And the upfront presentation craze continues...
Shortly after releasing its 2014-15 schedule, CBS announced on Wednesday morning that the upcoming twelfth season of 'Two and a Half Men' will be its last.
"Chuck Lorre is creating a season-long event. We did very well last year with announcing final season of 'How I Met You Mother' here, too. Chuck is very psyched about this; he's got some great ideas and very big surprises," CBS' Nina Tassler announced during the network's pre-upfront press breakfast in New York. "We know fans and audiences respond to that and that should really give us a nice boost when we launch our new comedy."
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The decision to wrap the series — which stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher — comes after CBS gave the comedy an early renewal back in March. But will former star Charlie Sheen return for the final season? Apparently it's at least up for consideration.
"I would like to see whatever Chuck would like to," Tassler remarked. "Chuck knows his show better than me...he has a lot of surprises in store, I don't know if that's one of them."
That would certainly be interesting to see, especially given how his character was killed off the series after Sheen's exit. But, hey, we guess that's just semantics.
However, the surprising news didn't stop there. One big show missing from the CBS fall schedule was the highly anticipated 'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off, 'How I Met Your Dad.' Tassler explained to reporters today that "things on the pilot didn’t work out" and the producers can now shop it elsewhere.
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The comedy pilot starred Greta Gerwig as Sally, who gradually reveals how she met the father of her children in a series of flashbacks. It comes from writers/executive producers Emily Spivey and 'HIMYM' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
So we guess those rumors that the network gave the series the greenlight for a pick-up order was just that...rumors. It could still happen sometime down the line though.
“We tried to reach out and engage them about redoing the pilot, but that is just not happening," Tassler continued. "You run into these kinds of issues. You hope they can resolve themselves. They haven’t."