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Charlie Sheen sets TV deal, reportedly working on smoke break

May 18, 2010 |  1:18 pm

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Oh, the suspense was killing us. But rest easy, sitcom junkies -- Charlie Sheen has signed a two-year contract with CBS to continue on "Two and a Half Men," with a raise to boot, Show Tracker reports.

Sheen will pocket around $1.8 million to $1.9 million an episode, according to Variety, up from the $825,000 he's been making each week on CBS' top-rated sitcom.

Wonder if Sheen's lawyer will be as successful in reported negotiations with the Pitkin County Jail folks?

According to US Magazine, client Charlie would prefer to be able to smoke in the slammer, should he find himself behind bars in the future. You know, just in case that were to happen, for no reason whatsoever. It seems the corrections operation has years-old no-smoking policy, and an Us source says law enforcement types aren't rushing to make exceptions for that fella from Hollywood.

Fortunately, the Ministry's Division of Absolutely Accurate Statistics is working overtime today:

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., on March 15. Rick Giase / EPA

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