News

‘Two and a Half Men’ coming to an end

‘Two and a Half Men’ coming to an end

'TWO AND A HALF MEN:' This undated image released by CBS shows actor Jon Cryer in a scene from "Two and a Half Men." On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, Cryer injured himself during the cycling part of a triathlon after losing control of his bicycle. He suffered scrapes and bruises but no broken bones. Photo: Associated Press/CBS, Michael Ansell

The current 12th season of long-running TV comedy “Two and a Half Men” will be its last.

Network bosses at CBS in America have confirmed the series will end later this year, but there are a few surprises in store for fans.

Announcing the news on Wednesday morning, network president Nina Tassler revealed the show’s creator Chuck Lorre has a “season long event” to close the show, adding, “He’s very psyched about this. He’s got some great ideas in store and some very big surprises.”

The sitcom first aired in 2003 and became an instant ratings success.

Original star Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 following a spat with Lorre, and his role was filled by Ashton Kutcher.

Child star Angus T. Jones departed the show last year after criticizing plot lines and themes in a video message posted online.

“Pretty in Pink” star Jon Cryer, who has been with the show from the start, will appear in the final scenes, opposite Kutcher and newcomer Amber Tamblyn.

Latest Stories

in National, World

Soldier shot; gunman enters Canadian parliament

Fresh
canadashooting

DEVELOPING: Dozens of shots have been fired inside a Canadian Parliament building.

in National

U.S. farmers battling bugs

Fresh
harvest

With record harvests depressing prices, farmers are using chemicals that protect stored grain from critters.

in Entertainment

Oprah, Neil Patrick Harris among year’s most ‘fascinating’

Fresh
FILE - This Sept. 20, 2009 file photo shows host Neil Patrick Harris during the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Harris will host the Emmys again. CBS will air the Emmycast live from Los Angeles on Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Barbara Walters is back with her annual TV special.