CBS has closed a deal to renew its hit comedy Two and a Half Men for the 2012-13
season, the network announced Saturday.
The comedy will be back for its 10th season after
new agreements were reached with producer Warner Bros. Television and series
stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.
In its current ninth season, the first since Kutcher
replaced Charlie Sheen on the sitcom, Men
is averaging 15 million viewers, up 13% over last season, and a 5.2 rating with
adults 18-49, up 27%.
Two and a Half Men
is CBS' 19th series renewal so far for next season, joining fellow
comedies How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Big
Bang Theory. The network has yet to pick up any new pilots to series.
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