CBS Launches ‘Men’ Publicity Push with Revealing Photo

by | July 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM | TV News

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Evidently, the new wardrobe for the reconstituted “Two and a Half Men” has yet to be delivered!

As a result, the sitcom’s “new” cast – original players Angus T. Jones and Jon Cryer, with newcomer Ashton Kutcher – are posing for their first publicity photo in the altogether – altogether naked, that is!

Well, how much do you want to bet they’re not really nude behind that banner they’re holding in the photo we’ve posted right here for your perusal? Whether or not they’re completely nude, it’s an arresting image cleverly composed and shrewdly released by CBS on the day after their sitcom’s former star, Charlie Sheen, made headlines all over the place with the announcement that he’ll star in a new sitcom (the one adapted from the “Anger Management” movie).

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To us, the timing of the photo indicates that CBS is well-aware that its efforts to publicize and launch the new version of “Two and a Half Men” will be competing with Sheen’s uncanny ability to grab media attention. In fact, Sheen will be making a high-profile, and sure-to-be-talked-about, appearance on Comedy Central the very same night “Two and a Half Men” premieres its ninth season. Sheen will be the guest of honor for a Comedy Central Roast that very evening.

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Meanwhile, in this new “Men” publicity photo, the three naked stars hold a sign that reads: “All will be revealed . . . 09.19.11”. That’s the premiere date, of course – and also the day we’ll all learn how this new Kutcher character will be introduced (unless that information leaks out earlier, which it will most likely do). CBS posted the photo on this Web page, which, ironically, still has a picture of Charlie Sheen at the top of it.

SEE THE FULL-SIZE IMAGE BELOW:

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