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Topic: Two and a Half Men

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race

'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

Battle Royale: ‘Voice’ and ‘DWTS’ Square Off

Broadcast TV has 'a case of the Mondays'

Already packed like a rush-hour subway car, Monday night became even more dangerously overcrowded with the return of Dancing With the Stars. Back for its 14th cycle, ABC’s competition series averaged…

CBS: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Network renews 18 series for 2012-13 season

CBS viewers can expect to see a lot of familiar faces next fall, as the network has locked up all but four hours of its 2012-13 prime-time schedule. The broadcaster announced…

Of Price and Men: Kutcher, Lorre Ponder 10th Season

'Two and a Half Men' renewal likely, costly

Ashton Kutcher played it coy when asked if Two and a Half Men would be renewed for a 10th season, but the Nielsen ratings say Walden Schmidt is a lock…

First Mover: Matt Zoller Seitz

'New York' magazine's new TV critic isn't afraid to take tough stands on reality shows like 'Jersey Shore'

Have you been surprised at any of the comments you’ve gotten about what you’ve written so far? I don’t feel like Indiana Jones in front of the boulder at New York…

Tough Sledding for Broadcast TV

Nearly three-quarters of returning series face ratings shortfalls

In what’s shaping up to be an annus horribilis for the broadcast networks, ratings for returning series are plummeting and only a few newcomers are finding an audience. Eleven weeks into…

Emergency Landing: DVR Data May Save 'Pan Am'

Huge time-shifted ratings boost could bail out ABC drama

While a number of new drama series are facing imminent cancelation, newly released Nielsen data tracking time-shifted viewing may offer a new lease on life for shows on the bubble. According…

Funny Young Things Prove Fall Darlings

CBS' '2 Broke Girls,' Fox's 'New Girl,' and NBC's 'Up All Night' draw impressive 18-49 ratings

If comedy hasn’t exactly returned to the halcyon days of the mid-1990s, when NBC’s Thursday night lineup pulled so much weight that mediocrities such as Veronica’s Closet and Caroline in…

No Dino-Mite Showing for 'Terra Nova'

Pricey Fox drama gets off to an iffy start

Fox’s multimillion-dollar epic Terra Nova got off to a somewhat shaky start Monday night, finishing third in its time slot and falling well shy of a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. The…

Charlie Sheen Settles Suit vs. Warner Bros.

Reportedly received $20 million-$25 million

At long last, Charlie Sheen has settled his lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men show-runner Chuck Lorre following Sheen’s firing from the program last spring. Sheen filed…

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