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Bubble shows: Why 'V,' 'Chuck,' 'Event' and others might return (or might not)

If it’s the end of March and your (favorite?) show has yet to receive a full season pickup for fall, chances are good the network suits are back in their offices questioning whether it deserves a stay of execution. We’ve singled out some of the higher profile bubble shows and weigh in on whether they’re even worth the trouble. And for more about what shows will survive another day, check out our scorecard. READ FULL STORY

Court denies Charlie Sheen's attempt to halt arbitration of Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre lawsuit

It was anything but a #winning moment today for the Charlie Sheen legal team, after a Los Angeles judge denied a request that would have halted arbitration in Sheen’s lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre.

Sheen’s team had filed a request for a temporary restraining order against JAMS, the arbitration firm in charge of handling the contract dispute, claiming their client wants his day in court, according to the Los Angeles Times. With that request now denied, his counsel will reportedly continue their quest and take the matter up with the original judge assigned to the $100-million lawsuit. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. claims the actor’s contract calls for arbitration to resolve disputes.

Sheen filed the lawsuit March 10 following several tumultuous weeks of back-and-forth between Sheen and his now former employers.

The suit, which Sheen filed on behalf of himself and the Two and a Half Men crew, claimed Lorre and the studio “conspire[d]” to “attribute the suspension of the series and termination of Mr. Sheen’s contract on Mr. Sheen’s alleged statements, conduct, and condition, despite the fact that Mr. Sheen is in compliance with his contract.” Lorre’s lawyer later called the allegations “fantasy.”

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Could Charlie Sheen return to 'Two and a Half Men'?

How unlikely can something be and still be within the realm of possibility?

That’s the impression we’re getting about the current reports that Charlie Sheen could get his job back on Two and a Half Men.

The story was launched by a Radar Online story and also NBC News reporter Jeff Rossen posting the following to Twitter: “Sources close to Charlie Sheen tell NBC News, CBS has offered him his job back. Discussions ongoing. Not a done deal.”

The first flag that goes up when one reads this is that it’s Warner Bros. who does the hiring and firing on Men, not CBS, though the broadcast network is hardly a silent partner. Indeed, Rossen later clarified that CBS wants Sheen back “IF Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre, and Sheen can settle [their] differences” (even all-caps don’t do that “IF” justice). The news also comes on the heels of reports that Sheen met with executives at Fox. It could be, some speculate, that Camp Sheen is engaged in a whisper campaign to try and drive up the actor’s price in the marketplace. The actor apparently met with HD Net chairman Mark Cuban today, with the executive telling Access Hollywood:  “What we do with Charlie will be interesting to see. We’re going to meet, today actually, and talk some more about what those opportunities are. You know, Charlie’s a smart guy and I don’t think he’s getting nearly as much credit as he deserves for just how much he’s manipulating the media and those around him to his benefit and I think that would make a good reality show.”

CBS and Warner Bros. had no comment the rumors. But one line of thought goes like this: READ FULL STORY

Top TV earners: 'American Idol,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Desperate Housewives' top list

Forbes has tallied its annual list of the biggest TV moneymakers and, no surprise, Fox’s American Idol led the list for 2010.

Idol delivered $7.11 million every half hour last year (wow, even the padded results shows?), which was down 12 percent from 2009.

That was followed by CBS’ Two and a Half Men, with $2.89 million per half hour (which gives you an idea why few think the show is going away despite Charlie Sheen exiting). In fact, showrunner Chuck Lorre has three shows in the Top 10.

In third was another series going through some cast issues, ABC’s Desperate Housewives with $2.74 million, which has some actors in contract negotiations. Here’s the Top 10 from last year: READ FULL STORY

Ratings alert: What you're watching if you're 11, 50 or 34 years old (the results may surprise you!)

Steven Tyler and J. Lo don’t necessarily appeal to everybody who watches TV.

American Idol may be the most popular show in all of TV – the Wednesday editions have averaged 25.8 million viewers while the ones on Thursday pull in 24.2 million. But the singing competition doesn’t hog all the glory in the house of Nielsen – especially when it comes to specific demographics like kids, young men, and adults over 50.

So we did some digging! The following results are based on a survey of all shows between Sept. 20 and March 6. (We singled out the male demos versus the female ones since they’re the toughest group for advertisers to reach): READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's 'trailer' driven off Warner Bros. lot -- PHOTOS

Charlie Sheen’s “trailer” has left the Warner Bros. lot, where it was parked for years beside the Two and a Half Men stage.

The vehicle is a bus that Sheen converted into a “total hang-out pad,” and it nested beside Stage 26 for the actor’s use during breaks while shooting Men. It was going to be towed, but Sheen sent a repairman to fix it up so it could be driven home on March 10 with dignity.

