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Warner Bros. To Pay 'Two and a Half Men' Crew

2/28/2011 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Warner Bros. will open its corporate wallet and pay the crew of "Two and a Half Men" for the 4 weeks they would have worked for the remainder of the season ... TMZ has learned.

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Members of the crew tell TMZ .... they were told "Men" creator Chuck Lorre spearheaded the move, got Warner Bros. on board and as a result more than 100 people will be getting their paychecks.

Members of the crew estimate they will collectively get around $2 million for the 4 weeks of work.

One crew member tells us he and his colleagues are "ecstatic."

Warner Bros. had no comment.


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31.

Production    

It's all a PR stunt on WB's part. They are trying to save face. I've worked on several WB shows that have gotten shut down for different reasons and been told, "That's how this business works!" Maybe this is a good thing, WB will be setting a precedent, paying below the line when a show gets canceled.

1241 days ago
32.

Wishes    

Brilliant strategical move by WB!! Charlie keeps digging himself deeper, and WB now sits at the top of the hill.

1241 days ago
33.

studrail    

"more than 100 people will be getting their paychecks"....when you 1st reported story, weren't there over 200 employees..what happened to them?

1241 days ago
34.

Anya    

Very nice gesture. Unlike the trainwreck, they are keeping their mouths shut and taking care of business. Real class!

1241 days ago
35.

geowhiz    

I cant believe people actually watch this stupid show.

1241 days ago
36.

Wishes    

Hey Charlie,

What do you think of WB now, Mr. Winning?????

1241 days ago
37.

Rabbitt    

Team Lorre= WINNING

1241 days ago
38.

JoeBlowIsBack    

Classy move and absolutely the right call.

1241 days ago
39.

sokun    

I love Two and Half Men http://www.abidings.com

1241 days ago
40.

Davey Boy    

Good for WB. That's pretty nice of them.

1241 days ago
41.

Ashley    

They can thank Charlie Sheen for that I think. If he hadn't been so vocal then I don't believe they'd be getting paid right now.

1241 days ago
42.

Wishes    

Charlie,

When do you think CBS/WB is going to start "licking your feet?"

1241 days ago
43.

nancy williams    

Charlie didn't care if the crew got paid or not.It was something to make him look sympathetic.They took it away from him.Go team Lorre!!!!

1241 days ago
44.

Meme    

"7.

Charlie offered to pay 1/3 of the crews salary if cbs warner paid the other thirds a couple of days ago

Posted at 3:29 PM on Feb 28, 2011 by loser"

He also said on ROL that he couldn't afford to pay them because CBS took all his money. Apparently Carlos lives paycheck to paycheck (or CBS asked for a refund).

1241 days ago
45.

Jim    

Nice move. I bet 2 and half men will be back before we know it, as this move by CBS gives more ammo for Sheen's lawsuit.

Hopefully Sheen stays off the booze and drugs.

1241 days ago
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