There is no doubt, sitcoms are an American specialty ! And usually, these twenty-minute television programs that are a hit across the Atlantic meet the same success with the French public. Among them, we can cite The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Friends or The Office. But it is well known, viewers in France are quite difficult to satisfy! And in some cases, it happens that a success across the Atlantic becomes a real flop when it lands on our small screens. This is the case of the sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, My uncle Charlie. Yes, the twelve-season program, broadcast from 2003 to 2015, drew a blank when crossing the border… But why did the series worn by American actor Charlie Sheen during its first eight seasons not appeal? the French ?
My uncle Charliean American success that goes unnoticed in France
Over the years and the seasons, sitcom fans My uncle Charlie fell in love with this main character, played by Charlie Sheen, who sees his dissolute life as a rich seductive bachelor completely turned upside down when his divorced brother and his 10-year-old nephew arrive at his villa on the beach in Malibu. If American viewers have assiduously followed the adventures of the trio – and the many protagonists who revolve around them – the program does not seem to have had the same impact in France. And yet, the series has welcomed a number of stars such as Megan Fox, Richard Lewis, Teri Hatcher, Sean Penn, Elvis Costello, Enrique Iglesias, the ZZ Tops, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff or Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the role of Lieutenant Wagner during the final season, but nothing helps!
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Charlie Sheen, the real reasons for his departure
Headliner of My uncle Charliethe American actor Charlie Sheen lent his features to the main character of the seriesbefore being fired in 2011. And for good reason: at that time, the star was not shy about openly attacking the creator of the sitcom, Chuck Lorre, in multiple interviews. Annoyed by the behavior of the actor, the one who is at the origin of the musical theme of the program hastened to dismiss Charlie Sheen, who at the same time was trying to cope with his addiction to drugs and alcohol .
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