Two and a Half Men Creator Has 'Nothing But Good Feelings' for Charlie Sheen
The show's writers hope to honor the Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher eras for the Feb. 19 finale
Predictably, uber-producer Chuck Lorre was mum about the possibility Thursday while talking to reporters – but he did pay tribute to the actor who helped make the CBS comedy a behemoth hit.
“It would be inappropriate not to acknowledge our success with Charlie and how grateful I am and we are,” Lorre told reporters at a press conference while surrounded by his stars from the hit series, as well as those from The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and Mom. “I have nothing but good feelings for those eight and half years.”
In fact, it’s because of those years with Sheen – and the equally successful ones with his replacement, Ashton Kutcher – that makes writing the Feb. 19 series finale a “a tricky sticky wicket,” Lorre said.
“The show has morphed into something else entirely for the last four years to something we love,” explains Lorre. “How to honor both [eras] is the challenge of this finale, and the other challenge [is] how to get people to watch it without telling them what it is.”
That said, Lorre had this tease to offer Two and a Half Men fans: “I think you will be very, very pleased with the finale and that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
The hour-long series finale of Two and a Half Men airs on CBS on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET.