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Sorry Charlie: Sheen won't get paid for dumped 'Two and a Half Men' episodes

If you’re outraged by Charlie Sheen’s interviews today, here’s one fact that might make you feel better: The actor won’t get paid for the axed Two and a Half Men episodes.

Sources say Sheen will not receive his estimated $1.2 million per-episode salary for the remaining four half-hours that CBS had commissioned from Warner Bros. (There were originally eight episodes left in the season, but CBS reduced the order after the show went on a production hiatus so Sheen could seek treatment.) Sheen is currently ranked the highest-paid actor on TV. READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' production halted for rest of the season

Two-Half-men-SheenImage Credit: Greg Gayne/CBSCBS and Warner Bros. have had enough.

The companies are pulling the plug on the highly rated Two and a Half Men after Charlie Sheen’s shocking Thursday interviews.

“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” the companies said in a statement. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen slams 'Two and a Half Men' creator in multiple rants

Charlie-SheenImage Credit: Greg Gayne/CBSCharlie Sheen ripped Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre — as well as Alcoholics Anonymous and women he parties with — in a stunning live radio rant Thursday, and then followed up a few hours later with a reported second rant to TMZ directed at Lorre specifically.

Calling into the Alex Jones Show radio program according to TMZ, Sheen called the executive producer of his hit TV show a “clown” and said his real name is “Haim Levine” (Lorre was born Charles Michael Levine).

“I didn’t care about that vanity card, I went straight home and dispelled that, that was actually one of the few compliments that clown has paid me in frickin’ almost a decade,” Sheen says of the vanity card Lorre ran after the Feb. 14 episode of Men, saying he will be pissed if Sheen outlives him. “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that this un-evolved mind cannot process. I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade, I don’t know, effortlessly and magically converting your tin can into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.” READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelor' charms up a good audience; 'Mother' on CBS scores night's best rating

How-Mother-BlissImage Credit: Karen Neal/CBSABC eked out a win on Monday with another fresh edition of The Bachelor, which earned a 3.3 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 — up +14% from last week — and 10.3 million viewers, according to early results. The good vibrations spilled over to Castle, which earned a 2.6/7 (up 18%) and 9 million viewers. Overall, the net posted an 18-49 win with a 3.1/8.

CBS was tops in viewers (10.1 million) and followed thisclose in the key demo with a 3.0/8. The network usually dominates on Mondays but it was forced to air a repeat to Two and A Half Men while the comedy remains on hiatus. As a result, the repeat earned a 3.0/8 and 11.5. Still, not too shabby considering how CBS did with its other shows that featured originals. How I Met Your Mother was the No. 1 show for the night in 18-49 (3.6/10) but that’s down 3% from last week. The second outing of Mad Love earned a 2.8/7, down 7% from last week. Mike & Molly got a 3.2/8, down 16%, while  Hawaii Five-0 earned a 2.7/8, down 4% — a series low. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen going back to work

two-half-menImage Credit: Greg Gayne/Warner Bros.Charlie Sheen’s time off for rehabilitation is coming to an end.

Two and A Half Men will resume production on Feb. 28, EW has learned. The studio, which produces the No. 1 comedy for CBS, will only make 4 more episodes of Men before wrapping its seventh season — 4 fewer episodes than what was originally promised to the network. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen on 'The Dan Patrick Show': 'I've never been high on the set'

charlie-sheenImage Credit: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.comCharlie Sheen returned to DirecTV’s The Dan Patrick Show this morning to address his on-set behavior and whether he’ll return for the eighth season of Two and A Half Men. “Oh God, yeah!” He told Patrick over the phone. “Because I have a two-year deal. I’m a man of my word.” READ FULL STORY

Monday ratings: Another great night for Charlie Sheen

Mad-LoveImage Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBSCBS had another great night on Monday, with Two and A Half Men scoring a win among total viewers and adults 18-49. It was the last original episode the network had in the can before the comedy went on a forced hiatus, so interest in Charlie Sheen and Co. remained strong: It was the most-watched show of the night with 14.5 million viewers, and averaged a timeslot-winning 4.2 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates.

The comedy also does well in most adult demos, especially the older ones: It earned a 8.4/15 among 50+ and an 8.1/14 among 55+. So the next time you’re at gramma’s for dinner, ask her if she likes the Charlie and his cute little nephew.

Overall, the network earned a 3.4/10 in the demo and 11.2 million viewers for the night.  The premiere of Mad Love posted a 3.0/8 and 8.8 million, followed by Mike & Molly (3.8/10, 13.1 million) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.8/8, 10.5 million).

Fox finished second for the night in the demo (2.7/8), though the second outing of The Chicago Code was down 17% from its premiere last week (2.0/5, 7.2 million).

Charlie Sheen: 'We're on forced hiatus'

charlie-sheenImage Credit: Dan MacMedan/WireImage.comCharlie Sheen is ready to go back to work on his CBS show. Well, at least according to Charlie Sheen. The actor called into The Dan Patrick Show this morning, saying, among other things, that he was clean and ready for production to start up again.

