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The Sheen Beat: Calculating The Dollar Damage Of 'Men' Shutdown

  • TV Guide, Monday, February 28, 2011 3:30 PM
You may not see him on his regularly scheduled prime-time CBS show, but suddenly Charlie Sheen is seemingly everywhere else on the networks. On ABC and NBC interviews, he demanded not only that CBS raise his salary to $3 million an episode "because of psychological distress," but that network execs also proffer an apology and a foot-licking. Is that the technical definition of "chutzpah" or what?

In an earlier New York Times   piece, the cost of shutting down production of "Two And A Half Men" was estimated at a quarter million bucks between CBS and Warner Brothers, which produces the show.

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