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Charlie Sheen's plea deal won't affect 'Two and a Half Men'

August 2, 2010 |  5:19 pm

The coming season of "Two and a Half Men" is no longer jeopardized by Charlie Sheen's legal woes. The comedy star has reached a deal with prosecutors in his assault case that will involve a speedy stay in rehab plus probation.

Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault on his wife during a fight on Christmas Day in Aspen. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop a felony menacing charge, clearing the way for a rehab stint plus 30 days' probation and anger management classes. 

According to the Associated Press, Sheen has 30 days to report to the Promises Treatment Center. However, Sheen will receive credit for time already spent in rehab, so according to the website TMZ he will check in and then leave almost immediately.

The new season of "Two and a Half Men" is due to start Sept. 20 on CBS. Warner Bros., the studio that makes the show, will resume production within two weeks. When asked if filming would be affected by deal reached Monday, Sheen's representative, Stan Rosenfield, replied simply: "No." A source connected to the show confirmed that shooting would not be affected. 

— Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)


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