This is show description according to IMDb Internet Movie Database
The Harper brothers Charlie and Alan are almost opposites but form a great team. They have little in common except their dislike for their mundane, maternally cold and domineering mother, Evelyn. Alan, a compulsively neat chiropractor and control-freak, is thrown out by his manipulative wife Judith who nevertheless gets him to pay for everything and do most jobs in the house. Charlie is a freelance jingle composer and irresistible Cassanova who lives in a luxurious beach-house and rarely gets up before noon. Charlie "temporarily" allows Alan and his son Jake, a food-obsessed, lazy school kid who shuttles between his parents, to move in with them after Alan's separation/divorce. The sitcom revolves around their conflicting lifestyles, raising Jake (who has the efficient, caring dad while having a ball with his fun-loving sugar uncle who teaches him boyish things), and bantering with Evelyn and various other friends and family... Written by KGF Vissers
2003 178 episodes Warner brothers Chuck Lorre Warner Brothers
This show has moved way past that description and has basically become a television version of Charlie Sheen’s life behind the curtain. Has Charlie’s life merged too deeply with the character or have we seen behind the curtain to many times.
Too bad it has made millions for the studio and producers.
It has been on the air since Sept 2003 and Charlie has been in the 178 episodes of 178.
If coming in hung-over or sleep deprived from a party life were the standard for show cancelation, then there would be nothing on the air.
Well when your life off camera is being played by you on camera well they have begun to merge. I was watching the other night and it seemed as if it was a foreshadowing of what is to come.
So what is the problem? Charlie is choosing not to apologize for his life behind the curtain or to change. I can see his point as it would be rather hypocrital for him. Not to say very shcitzo to be a recovering alcoholic in real life and then on screen be a wacky happy drunk from which he is trying to recover. Who could possibly stay off the wagon with that scenario?
He is willing to work ( whatever his functioning capacity). It seems to have been working for seven years.
It seems however that the producer/writer Chuck Lorre is demanding soberness, why, what the hell would you have to write about?
I have been around enough people that are sober and are always talking about the good old days.
So shoot the show with Charlie as he is or change actors like they do in the soaps. He has a terrible accident (perhaps he drove his very expensive car off a cliff and this time he was in it) he is alive, but his face and vocal cords will have to be replaced.
This could work and it would be a funny scenario. He could walk around in bandages for a few weeks and he would write things down have others read them. Then the bandages would come off the new actor would be revealed, and we could see if the writing can hold up without Charlie.
It is a very different perspective for those below the line. Let Charlie live no matter who might play him. After all he is just a fictional character is he not?