuesday to Thursday|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||FTV||14.30 Weekdays|
|Brazil||Warner Channel, Later SBT||Repeats: 19:00 - 20:00 from Monday to Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays (Warner Channel) - New Episodes, Sundays (SBT)|
|Bulgaria||bTV, FOX Life||20:30 Friday (bTV), 15:30 Saturdays & 21:00 Sundays (FOX Life)|
|Canada||OMNI.1, Global, CTV||19:00 from Monday to Friday|
|Chile||TVN, Warner Channel||20:00 from Monday to Friday|
|Colombia||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)|
|Costa Rica||Repretel||20:00 from Monday to Friday,Warner Channel 18:30|
|Czech Republic||TV Nova||13:45 weekdays|
|Denmark||TV3+||20.00 & 20.30 Sundays|
|Egypt||MBC4, One TV|
|France||Canal+, Canal+Family, Canal+Décalé, Comédie!, Canal Jimmy||Every weekends on Comédie! and Canal Jimmy and every weeks on Canal+|
|Germany||ProSieben, kabel eins||21:15 Tuesdays (ProSieben), 13:15 and 17:00 weekdays (kabel eins)|
|Greece||Alpha||Daily, start time varies between 04:15 and 05:00|
|Hungary||Viasat 3||20:30 weekdays|
|India||Star World||21:00 Thursday|
|Ireland||TG4, Paramount Comedy 1 and Sky One||TG4 21:00 Thursday|
|Israel||yes stars Comedy||Every day at 23:20|
|Mexico||Warner Channel||19:00 to 20:00 Monday/Friday and 20:30 Tuesdays|
|Netherlands||Veronica||20:00 Monday to Thursday|
|Netherlands||SBS6||12:00 Tuesday to Friday|
|New Zealand||TV2||19:30 Wednesdays (7th May Season Premiere double episode)|
|Peru||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday (Repeats) & 20:30 Tuesday (New Episodes)|
|Poland||TVN Siedem||19:30 weekdays|
|Romania||PRO TV||23:15 Tuesdays|
|Spain||Neox and TNT Spain||Everyday|
|Sri Lanka||MTV||20:30 Tuesdays (MTV)|
|Sweden||TV3, TV6||Weekdays at 19:00 on TV3. Mondays 21:00 on TV6|
|Switzerland||SF zwei||15.10 weekdays - 18.15 weekdays|
|currently in repeats
|United Kingdom||Paramount Comedy 1 and Five and Sky One|
|Venezuela||Warner Channel||19:00 from Monday to Friday|
Images for kids
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