'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Who should replace Sheen on 'Men'?
March 8th, 2011
03:38 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Who should replace Sheen on 'Men'?

Let's say you could decide who should replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" - would you pick John Stamos, Robert Downey, Jr. or would you simply cancel the show?

Personally, I think John Stamos would be EXCELLENT! Here’s another one – how about Rob Lowe?

The fact of the matter is, no one is irreplaceable and the faster Charlie realizes that, the better. He has such a high opinion of himself he doesn’t seem to be able to separate fact from fiction. What do you think? Post your comments below.

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  1. jackie adams

    I think Russel Brand would be a great replacement for Charlie. Maybe since rose went off to England he is someone she could bring back to the States with her.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. mel

    While I don't know if Sheen could really be replaced, what's the point in speculating? It was a mediocre show at best, one of those shows thats just constantly running in the background taht you'd only watch if there was NOTHING else on tv. And maybe not even then. Maybe you'd go outside, get some sun. Just cancel teh whole god damn thing already.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tommy

    W*t*f is wonderfalls? sounds like it was stupid.

    March 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JZ

    OOPS, I meant Colin Ferrell

    March 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. zalisa

    I actually have three ideas...first, many of you had the same idea of replacing him with Emilio as a nerdy cousin, and have Jon Cryer take over as the womanizer....second, if you want to keep to the 'Sheen' model, there are several actors and personalities...John Stewart would, what about Brad Garret from Everybody loves Raymond, he would be great! Another twist could be replacing him with a hussy of a woman.....Heather Locklear, Pamela Anderson [though she can't act], Geena Davis....that would be interesting...

    March 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JZ

    Colin Ferguson would be perfect. He has that 'bad-boy' image and I was impressed by his comedy chops on SNL a while back. He gets my vote.

    March 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cindy

    Charlie needs help.so he can b there 4 his kids.his family nds.help him .y hes still here .or have regrets n tears.cuz hes gone.dnt let him die.help him now.who ever u get will do gud job.but tht part jus fit charlie

    March 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sunless

    try better that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    March 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jaime

    I wouldn't ask me, I always thought the show was a steaming pile of digested dog food, so clearly I am not in touch with what most people in the country find funny. I thought Wonderfalls was good, and that show got cancelled in a heartbeat. If I were to try to save the show I think it would need a Niel Patrick Harris type – slim and unexpectedly brash – the way you see him on HIMYM (a very good show). I don't know if Emilio Estevez could pull that of or if he'd want to betray his brother that way so we'll say no to that for now.

    This might skew young, but I have always thought Jason Dohring could play that kind of role pretty well, and at 28, he's about right as a long lost son. Maybe he insinuates himself into the situation with claims of being Charlie's son. Maybe he is a liar and a con man, maybe hes the real deal, but no matter what he's every bot as sleazy as dad.

    Just a wacky idea. I thought he was excellent as a sociopath in Lie to Me, and as a privilaged disaffected son of a celeb in Veronica Mars. Put those together and there's Charlie's long lost son!

    March 9, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. charles in charge

    I think the world is going to o.d. on this drug called Charlie Sheen. Just wait for the come down to come in about 20 metaphor minutes. I just hope when he is off t.v. the withdraws won't be so bad. BTW cancel the show, without Sheen it's nothing.

    March 9, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lynn

    The show should be cancelled. It wouldn't be the same.

    March 9, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kevin is Gay Friendly

    I would like to see the show be come more gay friendly and have Perez Hilton fill-in until Charlie is back.

    March 9, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    Some one can actually act would be nice AND someone who's funny...that would be a plus as well.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Matthew Black

    Whoever they replace Charlie with; they could say he's swapped places with a party-animal cousin from Miami – like some sort of time-share bachelor condo arrangement with the rich cousin with a similar lifestyle. The cousin says Charlie has had a breakdown and he wants the cousin to look after his pad while he parties in Florida with fresh chicks and scenery. Or Charlie had to go into witness-protection because he bedded a Mobster's girlfriend.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. trainwreck

    I think charlie brings alot to the show! He 's really the best fit for the part! The show is dead with no charlie! So CBS. Suck it up! Correct the situation and down stream don't forget who is paying the bills! work it out!

    March 9, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. Bigdaddy

    Kermit the frog...

    March 9, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. wade

    two and a half men is by far my favorite show in a long time but there is no replacing uncle charlie and keeping the show entertaining to watch

    if i had the final word id just cancel the show and move on

    March 9, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  18. D

    R.I.P. 2 and a half men-will never be the same or as entertaining. You are dead to me CBS.

    March 9, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Matthew Codd

    EMILIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ESTEVEZ

    March 9, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  20. Synthissis

    According to the media, Charlie is 1): bi-polar; 2): drugged; 3): suffering from temporarily mania due to "cold turkey". No one is storming the castle and capturing the Prince at this point. So, what exactly has he done wrong? Tried to show up for work and . .. .. then created a mega mil blitz-bomb that has captured more viewers than the last world war? Is he crazy . . . or a genius?