“We are on forced hiatus. They said, ‘You get ready and we’ll get ready.’ And I got ready and went back and nobody’s there,” he said, joking that he’d gone to set and banged on the door. “I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it, you know?” READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen: The amount you owe to the crew is...

Charlie-SheenImage Credit: Greg Gayne/CBSIt’s becoming clear why Charlie Sheen reportedly offered to pay only one-third of the crew’s salaries on Two and A Half Men while he’s undergoing treatment: Bankrolling 300-some workers doesn’t come cheap.

EW has learned that it costs anywhere from $300,000 to $400,000 per episode to pay the camera operators, grips, set decorators, electricians, painters, costumers and crafts services folk who help produce an episode of Men each week. If the comedy remains dark for all of February, that could mean the loss of up four episodes. Even if Sheen only paid the one third he’s offered, he’d owe anywhere from $400,000 to $530,000.

Under the terms of his new two-year deal with Warner Bros. TV, Sheen earns roughly $1.2 million an episode — which, by the way, is approximately how much it would cost for him to cover the crew’s entire bill. (His spokesman did not respond to a request seeking comment). It remains unclear whether Warner Bros. TV and CBS will grant Sheen’s request to help split the bill for the out-of-work crew, who are considered freelancers. The studio is under no obligation to compensate the workers whenever Men is dark. It also shut down production to accommodate Sheen.

CBS has one more original of Men that it will air on Feb. 14.

If TV’s No. 1 comedy resumes production at the end of the month, there still may be time to complete most, if not all, of the eight episodes left in the studio’s obligation to CBS. So the crew won’t lose any money from the unplanned break, which began last Tuesday. Still, everything depends on whether Warner Bros. TV and creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre believe Sheen is ready to return — only they can decide when production resumes.

What scandal? 'Two and A Half Men' tops Monday

Chicago-CodeImage Credit: Peter Sorel/FoxTwo and a Half Men demonstrated once again that it’s the most scandal-proof show on TV. The CBS comedy was Monday’s No. 1 program in viewers (15.1 million), adults 18-49 (4.4 rating/11 share) and adults 25-54 (6.0 rating/14 share), according to early results. The episode was one of two remaining originals that CBS had in the can before Charlie Sheen agreed to undergo rehabilitation. The next one is set to air Feb. 14. READ FULL STORY

Will Charlie Sheen pay out of work 'Men' crew?

TWO-AND-A-HALF-MENImage Credit: Greg Gayne/CBSWith Charlie Sheen reportedly undergoing stay-at-home rehab, 300 or so cast and crew members are sitting idle because Two and A Half Men didn’t resume production today in Burbank, CA. Stars like Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones — both of whom signed rich new pacts recently with Warner Bros. TV — will likely get paid whether or not they’re working, but it’s different for the show’s crew members, who are considered freelance workers.

As a result, the studio is under no obligation to pay the Men crew, but some insiders suggest that it sure would be nice if Sheen did — especially in the wake of the extravagant expenditures for less noble pursuits by TV’s highest-paid star. (And hey, it wouldn’t be the first time the star of a show paid the salaries for his out-of-work minions. All the late night hosts covered the paychecks for their crews during the early days of the 2007-08 Writers Strike).

How long the Men crew goes without a paycheck depends on Sheen, who’s reportedly undergoing treatment at home with the help of experts, according to People. “Charlie has put together a team that he trusts to help get him sober once and for all,” says Mark Burg, Sheen’s manager who is also a producer of Two and a Half Men. READ FULL STORY

CBS fills 'Two and a Half Men' gap, orders more episodes of other comedies

CBS confirmed today that it has ordered two additional episodes of Rules of Engagement to prepare for the possibility that Two and Half Men will have to go on an extended hiatus because of Charlie Sheen’s stint in rehab.

The network may also be close to ordering additional episodes of Mike & Molly, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s unlikely that How I Met Your Mother will have to produce additional episodes. READ FULL STORY

How Charlie Sheen's rehab affects CBS' 'Men'

Two-Half-Men-SheenImage Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBSFor fans of Two and a Half Men, the news that Charlie Sheen would voluntarily enter a rehabilitation center was no doubt bittersweet: The 45-year-old actor could get the help that he needs even though his absence immediately casts doubt on the future of TV’s most-watched comedy. It’s unclear how long he’ll be gone; his publicist didn’t provide any additional information, and neither CBS nor the comedy’s production company, Warner Bros. TV, indicated when the show would return from hiatus. (It’s currently on a scheduled break and was expected to resume on Tuesday.)

Fortunately, CBS not only appears to have options for the rest of the season but also shouldn’t take too much of a ratings hit while its prized asset is gone. After all, the network hasn’t earned its No. 1 status based on Men alone. With ratings powerhouses like NCIS, Survivor, and The Big Bang Theory, “there is definitely some depth” to its schedule, concedes one competitor. And CBS has been down this road before with Sheen: Men shut down in February 2010 and missed two episodes so the actor could voluntarily enter rehab. The decision came two months after he was arrested for fighting with his wife at their Aspen, Colo., home over the holidays.

Here’s what CBS could have in mind: READ FULL STORY

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