‘Men’ Reruns Set Off WPIX Bomb Threat

It’s Final: Ashton Kutcher Joins ‘Men’

With Charlie Sheen’s replacement signed, Two and a Half Men will begin production this summer.

Ashton Kutcher Joining ‘Two And A Half Men’

Two sources close to the deal-making say that the actor is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV’s No. 1 comedy. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a “huge payday” to join the hit sitcom.

Hugh Grant Almost Replaced Sheen On ‘Men’

Hugh Grant was deep into final negotiations to replace Charlie Sheen as the lead on Two And A Half Men until he pulled out last night at the last minute due to creative differences. Insiders say he’d been offered more than $1 million an episode.

WB Eyes A Revised ‘Men’ Without Sheen

It is not certain that CBS’s hit comedy Two and a Half Men will return next season, but the show’s studio, Warner Brothers, confirmed Thursday that it was trying to bring the show back without its original star, Charlie Sheen.

Sheen Wants To Again Be One Of The ‘Men’

Sheen Claims He’s In Talks To Return To ‘Men’

Arbitrator Chosen In Charlie Sheen Case

Sources report that Richard Neal has been chosen to oversee the fight between Sheen, Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre over Sheen’s firing from the hit CBS show.

Sheen Lawyers Still Trying To Block Arbitration

Sheen Denied In Effort To Stop Arbitration

WB Gets Sheen Dispute Into Arbitration

Just hours after the international media feasted on Charlie Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre comes news that it may not go any further. Warner Bros. has succeeded in officially putting the contract dispute into arbitration.

Sheen Files $100M Suit Against WB, Lorre

The fired star of Two and a Half Men alleges that Warner Bros. bowed to executive producer Chuck Lorre’s desire to punish Sheen, and that the producer and Warners conspired to blame the actor for causing production to stop.

How ‘Men’ Could Continue Without Sheen

Although the eight-year-old show is aging and revolved around Charlie Sheen’s playboy character Charlie Harper, Warner Bros. Television and CBS have every incentive to try to keep it going after producers fired him on Monday. The show, for one, is a huge moneymaker: It is the most popular comedy on the air, and in syndication. But the more important question might be whether viewers will buy a remade show next fall.

Warner Bros. Fires Charlie Sheen From ‘Men’

The studio said the decision was made after “careful consideration” and that no decision has been made yet on the future of the series.

Why Sheen’s Legal Position Is Not So Crazy

Charlie Sheen might have tiger blood and Adonis DNA, but it’s far from clear whether the Two and a Half Men star would prevail in what seems like an inevitable legal showdown with CBS and Warner Bros. Television over who is to blame for the implosion of America’s most-watched sitcom. Many showbiz legal experts say they think he has a decent case, especially if reports are true that his deal with WBTV includes no morals clause.

Moonves: Nixing Sheen Show Saves Money

CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves told an investors conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that stopping production on the final eight episodes of this season’s Two and a Half Men is “financially a gainer.”

‘Men’ Crew To Be Paid; Sheen Calls It A Start’

Warner Bros. Television agreed Monday to pay the crew of Two and a Half Men for half of the eight episodes of TV’s top-rated comedy that were canceled by producers upset about the off-screen antics of star Charlie Sheen.

Sheen Wants Raise To Return To ‘Men’

The troubled star appeared on dueling morning show interviews Monday on NBC and ABC to continue an attack on CBS and producers of his hit sitcom for shutting down the show because of his off-set behavior. NBC interviewer Jeff Rossen appeared taken aback when Sheen said he wanted to be paid $3 million an episode to return to the show. He’s reportedly paid $1.8 million an episode now, one of the highest-paid actors on television.

Outbursts Trumped Big Ratings In ‘Men’ Move

By halting production on the eighth season of Two and a Half Men, CBS Corp. and   Warner Bros. are turning away from a proven hit with both viewers and advertisers.

No Let-Up By Sheen Despite Show Shutdown

Undeterred by the shut down of his Two and A Half Men TV comedy, actor Charlie Sheen unleashed a new torrent of messages on Friday as Hollywood backed away from the increasingly erratic star.

