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2014-05-15 18:00

Los Angeles  - Two and a Half Men is to end after its 12th season.

The hit sitcom starring Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer - which also starred Charlie Sheen until he was infamously fired from the show in 2011 - will conclude in 2015, US TV network CBS has confirmed.

CBS boss Nina Tassler has promised the final season, which will begin broadcasting in the US in September, will be a ''season-long event'' much like the last season of How I Met Your Mother, which focused on the events of one weekend in its final episodes.

Speaking at the network's upfront presentation, Nina said: ''Show creator Chuck Lorre is creating a season-long event. Chuck is very psyched about this, he's got some great ideas and very big surprises. We know fans and audiences respond to that and that should really give us a nice boost when we launch our new comedy.''

Leading man Charlie was axed from Two and a Half Men in 2011 following his erratic behaviour, such as slamming the show's creator in various interviews. The actor reported to a rehabilitation facility for alleged drug and alcohol abuse, but his controversial private life soon eclipsed the show.

At the time, the 48-year-old star was the highest paid actor on television, earning $1.8m an episode.

Ashton, 36, replaced Charlie going into the show's ninth season and commands $700,000 per episode, while Jon, 49, earns $620,000.

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