WHEN ALAN LEARNS THAT CHARLIE IS PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE
MALE SUPPORT GROUP, HE PESTERS HIM TO LET HIM JOIN,
ON "TWO AND A HALF MEN," MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Oscar And Golden Globe Award Winner Sean Penn (�Mystic River�),
Grammy Award Winner Elvis Costello, Harry Dean Stanton (�The Green Mile�)
And Bobby Cooper (�I Am Sam�) Guest Star As Charlie�s Buddies
"Back Off, Mary Poppins" -- When Alan discovers that Charlie is a member of an exclusive men�s support group, he begs his brother to let him join, on the second-season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN, Monday, Sept. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pamela Fryman directed the episode from a story by one of the executive producers, Chuck Lorre, and a teleplay by one of the executive producers, Lee Aronsohn and Susan Beavers.
Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Sean Penn (�Mystic River�), Grammy Award winner Elvis Costello, Harry Dean Stanton (�The Green Mile�) and Bobby Cooper (�I Am Sam�) guest star as Charlie�s buddies.
Alan�s feelings are hurt when Charlie asks him to stay out of the house while he has his buddies over. He�s further rejected when he learns that his old friends aren�t available because they�re all at his ex-wife Judith�s house for a get-together. Charlie's stalker, Rose, attempts to cheer up lonely, brooding Alan, but only an invitation to join Charlie�s elite male support group will make him feel better.
TWO AND A HALF MEN is a comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and most importantly, love. In other words, it is a comedy about life -- more specifically, the life of two brothers, a son/nephew and the many women who surround them all. Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) is a well-to-do bachelor with a house at the beach, a Jag in the garage and an easy way with women. His casual Malibu lifestyle is interrupted when his tightly wound brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), and Alan's son, Jake (Angus T. Jones), come to stay with him. Complicating matters further are Charlie's and Alan's narcissistic, emotionally toxic mother, Evelyn (Holland Taylor); Alan's deeply neurotic ex-wife, Judith (Marin Hinkle); Charlie's domineering, unapologetically blue-collar housekeeper, Berta (Conchata Ferrell), and Rose (Melanie Lynskey), a brilliantly manipulative and vaguely crazy neighbor who had a brief fling with Charlie, is obsessed with him, and is determined to stay in his life by whatever means necessary. Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common -- they both love Jake and want what's best for him. As a result, they manage to create a little family unit that promises to make each one of them a better man.
TWO AND A HALF MEN is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., and the Tannenbaum Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are the executive producers.
Charlie Harper: Charlie Sheen
Alan Harper: Jon Cryer
Jake Harper: Angus T. Jones
Judith: Marin Hinkle
Rose: Melanie Lynskey
Sean: Sean Penn
Elvis: Elvis Costello
Harry: Harry Dean Stanton
Coop: Bobby Cooper
RATING: To Be Announced