Report: Sheen Plans Sitcom Return, Crew Furious Over Star’s Rehab

by | February 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM | TV News

Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men (CBS)


UPDATE: Charlie Sheen is planning to return to work in three or four weeks, according to TMZ. At least that’s the (overly optimistic?) plan.

“Two and a Half Men” has missed two episodes now, after the sitcom shut down production to allow Sheen time in rehab — at his home. The report also claims “producers will make up the episodes so no one from the cast or crew will be out any money,” but that “nothing is set in stone.”

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While Charlie Sheen undergoes rehabilitation for his various addictions, members of the production crew on Sheen’s now-halted CBS sitcom are angry over the hiatus because if they don’t work, they don’t get paid.

“We are really pissed,” an unnamed crew member tells E! Online. “A lot of us do not get paid if we don’t work,” the crew member said. “So, if [Sheen is] off getting rehabbed, or porn-o-ing, or whatever, we’re screwed.”

Sheen’s Woes a Costly Threat to CBS

It’s at least the second time that production on “Two and a Half Men” has ground to a halt because of Sheen’s antics.

Last February, the series took a similar break when Sheen — who makes $2 million per episode — entered rehab following his arrest on Christmas Day 2009 for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller. Back then, crew members were “partially compensated,” according to TMZ.

How CBS Plans to Fill the Void Left by “Two Men”

It isn’t known if they’ll be similarly compensated this time around – if at all – because, among other uncertainties surrounding this latest Charlie Sheen drama, no one knows how long this hiatus will last.