In unsurprising yet horrible news, CBS is close to renewing #1 comedy (term used loosely) “Two and a Half Men” and surprise hit “The Big Bang Theory” (aka “Nerds Are Awkward”) for MULTIPLE years.
“Men” is being eyed for three seasons. “Bang” is near a deal for two seasons — a terrific show of faith to a comedy considered a slow starter just last year.
I don’t blame CBS. CBS is just making a good business move. I blame America for watching this crap. Don’t get me wrong: in complete fairness, there are moments where each show is superficially funny (and Lord knows I appreciate the contributions of April Bowlby and Megan Fox to “Two and a Half Men”). But it all comes via the lowest common denominator. It’s a bunch of paper-thin stereotypical characters devoid of nuance and created for simpletons. The fat old broad gives straight talk! The thin guy is awkward! Charlie Sheen has an STD! Oh, I mean Charlie Sheen’s character. Yeaaaahhh… his “character” has an STD. That’s what I meant.