Two and a Half Men alum Jon Cryer is coming back on TV. He will return in a lead role in the upcoming ABC comedy series.
The network’s Losing It marks Cryer’s first series regular role since Two and a Half Men wrapped up in 2015 after a 12-season run. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Losing It is a single-camera comedy about three adult siblings and their parents who are all losing it in different ways.
Apparently, the siblings and their parents are all going through some sort of life-changing situations. The story will revolve around Cryer’s character and his siblings who are dealing with their parents and challenges in life such as divorce, parenthood, and early-onset dementia.
Cryer will play the role of Andy, the most adult among the three siblings. He is a successful acupuncturist who turned to Eastern Philosophy to cope with his family. Natalie Morales (The Grinder, Parks and Recreation) will portray Andy’s younger sister.
Andy has a close bond with his mother. He, however, has a complicated relationship with his father. Andy was tasked to take care off of his father while he deals with his own personal crisis.
Andy’s marriage is in trouble after he caught his wife with another man. Cryer’s character is also described as a bit of a control freak. He believes that he can fix anything but probably not his marriage.
Growing Up Fisher and Truth Be Told creator DJ Nash will write the script, while ABC and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment will produce the show.
ABC has yet to announce a premiere date for Losing It. There’s no announcement as well if it will be added to the network’s new programming lineup later this year, TV Guide noted.
Jon Cryer After Two and a Half Men
After the CBS hit comedy series ended, Cryer had guest appearances in several other TV shows. He has a recurring role at NCIS as Agent Jetro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) surgeon and friend Dr. Cyril Taft. Cryer had been vocal of his desire to appear in NCIS since the procedural drama premiered in 2003.
The actor also appeared in another CBS comedy, Mom, and in Netflix’s Lady Dynamite. He also reunited with his Two and a Half Men co-star Ashton Kutcher in The Ranch.
Jon Cryer is best known as Alan Harper, the younger brother of Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) in Two and a Half Men. He won two Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series awards from the Emmys for portraying Alan, a struggling divorcee.
The actor also published a best-selling memoir in 2015. His book, titled So That Happened, chronicles his 30-year career on stage, film, and television.
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