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Charlie Sheen Returning to 'Two and a Half Men'

by Andrew Scott, posted May 18th 2010 7:18AM
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen has signed a two-year deal to return to the top-rated CBS sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' according to PEOPLE.

In a statement released last night, the Emmy-winning actor said, "To put a fitting end on the two and one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I'm looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights."

The kicker: According to Variety, Sheen's deal will reportedly be worth about $1.8-$1.9 million per episode, a similar figure to what Ray Romano made for the final season of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' in 2004-05.

Sheen previously made a reported $850,000 per episode.

That CBS shelled out such a high offer should come as little surprise. As Variety points out, 'Two and a Half Men' has averaged 14.7 million viewers this season, making it the most-watched comedy series on television.

Earlier this year, Sheen was publicly considering an exit from the series, but has since denied that it was a negotiating ploy.

'Two and a Half Men' is currently in its seventh season on CBS. The Eye network will officially unveil its new season schedule on Wednesday.

In the meantime, Sheen is due back in court on July 21 following his Christmas Day arrest over an alleged assault with his wife, Brooke Mueller. His lawyer has entered a not guilty plea for charges of felony menacing, criminal mischief, and third degree assault.

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KEN PATERA

Charlie is getting close to 2 mill, and they can't find the money to pay NCIS. What idiot came up with Charlie's contract. A fifteen minute comedy vs a 45 minute drama. If the crew on NCIS doesn't come back either will your audience.

May 23 2010 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heidi

Ok and I would guess that if any of you wisdom givers were offered the same deal as Charlie Sheen you would turn it down ?

May 19 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DAN

THAT GUY IS A CLOWN! LIVING OFF THE FOOD STAMPS!

May 19 2010 at 5:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
josh

whats so pathetic about charlie sheen? he is the reason why 2 and half men is so popular. 14.7 million people are watchhing and loving it.

May 18 2010 at 11:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbara

I will miss Cold Case I loved it I have watch every season, sorry to see it go............

May 18 2010 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mae

Miami Medical should be given a chence- there have not been but a few episopes- and it has real potential- already has great stories

May 18 2010 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony DIMeo

the Emmy-winning actor What are you talking about he has has not won an Emmy; and I don't see it happening

May 18 2010 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

In a time when people are being laid off, and being asked to do more with less, it's certainly nice to see Hollywood gluttony is still alive and kicking.....
$2 million per episode!!! Seriously, it's just not that funny! Even $850k per episode? Get real..... Maybe in the beginning, when it was funny(ish. I stopped watchng 2 seasons ago. Charlie has an over inflated opinion of his talent, and his producers have an equally lower opinion of the television viewing audience. Pathetic.

May 18 2010 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

What's pathetic about Sheen cashing in? Would you rather the network kept the money? Or companies not buy ads?

Bottom line: CBS can afford it, and the show would tank without him. This was an easy call.

May 18 2010 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DAN

THAT MICHAEL GUYS AN IDIOT, HE MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE LAYOFFS. CANT PAY FOR CABLE SO THATS WHY YOU DONT WATCH IT. GET A LIFE THATS WHAT PEOPLE MAKE, WHERE SHOULD ALL THAT MONEY GO ONCE ITS MADE? DONT COMPLAIN BECAUSE YOU DONT HAVE ANY!

May 19 2010 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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