CBS, Warner Bros. Pull Plug On Sheen Sitcom

In a one-sentence joint statement Thursday evening, the companies said they were ending production on television’s No. 1 sitcom for the season, a decision based on the “totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition.” The move came following violence-tinged and anti-Semitic radio rant and letter from the troubled actor. The production halt leaves CBS eight episodes shy of the 24 half-hours it had expected to air.


With Sheen Out, CBS’s ‘Men’ Sinks

Charlie Sheen’s antics are catching up, and now CBS is paying for them. The troubled actor’s unscheduled hiatus into rehab prompted the network to air a rerun of Two and a Half Men last night, causing CBS to slip to second place for the night among viewers 18-49. This was the first time this February sweeps that CBS didn’t win Monday night. Last night’s Men rerun — the only repeat in CBS’s lineup posted a 3.0 among 18-49s. That’s not bad for a repeat, but off 29% from a 4.2 for an original episode last week.

Sheen, ‘Men’ To Resume Shooting Feb. 28

CBS’s Two and a Half Men will resume shooting Feb. 28, exactly a month after the show went on hiatus with Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he was entering rehab, according to a  studio insider.

Chuck Lorre: ‘If Charlie Sheen Outlives Me…’

Charlie Sheen Slams CBS, Warner Bros.

Charlie Sheen made another bizarre public statement this morning, this time on live radio. The Two and a Half Men star, who is undergoing rehab treatment at home, called into the Dan Patrick Show to complain that CBS and Men producer Warner Bros. TV would not allow him to return to work despite, according to him, being ready to do so.

Charlie Sheen Offers To Pay ‘Men’ Crew

Sheen Hopes To Return To Work By Late Feb.

Actor Charlie Sheen hopes to be finished with rehab and back on the set of his top-rated CBS comedy Two and A Half Men by the end of February, his spokesman said today.

Charlie Sheen Says ‘Thank You’ From Rehab

In a statement Wednesday, the Two and a Half Men star thanked his bosses, CBS chief Les Moonves and Warner Bros.’ TV division President Bruce Rosenblum, for “their concern and support.” It was issued hours after the Los Angeles Fire Department released a 5-minute recording of a 911 call.

More ‘Mike,’ ‘Rules’ To Replace ‘Men’ On CBS

CBS has ordered two additional episodes of Monday sitcoms Mike and Molly and Rules of Engagement to help cope with scheduling issues arising from the absence of Charlie Sheen from the hit show Two and a Half Men, according to sources. These extra shows will fill in a schedule with sudden holes caused by the absence of Sheen, who reportedly is attempting a rehabilitation program at home with a trained expert in addiction.

Sheen Too Valuable To Let Go … For Now

The star of ratings powerhouse Two and a Half Men makes so much money for CBS that the network is willing to forgive his myriad legal and personal transgressions. But as one industry insider notes, there is a tipping point.

Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab, ‘Men’ On Hiatus

Publicist Stan Rosenfield said Friday that the star of CBS’s Two and a Half Men was entering an undisclosed facility. CBS, production company Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre said in a statement that Sheen’s decision to seek rehab has prompted a halt on the show’s production.

Charlie Sheen Rushed To Hospital


CBS Has ‘High Level Of Concern’ Over Sheen

Entertainment President Nina Tassler says the network is worried about Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen “on a personal level” but insists “he does his job extremely well.”

Charlie Sheen And CBS Ready To Collide

As Charlie Sheen came perilously close on Tuesday to missing his call time on Two and a Half Men, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre were struggling with how to address the problem of their No. 1 star and his private behavior.

Sheen’s NYC Incident Sparks Abuse Claims, Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Roughly a month after a wild night that left a New York hotel room in tatters and sent Charlie Sheen to the hospital, the drama continues. A woman found locked in the bathroom of Sheen’s suite last month said in a nationally televised interview Monday that the actor used racial slurs […]

‘Two And A Half Men’ Renewed Through 2021

Tribune and Sinclair stations re-up with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for the second cycle of the No. 1 syndicated comedy.