Two And A Half Men, whose renewal by CBS is now a formality after stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones all have reached deals in principal to return, is reshuffling the showrunner deck for Season 10. Executive producer Lee Arohnson, who co-created Men with Chuck Lorre and has been co-running the series with him for the past nine seasons, is stepping down. Serving as co-showrunners alongside Lorre next season will be sitcom veterans Don Reo and Jim Patterson, who have served as executive producers on Two And A Half Men this season. Another Men executive producer, Eddie Gorodetsky, will continue in its dual capacity as executive producer on Two And A Half Men and consulting producer on one of Lorre’s other two CBS comedy series, The Big Bang Theory. Going forward, Aronsohn will serve as an executive consultant.
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UTA-repped Patterson has been on Men since Season 2, rising through the ranks to executive producer this season. Paradigm-repped Reo, who previously co-created and ran ABC’s sitcom My Wife And Kids, served as a consulting producer on Men last season before joining full-time as executive producer this season. Read More »
The family comedy project starring Snoop Dogg has landed at NBC with a script commitment. Sitcom veteran Don Reo is writing the sitcom that has the rapper/entrepreneur/marijuana activist playing the father. The project was originally set up at Warner Bros TV last month. Reo will executive produce, with Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung serving as producers. Snoop Dogg has played a father figure on TV before, on his E! reality series Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, which chronicled his family life with his wife and three kids. Snoop Dogg previously worked with Reo on the Fox sitcom Brothers, which Reo created and on which Snoop Dogg did a guest arc. The musician has been focusing on acting recently and was recently cast in the title role in the biopic The Legend Of Fillmore Slim. My Wife And Kids co-creator Reo most recently worked on the WBTV-produced comedy Two And A Half Men. NBC has mixed track record with sitcom projects toplined by rappers. It scored a hit in the 1990s with The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air starring Will Smith, but its 2001 comedy pilot starring Sisqo and comedy legend Bob Newhart was a disaster. Reo and Snoop Dogg are with Paradigm.
EXCLUSIVE: Snoop Dogg’ — a sitcom star? The rapper-actor has teamed with sitcom veteran Don Reo for a multi-camera family sitcom project that would star Snoop Dogg as the father. The project has been set up at Warner Bros TV and is yet to be taken out to the networks. Snoop Dogg has played a similar role on TV before, on his E! reality series Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, which chronicled his family life with his wife and his three kids. Snoop Dogg has been focusing on acting recently and was just cast in the title role in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim. On TV, he did an arc on the Fox sitcom Brothers, which Reo created. The My Wife and Kids co-creator has most recently worked on WBTV’s Two and a Half Men.