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CBS May Want Charlie Sheen Back

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Mar 21, 2011 | 10:06am EDT

martin sheen and charlie sheenA top executive at CBS is supposedly "ready, willing, and able to forgive and forget all of Charlie Sheen's recent antics and continue broadcasting [Two and a Half Men], with Sheen back in the starring role." Radar Online cites a source who says the executive is none other than CBS President and CEO, Les Moonves (who has been mentioned in many, if not all of Sheen's webcasts and rants) has been talking to Warner Bros and Chuck Lorre about the possibility of finding a solution that results in Sheen returning to the show without causing trouble for anyone.

The source told reporters that "Moonves told Chuck Lorre that he should 'let us handle Charlie,'" and that "Moonves wants to get the show back on the air. He's all for it. He says certain people need to forget anything and everything Charlie's done recently and just move on with the business at hand." But there's more: the informant continued, "The core issue is, as he put it, the volatile relationship between Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre. He believes that if CBS and Warner Bros. TV honchos can find a way to get Chuck and Charlie to speak again, cooler heads will prevail."

I highly doubt Chuck Lorre wants anything to do with Charlie Sheen. I mean, how could he with all the "Hey, you Jew!" stuff and the "may your children get so tired of feeling hungry that they have to eat your dead and lifeless body." And I even highlier doubt Charlie Sheen wants anything to do with Warner Bros. or CBS, so in this scenario, Les Moonves looks even more pathetic than a person who tweets that they finally received their iPad 2 in the mail. Even though Moonves deserves credit for trying so desperately to get things back the way they were, it's honestly a joke that he's going around with a little Powerpoint presentation and trying to convince everyone that they need Sheen as an employee. It's understandable that CBS and Warner Bros. are interested in saving the show because of how profitable it is, but it's nonsensical for them to be even contemplate bringing Sheen back on board something he so nearly wrecked, especially after their lawyers spent so much time making sure they had a clear cause to fire him. Besides, Sheen's past the point of needing the show so even if an offer was made to him, he'd probably dismiss it. He's selling out tours and passing drug tests and holding webcasts. His fan base is securely in place, and even Sheen's smart enough to realize that CBS only wants him back because of how tremendous his following has become since he was dismissed from the show. However, the receipt of an offer to join the cast again was something Sheen has said he wanted -- not because he needed the money and needed to get back to work, but because he wanted his employers to recognize how they were nothing without him... and that includes the value of a helicopter with noise attached.

Source: Radar Online

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