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Jon Cryer Has Soured on a Two and a Half Men Revival (and It’s All Charlie Sheen’s Fault)

Jon Cryer Has Soured on a Two and a Half Men Revival (and It’s All Charlie Sheen’s Fault)

Jon Cryer has no particular interest in erasing the Ashton Kutcher era of Two and a Half Men and revisiting the CBS sitcom with former co-star Charlie Sheen.

During an appearance on Friday’s episode of The View, the two-time Emmy winner was asked if he’d ever consider a revival of Two and a Half Men now that Sheen and series co-creator Chuck Lorre have buried the hatchet — and his response suggested that he would not be willing to open that door again.

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“Oh gosh, I don’t know how that happens,” he began. “I mean, Charlie is doing a lot better now, which is wonderful. He and I have not spoken in a few years but he’s doing a lot better, which obviously I am happy about.

“One of the hardest things for [series co-creator Chuck Lorre] when Two and a Half Men fell apart the way that it did is that he really felt like he was friends with Charlie,” Cryer explained. “That he lost that was really heartbreaking for him, so that they have reconciled is really lovely. The thing for me is that when Two and a Half Men was happening, Charlie was like the highest paid actor in television – probably ever. There has been nobody that has surpassed the enormous amount of money he was making, and yet he blew it up. So, you kind of have to think, ‘I love him, I wish him the best and he should live in good health the rest of his life, but I don’t know if I want to get in business with him for any length of time.'”

This is a far cry from what Cryer told TVLine in December, while promoting his new NBC comedy Extended Family. Sheen had recently reunited with Lorre (and Angus T. Jones) on Bookie, and we asked Cryer about the possibility of joining Sheen on a future episode of the Sebastian Maniscalco-led series.

“I don’t close anything off,” he said at the time. “I loved working with those people when it was great — it was really great, you know? — and I’m sad that it got super-duper weird. But everybody, I think, comes from a place of forgiveness, hopefully. As I said, when the times were good, they were really, really good.”

TVLine reached out to Cryer, who declined further comment.

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