It might be the fastest rehab in the history of addiction therapy, but “Two and a Half Men” is headed back into production, with wayward star Charlie Sheen.
Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the top-rated CBS sitcom will resume production on Feb. 28. It will have been dormant for a month -– since Jan. 28, the day Sheen was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain.
Later, it came to light that Sheen had allegedly been partying in his home for several hours with up to five women, including one porn actress, Kacey Jordan, who told interviewers that Sheen had taken delivery of a small suitcase of crack cocaine. She said he then smoked a portion of it.
Soon after that, Sheen supposedly entered rehab, though, in a bizarre twist, he apparently undertook this emergency sobriety program in his own home –- an approach not generally taken in such cases (as viewers of “Intervention” on A&E well know).
According to THR, plans call for four more episodes of “Two and a Half Men” to be produced before ceasing production for the season. That’s four less than the eight episodes originally planned for the remainder of the season, THR said, raising questions about how cast and crew would be compensated -– if at all -– for the episodes that won’t be produced.