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CBS Honcho Les Moonves Breaks Silence on Charlie Sheen

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 1st 2011 4:30PM
CBS Honcho Les Moonves Breaks Silence on Charlie SheenLes Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, broke his silence regarding Charlie Sheen and the 'Two and a Half Men' situation.

"I wish [Sheen] would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy," Moonves said at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco.

Sheen continued his rants against CBS today with stops on 'Piers Morgan Tonight,' 'Today' and 'The Howard Stern Show.'

"I never cost the production or the show or the studio or the network any money, as far as missing a show or missing a day that was a money day," Sheen told CNN's Morgan. However, Sheen did say he would apologize to Moonves for not reining in his personal behavior.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moonves said the short-term 'Men' hiatus doesn't hurt CBS.

"Repeats obviously get somewhat less revenue than the originals," Moonves said. "It is a show that repeats very well. Doing eight [fewer] originals saves us quite a bit of money."

The Feb. 28 rerun of 'Two and a Half Men' was the highest-rated program of the night.

However, the CBS honcho said he wants the show to return.

"Going down the road ... I don't know what's going to happen," Moonves said. "I hope it's back. We'll see."

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Thomas Sia

two and a half men would not be the same without Charlie. I have been watching every episode of it through online tv and it never failed to make me laugh.

March 22 2011 at 3:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

thank you to Mr Moonves and CBS for taking a stand and holding Charlie Sheen accountable. You will find another great show for your network.

March 07 2011 at 9:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Go Charlie Go!!

March 07 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

good luck charlie, I am a functional drunk doing my job.........too bad they won't let you do yours as well, after all nobody on the planet can say you did a bad job in front of the camera on 'men'.!!

March 07 2011 at 7:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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