In Monday’s episode of CBS’s "Two and a Half Men," the new star of the show, Ashton Kutcher, snuck a plug into the show for some of his off-screen business concerns — Foursquare, Flipboard and GroupMe — as previously reported.
It turns out CBS was not amused. While show creator Chuck Lorre reportedly had no problem with the stunt — in which stickers for various online ventures appeared on screen on the back of the character’s laptop — the network apparently did have a problem with it, reports E! Online.
The network did not receive any compensation for the in-program promotion and has decided that in future rebroadcasts of the episode, the stickers will be blurred, according to the report.
CBS’s spokesperson told E! News, "This was not part of any advertising transaction with CBS. Our policy is to disclose such financial interests in a credit at the end of the broadcast."