    March 9, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  21. Rain

    REPLACE CHARLIE SHEEN FROM THE SITCOM WITH WHO??? HE'S THE SOUL OF SHOW! THE WAY HE CONDUCENS HIMSELF IN HIS "PERSONAL AND PRIVATE LIFE", SHOULD'VE NEVER LET THAT GET TO THE NETWORK. I FOR ONE DO NOT CONDONE HIS BEHAVIOR LATELY, BUT THE MEDIA HAS MADE A CIRCUS OUT OF THIS. BY NOW, THE NETWORK AND MEDIA SHOULD KNOW HOW HE WOULD REACT AT SO MUCH PERSECUTION, PRESSURE AND INTERFERING IN HIS LIFE BRINGING OUT DIRTY LAUNDRY. YES, HE APPARENTLY HAS A WILD LIFE, BUT IT'S IN HIS OWN PERSONAL TIME!! THE "LIST" THE NETWORK HAS THAT "MADE " THEM FIRE CHARLIE, SHOULDV'E BROUGHT IT OUT WHEN THIS STARTED. LOKS TO ME, LIKE THEY SQUEEZED THE CLAUSURES OF THE CONTRACT LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET RID OF HIM AND UNFORTUNATELY CHARLIE HAS GIVEN THEM THE EXCUSE FOR IT. GOD KNOWS HOW THE NETWORK HAS VIOLATED IT'S CONTRACT, BUT THE ROPE ALWAYS BREAKS THROUGH THE VULNERABLE AND WEAKEST PART. CHARLE SHEEN,(ACCORDING TO THE COMEDY SHOW), I'M SORRY, BUT HE IS IRREPLACEABLE. THE ACTORS MENTIONED TO REPLACE CHARLIE, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, THAT SEAT IS TOO BIG FOR THEM. THEY'RE NOT FUNNY AND NOT THAT MUCH FAR FROM CHARLIE IF WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT PRIVATE LIVES. "TWO AND A HALF MEN" WITHOUT CHARLIE?? NO WAY!! IF THAT WERE TO BE THE CASE, I WON'T BOTHER WATCHING THE SHOW. CHARLIE'S FUNNY BONE IS WHAT MAKES THE SHOW. HOPE THE NETWORK WORKS IT OUT WITH CHARLIE, OR CANCELING THE SHOW WOULD SOUND MUCH BETTER. CHARLIE SHEEN IN THE SHOW IS CHARLIE HARPER, WHOM EVERYBODY LOVES AND NEVER MISS THE SHOW JUST TO LISTEN TO THE WAY HE TALKS, LOOKS, AND SIMPLY ACT LIKE WHAT HE IS, A GOOD ACTOR!! AND A VERY, VERY FUBBY ONE AT THAT. GOD BLESS.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  22. Hollywood Reporter

    These two guys ripping on Howard Stern have been mentioned as replacements!

    March 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chantel

    One more thing they could even have John Stamos have a little kid that would try so hard to act like Charlie's nephew just to make him made.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Chantel

    John Stamos it would be great to see him back in action!! I think the show can live without Charlie for sure! I think they should do the show like this, kill Charlie off it, leave the condo to Charlie's nephew who can't get it till he's 25 and also have him leave it to his half brother John Stamos. Now that would open up a big family secret. Something Charlie's mom thought she was the only who now about the other brother.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  25. tonya

    Jason Bateman would be great think about it

    March 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stop sign be damned

      Jason Bateman is too busy woofin down Schnitzengoobers.

      March 9, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  26. mad hater

    Get rid of Jon Cryer, can't stand that guy. Just get rid of all s*itcoms.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Tracy

    Matt Dillon.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. M N from Canada

    Oh...WHAT ABOUT JUDD NELSON as a replacement....perfect !!!

    March 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  29. M N from Canada

    PS...if they don't replace Charlie, Alan should get a telephone call from England that Charlie married Rose after all instead of his current girlfriend and Alan's ex-wife' and her new husband split up and he moves in with Alan and Jake.... :-)

    March 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  30. oldzoom

    They should parole Charlie Manson and put him in a bowling shirt, I bet alan and jake would move out quickly, then change the show's name to 1 ranting man ;)

    March 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Robert

    I think the last season should open in a hospital room with someone covered in bandages head to toe.
    At the end of the show, remove them and have another actor. Then the end of each show should end the same way with a new person playing Charlie every week.

    March 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Keanu Reeves

    I only want to pay the gay man parts.

    March 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ann

    Keanu reeves would be great! Now who can we get to replace drama queen annoying brook!?

