'Two and a Half Men': EPs Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn discuss the challenges of remaking a hit show


For the first eight seasons of "Two and a Half Men," the series was all about Charlie Harper and his sexual exploits. But when Charlie Sheen had his meltdown in Feb. 2011 and was replaced by Ashton Kutcher, producers decided to reexamine the direction of the show. And it started off with doing the exact opposite.The man who was at the center of many of Sheen's barbs, EP Chuck Lorre, explains to a packed house at PaleyFest that the show matured during its reinvention."I think we've outgrown the date of the week series. It's no longer the bimbo of the week. We've long since outgrown that," Lorre says. "I think it's a more relationship-oriented show...It's more mature. It's not childish relationships. It's adult relationships."Lee Aronsohn, one of the show's other EPs, explains that getting to this point started with figuring out what Walden Schmidt was and what he wasn't."We knew from the get go that...



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