Is Charlie Sheen leaving ‘Two and a Half Men’?

Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Irwin Estevez) Court Appearance
There’s news that abusive creep Charlie Sheen was unsuccessful in contract talks with CBS and won’t be returning to his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. The show has been on for seven years and is consistently high in the ratings. Star Charlie is one of the highest paid actors on television. According to a source quoted by People, Charlie won’t return to tapings after next week and is off the show. He apparently didn’t accept CBS’ new contract offer and is “quietly telling his friends he’s not coming back.”

After seven seasons, CBS’s hit sitcom Two and a Half Men will be down one man after the April 9 taping, sources tell PEOPLE. The reason? “Charlie’s just done,” says a set source. “And he’s quietly telling his friends he’s not coming back.”

Although sources say the network hoped the star would sign a new contract for an eighth season, Sheen recently turned down the offer. “He wants to move on,” says a friend of the actor, whose contract is fulfilled after he tapes this season’s 22nd episode. “Leaving is 100 percent his idea.”

Sheen rep Stan Rosenfield would only say: “Charlie’s deal is only through this current season.”

[From People]

I don’t watch this show, and the few times I’ve seen it I’ve found the plot predictable, the jokes stupid and the laughtrack cloying. It’s just not my kind of humor. (Community on NBC is my favorite comedy.) So I don’t particularly care if Sheen is off that show. He probably does, though, and it’s not like there are other TV shows clamoring to hire an expensive actor with anger management and image issues. All this “he’s leaving” talk could just be Charlie’s way of holding out for more cash per episode. TMZ reports that Charlie is grandstanding so that he’ll be able to up his salary from $825,000 an episode to $1.5 million an episode. He reportedly rejected a $1 million per episode offer. Supposedly neither Charlie nor CBS want to see him off the show, which has been renewed for two more seasons, up until its ninth.

Last month Sheen plead not guilty to domestic violence charges in Aspen, Colorado for an alleged Christmas day assault on his wife, Brooke Mueller. It’s rumored that Sheen’s defense strategy will involve attacking Mueller’s credibility by citing her drug addiction problem. The case won’t go to trial until July, and maybe by that point we’ll hear that Charlie has nearly doubled his massive salary. The bastard.

Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Irwin Estevez) Court Appearance

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  1. YT says:

    His minions are busy trying to force CBS to pay what Charlie wants. I hope CBS stands firm on their offer. Advertisers will be wary of Charlie if he misbehaves again.

  2. bellaluna says:

    Maybe CBS is using the negotiations to get him off the show without coming right out and saying so. Allowing Sheen to bow out “gracefully” and claim they couldn’t see eye to eye on salary allows CBS to rid itself of its problem child while saving face.

  3. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    I haven’t liked Charlie Sheen since about a year after Ferris Bueller. He’s just consistently shown himself to be Douche Extraordinaire, and that’s probably why I’ve never even glimpsed his TV show.

    I wonder why more haven’t done the same.

    Why isn’t he in prison? Really?

  4. Hautie says:

    Well Charlie may be looking out for his own selfish cash needs.

    He did not have a pre-nup with Denise Richards. So when they divorced she got half of everything. Plus child support for their two girls.

    Now he is looking at a divorce from Brooke. With two more kids to support.

    I don’t think he is truly stupid enough to leave the cash cow that show turned out to be.

    And he knows with all the syndication money coming in… he needs to get paid and that happens while negotiating the new contract.

  5. lucy2 says:

    bellaluna, I was thinking the same thing. Despite the high ratings, they have to be embarrassed that their big star has all this garbage going on, so this could be a way to get rid of him.
    I kind of doubt Charlie would be so quick to walk away – he’s getting a huge paycheck for a fairly easy job, and WHO else is going to hire him now? Considering how his team is quick to manipulate his press, I wonder if they’re not the ones putting out there that it’s his decision to leave. CBS certainly has grounds to say get lost.

  6. j. ferber says:

    Why isn’t his ass in jail?

