The latest news from my Hollywood contacts is that John Stamos is not being courted by CBS to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
Instead John Stamos is being offered a new show to be called Two and a Half Women. CBS is also seeking twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as costars.
John Stamos with Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
The Olsen twins appeared as John Stamos's nieces on the TV show Full House (1987-1995). In the new show they will be his girlfriends, who he calls the goddettes, with all three sharing a beachside house in Southern California. The "half women" of the title will be played in each episode by a different actress.
Episodes of the show will feature a parade of former girlfriends and ex-wives, and their children fathered by the John Stamos character. CBS wants Lori Loughlin to play his ex-wife Becky, Denise Richards to play another ex-wife, and Kelly Preston to play a former girlfriend. Several female porn stars are being auditioned for the show.
Chuck Lorre, who will produce the new show for CBS, says any resemblance of the new show to the life of Charlie Sheen is purely coincidental.
Charlie Sheen with live-in girlfriends Natalie Kenly and Rachel Oberlin.