Actor Charlie Sheen has put an end to months of speculation by releasing a statement saying “I’m looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights”. The 44 year old star of the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men”, has signed a contract which will keep him on the show for a further two seasons.
The future of “Two and a Half Men” was in doubt due to two separate events. One was the due to the domestic violence charges brought against him. The actor pleaded “not guilty” to the charges that refer to the incident that took place on Christmas Day and involved his wife Brooke Mueller Sheen. The other issue was his desire to leave the show. After seven years, Sheen felt that the schedule and the demands of the sitcom were too much and wanted to refocus on his movie career. In that regard, he secured a role in the sequel to the hugely successful 1987 movie “Wall Street”, called “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”.
However, all those issues seem to be past him as he has now agreed to return to the show that CBS renewed for three years last year. The renewal came as a surprise to many as they knew that Sheen’s contract ended this year and he hadn’t committed to any furthered seasons. The reports that Sheen held out for a $2 million per episode payout have not been confirmed as yet.