    March 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. CHER12

    Charlie is not replaceable....................but I think you are.............................Brooke you and you sidekick need to get over yourselves.......................where did you get you doctor's degree...................I caught the beginning of your show today while flipping channels and everytime I see you two kiss as.. you act like your so above everyone else. Report the so called news you have and keep your opinions to yourself. I can just imagine how you got and keep your job it can't be from doing it. I'LL BE WATCHING E NEWS ON THE E CHANNEL....

    March 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. B

    Larry King

    March 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. .Bed Bugs

    Asthon is a f**a*g and cant act....ahhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhh

    March 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  37. .Bed Bugs

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh help me!!!!! i cant take this anymore!!!!! aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh please help me!!!!!! i Cant take this anymore!!!!! aaaaaahhhhhhhhh aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaahhhhhhhhh!!!! aaaaahhhhhhhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    March 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sagefarmer

    Not as Charlie, but Ashton Kutcher would make an interesting addition. Don't know if he can act, but John Mayer has that 'Charlie' vibe. Mickey Rourke, anyone?

    March 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. emmie

    I hope they will replace him with dancing pooop. MR HANKEY would do an incredible job. Him or TOWLIE ! TOWLIE RULES ! :)

    March 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  40. sherry

    i use to really love charlie and the show now i think he looks crazy and pathetic! if any court allows him to be around his kids then they are crazier then he is! another one bites the dust? i hope not!

    March 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  41. kyle

    A really pretty nekked lady should replace him. A nekked lady would add to the shows popularity. Maybe Jessica Alba or that Julianne Hough girl.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Flick88

    Considering how awful Charlie has been speaking about his family, maybe WB should ask Emilio to replace him. Always liked him better anyway.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. VS

    I have been watching two and a half men since it began. If they replace him with anyone else I will not watch again. There is no one that can replace Charlie Sheen! You have made a bad mistake by firing him – you should be helping him and he should get the money! The show is nothing without Charlie!

    March 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. El Jefe

    Steven Seagall, no doubt about it.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Lace

    It won't be the same without Charlie. They are better off just canceling the show than try and replace him because it just won't work. I won't watch it w/o Charlie.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  46. LBW

    No, it needs to end. We've got reruns. I have enjoyed watching Jake grow up.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Be Quiet

    How about they just cancel the show because it sucks.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  48. bklynmaxred

    Throw any bozo in there. The show will become a regular rated show and they'll still make $$$$. No one's going to replace Sheen.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Joe

    One more thing....Rob Lowe RUINED Parks and Recreation so whoever wants him as Uncle Charlie is just dumb.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Rick

    R.I.P. Two and a Half Men. The show is dead to me without Charlie.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Joe

    Charlie Sheen IS NOT replaceable when it comes to his sitcom. The whole character is based on him (an alcoholic womanizer) and nobody can step in and take over. Robert Downey, Jr. is a druggie so that won't work and John Stamos is the worst actor ever. At this point, all you can do is suck it up and keep filming to finish out the season or just flat out cancel it now. Any other option will just disappoint a lot of viewers.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. chuck404

    March 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  53. dirtdigger

    Emilio Estevez as what Charlie would look like after coming back from rehab!

    March 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anita

      Like the idea of using his brother portraying the renovated Charlie--but the spirit of Charlie Harper won't be in his brother. You need a more feisty, spirited type of man to either play him or replace his character altogether.

      March 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. M H

    Advance the show three years. Bring Rose back as Charlie's widow with Charlie's off-spring – and have a revolving door of women with little boys showing up to claim they are the widow

    March 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jereme Fishel

    The show's over people. CBS will get good hits on first 2 episodes and then tank. Without Charlie, the creation is defunct. CBS has nothing else going for it, except 60 minutes. Charlie has won and will move on to another station, increasing the other station's popularity. CBS needs pure starpower to rise again--hiring the likes of Mel Gibson, Morton Downey Jr., or Deon Richmond could change the above opinions.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  56. PJ

    The show can last without Charlie. I like him but he needs help right now. Some said Idol would not last without Paula and it did. Then they said it would not last without Simon and it is. Sometime change is good.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  57. fred

    How about a rotating cast of "bad boys" and "bad girls"? Sheen can die and his will indicates that Cryer must take in "people with problems." You could have all the current political, sport figures, and hollywood types come in for an episode or two. Lindsay Lohan, Christian Slater, Rob Lowe, Michael Vick, Tiger Woods, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, . . . .

    March 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  58. PJ

    John Stamos would be perfect. Would like to see him is a staring roll again.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  59. JR

    COSMO KRAMER...... Thats money Jerry...money !

    March 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mike Foral

    The show wont last without charlie sheen cuz hes a winner duh! John stamos would be terrible for this part, he is uncle jessie from full house and thats the only role he has ever had.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Kim

    I think Alic Baldwin should show up as a long lost relative. He would turn the show back to it's best version!

    March 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |

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