Charlie Sheen stays with Men
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 May 2010
Charlie Sheen has signed a new contract with 'Two and a Half Men' which will see him stay on the show for two more seasons
Charlie Sheen has signed a new contract with 'Two and a Half Men'.
The actor - whose future on the US comedy series had been in question after he told friends he wanted to leave after seven years because he'd tired of production demands - has signed up to stay on the show as lothario Charlie Harper for another two seasons.
He said in a statement: "To put a fitting end on the two-and-a-half months of whirlwind speculation, I'm looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights."
It had been widely reported Charlie was hoping to earn up to $2 million per episode, but CBS and the actor have declined to comment.
The 44-year-old star temporarily forced production of the show to a halt recently after he was treated for alcoholism in a rehab facility.
Charlie is also due back in court on July 21, where he will go on trial for felony menacing, misdemeanour third degree assault and misdemeanour criminal mischief after allegedly attacking his spouse Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day (25.12.09).
Despite his turbulent personal life, Charlie's 'Two and a Half Men' co-star Jennifer Taylor - who plays his love interest Christine - recently praised his professionalism and claimed there would be no programme without him.
She said: "He was wonderful. He was always professional. He was always kind. If we don't have Charlie, we don't have a show. I'm just hoping we're going to have a show."