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‘Two and a Half Men’ Co-Showrunner Steps Down After Getting Embroiled in Controversy

May 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

One of the co-showrunners of the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" is stepping down, Deadline.com reports.

Lee Aronsohn, who co-created the program with Chuck Lorre, will be replaced by comedy veterans Don Reo and Jim Patterson, who have worked as executive producers on the show this season, the story reports.

While Aronsohn stayed out of the Charlie Sheen headlines, he caused a controversy of his own earlier this year after he made some comments about the number of female-focused comedies on air. As previously reported, Aronsohn suggested there are too many of the shows, saying, "Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods," among other comments.

Patterson, who has worked on "Men" since season 2, and Reo, who previously co-created and ran ABC’s "My Wife and Kids," will serve as co-showrunners alongside Lorre, the story says.

Aronsohn, who has been co-running the series with Lorre for nine seasons, will stay on as an executive consultant, the story notes.

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