Chuck Lorre's "Apology" For 'Two And A Half Men' Drags Allison Janney Into the Mix
You're not alone if you're happy that Two And A Half Men is entering its final season. It's a series that prided itself of hedonism and for a time being, even Charlie Sheen. Fortunately, the show's creator and executive producer recognizes that sour taste that some of the series might have left in your mouth. Believe it or not, Chuck Lorre is apologizing for Two and Half Men — well, at least, indirectly. He's saying that his new show, Mom, starring Allison Janney, which is about an alcoholic who is trying to repair herself, is like redemption for Two and Half Men. (Redemption — what would the bearded bible-thumping half-man Angus T. Jones say about that?)
Variety reports that after he was honored for an episode of Mom, he told the crowd at The Television Academy Honors the following in a totally deadpan voice:
To do a show about people trying to redeem their lives and to salvage and repair the damage they’ve done, for me, it’s an opportunity to apologize for Two and a Half Men.
Well, at least it begins to make up for it. Fortunately for us, the show is hanging up its hat at long last, and we know we'll be okay without it. It's a good thing that Lorre will bring us progressive, moving, thoughtful television, proving that he really is a dexterous executive producers.
And fortunately for him, Janney is far more reputable and respectable than Sheen.