Could Charlie Sheen end up back on 'Two and a Half Men'?
The Web rumor mill was busy Monday with word that CBS was ready to take Sheen back, even though he was fired from TV's No. 1 comedy earlier this month after ridiculing his bosses. Radar Online reported that CBS executives "want him back now" and would "forgive and forget" the last few weeks of Sheen's outbursts.
NBC News reporter Jeff Rossen, who has interviewed Sheen frequently in recent days, tweeted that CBS had "offered him his job back" but that talks were still ongoing. Later, Rossen clarified to say that Sheen would have to come to terms with Warner Bros., the studio that owns the rights to "Two and a Half Men," before any deal could happen.
For the record, neither Warner Bros. nor CBS is commenting. But there is no indication that the studio's stance toward Sheen has changed since it sacked him two weeks ago. Or since the actor filed a $100-million lawsuit against the company shortly thereafter.
Sheen's camp is denying any return to the CBS series. "There is no story," Sheen's manager,Mark Burg, wrote in an e-mail to Show Tracker. "Not sure how all this started."
The good news? Looks like Sheen will have plenty of free time and his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" concert tour can go ahead as planned.
Show Trackers, do you think CBS and Warner Bros. should take Sheen back?
-- Scott Collins
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Photo: Charlie Sheen in 2009. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images