Two and a Half Men

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2003-2015 CBS Two and a Half Men

Dad: Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) / Separated

DAD’S JOB: Chiropractor

KIDS: Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones) (10)

WHERE’S MOM?: Judith Harper (Marin Hinkle) – nearby

STAND-IN “MOM”: Uncle Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) or Grandma Evelyn (Blythe Danner in pilot, then Holland Taylor)

Kinda like ABC’s old Brother’s Keeper. Strait-laced John Cryer and his 10-year-old son Jake move into swinging-cool Malibu bachelor pad of Uncle Charlie. Lots of Odd Couple-styled interactions. *Extremely* well-written pilot script, plus a location in the middle of CBS’s Monday night powerhouse lineup seems to insure success, but who knows?

A tip of the Bruce Wayne Memorial Cowl to Alert Viewer Anne for the update on who’s playing Grandma Evelyn. Thanks, Anne!