Charlie Sheen says he’s ready to get back to work on his hit CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” and he wants to help pay the crew for the two weeks of downtime caused by his absence, TMZ.com reports.
Sheen is offering to pay one-third of the crew’s salaries, provided that CBS and producer Warner Bros. each pick up another third, the story reports. The actor is reportedly upset that the network and studio have not already offered to pay the crew.
CBS said it has not been contacted about paying a share of the salaries, and Warner Bros. isn’t talking about the offer. The studio did provide a generic statement: "We sincerely hope that Charlie’s rehab is going well. We hope that he is healthy in the very near future and we look forward to the return of production of ‘Two and a Half Men.’"
Sheen reportedly said he is ready to return to work next week to complete the show’s current season. But CBS is saying that timetable is unlikely and the best-case scenario has the show resuming production around the end of February.