CBS will end Two and a Half Men next year
CBS has benefited from ‘Two and a Half Men’ for the last twelve years, but next season will be the last. The series can take home the title of being the longest running live-action broadcast sitcom on broadcast television, but it may be better remembered for all of the off-screen antics then it was for being a milestone in television.
Earlier today CBS confirmed that the upcoming 2014-2015 season would be the last for show, the popular Chuck Lorre comedy, now starring Ashton Kutcher and John Cryer, will not be moving into a thirteenth season.
Since its glory-days of being one the top-rated sitcoms on television, both Charlie Sheen and Angus T. Jones have left the series. One of the most obvious reasons why CBS is quick to cut the series is the cost of the show. Even though only one original cast-member still remains, bringing on Ashton cost the network $700,000 per episode, while Cryer was making $620,000 for each show. Now the series will end, but CBS certainly has a lot material in 2014 and 2015 to replace it.