Two and a Half Men

Bell Media announced today the final wave of Fall 2011 premiere dates for CTV and its newly minted sister network CTV Two.

Premiere Week kicks off with a special edition, monster Monday lineup on Sept. 19, leading CTV’s charge into the most-anticipated week in television.

In a strategic scheduling move, it’s a one-two comedy punch with the debut of Ashton Kutcher on TWO AND A HALF MEN at 9 p.m. followed by the premiere of this Fall’s most-anticipated new comedy WHITNEY, starring TV’s newest “It” girl, Whitney Cummings, at 9:30 p.m.

Kicking off the night and Premiere Week itself is the Fall premiere of CTV’s hit original series FLASHPOINT in a special 8 p.m. Monday timeslot, while the can’t-miss lineup ends with the return of Top 20 hit CASTLE at 10 p.m.

The blockbuster Monday night schedule also features the sexy season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS on CTV Two at 8 p.m.

Following their Sept. 19 stunt premieres, FLASHPOINT, TWO AND A HALF MEN, WHITNEY, and DANCING WITH THE STARS all return to their regularly scheduled timeslots and networks.

The final wave of CTV premiere dates also confirmed today includes CHARLIE’S ANGELS, the reboot of the 1970s TV series, premiering Sept. 22.  To celebrate the premiere, CTV has scheduled the feature film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, starring Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, on Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

Additionally, CTV confirmed today it will sneak peek Lorne Michael’s UP ALL NIGHT, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, and FREE AGENTS, starring Emmy®-award winner Hank Azaria on Wednesday, Sept. 14 before both series make their debut on CTV Two the following week.

Further premiere dates for returning programs on CTV confirmed today include Betty White’s hilarious comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND (Oct. 5) and an all-new season of W5 (Sept. 17).

CTV also confirmed today that THE 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, hosted by Jane Lynch and executive produced by Mark Burnett, will kick off its season of the most-watched awards shows on television, airing live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18. The live awards broadcast is preceded by 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL.

Finally, CTV announced today that it will treat viewers with the perfect primer to the CTV and CTV Two Fall 2011 seasons, an ETALK-powered CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL, airing Saturday Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. on CTV and 7 p.m. on CTV Two.

All episodes of most new and returning series are available on demand at Watch.CTV.ca following the television premiere. Plus, catch behind the scenes extras and cast interviews for many hit CTV and CTV Two programs.

 

FALL 2011 CTV & CTV TWO PREMIERE DATES

 

All dates are subject to change. All times in ET.

The COMPLETE chronological list of all CTV and CTV Two Fall 2011 premiere dates are as follows:

 

Monday September 5

7 p.m. – DEGRASSI *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

11 p.m. – CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME (CTV)

 

Sunday, September 11

11 a.m. – QUESTION PERIOD **with Craig Oliver and new Co-Host Kevin Newman**

 

Monday, September 12

10 a.m. – THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (CTV)

11 a.m. – THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (CTV Two)

2 p.m. – THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW *NEW TO CTV* (CTV)

3 p.m. – DR. PHIL (CTV)

3 p.m. – ANDERSON *NEW* (CTV Two)

4 p.m. – DR. OZ (CTV)

4 p.m. – THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (CTV Two)

5 p.m. – ANDERSON *NEW* (CTV)

8 p.m. – SANCTUARY *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

 

Tuesday, September 13

9 p.m. – THE PROTECTOR *NEW* (CTV Two)

 

Wednesday, September 14

9 p.m. – AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV Two)

10 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 on CTV Two)

10:30 p.m. – FREE AGENTS *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 21 on CTV Two)

 

Thursday, September 15

8 p.m. – THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CTV Two; moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 22)

 

Saturday, September 17

5 p.m. – CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL (CTV)

7 p.m. – W-FIVE (CTV)

7 p.m. – CTV FALL TV PREVIEW SPECIAL (CTV TWO)

 

Sunday, September 18

7 p.m. – THE 63RD PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS RED CARPET SPECIAL (CTV; live across the country)

8 p.m. – THE 63rd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (CTV; live across the country)

 

Monday, September 19

8 p.m. – FLASHPOINT (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 27)

8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS **TWO-HOUR PREMIERE, Performance** (CTV Two; moves to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 26 on CTV)

9 p.m. – TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 26 on CTV Two)

9:30 p.m. – WHITNEY *NEW* (CTV; moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 29 on CTV)

10 p.m. – CASTLE (CTV)

 

Tuesday, September 20

8 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS: MEET THE CAST (CTV)

9 p.m. – DANCING WITH THE STARS **Results** (CTV)

10 p.m. – UNFORGETTABLE *NEW* (CTV) (CTV)

 

Wednesday Sept 21

8 p.m. – THE X FACTOR – Two-hour premiere (CTV)

9 p.m. – Criminal Minds (CTV Two)

10 p.m. – CSI (CTV)

10 p.m. – Law & Order: SVU (CTV Two)

 

Thursday, September 22

7 p.m. – CHARLIE’S ANGELS *NEW* (CTV)

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) 

