Conflicting reports today about Charlie Sheen‘s future on his sitcom Two And A Half Men; People says he plans to ditch the show after this season, while TMZ says Chuck is just holding out for an insane salary increase.
The CBS show has been renewed for two more seasons, but Sheen’s contract is up after this year (the last day of filming for this season is April 9). TMZ explains that Sheen wants to bump his current salary, which is already $825,000 per episode to $1.5 million per show. If he stays on for an extra two years at $1.5 million, that’s a sum that just blows our mind (and it probably blows the mind of co-star Jon Cryer and the kid who plays the half-man). A source explains to TMZ “Does anyone really think Charlie will walk away from $48 million?” Good point. Considering the amount of legal fees, bail money and retroactive hooker payouts Sheen owes, he might want to hang on to this job.
All of this begs the greater question: who is actually watching this show? We know, we know, it’s popular, but we don’t know anyone who has actually ever seen an episode. Are there any Two And A Half Men fans out there who can actually vouch for the show and for Sheen’s multi-million dollar contributions to it? [Photo: Getty Images]