As TV’s top-rated comedy, Men is a cash cow, so CBS and WBTV have an incentive to keep the show going as long as possible. But Sheen, who also faces charges stemming from a Christmas Day arrest for assault might not return as quickly as the net and production company would like.
Sheen has stunned bosses at America’s top-rated sitcom by checking into a drug and booze clinic.
Producers at Two And A Half Men didn’t know their star was going into rehab, reports claim. Filming of the show has been suspended.
Friends of Sheen, who faces a possible three-year jail term for allegedly threatening his wife with a knife on Christmas Day, said he went into rehab as a “preventative measure”.
A pal said: “Charlie’s tired and worried about his wife, his court case and his kids.”
Sheen (44) has a long history of drug and booze problems. He is expected to spend two weeks in the clinic.
He is due in court in Colorado next month to enter a plea to charges of menacing his wife Brooke Mueller with a knife.
Brooke, who is also in rehab, has begged prosecutors to drop the case. Sheen is the highest paid star on US TV, earning $20 million per year. –– Daily Record.