WTF? Hugh Grant Nearly Replaced Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’

Hugh Grant

Remember our post on British replacements for Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men? Well, either we were extraordinarily prescient or CBS and Warner Bros. are stealing our ideas, man! (In any event, Anglophenia = WINNING.) Today, Deadline broke the story that English leading man Hugh Grant was this close to signing on to the highly-rated CBS sitcom before bailing last minute due to “creative differences.”

Grant was not on our initial list of candidates, but we think he’d make a fine foil for Jon Cryer. (And it’s not like his film career is ablaze at the moment.)

Weigh in with your thoughts.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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