It’s nervous time for the producers of the hit cash-cow "Two and a Half Men," reports Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
The star of that show, Charlie Sheen, at a Colorado court proceeding Monday, was charged with felony menacing and misdemeanors for assault and criminal mischief in the Christmas day incident involving his wife.
If Sheen is unavailable at some point to tape "Two and a Half Men," that article says, it could cause major headaches, "because the network and Warner Bros., which makes the show, have banked so heavily on the series, in its seventh year, lasting at least through the 2011-12 TV season. ‘Men’ over the years has become expensive to produce, in large part because of Sheen’s high salary. In 2008, a TV Guide survey ranked him the highest-paid actor on TV, making $825,000 per episode, or nearly $20 million per year."
–Chuck Ross and Elizabeth Jensen