Charlie Sheen is leaving "Two and a Half Men" at the end of this season, People magazine is reporting.
Sheen’s contract is up at the end of this season. According to the report, "Although sources say the network hoped the star would sign a new contract for an eighth season, Sheen recently turned down the offer. ‘He wants to move on,’ says a friend of the actor, whose contract is fulfilled after he tapes this season’s 22nd episode. ‘Leaving is 100 percent his idea.’ "
Sheen, who is currently taping "Men" by day and going back to rehab at night, still has criminal domestic violence charges hanging over him, stemming from an incident with his wife last Christmas day. He is reportedly the highest paid actor in primetime, making $850,000 per episode. The last "Men" for this season is scheduled to tape April 9.
People reported that Sheen’s rep would only confirm that Sheen’s contract ends this season. CBS told People that it doesn’t comment on contract issues.