Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
TV or not TV
Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

"Bazinga! That\'s from a TV show."-- Tammy (guest star Jamie Pressley, second right) is furious with her boyfriend, Jake (Angus T. Jones, second left) when he cheats on her with her daughter √¢¬?¬? and Alan (Jon Cryer, right) and Walden (Ashton Kutcher, left) get caught in the crossfire, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, April 4 (8:31 √¢¬?¬? 9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS √?¬©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Thursday on Utah TV: Stay classy, "Two and a Half Men," stay classy

The always-tasteful Two and a Half Men (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) brings back Tammy (Jamie Pressley), Jake's (Angust T. Jones) much-older girlfriend, for this week's episode.

Jake is clearly related to his late Uncle Charlie, because he cheats on Tammy with her 18-year-old daughter, Ashley (Emily Osment). Which doesn't make Ashley's ex-boyfriend, Jerry (Scott Bakula) very happy.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

For those of you wondering, Pressley is 35; Jones is 19; Osment is 20; and Bakula is 57.

For those of you wondering why "Two and a Half Men" is still on - why it's a lock to return next season - the answer is simple. The ratings are good. They're actually better this season than they were last season.

Of course, airing after "The Big Bang Theory" doesn't hurt, but the other sitcoms CBS put in this time slot didn't do nearly as well.

Elsewhere on TV ...

The Big Bang Theory (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Leonard, Sheldon and Raj compete for tenure.

Community (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Britta and Dean Pelton plan competing dances.

American Idol (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Another contestant faces elimination.

AAA baseball (7 p.m., Ch. 14): Tucson Padres at Salt Lake Bees

Men's college basketball (7 p.m., ESPN): The NIT final - Baylor vs. Iowa

Project Runway (7 and 11:02 p.m., Lifetime): Contestants have to create "editorial-worthy" looks.

Two and a Half Men (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Jake cheats on his girlfriend with her 18-year-old daughter.

Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ron gets sued.

Person of Interest (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Finch infiltrates a tech corporation.

Grey's Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): April decides to tell her boyfriend she's not actually a virgin.

The Office (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The staff is excited when TV commercials for the documentary begin airing.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Winston and Schmidt try to sabotage Nick and Jess' relationship.

Go On (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ryan's secretary calls him - flirty and drunk.

The Mindy Project (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Mindy goes on a date with a minister.

Elementary (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery.

Scandal (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Olivia and Jake's relationship heats up; Fitz and Mellie's relationship is ice cold.

Anger Management (10:30 p.m., FX): Charlie dates Jennifer's business partner.

Archer (11 p.m., FX): Cheryl's brother and his girlfriend are driving her crazy.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.