Two and a Half Men has certainly known its share of controversy (see Sheen, Charlie).
So it should come as little surprise that the CBS sitcom is courting more of it heading into its final season.
Speaking to reporters today at the Television Critics Assocation summer press tour, network Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler revealed the show's main upcoming storyline.
"Walden [Ashton Kutcher] is going to have a major health scare and it's going to give him a little bit of an existential crisis," the executive teased.
Looking to "add more meaning to his life," the character will decide to adopt a child.
HOWEVER, "he realizes it's very difficult to adopt a child as a single, straight man," so "once and for all he decides I'm going to propose to Alan," Tassler explained, adding of Walden's thought process:
"We're going to get married and we're going to adopt a child as a gay couple. That's going to start the season on Two and a Half Men and I think we're off to a great ride."
It's safe to say the series isn't known for its class or its tact, so is there any fear of folks in the LGBT community taking issue with this storyline?
"In a universe where at one point you couldn't do that and now you can do that, I think that's a much more positive statement," Tassler says.
Do you agree? What do you think of Alan and Walden getting fake gay married on Two and a Half Men?