No Charlie Sheen, no show: That’s what RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively about the fate of TV’s number one sitcom, Two and a Half Men.
Sheen, who is battling marital, legal and substance abuse problems, has not committed to coming back to the show. But there has been rampant speculation that the sitcom’s producers at Warner Brothers would reconfigure the series without him.
“There has been absolutely no discussion about reworking Two and a Half Men without Charlie. No one is even considering it,” a well-placed Warner Brothers source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “At this moment, if Charlie doesn’t come back, that’s the end of the series.”
Sheen is the highest paid actor on TV and after seven years playing the womanizing, hard-partying Charlie Harper on the CBS show, he is ready to hang up his hat.
“Charlie has never taken jobs just for the money,” a source close to the actor tells RadarOnline.com. “He’s had to turn down some movie offers in the past few years because of his show schedule and he’d like to be available for that again.”
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Both Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller are undergoing treatment for substance abuse, with Brooke staying at the couple’s home with their twin sons. Charlie still has domestic abuse charges in Colorado hanging over him, stemming from their Christmas day altercation in Aspen.
CBS is scheduled to announce its fall season line-up on May 17, so there is still a small window of opportunity for Charlie to change his mind about returning to the set and bringing the show back to life, but as each day goes by, it seems increasingly unlikely.