Still, having your trailer driven off the lot is the celebrity version of packing up your desk and carrying the box out the door. Here are some exclusive pics. It’s the end of an era, the Sheenpocalypse Now version of the last helicopter leaving Saigon. Winning? READ FULL STORY

Police confiscate gun and ammo from Charlie Sheen's home

Police visited the home of Charlie Sheen Thursday night to investigate a possible violation of a temporary restraining order, according to People magazine. “It came to the attention of the LAPD that Sheen is the registered owner of firearms,” the police said in a statement late Thursday night. Sheen was not arrested or detained, but the police confiscated bullets and an antique gun, which are prohibited as part of a pending custody agreement with his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen later tweeted that “the LAPD were AWESOME. Absolute pros! they can protect and serve this Warlock anytime!!! c.” He followed later with, “50 cops in my home. they all left. I’m still here. WINNING? 24/7.”

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Jon Cryer: 'I am a troll.'

Jon Cryer went on TBS’ Conan tonight to address comments his former Two and a Half Men costar Charlie Sheen recent made about him, namely that Cryer is, among other things, a “troll.” Although Cryer did recently appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a receptionist because he “needed the work,” this marks the first time the actor has directly addressed the Sheen media maelstrom of the last two weeks. And frankly, his remarks are quite shocking. Check out the video below:  READ FULL STORY

Chuck Lorre slams Charlie Sheen's lawsuit as 'fantasy'

Two and a Half Men executive producer Chuck Lorre fired back at Charlie Sheen via after the actor filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against him and Warner Bros. today.

Lorre’s attorney Howard Weitzman issued the following statement: READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation' exec producer Mike Schur: 'Zero truth' to rumors of Rob Lowe replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

Fans of Parks and Recreation, you may breathe a sigh of relief: Rob Lowe isn’t leaving Indiana. Despite rumors that the actor could replace the fired Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men — an idea, by the way, that even got Sheen’s endorsementParks executive producer Mike Schur tells EW that there is “zero truth” to that scenario. “Rob is a full-time cast member and his contract extends many years in the future, so there’s no possible way that could happen,” he says. “It was a classic Internet rumor that got way out of hand.” Borrowing a word from Lowe’s character, ultra-optimistic auditor Chris Traeger, Schur declared:  “There is literally no chance that he can go to another show right now.” Lowe guest starred on the final two episodes of season 2 before becoming a regular cast member on Parks this season.

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Charlie Sheen sues Warner Bros., Chuck Lorre for $100 million

sheen-vs-lorreImage Credit: Glenn Harris/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosThe F-18 has dropped its payload: Charlie Sheen has sued his former employer Warner Bros., and Two and a Half Men showrunner Chuck Lorre for $100 million. He’s also suing on behalf of the show’s cast and crew, though none have actually joined Sheen as parties to the lawsuit. (Read the suit here.)

In a document filed Thursday, Sheen laid out a detailed accusation that sought to portray his downfall as a scheme orchestrated by Lorre to push him from the hit show. Lorre’s motivation was an “egotistical desire to punish” the actor, the suit says.

“Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, believes himself to be so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of the popular television series Two and a Half Men in order to serve his own ego and self-interest and make the star of the series the scapegoat,” reads the opening of the lawsuit. “Charlie Sheen is not only seeking payment for his own compensation for the series, but he is also pursuing claims for the benefit of the entire cast and crew to get paid the balance of the season’s 24 episodes.”

The suit claims that Warner Bros. had no problem signing Sheen to two more years on Men, even though he was dealing with substance abuse issues and had pending felony and misdemeanor charges pending against him. “Warner Bros. understood that Mr. Sheen suffered from alleged physical and mental disabilities … none of these resulted in Warner Bros. suspending Mr. Sheen. What did?” READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's 'final' Webcast taunts CBS as his viewership drops

Charlie Sheen taunted CBS and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre during his promised “final” Webcast on Tuesday night.

Compared to last night’s disjointed episode of “Sheen’s Korner,” in which the fired broadcast star looked alarmingly frazzled, Sheen was more focused and composed this evening. He seemed to stick to a prepared script stuffed with his wildly metaphoric wordplay as he bashed his perceived enemies.

“What occurred yesterday was completely and entirely illegal,” said the self proclaimed “Malibu Messiah,” then later added: “How’s last night’s 2.8 in the demo feel?” referring to the rating received by CBS for Monday’s repeat of Two and a Half Men. READ FULL STORY

Why CBS should relaunch 'Two and a Half Men' without Charlie Sheen

two-and-a-half-replacementImage Credit: Mitchell Haddad/CBSSpin City did it. So did 8 Simple Rules, Cheers, NewsRadio, and Hogan’s Family. Even The Office wants to try its luck without Michael Scott. So should Two and a Half Men move ahead sans Charlie Sheen? Though Chuck Lorre created Men with Sheen solely in mind, there are plenty of scribes in the network comedy business who think the executive producer would be crazy to give up now on TV’s No. 1 comedy.

“Even if they lose a quarter of their audience, it’ll still be a hit, so they’d be crazy not to try to replace him,” says one veteran showrunner with a hit comedy on cable. “In my experience, change is good creatively for a show. Look at Cheers or Law & Order. The challenge of reinventing a show is a positive thing.”

Adds an Emmy-winning scribe on an NBC series: “A lot of people have worked very hard on that show for a lot of years. They’ve earned the right to at least give it a go. If it doesn’t work, then call it quits. But at least give it a try.” READ FULL STORY

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