8 p.m. – THE X FACTOR *NEW, TWO-HOUR CTV Two PREMIERE* (CTV Two)

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV) 

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST (CTV Two)

 

Friday, September 23

8 p.m. – NIKITA (CTV Two)

9 p.m. – CSI: NY (CTV)

9 p.m. – DATELINE *TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV Two) 

10 p.m. – BLUE BLOODS (CTV)

 

Saturday, September 24 

8 p.m. – THE SING-OFF *NEW, TWO-HOUR PREMIERE* (CTV) 

 

Sunday, September 25

8 p.m. – THE AMAZING RACE (CTV)

9 p.m. – DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (CTV)

10 p.m. – PAN AM *NEW* (CTV)

10 p.m. – CSI: MIAMI *NEW TO CTV TWO* (CTV Two)

 

Monday, September 26

9:30 p.m. – MIKE & MOLLY (CTV Two)

 

Wednesday, October 5

9:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND (CTV)

 

Tuesday, October 18

8:30 p.m. – MAN UP! *NEW* (CTV Two)

 

Friday, October 21

8 p.m. – GRIMM *NEW* (CTV)

 

Sunday, October 23

7 p.m. – ONCE UPON A TIME *NEW* (CTV)

Details regarding Ashton Kutcher’s character in Two and a Half Men have been released.

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler confirmed the name and background regarding Kutcher’s character, which a replacement for the departed Charlie Sheen.

He will play Walden Schmidt, an “internet billionaire with a broken heart”.

When asked about the lessons learned from the Charlie Sheen debacle, Tassler said: “Oh, where do I begin? What we learned is that we have an extraordinary cast – I was at the table read on Monday – we have extraordinary writers and actors, and there is a great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher, a talented, funny, gifted actor coming in with tremendous commitment and enthusiasm. 

“What you learn is that the show is brilliantly written, extraordinarily produced and you have the opportunity to move forward to create this exciting new character and do a great show.”

Source: Digital Spy

Charlie Sheen has been announced as the subject for the next Comedy Central Roast.

The former Two and a Half Men actor will record his episode in September, with a scheduled US air date of September 19, the same night that Ashton Kutcher makes his debut on Sheen’s former sitcom.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic,” Sheen said.

Comedy Central’s head of original programming and production Kent Alterman said in a statement: “Charlie has assured us that nothing will be off limits in this roast… which scares even us.”

We will have details soon of the Canadian airdate.

Source: Digital Spy

Charlie Sheen’s lawsuit against Warner Bros has been sent to arbitration by a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles.

The ruling is seen as a loss for Sheen, who is suing the studio and Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre for more around US$100m in damages.

Sheen will no longer be able to present his case in open court.

However, Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, is still confident of a win for Sheen.

“We feel very confident our client will prevail in the case,” Singer said. “That’s what matters at the end of the day, it’s who wins and who loses, not who wins in the preliminary skirmishes.”

Source: Stuff

A return to television could be on for Charlie Sheen with reports he is in negotiations to feature in a new sitcom.

The former Two and a Half Men actor is said to be considering a “big offer” to front the new series according to TMZ.

It is believed the series has been written especially for Sheen and will not require a pilot episode.

Source: Digital Spy

New Two and a Half Men recruit Ashton Kutcher is said to have only signed a one-year deal with the sitcom.

The former That ‘70s Show actor is said to have agreed to a one-year contract which allows both parties to terminate it at the end of that period.

The deal is said to be worth around $20 million for the season.

Source: Digital Spy

Ashton Kutcher has tweeted his first Two and A Half Men cast photo with Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.

The Charlie Sheen replacement took to the stage for the recent CBS 2011 Upfront with his new castmates, telling the audience: “I got the best job in showbiz, and I’m excited.”

No plot details were revealed regarding Kutcher’s character on the sitcom but the former That ‘70s Show actor said in a statement: “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my a** off to entertain the hell out of people!”

Source: TV Squad

Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer says he is excited to be working with new recruit Ashton Kutcher on the sitcom.

Kutcher was officially announced over the weekend as the replacement for Charlie Sheen on the sitcom.

Cryer released a statement showing his approval over the casting decision.

“I’m jazzed about the news this morning that Two and a Half Men is coming back! For all the rest of the cast and crew I’m sure they are equally excited… Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy and his presence will be an asset to our show.” 

He joked: “We are old friends from our male modelling days and we’re both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty.”

Cryer also expressed his gratitude to Sheen for his role in shaping the sitcom over the years.

“I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together and I will miss him. But I’m also looking forward to this new beginning.”

Source: Digital Spy

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming sources have just confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

 

The actor is the latest to be linked to the role in the media but the HR is claiming Kutcher is the man who will be joining the sitcom.

Kutcher is reportedly putting the final touches on a deal that is all but signed.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

 

Reports are suggesting Hugh Grant came close to signing a deal to appear on Two and A Half Men as a replacement for Charlie Sheen.

Deadline is claiming that the British actor was offered more than $1 million per episode to join the sitcom but he pulled out of negotiations due to creative differences. 

Several actors have been linked to the series, including Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven.

Source: Digital Spy