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Friday, November 15, 2013


Fun is in the house with Universal Channel on DSTV channel 117 this November when the much loved Two and a Half Men season 8 and Last Man Standing hit the small screen from November 19.

Last Man Standing begins next Tuesday from 20h25 with former Home Improvement star Tim Allen playing the role of Mike, who ends up struggling to keep up with family responsibilities as his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) gets a promotion at work. This leaves him with more hands-on parenting than ever, undermining the traditional manly man that he feels he is. While he might be king of the hill at work at an iconic outdoor sporting goods store, he’s definitely the odd man out at home.

The laughs follow with the ever-changing dynamics at home - which seem to be dominated by his wife and three daughters; 13 year old tomboy daughter Eve (Kaitlyn Dever), 17 year old daughter Mandy (Molly Ephraim) and 20 year old single mom living at home, Kirsten (Alexandrea Krosney) desperately trying to juggle her work load with parenting her toddler son, possibly Mike’s only ally.

The Emmy award nominated and highly rated Two and a Half Men, kicks off its 8th season at 20h00 also from November 19. Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) is the well-to-do bachelor with a house on the beach, a Mercedes in the garage and an easy way with women. His casual Malibu lifestyle is interrupted by the appearance of his brother Alan (Jon Cryer) and his son, Jake (Angus Jones) when they come to live with him.

Season 8 sees his quieter brother Alan in trouble, when the truth about his relationship with the mother of Jake’s best friend comes out. Charlie, on the other hand, has sworn off booze, though it turns out his definition of sobriety is rather elastic. This is Sheen’s last season as the loveable Charlie and he won’t be leaving quietly.

Despite the complexities of their lives and their own strained relationship, Charlie and Alan have one thing in common. They both love Jake and want what’s best for him. As a result, they manage to create a little family that promises to make each other one of them a better man.

So join Universal Channel every Tuesday from November 19 with the best of “manly” comedy on DStv.