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2. 'Two and a Half Men' is bigger than Charlie Sheen
After Charlie Sheen's bizarre meltdown and subsequent firing from "Two and a Half Men" earlier this year, it looked as if CBS' biggest hit might not make it to another season. After all, what was "Two and a Half Men" without its biggest star? A lot more than we thought, apparently, as the show reached its highest-ever ratings last week in its first episode with Sheen replacement Ashton Kutcher. Though it's suffered significant (if expected) drops in its two subsequent episodes so far, it's still nabbing just as many viewers as it did when Sheen was in the cast.