Friday, July 31, 2015

TV tonight: Where's Charlie?

Did you see the promos for CBS's sitcoms tonight? Notable in his absence was Charlie Sheen. Is the network trying to disappear him?

TV tonight: Where's Charlie?

Sheen: prominent in the episode but not the promos
Sheen: prominent in the episode but not the promos

While we’re talking about March Madness, if you were watching the games on CBS this weekend, you were bombarded with promos for the network’s Monday night comedy lineup.

Lots of clips and punchlines from ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Mad Love’, and ‘Mike and Molly’.

‘Two and a Half Men’, CBS’s top-rated sitcom? Not so much. And in the brief snippets shown, you may have noticed the only representation of Charlie Sheen is a very brief shot of the back of his head as he answers the door.

It’s like a Soviet- style purge: once you’re out of favor, all visual evidence of your existence vanishes.

Of course Sheen is featured in tonight’s episode, as Charlie enjoys being pampered by Berta’s replacement. But you could never tell from the CBS promos.

Do they think if they ignore him, he’ll just go away?


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A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.

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