CBS stands by their ''Two and a Half Men'' star -- Charlie Sheen's legal troubles will not stop the show

By Lynette Rice
Updated May 05, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Two and a Half Men

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  • TV Show
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  • CBS

Actor Charlie Sheen — who plays a blissfully single bachelor on CBS’ Two and a Half Men — probably wishes that his life did a better job of imitating art right about now. On April 21, a scathing court document filed by Sheen’s soon-to-be ex, Denise Richards, became public on thesmokinggun.com, alleging the actor is an abusive, unstable husband and father with an addiction to gambling and porn sites (Sheen has denied the claims). Fortunately for the actor and his network — which recently picked up Two and a Half Men for a fourth season — the document surfaced two weeks after the show shut down for a scheduled summer hiatus. That gives the tabloid-ready controversy time to cool off before the crew heads back into production July 31. And no matter how damaging the rumors about his personal life, insiders say that Sheen’s alleged problems have never affected production on TV’s most watched comedy.

”Charlie Sheen has been a true professional and a valued friend to CBS,” said spokesman Phil Gonzales. ”We offer him our continued support during this very difficult time.” May we suggest a good first step? Keep those Denise Richards guest-star episodes out of syndication.

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Two and a Half Men

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  • TV Show
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  • 9
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  • Pending
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  • CBS
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