Plus, Matthew Perry will be back on television and in your life

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated December 05, 2014 05:10 PM
Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

After an astonishing 12 years on the air, CBS’s Two and a Half Men is ending its run.

While its chances of survival were shaky following Charlie Sheen‘s explosive exit in 2011 in between Two and a Half Men‘s 8th and 9th seasons, Ashton Kutcher proved a worthy replacement. The show continued to garner an audience upwards of 10 million viewers per episode.

Even when the show lost its “half” at the end of its 10th season when Angus T. Jones decided to leave (but not before begging people to stop watching), Two and a Half Men still continued to perform spectacularly for CBS.

The departure of two-thirds of the original cast was cushioned by the addition of Amber Tamblyn in Season 10, coupled with Jon Cryer‘s continually solid, award-winning performance.

Taking Two and a Half Men‘s place on the comedy roster is The Odd Couple, which premieres on Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Matthew Perry vehicle follows “endearing slob” Oscar Madison (Perry) and “uptight neat freak” Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon).

Hijinks, presumably, will ensue.

The hour-long series finale of Two and a Half Men airs on CBS on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET.