'True Blood' star to heat up 'Two and a Half Men' -- EXCLUSIVE

Joe-Manganiello

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Two and a Half Men may have found a way to build upon its stellar premiere week ratings: Alcide is coming to Malibu!

EW has learned exclusively that True Blood star Joe Manganiello will make an appearance in the Oct. 24 episode of the CBS comedy. He’ll play the smoldering hot boyfriend (as if he could play anything less) of Bridget, the ex-wife of Walden (Ashton Kutcher). Bridget will be portrayed by Judy Greer, who makes her first appearance on Monday.

Manganiello just wrapped his fourth season of True Blood but he’s definitely staying ripped for other, um, important endeavors: EW already reported exclusively that he will play Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh’s movie about male strippers. He’s also set to star opposite his old school chum Matt Bomer in an episode of USA’s White Collar that will air in January.

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  • Kate

    Wasn’t Judy Greer already on the show? Playing Herbs sister?

    • Ian

      Yup, you are correct. Kinda like Jennifer Bini Taylor, who played Chelsea along with several guest spots here and there as random characters.

    • O

      Good point.
      Wouldn’t that be a little confusing ?Having the same actress in different roles on the same show…hmm,
      Must be a actor shortage…

    • amj

      Yes, she did play Herb’s sister (who sleeps with
      Charlie).

  • Caroline

    Kate, according to Wikipedia you are right- Greer played Aunt Myra (Herb’s sister who had a fling with Charlie, who apparently truly liked her) in two episodes of 2.5 Men back in 2007 (season 4).

  • Abby

    JUDY GREER??? Love her (and yes she was on before) but come ON, we’re to believe she got 2 hot guys like this??? Get Megan Fox back on as Berta’s grddghtr HER i’d believe could hook them both LOL

    • Marcy

      I believe that more than I believe that a woman as attractive as Marin Hinkle (who plays Judith) would marry Alan or Herb. Why is it that women think men only look for attractiveness in a mate but never question it when unattractive men have hot wives?

      • Rae

        Unattractive men who have hot wives are usually quite affluent – women are just as shallow as men.

      • ‘Lish

        @Rae- Whatever. I love how it’s ok for men to hate on women all the time, yet when a woman complains about a man she’s a, “crazy b!tch”.

  • Rocky

    The first woman Charlie ever slept with on the show was played by the woman who now plays Pam on True Blood. Full circle moment, ya’ll.

  • Eaton Beaver

    I can’t believe they already cancelled Ashton Kutcher. Smart move to replace him with a vampire though. Probably get big ratings Now.

    • CG

      Joe Manganiello played a Werewolf

      • hmm

        well if you watched latest episode of vampire diaries then you would know that werewolfs are vampires now xD

      • Liz

        @hmm, very true

    • spnfan

      Not to mention the biggest problem with this comment: Ashton Kutcher isn’t being replaced, Joe Mangianello is just a guest star. Way to read, champ. Also, if you’d read anything else on the site, you would know that the show got its biggest ratings EVER during the premiere. Hard to top that. I’m not a fan of this show by any means, but people who skip the article just to post snarky comments just generally irritate the crap out of me.

      • Fred

        The reason the ratings were so high was everyone wanted to see how they killed Charlie NOT because of Kutcher who pretty much still can’t act. I predict the ratings will drop dramatically and this will be the last year for the show.

  • CG

    I hate Two and a Half Men but I’ll make an exception for the one episode with Alcide

    • Dara

      Ditto.

  • no one

    I think you need to review your info again. they havent canceled ashton. The so called vampire or werewolf is just a guest appearance.

  • mandy

    Hopefully they can find a reason for him to be shirtless!

    • Just Jules

      word.

  • vighorois

    I’m still waiting for him to return to How I Met Your Mother.

    • nushyb

      I know! I totally miss Brad, he was awesome!

    • bootsycolumbia

      Me too!

    • Ms. Chanandler Bong

      Yes!

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  • Marshall1

    I lost ALL respect for him now…ok, maybe just 70%…..he’s still hot though, but seriously?? 2 1/2 men???

    • Joy

      Gotta give the guy credit for showing off some comedy chops. As much as we would like True Blood isn’t going to last forever. This might be a good career move in the long run. Imagine him hosting SNL someday!

      • Marshall1

        well, instead of two and a half men (which is not funny at all), maybe he can get other projects with his high profile right now?? they do have comedies in hbo….too bad entourage is over….look at Ryan Gosling, crazy stupid love might not be very original, but it’s certainly better than most romantic comedies…any suggestion besides 2 1/2 men?

    • spnfan

      Paycheck is a paycheck. Guy’s gotta eat.

  • jmag

    well..the only problem by then there wont be many viewers so this will look like a bad career move..show is awful..prediction 10 million viewers maybe

    • hmm

      exactly, we want charlie back

  • tickles

    Not even for Alcide will I watch 2 and a Half Men ever again.
    Now if CBS would like to replace 2 and a Half men with a half hour of Alcide standing around shirtless…I’m in!

  • DC

    From a True Blood still I saw of him in tight jeans, I think the name of his character in the male stripper movie seems quite apropos.

  • Marshall1

    I know where he should’ve guest star: COUGARTOWN! The show needs someone like him to boost ratings, plus the show is actually well written with a great ensemble. He could play Jules competing realtor and Laurie falls in love with him. Or, he could play someone who is gay and has a crush on Bobby…..(since this show doesn’t have a gay character at all, not even a minor one I think)….

    • LOL

      oh shut up with the need to have a gay character in every flippen show now,well if you want to have a small gay person in there, then there hase to be room for african american, puerto ricans, cubans, Korean and ill make the list go on and on. This really urks me everytime they try to shove gay down peoples throats.

      • Marshall1

        Well, gay people live in this world, deal with it…..also, Andy is a latino, and there are black people in Cougartown….I’m sure you don’t even watch the show….if you read what I wrote, and not that you think I wrote, you will see that I suggest Joe could also play Laurie’s boyfriend, instead of a gay character, who apparently offended you soooooo much. Plus, NO one shoves gay people down your throats (except maybe Ryan Murphy), so we could also say tv always shove straight people down our throat….but u r LOL, so u r a stupid moron anyways

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