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CBS Moves to Fill the Charlie Sheen Gap

2/1/2011 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The "Two and a Half Men" hiatus caused by Charlie Sheen is working out for some people -- because CBS just ordered more episodes of two OTHER shows to make up for it.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has placed an order for two additional episodes of "Mike and Molly" and "Rules of Engagement" to make up for lack of new "Men" shows caused by Charlie's rehab.

Charlie's partying: Good for business ... just not his.



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They should have ordered more episodes of big bang, how I met your mother and rules of engagement. Murp and Molly stinks...

1358 days ago


Just fire him already and be done with it.

1358 days ago


these are different times we live in, But I say he can party if he wants to responsibly. I don't find people drunk funny anymore.

But I wish him well if he is getting sober, I've tried over and over and its a rough road ahead.

Esp for someone wealthy enough to afford to party. I'm not but you can always find ways....

1358 days ago


Why not order up new episodes of TWO AND A HALF MEN without Charlie. He could go to rehab in the show!

1358 days ago


Sounds like 2 1/2 men has been cancelled

1358 days ago

Dawnie B    

Way to sum it up Caligirl! He is such an arrogant & pompous DB who has never given one rat's a** about other people - it is always about him! I too feel sorry for the people that work on the show. Maybe all those guilds should band together and get a "rehab pay" clause in their contracts to cover the "little" people when the "stars" crash and burn...especially since that seems to be the norm these days.

1358 days ago


Hey! CBS!! Bring Big Bang Theory back to Mondays!! K, thx.

1358 days ago


Well he hasn't killed anyone yet or any dogs.

1358 days ago


Why dont they put his character in Rehab and make Herb the second man in 2 and a half menn.

1358 days ago


People do all kinds of stupid things for which they may regret, no matter how discreet you try, chances are your nocternal activities would be exposed. Charlie Sheen is the best in commedy, just like Lucy (Lucille Ball) cannot be replaced from the Lucy Show, Charlie has become the part and parcel of the 2.5 "Men"....MMMMMMennnnnn show. You can certainly try to replace Charlie with some of the finest comedians, like from SNL, but I doubt it will work out.

1358 days ago


The ratings are better than ever 11.41 3.0 18 to 49, and these are reruns sorry to burst your bubble. New episodes are about 14 million. And this Monday night won the night. According to TV by the numbers web site. And Inside Edition.

1358 days ago


He lost his $2 million dollars a week job over cocaine and hookers, and caused 300 other people to lose their jobs too.

I bet he doesn't even care.

1358 days ago


TO: Jayne No. 41. who wrote:
"Why dont they put his character in Rehab and make Herb the second man in 2 and a half menn.:


What a GREAT idea. I hope CBS is listening.

1358 days ago


Reality sux!!!...huh Charlie!!!

1358 days ago


Too much of anything can destroy. The lifestyle he chose has been a part of him for over two decades and will most likely kill him. Under the cir***stances I don't think he can change, it's so much a part of who he is, that he can't and won't give it up. And the fact that he is wealthy and has huge celebrity status, just makes it harder to change. The sad part is, he isn't just destroying his life, but his family, friends and coworkers lives as well. How sad for his children, and his parents. How sad for the cast and crew of his show. They're paid by the episode, so when Charlie's absence causes a reduction in shows, that means the script gal and the camera guy and the lighting guy and the wardrobe assistant doesn't get paid. The spoils of the rich are and learn.

1358 days ago
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