John Stamos Or Rob Lowe On Men?

Charlie Sheen was officially fired from his hit show Two and a Half Men, thanks to his manic antics and failure to get help. Now, everyone's talking about what will happen to the show. Will Two and a Half Men be canceled, continue with the same cast or add a big name like John Stamos or Rob Lowe?

Rob Lowe

The powers that be at Two and a Half Men finally lost their patience with Charlie Sheen and his plummet to rock bottom on Monday, March 7. "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately," read the official statement. There was also a long letter to Sheen and his lawyers, explaining the firing.

Sheen, of course, parried with some wild comments about his relief and his distaste for his character's "silly shirts." There's also been talk of Sheen demanding payment for the eight canceled episodes and the powers that be at Two and a Half Men threatening to sue Sheen for their losses.

Meanwhile, word is Two and a Half Men creator and sitcom heavyweight Chuck Lorre wants to keep the show going. CBS and Warner Bros. have the same idea, since Men is the number two sitcom on TV, having been knocked from the number one spot by Modern Family.

Clearly Two and a Half Men would keep the current cast, including Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor and Marin Hinkle, but that leaves one big question on the table: Will Two and a Half Men bring someone new to the formula or try to keep things going with the same set of faces, minus Sheen?

Last week, there were tittering murmurs about Glee guest star John Stamos signing on to Two and a Half Men. Stamos nipped the chatter in the bud Friday, tweeting, "Contrary to the rumors, i am not replacing Charlie sheen on two and half men. However, martin sheen has asked me to be his son."

"Just rumors," Stamos also told TMZ. "There's no replacing Charlie Sheen. Let's just say that."

John Stamos

After the weekend, however, E! News reported that Stamos was chatted up at a charity bar Saturday by none other than CBS head Les Moonves, who apparently suggested Stamos join as a new character, which would mean Stamos would not be "replacing" Sheen. This time, no one from Stamos' camp is talking.

Sheen, meanwhile, remains hooked on his newest drug -- talking to the media. He told TMZ the idea to replace him with Stamos is a "tragic joke. If they do that then they deserve their failures and the follies."

"I love him. I like John, but he doesn't have what I have and the show sucks if he's on it," Sheen told Billy Bush. "Sorry, just speaking the truth."

John Stamos hasn't been the only name bandied about, of late. Two and a Half Men "people" have approached the agent for Rob Lowe, according to TMZ. Lowe seems to have completed his stint on Parks and Recreation, but there is room for a return. That other show, as well as Lowe's relationship with the Sheen clan, may halt talks before they get anywhere.

The Defenders' Jerry O'Connell also got into the action, but it was a spoof. He had a new "Auditions for Two & A Half Men" Funny or Die video. Check it out below!

At this point, however, the future of Two and a Half Men is all speculation. Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire says, "No decisions have been made yet."

In the world of TV, there is one additional outcome. If Sheen gets his act together, they might just take him back. Though it's looking more unlikely by the day in this case, it's not uncommon for Hollywood negotiations to come to a decisive end... only to have the star come back to the fold after tons of news, pomp and legal chatter. Usually, it's about a money dispute, but SheKnows wonders: If Sheen gets the help he needs, would the show take him back?

Only time will tell, so stay tuned for the next chapter in the Two and a Half Men-Charlie Sheen saga.

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Comments on "Charlie Sheen fired: Will John Stamos or Rob Lowe step in?"

Pauley March 09, 2011 | 8:28 AM

Charlie Sheen is the Greatest Actor of all times. He has put this guy Chuck Lorre's as they refer to in chess checkmate. So he fired sheen to salvage some money from some type of legal suite. This is not fare to the world Charlie Sheen should take the show a to new Network...

sydney March 09, 2011 | 4:19 AM

The show isn't even funny. Finally time to wrap it up and bring on non-derogatory humour.

Nancy Jewell March 08, 2011 | 8:16 PM

Cancel the show....i will NOT watch it without Charlie Sheen....whats wrong with you people....he MADE your show and All YOUR MONEY!!!

JIM March 08, 2011 | 7:51 PM

NO one can play that part like Charlie because that is Charlie acting his life style. Need to find another bad boy like Charlie. Need a womanizer to play that part. That is why he is so funny being a bad boy. He now is beyond being bad boy just right down stupid and crazy.

Keithley March 08, 2011 | 7:32 PM

The producers could work another main character into the mix. Its been done before. Sometimes it worked and other times its failed. But, I think its worth a try. Rob Lowe would be perfect.

Claire March 08, 2011 | 7:12 PM

Bring on The Stamos!

TRINA BOHANA March 08, 2011 | 6:22 PM


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Crystal March 08, 2011 | 6:17 PM

I don't feel sorry for him at all!!! He did this to himself, no one forced him to drugs. His history of abuse makes him a complete loser, try growing up in that kind of environment. The should replace him, he deserves that and some. No one is ever going to be able to help him because he doesn't want the help. He is delusional enough to think he is invincible and someday it will catch up to him. Is this really someone you want to give respect to? I think the show can go on without his abusive drug addict a**.

melissa March 08, 2011 | 4:39 PM

give charlie what he asks for,,he may have personal problems but who don't,,he is what makes that show and no one can replace him. i won't watch it without him in it. so they just lost one viewer

Cindi March 08, 2011 | 4:31 PM

I think they should replace him. His tatto should say "weiner" and not winner. (whining and not winning?) I sound angry and unfortunately, I am not. Charlie looks and sounds horrible. His media blitz is scary, his meglomania scares me for him. I am sure Martin and Emilio are at a loss as to what to do. Charlie is at that point where he either figures out how to live well or live sick. I hope the damage is not permament.

Lynne March 08, 2011 | 4:04 PM

Charlie Sheen. poor poor soul. why won't someone step in and help this man? His rants are not entertaining. They are frightening and sad. Why are entertainment shows still airing them? I don't want to hear tomorrow or the next day that Charlie Sheen was found dead in his bed. This is not fun to watch, it's devastating. Someone should kick those two "ladies" out of his home and get this man some help. He is clearly in crisis surrounded by "yes men or ladies as the case may be" and he needs psychiatric help. If this was a family member of mine, I would not be sitting idly by and watching this man's downfall. It saddens me greatly. It's not amusing or funny to watch someone's downfall. It is tragic. If he needs to be arrested to get on the road to recovery, maybe this is the way to go. Please someone help this poor lost soul!

sherman March 08, 2011 | 3:33 PM

Thats the stupidest thing ever. two and a half men should be canceled. you cant replace the main character years after the show started it would make no sense.

sherman March 08, 2011 | 3:33 PM

Thats the stupidest thing ever. two and a half men should be canceled. you cant replace the main character years after the show started it would make no sense.

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