5. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Marin Hinkle, Holland Taylor, Sophie Winkleman, Judy Greer, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Angus T. Jones, the "half" member of Two and a Half Men, made headlines a couple weeks back when the suddenly super-religious actor called the show "filth," adding, "If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men.” We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Once a reasonably funny show under Charlie Sheen, the CBS mega-hit lost whatever comedic juices it had once Sheen went all batshit and exited. And along with him, Sheen took the casual, easygoing chemistry he shared with co-star Jon Cryer.
Ashton Kutcher, his replacement, is mostly a bland straight man, exactly what Two and a Half Men didn’t need. There’s already Cryer to fill that role, and, when paired with Sheen, Cryer’s Tony Randall to Sheen’s Jack Klugman gave their odd couple set-up ample room for a combustible chemistry. Cryer’s rapport with Kutcher, on the other hand, is equivalent to two wet sticks trying to make fire.
Maybe religion is just a cover-up for Jones' inability to endure the unfunniness firsthand any longer.