  7. Lee says:

    I am SO hoping this is just a face-saving exercise for him, and that CBS is just recognizing that the show has had it’s run, and they just don’t want this scumbag on their payroll anymore. Creep.

  8. Ms. Linda says:

    he needs to be in jail why is everyone walking sow with this you was running on chris brown and he made one mistake and this clown made many and is going to do some more because he is the biggest clown in town he claim he do not have a problem just llike rhinna say she do not have a problem it is going to come out because they got away with it God looks high and low and all is going to get their watch and see charlie needs help because charlie is going to kill someone mark my word

  9. Chelly says:

    I love Two & a Half Men. The show will not be the same w/o him. If he leaves, the show is as good as done.

    :::trying to understand what Linda wrote:::

  10. LolaBella says:

    I think that this is CBS’ passive- aggressive way of getting rid of their once golden problem child.

    Yes, the show gets good ratings and brings in serious revenue for the network, but they have to weigh the fact that Charlie’s off-screen drama may eventually cost them sponsors.

    Also, there is the potential that Charlie could go to jail and they’d have to shut down the show anyway and that would be a HUGE financial hit to the network.

    I say cut your losses, let Charlie go and end the show. It hasn’t been funny for the last 3 seasons anyway.

  11. AlanHarper says:

    I certainly hope this is not true…I watch an episode of this show every night. I can watch the past seasons shows over and over and they never get old. Charlie, Jon and Angus have given us some great shows though. If he wants to hang it up, then that’s his call. I imagine they would have to twist the show to where Alan is sponging off someone else. I am not sure I could watch that. No offense to Jon, the show just doesn’t work without Charlie.

  12. Dobben says:

    Consistently one of the top comedies. Charlie Sheen IS Two and a Half Men. CBS -will- pay what he’s asking… they just don’t want to be seen as bending over too quickly. I, for one, can’t wait for them to capitulate. Love the show, love Sheen. His personal life is none of my business.

  13. Tia C says:

    @ Dobben: I feel the same way.

    @ AlanHarper (haha funny): You are right, the show would absolutely not work without Charlie.

    Having said that, I must admit I feel the show might have one good season left, but really it’s pretty much played itself out. Whether Sheen stays or goes, as someone pointed out, the show hasn’t been quite as funny recently. And honestly, Angus is fast approaching being a “whole” man, instead of the “half” he used to be. He’s not as cute and he’s more annoying now, IMHO. Time to wrap it up soon!

  14. EMV says:

    I love the show and it would not be the same without him. The cast is so great, especially the kid. This is very disappointing if he is not back despite his personal life. It’s Hollywood for goodness sake.

  15. Lucinda says:

    I don’t think his behavior will affect ad revenue. It’s about money and this show pulls in good ratings because it’s funny. Sheen is a douche in real life and he plays one on the show too. So it works. But I agree that the show is about played out. It’s going to limp through it’s last 2 seasons and be done. They’ll pay him though. Give it time.

  16. annabelle says:

    check out that awful toupee charlie wears. LOL

    both of the two men on two and a half men are dumbass losers. Go back and look at the marriage fail drama that Jon Cryer is a part of in his own life.

    what crap.

  17. In these hard times, we all need laughter, and eventhough the show lacks what it used to have, it’s still hilarious. I’m sure it can survive for at least one more year. Charlie’s personal life is of no interest to me and doesn’t seem to be affecting his acting on the show. Considering what athletes get paid, I’m sure he’ll get the one and half million per episode that he’s asking for. I hope the show stays around for a while longer.

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  19. i think the show would do just fine without charlie sheen.its jon cryers (allan)who relly makes the show because,in real life is paying out all of that monies out for his sons mom,no smart man thats forsure.so let charlie go.and make angus the next man,and kill charlie harper off,leaving allan and jake everythink in his will.and start a new season with them coming back for charlies funeral with a young(22yearsold)leaving allan charlies four year old son. i gave that much now cbs can do the rest of the work.i so hope two and a half men stays on,what else am i going to watch at 9:00pm,on monday nights.