CBS has given a not one, not even two, but a THREE season renewal order for its mind-bogglingly popular series The Big Bang Theory. Three seasons! And I don't know if you know, but: that’s a lot of seasons, you guys. More than most TV shows get in their lifetime, let alone coming off of an already impressive seventh. Chuck Lorre must be one happy man. Bazinga?
The relationship between a mother and a daughter can be a complicated one, and Chuck Lorre and Eddie Gorodetsky seem to be making comedic use out of that dynamic with Mom, a comedy which has Anna Faris and Allison Janney playing one of the two mother-daughter relationships showcased in this new series, which is fittingly set to air immediately after the female-skewed comedy 2 Broke Girls on Monday nights.
Casting seems to be rounding out pretty nicely for Chuck Lorre’s newest pilot, Mom. Breaking Bad’s Matt Jones and Star Trek and The Office wonderboy Spencer Daniels are the latest to join CBS’ new comedy pilot as a dad and a boyfriend, respectively.
Last month, CBS announced it had bought another “top prospect” comedy from top dog Chuck Lorre, who has produced such hits as The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and Two and a Half Men over at CBS. Now the comedy pilot, which is currently rolling with the title Mom, has earned a top notch lead actress in Anna Faris.
Now in its 10th season, Two and a Half Men is still a ratings juggernaut for CBS, helping the network to win Thursday’s ratings each week. Now, creator Chuck Lorre and some of his merry Two and a Half Men band are putting together a new comedy project for CBS. With the success of Two and Half Men and some of the same big names involved with the half-hour project, it’s no surprise CBS' project is looking like a “top prospect.”
Warner Bros. has locked in their comedy guru for another four years. Chuck Lorre has been aligned with the company for 12 years already, producing such hits as Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, and today the man has resigned for another extended period. There’s more than comedy, though, under this new deal.
The hit CBS comedy has nabbed the severe and heavily mustached character actor Casey Sander for a very important guest starring role. With a big wedding between Howard and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) set for the near future, Sander will appear on the hit comedy as Bernadette’s dad, a tough guy and a former cop who intervenes when Howard’s NASA launch is pushed back, landing right in the middle of some important wedding plans.
You may be of the opinion that Two and a Half Men will sink without Charlie Sheen. Or, perhaps you believe the series will improve or at the very least maintain its entertainment value with Sheen out and Kutcher in. Regardless, the show is going on and there are some rumors about the season premiere that appear to be more or less confirmed.
This newest diatribe may be mildly funny, but it’s time Chuck Lorre moved on. He’s hard at work casting an actor to fill Sheen’s shoes, and he should be focused on preventing the likely ratings implosion that may happen without his lead
Lorre is looking to implement a permanent new character right off the bat. There's no word on who that might be, but if they're smart, they will go with someone decidedly un-Sheen-like
Four shows are scheduled to shoot through the end of March. That's still four short of the 24 episodes they're supposed to hit this season, and it's unclear when they'll wrap up those four, or how Sheen's behavior may or may not improve by getting back to work. Given that he has been openly hostile to the notion of rehabilitation, and even suggested on that radio show appearance that sobriety is anathema to his entire being