Charlie Sheen’s back to work

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“Charlie Sheen, reporting for duty!” 

Man, you couldn’t get Warner Bros. TV to shut up today, they were so excited about Charlie Sheen’s return to the set of “Two and a Half Men.”

I mean, seriously, WBTV, bring it down a notch. I understand you want to overshare this information, but TMI! Too. Much. Information.

Here’s their statement, which we decided not to edit for space:

“Two
and a Half Men has resumed production.” 

In all seriousness, the studio would have had little to gain by saying much more than this, given that Sheen’s publicist last week already confirmed that the thesp would be back to work today. (And, as I discovered in Tweeting the info earlier, the statement was very Twitter-friendly — way less than 140 characters, perfect for retweeting and a pithy comment to boot. It’s the new age, people.)

Here’s what we wrote last week:

Production on “Two and a Half Men” was put on hold Feb. 23, as Sheen checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic for what was called a “preventative measure.” But the thesp is expected to exit that clinic shortly.

Warner Bros. TV had no comment on the word from Sheen’s camp — as studio execs likely want to wait until the thesp returns to work before confirming. “Men” has shot 18 of its 24 episodes this season.

Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day for allegedly threatening his wife, Brooke Mueller, with a knife. Thesp is facing a domestic violence charge in the case, and will formally enter his plea on March 15.

Sheen entered his plea yesterday, and as expected, is back to work in time for production to resume this week.

There’s plenty of speculation, meanwhile, that CBS and Warner Bros. TV may ultimately reduce this season’s episodic order from 24 to 22 — meaning the show would only shoot four more episodes this year. WBTV declined comment.

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