Another one of Chuck Lorre's most successful shows, Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, the show was about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper; his uptight brother, Alan Harper|Alan; and Alan's growing son, Jake. After Alan divorces, he moves with his son to share Charlie's beach-front Malibu house and complicate Charlie's free-wheeling life. After the eight seasons, Sheen was fired due to on-going drug problems and "disparaging comments" about the show's creator and executive producer Lorre. Ashton Kutcher was hired as Walden Schmidt, Sheen's replacement, a messed up billionaire who Alan saves and then buys the condo. Alan is shown moving on with his life after the death of Charlie. Angus Jones left the following season also after making unflattering comments about the show.
Several actors have appeared in both Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, but despite sharing the same creators and similar sets, the two sitcoms are not set in the same continuity. Actors who have appeared in both sitcoms include: