“Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre, appearing today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., answered apparent criticism of the show by its former star, Charlie Sheen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, Sheen, who has been promoting his upcoming FX sitcom “Anger Management,” has derided lowball humor such as fart jokes, dick jokes and poop jokes, presumably in reference to “Two and a Half Men.”
Asked to respond to Sheen’s critique of the hit CBS show’s approach to comedy, Lorre said: "It made him a very wealthy man." He added: "We’re not seeking out the lowest common denominator; we’re seeking out a way to make people laugh, that’s all."
Would he have done anything differently, now that his high-profile war with Sheen appears to be behind him? “I don’t know,” Lorre said. “I did the best that I could.”
Turning to the future of “Two and a Half Men,” Lorre expressed optimism that the show will go ahead with a 10th season.
The story reports: “Lorre said he felt the ratings warranted an additional season but the future of the show — and its cast — remains unclear. [Ashton] Kutcher signed a one-year deal and co-star Angus T. Jones, Lorre said, will be heading to college.”
Lorre noted that the story line involving Kutcher’s character contains plenty of material to support another 22 episodes. But he added: "CBS has not said anything to us about the future,” the story reports.