Nine dumps Two and a Half Men repeats
It's official. Nine will quit playing Two and a Half Men at 7pm by the end of the week, replaced with The Big Bang Theory.
From Monday April 11th, Nine is no longer playing Two and a Half Men at 7pm.
It will be replaced by repeats of The Big Bang Theory, another Chuck Lorre sitcom.
Nine has already been testing Big Bang in Brisbane for the last few weeks. From Monday it extends the move to other cities.
The sitcom has been recycled in the 7pm slot for years, but this year it has struggled since its return. Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, sacking and subsequent behaviour has compounded the show’s woes, forcing Nine’s hand.
Last night’s 7:30pm episode was the last one completed by the cast. With lawyers at ten paces, there is no word if the show will ever resume production.
But the show is not entirely erased from Nine’s schedule. There are still a few reruns dotted around the place (notably on Mondays and Tuesdays) and it will doubtless be filling up more of GO!’s schedule soon.
In making the change Nine also brings reboots Mike and Molly at 8pm Monday April 18 from the Pilot, meaning $#*! My Dad Says is actually out once more.