Sheen will return to the set a day later
After having been on a forced hiatus since Jan. 28, production on “Two and a Half Men” is set to resume exactly one month later.
Although neither Warner Bros. TV nor CBS could officially confirm, all signs indicate CBS’ top sitcom is set to roll again on Feb. 28, after hastily shuttering last month as Charlie Sheen hit a downward spiral of partying and substance abuse. Crew members, who have faced lost income from the unskedded shutdown, have received word that they’ll be back.
It’s believed that the show will aim to produce four of the eight episodes remaining on CBS’ initial order of 24 segs for the season.
Sheen, who is said to be undergoing rehab treatment at his home, made the announcement on “The Dan Patrick Show” radio show Wednesday morning that he would be back to work March 1.
The actor, who previously spoke at length with Patrick on Monday in a rambling interview, also told the radio host there has never been an instance during the show’s eight season run that he has arrived on the “Men” set unable to work.
“Never been drunk or high on the set once,” Sheen said, “but I would show up not having slept much.”
When that was the case, Sheen would ask the episode’s director during a run-through, “to move my mark a little bit to a piece of furniture or table so I wouldn’t fall over. That is an expert move by a seasoned professional. An amateur stays on his mark and falls during the run-through.”
In the interview, Sheen made mention of a comment made by “Men” exec producer Chuck Lorre in the ever-changing message on the Chuck Lorre Prods. vanity card that aired at the conclusion of Monday’s episode of “Men.” In the message, Lorre outlined some of the procedures he’s been through to stay healthy and wrote he would be “pissed” if he died before Sheen.
Sheen downplayed the talk of a battle between producer and star (although Monday’s card was not the first time Lorre has referenced Sheen’s troubles in his cards). Sheen insisted the remark was “a reflection of how he feels in comparison to how insane my life appears at times. I took it as a huge compliment. He wrote a brilliant piece of literature and called me Superman.”