The companies that benefit from Two and a Half Men’s excellent ratings are exploring ways to clear hurdle that is preventing Charlie Sheen from returning to the hit sitcom.
RadarOnline reports CBS and Warner Bros. Television are considering replacing Chuck Lorre in an attempt to appease the actor who called the show’s co-creator and writer a “stupid, stupid little man and a … punk that I’d never want to be like.”
The plan calls for Sheen-approved consulting producer Don Reo to take over as head writer/producer for the hit show. The creator of M.A.S.H., The Golden Girls, and Blossom among others penned two episodes of Two and a Half Men last season and three in season seven. He would oversee production of the CBS ratings machine.
The move would allow Lorre to step away from the day-to-day operations and spend his time working with The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, two other shows he created. His pay for Two and a Half Men wouldn’t change.
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