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Chuck Lorre talks about the end of 'Two and a Half Men'

Chuck Lorre Talks About The End Of 'Two and a Half Men'

Chances are pretty high that you've heard of Chuck Lorre, or have at least watched one of his many television shows.



Over the last decade, he's become the go-to mastermind behind all things comedy on CBS.

He's the creator of household favorites "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," both of which have been gracing our television screens for years.

With his other CBS hits -- such as "Mike & Molly," starring funny girl Melissa McCarthy, and "Mom," starring Anna Faris -- Lorre produced an incredible 90 episodes of television last year.

But this upcoming 12th season will be the last for "Two and a Half Men," as The Hollywood Reporter revealed back in May. Lorre said on "CBS This Morning":

"It's been an interesting journey. Let's use that as our operating adjective."

Perhaps Lorre is referring to the show's fair share of controversies through the years. As The Hollywood Reporter noted, "Sheen was famously fired after a public feud with creator Lorre and, more recently, former star Angus T. Jones called the comedy 'filth' and asked people to stop watching and referred to himself as a 'paid hypocrite.'

Lorre goes on, "With a show like 'Two and a Half Men,' you can't say 'let's end with dignity,' because we never had any. There's really no point in claiming any now."

The man who's estimated to be worth $600 million sure isn't afraid to poke some fun at his own work.

Maybe it's because Lorre comes from pretty unorthodox beginnings. He originally planned on being a musician, but that dream quickly fizzled out when he realized musicians don't really make enough to cover the bills in the beginning of their careers.

He then began working at an animation studio, and his first real TV credit was writing the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" theme song.

This comedy king sure has gone on to much bigger things since. We just can't wait to see what Lorre will do next.

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Sam J. Achilli June 13 2014 at 8:12 AM

Without Charlie Sheen the series was DOOMED.... Have never watched since his departure....

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keithj77441 June 13 2014 at 5:57 AM

Thank you, producers and directors and actors for all of the smut, immoral innuendo and sleazy storylines that aid in making society more callous towards women, more casual about acts preserved for marriage and for your undying filth.

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JOSEPH G MATTERA June 13 2014 at 6:34 AM

WITHOUT CHARLIE SHEEN; THE SHOW SUCKED;
THIS KUTSCHER BUTT HEAD; NO TALENT;
CHARLEY SHEEN RULES............

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frankdlu JOSEPH G MATTERA June 13 2014 at 8:57 AM

AT ONE POINT HE DID.....THEN HE WENT DOWN HILL...

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riverhosed JOSEPH G MATTERA June 13 2014 at 4:26 PM

Angus Jones was the funniest one of the bunch when he was young.

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ahhhhh clem June 13 2014 at 9:12 AM

OK...here goes. Charley comes 'back from the dead'. He'd found that Rose had scammed him all along AND had been stealing money all along. So with help, faked his death while federal agents watched Rose funnel the rest of his money into a now followed trail into a overseas account. She's busted, Charlie's now rich again from his lost money, which he thought he'd been spending all of on ******. Buys back his house from a disenchanted Kutcher's character. Allen and he have one last drink and cigar watching the sun go down off the deck, he turns to his brother and says, "WOW, what a world this is." Allen replies with his signature "Yep" and faaaade away!

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AP June 13 2014 at 7:18 AM

As wild as the feud got with Charlie Sheen, the show was a lot better in regard to the chemistry between him and Jon Cryer. When they lost Charlie, they lost me...and they lost a lot of other viewers as well. It just wasn't the same after that. And with the lineup of cast members they have now, the name doesn't even make sense any longer. I didn't watch much of That 70s Show when Kutcher was there, and I just never could latch onto the concept of him on Two and a Half Men either. For me, and for a lot of other viewers, the show was really pretty much over a few seasons ago.

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bethd226 AP June 13 2014 at 4:09 PM

I'm one of those viewers! Chuck Lorre should have left with Charlie Sheen!!!

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gcrader001 June 13 2014 at 7:40 AM

The show should have left on a high note when Charlie Sheen left. After that event, it was never the same.

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Kay June 13 2014 at 7:00 AM

Thank God the show is ending! Enough of the filth. Couldn't stand to see the commercials and sure didn't watch it

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balaland June 13 2014 at 9:29 AM

Finally coming to the conclusion that the show stinks without Charlie........

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IRON CHEF LIM balaland June 13 2014 at 12:34 PM

The show stunk BEFORE Charlie left. It is a crappy show that was done anyway with or without Charlie Sheen.

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Dr. Cal Harris IRON CHEF LIM June 13 2014 at 4:17 PM

How many episodes did you watch; all of them, probably. Quit punishing yourself, just switch channels.... there is always the duck folks or the Kardashians.

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rutch8 June 13 2014 at 6:18 AM

bring charlie back from the dead. i will miss jon cryer he was so funny on two and a half men!

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kimcrdr rutch8 June 13 2014 at 5:23 PM

rutch I have to agree, he totally nailed his character!!

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elfanra38 June 13 2014 at 7:05 AM

Thank goodness that show is going away. Hated that show.

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