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All the Shows That CBS Canceled While 'Two and a Half Men' Was on the Air

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May 14, 2014 | 3:42pm EDT

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On Wednesday, CBS bellowed the very announcement that so many of us high-minded television viewers had been waiting years to hear: Two and a Half Men would finally be coming to an end, following its upcoming twelfth season (via Deadline). For more than a decade now, the Chuck Lorre sitcom has represented to our fair, noble, completely infallible community a ravenous black hole that was eating up time slots, viewership, and funding that might otherwise go to sitcoms of wit and emotional merit. In fact, throughout Two and a Half Men's dozen-year run, CBS has given the axe to a legion of comedies that were indisputably far better to the Sheen/Cryer/Kutcher phenomenon. All of them more worthy of the network's love than Two and a Half Men, we're running through the ill-fated half-hour series that suffered cancelation while Duckie and his revolving door of brother figures reigned supreme. Check out the list of undeniably superior series below, and join in our outrage that these gems didn't get their fair chance.

$#*! My Dad Says

Canceled after how long? 18 episodes.
Was it good? Well, no.
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? Sure! Probably. A little.

Accidentally on Purpose

Canceled after how long? 18 episodes.
Was it good? Eh, no.
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? Yeah!

Baby Bob

Canceled after how long? 11 episodes.
Was it good? No...
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? I mean, you know. It's a baby. Babies are cute.

Becker

Canceled after how long? Six seasons.
Was it good? Yes!
Great! So, better than Two and a Half MenYou'd becker believe it.
What? Nothing.

The Class

Canceled after how long? 19 episodes.
Was it good? It was fine.
Better than Two and a Half MenYou get an A+ for that assessment!
Stop. Okay.

Center of the Universe

Canceled after how long? 10 episodes.
Was it good? Not really, but you know what was good? Andy Richter Controls the Universe. That's what I first thought this was when I read the title.
Well, was it better than Two and a Half Men? Which one, Andy Richter? Absolutely. Oh, you mean this one? Yeah, sure.

Charlie Lawrence

Canceled after how long? Two episodes.
Was it good? See above.
Okay, but was it better than Two and a Half Men? I mean... at least it was about something (it was a satire about homophobia in the political sphere).
So yes? Let's go with yes.

Courting Alex

Canceled after how long? Eight episodes.
Was it good? Well, if you liked Dharma & Greg, but you... oh, you didn't like Dharma & Greg? Well... if you liked that one scene in Can't Hardly Wait...
So wait, was it better than Two and a Half Men? It was.

The Crazy Ones

Canceled after how long? 22 episodes.
Was it good? It wasn't terrible.
So it was better than Two and a Half Men? Yes.

Gary Unmarried

Canceled after how long? Two seasons.
Was it good? Watchable!
Better than Two and a Half Men, I take it? Indeed.

How to Be a Gentleman

Canceled after how long? Two episodes.
Was it good? God no.
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? Okay, I'm really, really trying to prove a point here...

Listen Up!

Canceled after how long? 22 episodes.
Was it good? Not quite.
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? At the very least, it wins for the Jason Alexander factor.

Love Monkey

Canceled after how long? Eight episodes.
Was it good? Yes!
Better than Two and a Half Men, then? Sincerely!

Mad Love

Canceled after how long? 13 episodes.
Was it good? It was okay!
Better than Two and a Half Men, I assume? Yeah!

My Big Fat Greek Life

Canceled after how long? Seven episodes.
Was it good? It was very much not.
Was it better than Two and a Half Men, though? Objectively speaking, yes.

The New Adventures of Old Christine

Canceled after how long? Four seasons.
Was it good? Yes! I mean, not great... but you know, good. It was good.
Better than Two and a Half MenIt was better than Two and a Half Men, yes.

Out of Practice

Canceled after how long? 22 episodes.
Was it good? We'll give it this: it had some funny people in it.
So, better than Two and a Half Men, then? You're gonna tell me that a show with Henry Winkler, Ty Burrell, and Stockard Channing isn't better than Two and a Half Men? You're gonna stand here and tell me that?

Partners

Canceled after how long? 13 episodes.
Was it good? Try "regrettable."
Wow! But was it better than Two and a Half Men? ...yes.

Rob

Canceled after how long? Eight episodes.
Was it good? Don't.
...Um, so, was it better than Two and a Half Men? Please, seriously, don't.
...But we really need — JUST DON'T.

Rules of Engagement

Canceled after how long? Seven seasons.
Was it good? It was run-of-the-mill. Potently run-of-the-mill.
Better than Two and a Half Men? Leagues.

Still Standing

Canceled after how long? Four seasons.
Was it good? I remember laughing!
Better than Two and a Half MenFor sure.

The Stones

Canceled after how long? Three episodes.
Was it good? I've got to be honest with you, I have no memory of this existing.
Hm, okay. So do you think it might have been better than Two and a Half Men? I'd bet my soul on it.

We Are Men

Canceled after how long? Three episodes.
Was it good? You know, "good" is such a relative term...
Any chance it was better than Two and a Half Men? Really, who are we to say what's "better" or "worse" than anything else in this world?

Welcome to the Captain

Canceled after how long? Five episodes.
Was it good? Was it ever!
You didn't answer the question. It was not.
Better than Two and a Half Men? You know what? I'm going to let you decide this one.

Worst Week

Canceled after how long? 16 episodes.
Was it good? It should have been called Best Week! Because this show was the best!
Are you lying? I might be.
Was this show better than Two and a Half Men? Some schools of thought would deem it so, yes.

Yes, Dear

Canceled after how long? Six seasons.
Was it good? You know what, it was totally acceptable!
Ah, good. So definitely better than Two and a Half Men? DEFINITELY. Can we end here?
Yes, we're out of shows. Oh thank God.

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