Charlie Sheen: Show Me the Money!

Actor said to be asking for a lot of dough to return to Two and a Half Men

By Marc Malkin May 07, 2010 2:51 AMTags
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Two and a Half Men makes plenty of bank for CBS and Warner Bros. TV, so it's no surprise to hear what Charlie Sheen wants if he signs for another season or two.

A source close to the actor tells me that he's still in negotiations to come on back to the hit sitcom. So how much could it cost to keep him? Well...

Sheen apparently has asked for as much as $2 million an episode!

"Charlie thinks he'll probably get $1.2 or $1.3 million in the end," the source says.

While sources have told me that Sheen threatened to walk as a negotiating tactic, his camp has maintained that everyone involved has known for over a year that he may want out.

"In no way has this been a hasty or negligent eleventh-hour surprise," Sheen said in a statement in early April.

Whatever the future is should be announced within the next two weeks before the CBS upfronts in New York City on May 19. Another source says Sheen's costars and the crew haven't been updated on what may or may not happen.

Sheen's rep and reps for CBS and Warner Bros. declined to comment.

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