It’s a good question, and for the answer – or at least as much as an answer as we can get — we turn, as we often do, to our good friend Lisa de Moraes, who writes about TV for Deadline.
In her latest piece she quotes “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre on the subject.
Lorre says, “It would be inappropriate to not acknowledge the extraordinary success we had with Charlie, and how grateful I am — we all are – for his contributions. There is nothing but great feelings for the eight-and-a-half years we worked together. But how to wrap the show up? It’s tricky…Because, in a way, the show morphed into something else entirely for the last four years, and its something we love. And we want to honor both. How to honor both is the challenge of this finale.
“ ‘The other challenge is how to get people to watch something without telling them what it is,’ Lorre smiled.”
Here’s a fun video we found on YouTube that’s a collection of the openings of the show, from Charlie Sheen to Ashton Kutcher…